Patti Armstrong: What Do The Opponents Of Measure 1 Look Like?


What do the opponents of Measure 1 look like?  They look like abortionists—Planned Parenthood to be exact.  Several out-of-state Planned Parenthood organizations from across the country have funded 96% of the North Dakotans Against Measure 1 (NDAM1).  Imagine sinking $1.4 million into the election of some other state.  What could possibly be so important?  Abortion is what.  Yet, when you see anti-Measure 1 ads, abortion is not mentioned.

Think about that.  Bakers advertise their baked goods.  Sporting Good Stores advertise sporting goods.  Relators advertise real estate. And Planned Parenthood, the largest abortion provider in the United States that performed over 300,000 abortions here last year–one abortion approximately every 94 seconds–has not said a peep about abortion as they fight Measure 1.  Instead, they talk about end-of-life as if we are in danger of having medical treatment forced upon us at the end of our lives, and IVF even though Arkansas passed a similar amendment 25 years ago and neither issue has been affected.  How odd that Planned Parenthood has been sounding the alarm about end-of-life and IVF when they are not in any way involved in either of those issues.

Could it be that Planned Parenthood is just trying to look out for our welfare here in ND?  Let’s take a moment to get to know them better. In 2013, Planned Parenthood earned a whopping $1.21 billion with $540.6 million coming from taxpayers.  That is approximately $1.5 million a day!  No wonder they have so much money to throw around.  Almost 94 percent of Planned Parenthood’s services for pregnant women are abortions.

Susan B. Anthony List calculates that in 2012, “Planned Parenthood gave more than 9 in 10 pregnant women that walked into their clinics abortions!  Abortions made up 93.8% [327,166] of Planned Parenthood’s pregnancy services, while prenatal care and adoption referrals accounted for only 5.6% (19,506) and 0.6% (2,197), respectively. For every adoption referral, Planned Parenthood performed 149 abortions. (Underlining theirs.)

Starting in 2007, it has come to light through undercover investigations by Live Action, that Planned Parenthood accepted donations specifically to abort black babies, that it failed to report underage rape, that it would aid and abet sex traffickers, that it would commit sex-selective abortions, and most recently that it would encourage minors to engage in violent and dangerous Bondage Domination Sadism and Masochism (BDSM), even describing to under age girls how to engage in such practices. But don’t take my word for it, see some of the videos for yourself at

Additionally, the Alliance Defending Freedom has reported that publically available federal and individual state audits of Planned Parenthood Affiliates has uncovered Planned Parenthood affiliates with at least $12.5 million in waste, abuse, and “fraudulent overbilling” of taxpayers.

Planned Parenthood does indeed have deep pockets—enough extra money to try and control our election.  They have us outspent to be sure, but that’s only if you count dollars.  We have truth, which is worth more than lies.  And, we have prayer.  Mind, you, not everyone who is pro-life is religious. The organization Pro-life Humanists, fight alongside religious pro-lifers because we share a respect for the value of life.

Planned Parenthood does not share that respect.  They think they can buy votes through fake arguments and scare people to vote against Measure 1.  I believe they are wrong.  Vote yes on Measure 1.