SHOCKER: The Blaze is Helping to Spread More Lies about Planned Parenthood

On Wednesday, Brandon Morse at The Blaze (Glenn Beck’s website) published a piece featuring a supposed email from a woman who visited Planned Parenthood for adoption counseling but was pressured into considering abortion instead. The story, which includes a video of a woman reading the email as if she had written it (she didn’t), claims the email was sent by an atheist woman to the Christian, anti-feminism, anti-Planned Parenthood website Sheologians.

The woman’s name is never revealed, nor is any other information about her. The only thing revealed about her is that she’s supposedly an atheist (although never mentioned in the email as read in the video). The woman in the video reading the email is Summer White, listed as co-host/blogger at Theologians. She might as well be listed as “actress.”  The company who made the video is a Christian activist church called Apologia Church. They seem to be some weird mix of Mormon/Evangelical/Megachurch/Street Preacher/Cult that makes my skin crawl.  Check them out here if you want to lose your appetite.  Here’s the video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_12EUQ0Yo0g

So let’s recap so far. Atheist woman goes to Planned Parenthood for adoption counseling/referral. She gets pressured into considering abortion. She doesn’t have an abortion. She goes through with the adoption, and then writes an email about her experience, sends it to a Christian, anti-feminism, anti-PP website, who then partners with an extremist church to make a video, where the woman from the Christian website reads the email and acts it out as if she had written it.

Yes, anti-choice propaganda creators are nuts.

Here’s the credibility issue in case you haven’t figured it out yet.  Why would an atheist send an email to a tiny Christian website about her experiences with Planned Parenthood? In what world does that make sense? Why would this person preach to the choir, so to speak, who already hates Planned Parenthood?  Why not raise her concerns via a mainstream source instead?  Clearly a mainstream source would get more attention from both sides of the abortion debate, and might actually sway opinions from one side to the other, instead of just fueling a Christian, anti-feminist, anti-choice base?  It doesn’t make any sense.  As an atheist, if I have an issue to bring public, the last place I would run to is a little-known Christian website.  Seriously, what atheist (before this article) has heard of Sheologians.com?  Girl, please.

Look, I’m not saying that Planned Parenthood is perfect. I’m sure that in the millions of women they’ve served there are many who’ve had bad experiences. It’s natural. You can’t please everyone no matter what business you’re in.  But this mess is so obviously made up, dramatized, and propagandized.  I’d love to see the day where we can just have honest debates about issues instead of having to invent hysteria-causing fake news to demonize the other side.

I’ll leave you with today’s irony alert.  This is from Summer White’s Facebook page (the woman from Sheologians).

_2__Summer_White

 

 

 

 

Welcome to the schoolyard, Summer.

 
 

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25 thoughts on “SHOCKER: The Blaze is Helping to Spread More Lies about Planned Parenthood

  1. “I’d love to see the day where we can just have honest debates about issues instead of having to invent hysteria-causing fake news to demonize the other side.”

    “The company who made the video is a Christian activist church called Apologia Church. They seem to be some weird mix of Mormon/Evangelical/Megachurch/Street Preacher/Cult that makes my skin crawl. Check them out here if you want to lose your appetite”

    Lol.

        1. If the commenter knew, he/she wouldn’t be asking. Aren’t you the lawyer who claims Roe forces women to remain pregnant (as though she can’t leave a state)?

          1. See above, you know perfectly well what the point was. Pretend to be an idiot elsewhere.

          2. Sure there is. Think harder. Come back to me with any objection you have to it when you do.

          3. So either you don’t have a point, or you don’t have the guts to explain it because you know how stupid it will make you sound. Come back when you have something less embarrassing to say.

          4. god you are stupid! pull your head out of your Ass, i mean bible and get a clue!

  2. So. Lemme ask. is there something/someone out there that debunks these planned parenthood attacks? The claims, for instance, that they have quota’s for abortions and who knows what else?

    1. Planned Parenthood prevents abortions by offering contraception and honest information.
      Republicans and evangelicals cause abortions.

      Planned Parenthood prevents late abortions by offering prompt care without delaying procedures.
      Republicans and evangelicals cause late abortions.

  3. So let’s recap so far. Atheist woman goes to Planned Parenthood for adoption counseling/referral. She gets pressured into considering abortion. She doesn’t have an abortion. She goes through with the adoption, and then writes an email about her experience, sends it to a Christian, anti-feminism, anti-PP website, who then partners with an extremist church to make a video, where the woman from the Christian website reads the email and acts it out as if she had written it.

    I think we’ve just found the plot of God’s Not Dead 3.

  4. Matthew 10:33New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)
    33 but whoever denies me before others, I also will deny before my Father in heaven.

    Falsely declaring yourself to be an atheist would certainly qualify as denying Jesus before others. So, no halfway-literate Christian would ever pretend to be an atheist, because they would know that doing so would cancel their salvation.

    1. I see what your problem is: you expect the Bible-thumpers to actually have cracked open the book they use to beat people over the head.

  5. Pretty sure they falsified this story in a typical right wing christian fashion: where they accuse others of what they themselves just got caught doing!…. they get caught lying to women about the ‘risks’ of abortion (trying to tell them it will cause cancer, etc…)…. & caught in the grand scheme slandering PP with their fake video that they tried to say PP ‘sells baby parts’ (the two who started it are going to jail but FOX news made a LOT of money with that story & still allow paid pundits to recklessly continue to spread that lie/ propaganda
    So I think it was last year that a restraining/ gag order was placed on those ‘Pro-life’ ‘Family Planning’ centers that PRETEND they are PP– so when women seeking to have abortions call those centers the Pro-life fake workers will spread lies trying to talk the women out of it or even worse (& this happened to me personally) they took my appointment for what I thought was abortion & I showed up that day & im taken into a room and surrounded with pro-life women trying to talk me out of it… I told them I’m on chemo & sick & will die (blood disorder) if I carry it & they still tried to guilt me into DYING (not having the abortion which would lead to my death!) I was pissed I was tricked & informed them that thanks to their delay tactics I will now have to get an abortion in the second trimester…..
    So this fake story by the ‘aethists pressured to have an abortion is likely a false tactic in response to the well documented cases of pro-Life clinics pretending they are abortion providers so that they can do what they did to me! It was happening so frequently (along with the scare tactics giving women false information about cancer & other Propaganda & trickery)
    They get caught doing something totally f***k’d up & then reverse the story making themselves the victims!
    Just like when you call out their racism or sexism with proof & they instead try & say NO YOU are the (‘reverse’)- Racist! Or your feminism is sexism, or whatever…

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