No Fond Farewell in Wyoming

by Mike Pyatt

Mike Pyatt

Wyoming’s sagging economy sent some of the best companies packing. There’re signs of some reversal. Rig counts have risen. Rail traffic out of Bill is still relatively anemic. Fortunately tourism is the bright spot in our economy. For the first time since 1918, the Total Solar Eclipse will traverse Wyoming from Torrington to Jackson. The Cowboy State is the perfect destination for travelers to congregate from around the globe. Natrona County residents are demanding high dollars to rent homes, driveways and open spaces. Man camps will be in vogue on August 21, 2017. Not everyone leaving our border will be missed.

Last week the only Planned Parenthood clinic in Wyoming closed their doors. A collective sigh of relief from genuine Pro-life supporters was heard. This closure was one of six across the Rocky Mountain region. Open since 1975, financial reasons forced the decision. Like the “mother ship,” it claimed to advance “women’s health.” That’s code word for abortion. Since its inception, abortions generate the bulk of its income nationwide. Wyoming and North Dakota now wear “the badge of distinction” as the only two states without Planned Parenthood clinics. A former manager said the Casper clinic’s closure was unrelated to politics. We’ve heard reports that very few abortions are performed in Wyoming. There are no reliable statistics to confirm that claim.

Unfortunately, Planned Parenthood maintains a presence here through Wyoming Abortion Fund, which connects women in the state to abortion providers, and NARAL Pro-Choice Wyoming, operates a website designed to mislead women, using donations to promote distortions about “crisis pregnancy centers.” Like their “Top 5 Lies Told by Crisis Pregnancy Centers,” targeted propaganda to assail the Crisis Pregnancy Center philosophy of defending the unborn, and telling the truth to women about their pregnancy, helping them through that time with support and unconditional love. A vulnerable fifteen year old girl, pressured by a family member, or her “sperm donor,” could easily be persuaded to believe those distortions, never considering the “loving choice” of adoption. Crisis Pregnancy Center services are free to all clients. Planned Parenthood and affiliated physicians rake-in a half-billion tax supported dollars annually. In 1970’s and 80’s, women were told pregnancy’ “is only an appendage.” Today, “It’s an informed choice.” Planned Parenthood’s version of “family planning” leaves hundreds of thousands of babies absent from the family photo album forever.

The U.S. abortion rate has fallen to the lowest level since1973, according to the Guttmacher Institute, a research arm of the abortion industry. The rate has declined for decades, in women of child bearing ages,15 to 44. Many who oppose abortion on demand, question Guttmacher’s numbers. Planned Parenthood CEO, Cecile Richards, whose 2014, annual salary, doubled to $957 thousand, said, “Efforts to help women get better access to contraception are paying off.” Paying off indeed. She and her ilk are gearing up for a fight over federal funding for “women’s health dollars.” “We shouldn’t go backwards on access to birth control.” Richards blasted the GOP leadership in Congress, who vowed to work to appeal the ACA, which requires contraceptive coverage for many women.

Planned Parenthood laments that they, like most addicts, can’t both pay the rent and fund their habit. Perhaps they should sell cigars at their clinics, with wrappers labeled, “It would’ve been a boy,” or “It would’ve been a girl,” to replenish their dwindling coffers. With a warning label  “Smoking is hazardous to your health,” of course.

Americans United for Life argue that this decline demonstrates new state restrictions on abortion are driving those falling numbers. New regulations on clinics and laws requiring women and girls to get an ultrasound, which according to Kristi Hamrick, a AUFL spokesperson, are “having a real measurable impact on abortion.” The decline is good news, regardless of the reason. As long as one unborn life’s snuffed out, we’ve work to do. There’s no surcease to defending the innocent. A 2015, Pew Research poll found the nation deeply divided over abortion.

Wyoming legislators resisted an ultrasound consent bill for years. Two similar bills failed to pass in 2009 and 2011. There’s a handful of lawmakers who “talk pro-life,” yet vote otherwise. However, this year Governor Mead signed a bill allowing women to see an ultrasound before an abortion. It requires abortion practitioners to inform women that they can see an ultrasound of their unborn child before having an abortion. They must also ask a woman if they want to hear their baby’s heartbeat. A second bill bans the use of aborted babies’ body part for research. Both laws take effect July first. A survey by the National Institute of Family and Life advocates report 78% of abortion vulnerable women chose life after seeing an ultrasound. Planned Parenthood uses ultrasound as a “search and destroy” sortie.

The mysterious “right to privacy” was a 1965, Supreme Court case, Griswold v. Connecticut, grafting the principle of that “right” onto the Constitution, from the Ninth Amendment, which doesn’t mention a right to privacy. It reached macabre proportions in 1973, Roe v. Wade. Nine Black robes continue foisting an unrelenting “opinion poll” onto our Constitution. The essence of Roe v. Wade pits the supposedly constitutional man-made “rights” of the pregnant woman against the God-given right to the life of the unborn child. Courts v. God.

Stopping a beating heart is codified in Planned Parenthood’s grisly practices. A recent Oxford University research study announced findings that an unborn baby’s heart beat may begin as early as 16 days after conception. According to Save the Storks, nearly 65% of women choosing abortion say they felt pressured by others to abort. That’s Planned Parenthood’s primary tactics-high pressure and deception. For we who love Jesus, the unborn and born, and misinformed pregnant women, let’s rent Planned Parenthood a U-Haul to ensure they leave. Good riddance. And don’t let the door hit you in the posterior. What do you think?

Mike Pyatt’s a Natrona County resident. His email’s roderickstj@yahoo.com

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