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Planned Parenthood Hires National Chaplain

By Diogenes (articles ) | Mar 15, 2004

Building bridges:

In an apparent attempt to mend relations with Christians, Planned Parenthood has hired a national chaplain to "articulate the spiritual dimensions of sexuality and reproduction."

Everyone's first choice for the job will be Father Robert F. Drinan, S.J. , of Georgetown University Law School, who -- while yet a congressman -- wrote the President of the Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts (5 August, 1974):

"I feel that hopefully we now have an impetus going in Congress which will never allow such a notion [an anti-abortion amendment] to become the law of the land. I have regularly received excellent information from your organization and will continue to rely upon you and your associates."

Clearly Drinan proved a man of his word, and he and Planned Parenthood had little to reproach one another with over the years. (They gave the chaplain job to a younger man, though.)

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  • Posted by: - Mar. 15, 2004 3:28 PM ET USA

    A Methodist foil to the Whitehouse Methodist...a shrewd choice. However, my top pick would have been the very "Reverend" George Gardner from Dr. George Tiller ("The Killer")'s abortion mill in Witchita KS. He offers baptisms and blessings for the little victims of the facility's advertised specialty: late term procedures, so that "...every patient and significant other can experience the healing of mind, body and spirit."

  • Posted by: - Mar. 15, 2004 2:08 PM ET USA

    So, who is it? Or more to the point, what is it? I'd bet on an ordained Wiccan prietess, but maybe they picked a Unitarian because it sounds better.

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