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Letter to the editor: JCC support of Planned Parenthood

JCC & Planned Parenthood

The Jewish Community Center of Pittsburgh will host a Planned Parenthood of Western Pennsylvania fundraiser Nov. 9 titled “Drag Bingo In Support of PPWP.”

That the family-friendly JCC will host a fundraiser for Planned Parenthood is indicative of a general misunderstanding in the Jewish community about the abortion provider that kills innocent children. PPWP is marketed as a nonprofit health care option for women, but I believe it exploits vulnerable women and allows corruption of naïve minors with an organization built on the eugenics ideology of founder Margaret Sanger.

I wonder if the JCC leadership has been informed that Planned Parenthood clinics may fail to report sex trafficking, might not comply with standard medical practices and informed consent guidelines, and, I believe, promote unhealthy sexual lifestyles to teens.

PPWP destroys over 3,100 lives every year whose destiny on earth was violently interrupted in similar fashion to Jews’ lives historically — first denied personhood and equal protection under the law, then redefined as non-human, tortured and executed.

Judaism was the first religion in history to consider each human life as sacred, and the first to prohibit child sacrifice. To learn more, please visit www.jewishprolifefoundation.org.

Cecily Routman


The writer is president of the Jewish Pro-Life Foundation.

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