Students for Life staffer shocked at lengths Planned Parenthood will go to find support
Matt Lamb does not try to hide his concern nor his outrage over Planned Parenthood’s often questionable methods of building support.
“I’m as worried as I am angry that they are now seeking to have a presence in our grade schools,” Lamb, director of communications for Students for Life, told Prairie State Wire. “We don’t believe it should happen, and it’s really kind of scary that it would be.”
Lamb’s feelings have been triggered by news that students from Julian Middle School in Oak Park held a fundraiser for Planned Parenthood earlier this month as part of an eighth-grade community service project for students enrolled in the school’s International Baccalaureate (IB) program.
Parents were made aware of the development in a newsletter recently sent to them by school administrators who reasoned that “a central part of being an IB student is learning to look at the world through multiple perspectives and appreciate all human experiences similar and different from your own. This type of learning culminates with the 8th Grade IB Community Project.”
School officials said they will be highlighting 11 different programs and fundraising for each of them, including Connections for Abused Women and Their Children, and Best Friends Animal Society.
When it comes to Planned Parenthood’s motivation, Lamb said he sees a method to the madness.
“It’s pretty much known that when you get someone to be a consumer or supporter early on it can last for a lifetime,” he said. “Their hope is these young people will be supporters and maybe even lobbyists for Planned Parenthood going forward.”