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We hear it so often in the debate over abortion, “What about the woman?”
Who’s really concerned for the pregnant woman in need…pregnancy centers around the country offering free services and support, or the abortion providers like this one who prides himself on 5 minute suction abortions? Here’s a glimpse of one abortion provider who cornered the market in Southern California and beyond.
Dr. Edward Allred, owned 25 Family Planning Associates (FPA) clinics in California and Chicago, which generated annual revenues of $70 million, according to a 2001 issue of Forbes (this was as of January 2002). In 1980, FPA had grown to a 12-clinic operation. That year Dr. Allred told the San Diego Union (NEWS ARTICLE) his doctors would crank out a staggering 60,000 abortions, allotting five minutes per patient-enough time to properly terminate a fetus without driving up labor and anesthesia costs: “We streamlined, we made efficiencies, we employed the suction technique better than anyone, and we eliminated needless patient-physician contact.” At that time his website stated that, FPA’s founders “immediately began to concentrate on developing simpler and less expensive abortion procedures,” making FPA “the leading provider of abortion services in California.” He went further and said, ”We [FPA doctors] usually see the patient for the first time on the operating table and then not again.“ Now the website says, “FPA is a nationally recognized leader in family planning. We are the largest and most experienced family planning network in the country.”
Aside from money, Dr. Allred’s motivation is driven also by his convictions. He told this to a reporter for the San Diego Union newspaper in 1980: “Population control is too important to be stopped by some right-wing pro life types. Take the new influx of Hispanic immigrants. Their lack of respect of democracy and social order is frightening. I hope I can do something to stem that tide; I’d set up a clinic in Mexico for free if I could. Maybe one in Calexico would help. The survival of our society could be at stake.”  In the Los Angeles area alone, FPA has 7 abortion clinics which make up 25% of the total number of clinics there. However, almost half of the abortion clinics in LA that offer surgical abortions are FPA clinics. Moreover, 7 of the 10 clinics there that perform 2nd trimester abortions, are FPA owned and operated.
Margaret Sanger, founder of Planned Parenthood (largest abortion provider in the Country) had similar views to Dr. Allred’s. One of her marketing strategies was very similar to his. Her idea was to offer sterilization free of charge or even coerce what she considered those of an “inferior race” to utilize the procedure. Her book, The Pivot of Civilization, was one of the first books to “openly expound and extol Malthusian and Eugenic aims. Throughout its 284 pages, Margaret unashamedly called for the elimination of ‘human weeds,’ for the cessation of charity, for the segregation of ‘morons, misfits, and the maladjusted’ and for the sterilization of ‘genetically inferior races.’”
According to California Catholic Daily, May, 7, 2012, “Even though Allred has said he is against unnecessary government spending, he approves of and encourages the use of public funding for abortion. To this day, FPA makes sure all potential customers are aware that they can use MediCal to pay for abortion. They can apply for it and use it on the very same day they get their abortion. They went on to report in the same article, that Allred is now very rich and retired.
Vitae will never stop trying to reach the women first, before they fall victim to this industry. To them, the pregnant, vulnerable women are like small prey in a lion’s den.
Help us reach them first. vitaefoundation.org “Roe verses Wade Has Been Good to This Abortion Provider.” Jan. 19, 2002 By Lynn Vincent, Volume 17 Number 2 WORLD, http://www.worldmag.com/world/issue/01-19-02/cover_3.asp]
The big day is almost here…St. Louis Cardinal’s season opener is Monday, April 8, 2013…which is also the big day for Vitae Foundation’s drawing for the Ultimate Baseball Experience.
There are many things you can get for $10 today:
For $10 you could get a chance to win 2 awesome tickets to a St. Louis Cardinal baseball game, a two-inning visit to the Fox Sports Midwest booth with Rick Horton, a $150 gift certificate to Mike Shannon’s Steak and Seafood, a $100 gift certificate to the St. Louis Cardinal Team Store, AND a night’s stay at the Drury by the Arch, if you win. (And this is just the GRAND Prize.)
How would you rather spend your $10?
Sounds too good to be true? Just listen to Rick Horton tell you about Vitae’s Ultimate Baseball Experience.
Now that you’ve listened to Rick Horton, get your Ultimate Baseball Experience raffle tickets here…
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RSVP Today to Hear How Young Pro-Life Warrior Lila Rose Exposes Planned Parenthood at Vitae Luncheon, Dinner
Listen to her message to the community.
In less than two weeks, Lila Rose, 24, will be in Jefferson City to share her personal accounts of undercover sting investigations exposing corruption and illegal activity at Planned Parenthood clinics across the country. The founder of Live Action will keynote both the luncheon and dinner at Vitae Foundation’s 21st Annual Jefferson City Pro-Life Benefit on Monday, March 18. Both events will take place at the Capitol Plaza Hotel, 415 W. McCarty Street. The luncheon will run from noon to 1:30 p.m. and the dinner event will begin at 6:30 p.m. Both events will be hosted by Don and Ruth Ann Schnieders.
Registration is $75/person ($50 tax deductible) for the dinner and $50/person ($25 tax deductible) for the luncheon and can be made by calling Kristina at
573-634-4316. Online reservations will also be accepted at www.vitaefoundation.org/events.
In 2008, Lila took her sting operation to Bloomington, Indiana. Live Action’s work gained the attention of CNN; and Rose was featured in a CNN-produced documentary, “Right on the Edge.” She is a frequent guest on radio and TV programs, including “The O’Reilly Factor,” “The Glenn Beck Show,” and “The Laura Ingraham Show.”
“We talk a lot about how the younger generation is engaged with the pro-life movement. Lila is someone who is not only engaged, she is literally a ‘David’ to Planned Parenthood’s ‘Goliath’ and she’s slinging some potent rocks their way!” Vitae Vice President Stacey Kromer stated. “I hope you come see this exciting pro-life warrior. She’s got real guts!”
The benefit raises funds to promote a culture of life and to help educate women facing unplanned pregnancies about resources available which can assist them in making an informed decision.
Vitae had a great event Thursday night with Nina Fuller and many from the Lutheran church community in St. Louis.
Nina is the author of “Special Strength for Special Parents,” the first in a series of books for parents raising children with special needs. Nina had her girls with her which are such a joy to be with and we love to see how much they have grown since we were last together. Nina became pregnant with the girl she always wanted (after 3 boys), only to find that the baby (Tess) would have health issues and be a special needs child. Encouraged to abort, Nina shared the story of her decision to choose life and bring her daughter into the world. Nina and her husband then adopted Hope who also has Down Syndrome and was scheduled to be aborted.
To know Nina and her family is to know Gods love.
Thanks to all who helped to make it so successful and especially to Pastor Tom Krause, Vitae’s chairman of the board and his wife Miriam, who do so much to help Vitae save more lives and change more hearts and minds. The Krause’s drove home (5 hours) from the event that ended after 9.
It’s always a grand slam when we gather with friends. Here are some pictures from that great gathering.