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Planned Parenthood Offers Free Abortions to Miners’ Widows

January 10, 2006 | 17 Comments

Tallmansville, West Virginia, January 7, 2006
Special to The Unaborted Atheist

Continuing its policy of compassion to disaster victims, Planned Parenthood is offering free abortions to the widows of the twelve men who died following an explosion at the Sago Mine in Tallmansville, West Virginia.

Together with the National Abortion Federation, Planned Parenthood made similar offers to the victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks and the evacuees of Hurricane Katrina.

A Planned Parenthood spokeswoman noted that access to reproductive services is especially important to those families whose sole income came from mining employment. “The financial pressures occasioned by the loss of the primary wage-earner should not be compounded by the burden of another child,” said Gloria Michels. “In this time of tragedy, we respect the need of women to make the right choice to bring closure to economically unfeasible pregnancies.”

Michels dismissed critics who questioned the sensitivity of the abortion program. “We understand the confusion of women who might imagine a resemblance to a departed spouse in an ultrasound of a second trimester fetus,” she said. “We will not attempt to unfairly influence their decisions by subjecting them to misleading three-dimensional images of the products of conception.”

The organization also announced it would provide reduced-cost contraception to the widows who are not pregnant. “The termination of a monogamous marital union does not eliminate a woman’s basic human needs,” said Michels. “While we honor those who might defer their physical comfort for a number of weeks, we also respect those who choose to seek immediate relief in the wake of this catastrophe.”

Confidential counseling and reproductive services will also be made available to the daughters of the deceased miners. “Young women between the ages of 11 and 17 often find it difficult to confide in a parent, particularly a grieving parent,” said Michel. “Whether making the difficult decision to abort a grandchild or avoiding sexually transmitted diseases at a petting zoo, our unbiased counselors are here to help.”


17 Responses to “Planned Parenthood Offers Free Abortions to Miners’ Widows”

  1. Political News and Blog Aggregator
    January 10th, 2006 @ 1:47 am

    Miners? families

  2. Kafkaesquí
    January 10th, 2006 @ 11:34 am

    And so RA begins his virtual descent to the ninth level. Hope they have A/C.

  3. Lily
    January 10th, 2006 @ 3:24 pm

    Here is a link to an action/operation that PP might think about encouraging.

    At the same time, if it doesn’t bring Tony around to my way of thinking about the inherent humor in golf balls and the male anatomy, then nothing will:


  4. Choobus
    January 10th, 2006 @ 3:41 pm

    Lily, you may not be from the UK but you were instinctively drawn to “The Sun”. This tabloid is perfect for you, and it is impressive that you were able to discern this through the ether. I strongly suggest you subscribe to it as I am certain you will be challenged by many of the hard hitting articles, not to mention excited by the tits on page 3. Well done my dear.

  5. Jay
    January 10th, 2006 @ 11:33 pm

    Wow, what news. Lets memorialize the deaths of these fallen miners by offering more deaths all in the name of “economical feasibility.” What a way to promote healing in the community. Hopefully, any of the pregnant wives will only cling to the fact that a part of their fallen husband is still alive inside of them. Cherish the baby and the memories, don’t eradicate them.

  6. jahrta
    January 12th, 2006 @ 9:55 am

    I’m pro-choice, but this is just stupid and in poor taste. I can’t understand what they think they’ll be able to accomplish by advertising free abortions to the miner widows. Does anyone there believe this will improve the opinion of abortion in this backwoods hick country of ours?

  7. Christine (Rambling GOP Soccer Mom)
    January 16th, 2006 @ 7:34 pm

    Typical. Not even surprising any more.

  8. Ramblings of a GOP Soccer Mom
    January 16th, 2006 @ 7:36 pm

    They Always Come Through in a Pinch

    The S.I.C.L.E. Cell has a link to a story on Planned Parenthood’s works of charity.

    Nice. And typical.

  9. jahrta
    January 17th, 2006 @ 9:39 am

    no, fundie…it’s hardly “typical” of any group to be so callous to the needs and feelings of mourning widows, regardless of one’s beliefs. I believe very strongly in the need for and support of institutions who offer abortions to women in need, but this is just ridiculous.

  10. Bella
    January 24th, 2006 @ 8:23 am

    Actually, it is typical. There were free abortions offered for Katrina victims, for 9/11 victims – it’s become standard for PP to rush in and offer free abortions for any publicized disaster. Google it.

  11. Halfmad
    February 6th, 2006 @ 5:20 pm

    I couldn’t find any actual news reports of these assertions; all you had were links to admittedly biased, anti-abortion sites. Can you find a link to an actual verified news source on these allegations? Thank you.

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  13. Andrea Watson
    May 25th, 2010 @ 2:16 pm

    I am always against abortion because it is a sin to kill an innocent child.~~-

  14. Sebastian Sanders
    August 22nd, 2010 @ 2:23 pm

    we should ban all forms of abortion because it is not right to kill an unborn child’,:

  15. Forked Tongues « Papist Ph.D.
    May 26th, 2011 @ 8:03 pm

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  16. Alysson
    July 6th, 2011 @ 3:27 pm

    Free or lower cost abortions shud be offered to women who cant afford it or have no insurance.

  17. Me
    September 8th, 2011 @ 12:16 am

    If I’d been one of those pregnant widows I would have told PP exactly where they could stick their “gift.”

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