Lautenberg Leads Rally Supporting Federal Funds For Planned Parenthood

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) — Dueling protests brought out passionate pro-life advocates and Planned Parenthood supporters to Englewood, New Jersey Tuesday morning.

Decked out in pink, proponents of Planned Parenthood demanded that funding for the organization continue. They were led by Sen. Frank Lautenberg, who in a news release said he was “committed to leading the charge in the Senate to protect women from the Republicans in Congress who are trying to take away their access to health care services.”

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Last month, the U.S. House of Representatives voted 240-185 to block federal aid to Planned Parenthood, which receives over $300 million from Washington. The measure, however, is unlikely to get through the Democratic majority in the Senate.

Tuesday, both sides in the debate made their voices heard.

“Planned Parenthood is about women’s health — plain and simple. And not only do they provide me with medical care, but they gave me a lot of information about my body and my health,” one woman told 1010 WINS’ Steve Sandberg.

1010 WINS’ Steve Sandberg speaks with advocates on both sides of the debate

“They provide information, they don’t promote abortion — that’s ridiculous,” another Planned Parenthood supporter said.

Pro-life advocates, however, protested loudly nearby and objected to federal funding for the organization saying “somebody has to stand up for the unborn children.”

“We’re talking about funding an organization with taxpayer money that performs abortions,” one pro-lifer said.

“98 percent of pregnant women enter these doors have abortions. They are abortion incorporated,” said another woman.

Sen. Lautenberg, booed by protesters against funding for Planned Parenthood, egged on his opponents, who he characterized as “Tea Party Republicans” with an “extremist ideology.”

“Let’s hear their boos against cancer screening — hey where are they so quiet,” Lautenberg said. “Taken an Aspirin, think about this and maybe you’ll feel better in the morning.”

  • Anthony M. Marimpietri Jr.

    Planned Parenthood does not provide cancer screening. The senator either misspoke or purposely misled because he is beholden to abortion lobbyists. If the work of Planned Parenthood is so wonderful then there should be people from every walk of life willing to support that work with private donations. My wife and I give to the causes and charities of our choice and should not be force to give through our tax dollars to something that we oppose.

  • Jen

    Strip PP of funding and give the money to low income health centers who protect women and children! If PP has money for their HUGE advertising campaigns and tv commercials, money to be giving their president an annual salary of $350,000, and money to color a huge bus pink and driving all over the country encouraging PP employees (who are still on the clock) to show up at nearby locations and rally for them… they have too much money! All of those assets wasted that could go to help women, children, families in need of basic health services!

    For all the government officials who continue to support PP even in the light of yet ANOTHER scandel are fools! Sexual abuse is one of the most painful experiences a young girl could ever encounter! If PP is willing to cover up sexual abuse and abusive situation on young girls 7 times for an undercover video camera, they are doing it thousands of times across the Nation!

    I have a close friend who lost two children to PP. The first time, she was 16yrs and the 25yr old man who impregnanted her brought her after pressuring her to abort. He was very manipulative, the abortion only protected him from the law and allowed the damaging sexual relationship to continue. At PP, no questions were asked as to why an older man (but not old enough to be her father) was bringing her for the abortion. Her parents were never notified, instead they helped her keep it from them. Authorities were not called to look into the situation either. She was not protected!

    After the abortion, she began suffering severly. Her grades good grades dropped, and she began using alcohol and drugs as a way to numb the pain. At one time, she drank so much that she blacked out and was raped. Another pregnancy, more advice from PP to abort for $350. Still her parents didn’t know.

    My friend is now 35, and has more beautiful children. But on the anniversary of her abortions, she still cries over her lost children. The ones she has now can’t replace the ones she’s lost because she sees just how different and unique each of her living children are. They each have different gifts and talents, each touch her life and heart in a different way. I have other friends who have aborted as well, they were never the same afterwards. Abortion changes you.

    In the late 80’s my aunt went to one in Seattle, WA after finding out she was pregnant with her 4th child. She was concerned about finances and the impact it would have on her family and other 3 kids. So she thought she’d visit them to see how she could better prepare and “plan” her life before the baby came. She was shocked when the first question they asked her was, “You want an abortion, right?” She told them no, and they told her that they couldn’t help her then. They wouldn’t even let her have the “free” pregnancy test they advertised to confirm the pregnancy test she took at home, because she wasn’t wanting an abortion.

    Lastly, I almost lost my own daughter to them in 2000. I thank God every day that the Planned Parenthood in Kalamazoo, MI closed early the day I tried going to them for sevices when I was 19yrs, pregnant, scared, and alone. My daughter, Liberty, has been the greatest blessing on my life and I would gladly die for her! I had no idea “who” I was wanting to get rid of back then and it makes me sick to my stomach to think her life was once endangered!

  • God's Light & Healing

    Facts that mainstream media won’t report: there are 7000 clinics nationally that can provide health services to the entire family without supporting the 800 Planned Parenthood and affiliates that promote abortion. Planned Parenthood does not need to be our source locally – or nationally – for healthcare screenings.

    Planned Parenthood is the number one provider of abortions and giving them $363 million dollars a year – supports abortion. It strengthens a “non-profit” that has assets of $994.7 million as of 2008-2009. (the last time they supplied an annual report online.) The federal law blocks funding for abortion, but that is not enough. A majority of Americans do not want their tax dollars to SUPPORT abortion.
    Abby Johnson, former Planned Parenthood clinic director, explains in “UnPLANNED” that they required her to increase abortions to increase profits. This would afford the clinics to provide the other healthcare services. We do not need to kill babies and harm women and families in order to provide healthcare services.
    God will heal each heart, I pray that all will be open to it.
    For the ultimate truth on when life begins for each of us: “BEFORE I formed you in the womb, I knew you. Before you were born I dedicated you.” Jeremiah 1:5
    For those needing eternal healing, ”Daughter, your faith has save you. Go in peace and be cured of your affliction.“ Mark 5:34

  • Barbara

    If you go to any of the Planned Parenthood “Big Pink Bus” rallies you will see signs defending them for doing breast cancer screenings and providing contraception…don’t they know that oral contraception and abortion are a leading cause of breast cancer in women? I am sure they do know, but they are hoping you don’t know. By creating this circle of death they keep themselves in business

  • Barbara

    People who advocate with such passion for more abortions are usually complicit in abortion; somewhere in their past they have participated, now they have to condemn and rail against anyone who suggests that abortion is immoral . So what about it Harry Reid, Barack Obama, Kathleen Sibelius, Nancy Pelosi, Joe Biden, Frank Lautenberg, and all you other destroyers of innocent unborn children. Are you clinging to these empty defenses because of your own guilt?

  • sarah

    Dear Stewie,
    How ignorant can YOU be? How DARE you say, to someone you don’t even know, that THEY should’ve been an abortion. EVERYONE DESERVES TO LIVE. So what if they misspelled a couple words? They wanted to get their point across and they really didn’t give a damn if it was misspelled. Don’t you dare say someone should be aborted because they’re “illiterate” in your eyes. Keep your ignorance to yourself.

    • Stewie

      I read enough of that ignoramus banter to know that’s mouth breather with a keyboard and fat fingers. By the way, not everyone deserves to live. I would have definitely aborted Hitler. Plus, you’ve obviously missed the point. If you don’t want tax money going towards abortions, I don’t want tax money wasted on stupid idiots. That person is illiterate by the definition of the word–look it up. He should go to a library before people like you defund that too because there are books there other than the Bible. I’ll start keeping my ignorance to myself the day you stop trying to legislate yours. Eejit.

  • Kevin Whiteman

    Gee CBS… no reporting how Lautenberg stated that pro-lifers “don’t deserve the protections of the Constitution” at that same rally? How could you have missed that CBS?

    • Daraska

      The fed cant even do the job there supost to do. get the hell out of dodge and do your job that is working for the people, Witch isnot tofund planned parenthood.

    • dave wahr

      Lautenberg advocates sucking the brain out of unborn children and he calls us extremest!!!!!

  • Stewie

    I can’t believe how many ignorant, illiterate hicks are commenting here. You should HAVE TO pay back the tax dollars that went towards putting you through school and the Medicare dollars that will go towards prolonging your miserable existence. THEN, we can take that money an put it towards aborting people like you, so we wouldn’t have to pay to raise illiterate numbskulls like you in the first place. You couldn’t spell to save your life. GET IT? You should’ve been an abortion.

    • Sandie

      Stewie, I will pray for you!

      • Stewie

        And I for YOU. The path of the righteous man is beset on all sides by the inequities of the selfish and tyranny of evil men. Blessed is he who shepherds the weak through the valley of darkness for he is truly his brother’s keeper and the finder of lost children.
        I will shepherd you out of the darkness like the lost children that you are despite your selfish efforts to tyrannize other people. Mind your own body and your own business, other women’s bodies are their private business. It’s between them and the Lord. You butt out.

  • Maria

    Isn’t is great that all who have commented (including Sen. Lautenberg) are alive to comment on the matter! I am going out on a limb here, but I assume that the Sen. appreciates his mother not making that choice he so fervently supports. He and others who support PP can do so out of their own pockets.

  • Dr. Sheila Mannix

    How is it that allegedly God-centered people, including formally-noticed members of our US Congress, want to cut $300 million to Planned Parenthood, but turn a blind eye to the estimated annual $320 billion fueling apparent court-based public corruption in the family courts and child abuse courts? Additionally, these individuals do not seem to grasp that the same apparent court-based public corruption is occuring in the probate courts and provisions for it are in the new healthcare act. The evidence indicates that the nation’s children and elders are being used as “commodities” in judicial system “profit centers” to redistribute private wealth and perpetrate alleged theft of honest State services and fraud aganist the Federal taxpayer. I pray that these individuals will show their support for our “born” children and our elders as they do for the “unborn” child. Or perhaps their support will finally come when they realize that their money is at risk? Onward for the children that they may know peace. Illinois Family Court Accountability Advocates (IFCAA)

  • Joe R.

    I’m stunned. I know this isn’t a scientific poll, but 7 of 8 voters are against federal funding for planned parenthood?

    This is extortion, plain and simple. PP can exist, but people can pay the full price to use it. When this many people are being forced to fund an organization that they don’t want to fund, that’s disgusting.

  • Dean

    Interesting that the article didn’t include Lautenberg’s comments in which he said those who oppose abortion “don’t deserve the freedoms that are in the Constitution!”

    Now had a Republican said that about some group, I think it would have been the lead of the this story.

  • Catherine P. Fox

    I am tired of hearing women say “It is their choice” . IT IS NOT A CHOICE – IT IS A CHILD. What don’t the adovcates of abortion understand about that? It is murder – Planned Parenthood is an abomination. They work with pimps to cover up rape, underage children having abortions. I don’t want them receiving $1.00 of my tax dollars. I am disappointed with Scott Brown also. I want clarification from him. I would like to know what the good is that Planned Parenthood does?
    I would like to see them closed down.

    • Sargt, Rock

      Catherine , Scott Brown and Lautenberg are very clear , they beleave that it is ok to murder an unborn child . Advocates of abortion undestand they would not be around with out the help of your money . That tells me they have dark hearts , and viod of Godly understanding . If they can not give a clear answer yes or no then they are not honest and have something to hide . I know that abortion is takeing a life , how do you reconcile that if you are truly a beleaver in Jesus Christ ? It all comes back to murder for convenance . If one thinks it is ok to take my money to murder is a guilty of murder , just the way I see it , I make no appoligies .

  • Sandy Sassy

    Women have the right to choose. Great! I have the right to choose whether or not to have plastic surgery. The government doesn’t pay for me to do that, do they? If you want the right to choose, than you should pay.

  • Laura

    I hope the democratic congress is taking note of the poll above. This isn’t a republican vs. democrat issue. This is about a corrupt business that uses our tax dollars to worsen and increase social problems like teen sex, statutory rape, sex trafficking and prostitution. There are so many health care initiatives for the poor that need funding. It makes no sense to fund Planned Parenthood with tax money.

  • Gabriel Sutherland

    Family planning is a novel concept with wide demand in the United States. It should be fully funded by the private marketplace. Organizations like planned parenthood should seek subsidized funding for low or middle income customers in need from private donors just like the Salvation Army does.

    • Srgt. Rock

      The Salvation Army has an excellent planed parenthood program that dose not include killing babies . If we follow your plan at lest we would have a more revealing method of finding out who really wants to kill babies . Huh ,, .

  • AJ

    Seriously, does the government fund killing in any other matter. Planned Parenthood is an evil organization under the guise of “planning”. Sounds so innocent until one looks further and find that “planned” means to end a life….that’s right…kill! Yeah we all make mistakes in life, but once that heart is ticking, let’s give him/her a chance to live….and not ask the government to help us murder our offspring.

    • Sargt, Rock

      AJ , actually the government dose fund other matters , it’s called killing in the name of war . Other than that I agree with you about abortion , even if you are excited , I support your view . Sounds like mechas8n has demoted human life to the level of a dog , makes me wonder where his borders are for killing any human being . I loved that movie Old Yeller .

  • pro life Gary

    2008. 305,310 babies killed by planned parendthood. You call that healthcare?

  • Anne

    Defund them now!! I now know too many women who have been maimed by them-its a medical rape. See BlackmunWall-Liveaction-Gosnell horror house…corrupt all the way-racist too-Blackgenocide-Maafa21. Angers me-I use to be somewhat “prochoice”-on the hard cases-no deal anymore-aborts are driven by idealogy-greed-hatred of children-so sad for america-God will hand us over to our enemies for this. Our judicial, medical, political ,faith communities are soul less, pray for these baby matyrs, Weep for yourselves-Gods justice will prevail.

    • Diana Hayden

      I agree with Anne! Defund them now! You’ll discover how they exploit woman and aid and abet sexual exploitation of young minors by supporting pimps that use minors to keep their business of prostitution afloat! is THE website to tell you everything!

  • MO

    Yes, but most of the people that don’t have the “intelligence” to put a condom on or take a pill have never had a sexual education class because you have cut funding for that as well. So, how does one learn about safe sex if the schools and parents aren’t teaching it? Also, that is part of what planned parenthood does! They provide education for safe sex as well as condoms and birth control! Without planned parenthood, they won’t learn to prevent pregnancy.

    • Laura

      To think that teens don’t know about the availability of condoms and other OTC birth control is ludicrous. It’s cheap and widely available. Furthermore, many teens simply engage in behaviors such as oral sex, in order to avoid pregnancy. They’re teens, not idiots. I know many, many young girls who got pregnant on the pill, because like teens are opt to do, they forget to take pills sometimes. That, and their young bodies are more fertile than older women are. PP is encouraging STDs and aids by giving BC pills to young girls so that they can freely have sex without worrying about condoms.

    • Srgt. Rock

      MO , your an idiot .

      • MO

        It’s very easy to call somebody an idiot when you don’t have anything smart to say to back up your backwards way of thinking. Have some compassion for other people’s opinions without resorting to name calling. Oh wait, why would you when you want to take away basic human rights from other people? FYI, all of you that are making comments about this have obviously never been to a planned parenthood and have no clue what they do there. They don’t promote STDs! They have tons of pamphlets that describe prevention! Not everyone that goes into PP is there to get an abortion! People go there to get exams! It’s a low cost doctors office! Oh and btw, Srgt Rock why would I care what you think about me when you can’t even spell “you’re” correctly??

  • David

    Bahahahha! I love how the Tea Party is the brunt of every defacating rebuttal.
    The way they like to discredit a side by name-calling and generalizing a group is sad… sad that it works too.

  • Herbie Original Situation Raskin

    Leave it to my home state to have someone older than God to make critical decisions this, that millions of people are effected by! NJ deserves what we get!!!!!

  • Mal Content

    Murder is murder no matter how you ‘sanitize’ it. I”m all for abortion, post partum with the signed consent at majority of the ‘abortee’. Other than that, pro-choice is a scam designed to be a substitute for the intellect required to put on a condom or take a pill.

  • Tim Heffron

    Lautenberg is a COMPLETE MORON! His is the extremist ideology (or in his case “idiotology”) because it declares destroying an innocent human life for any purpose or no purpose at all is perfectly acceptable and “should be forceably funded by tax dollars. Yep, COMPLETE MORON!

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