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Local Non-Profit Offers Alternatives to Abortion, Over 328K Performed by Planned Parenthood Last Year

SPRING HILL – While heated debate over defunding Planned Parenthood continues between lawmakers, lobbyists, and activists on both sides of the issue, the fact remains that over 328,000 abortions were conducted by the organization last year, which is up by nearly 5,000 from the previous year.

According to the latest report issued by Planned Parenthood, abortion accounts for the vast majority the following services provided by the organization: 328,348 abortions, 9,400 prenatal care patients, 2,073 miscarriage patients, and only 2,889 adoption service referrals. However, the largest number of services provided by the organization was STD testing and treatment.

President Donald Trump has promised to defund the organization, as stated in his plans to reduce the Federal Budget. Pres Trump states in his 2018 Budget Overview, “The Budget also follows through on a campaign promise and prohibits any funding in the Labor-HHS appropriations bill for certain entities that provide abortions, including Planned Parenthood. This prohibition applies to all funds in the bill, including Medicaid.”Regardless of where you stand on the issue, abortion is a traumatic experience for any woman who makes that choice, but one local non-profit organization is offering women a chance to weigh all their options and receive support before a decision is made.

A New Generation (ANG) is a pregnancy medical clinic in Spring Hill that serves women and men who are dealing with pregnancy issues. According to their website, www.angforlife.org, the organization offers pregnancy testing and ultrasounds to confirm viability and gestational age. The ANG website also states that they empower women by turning fear of the future into a confident hope.

Executive Director Cheryl Bennett tells RNRF that they do not offer abortions or referrals for abortions but they will refer women to a reputable adoption agency. ANG is a faith based but they are not associated with any church or specific denomination.

Bennett says they offer counseling to men who have experienced difficult childhoods and help them to “break the cycle and become good fathers.”

ANG also provides items like Bassinets, crib sheets, and diapers to families who participate in their programs and may not have the funds to purchase them.

ANG is hosting a Clay Shoot on September 16th at Tampa Bay Sporting Clay, for those interested in participating in the fundraiser. Follow this link for more details: Clay Shoot

If you would like to make a donation to ANG, you can visit their office at 7084 Mariner Blvd or make a monetary contribution online by following this link: http://www.angforlife.org/Donate-Now

You can reach a representative by calling 352-544-0911 or emailing them at [email protected].

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  • Why is it a problem for some women to accept that maybe, just maybe, a man might want that child and if they don’t want it, then give it up to the man who helped conceived it. Women say “Stay out of my organs/body.”, perhaps they should have thought about that before spreading their legs. One last thing, if a woman truly gets mad at that, that means she really is afraid of the child birth and is a coward.

    Wednesday, 2 August 2017, 12:55 pm
    • What if there are health risks to the mother she would need to be able to abort to protect her health.abortions are not played for with government funds. Government funds are allocated to mammograms, and pap smears, birth control, and other cancer pre screening for the underprivileged.

      Wednesday, 2 August 2017, 6:32 pm
    • then that man should have discussed it with her before the act. stay out of our organs is to mean, this doesn’t concern you. if you want the kid after, whatever, but you can’t carry it for us. adopt if you want a kid but can’t find anyone to agree to keep your child. with you narrow worldview, i wouldn’t be surprised if that was the case.

      why is body autonomy problematic for you to accept?

      Wednesday, 2 August 2017, 7:05 pm
  • This a very controversial subject and will be forever. Those of you that are interpreting the statistics supplied by PP should be aware that statistics can be used to prove whatever you wish. Just as Tom used the statistics he supplied to indicate a point in the article. We all must do our own research and it is not difficult with the access to the internet we have today. The only problem is which sources do we believe. It never feels good to read something you do not believe and too many people forget that to shut out opposing thoughts is close minded and only leads to the anger and misinformation I have read in these comments.

    Wednesday, 2 August 2017, 11:56 am
  • Tom….I didn’t read most of the comments on your subject but I do know one thing….you spent and continue to spend and perhaps waste a lot of your time by your constant responses to the posts. You gave your source of information and to me it is up to the public, if they have any doubts as to what you reported, then they should do the research themselves. You said what you had to say and that should have been that. Go on and get me some real news of things that are going on in the Spring Hill/Brooksville area…I am more interested in that than anything else, especially bantering back and forth over your original story and post.

    Wednesday, 2 August 2017, 9:52 am
  • Onward Christian soldiers… Tom dont waste your breath on idiots I dont even like you but stop fighting with evil you just gave them a platform..

    Wednesday, 2 August 2017, 7:27 am
  • Thank you for the back story and laying out the plot about planned parenthood… and a huge THANK YOU to A New Generation for the support you provide to our community to those in need of other support planned parenthood doesn’t offer.

    Wow people…

    Wednesday, 2 August 2017, 7:17 am
    • there is no
      plot. do not get any information from here. do the research yourself. that’s common sense. wow indeed

      Thursday, 3 August 2017, 8:34 am
  • It’s obvious from most of the comments it comes down to whether or not you are pro choice or not. I’m not going to get into that since it is the same old story.

    My comment is regarding the supposed “Non-Profit”, if ever there was a misleading title that is one. A New Generation took in $147,000 in contributions and grants plus another $30k or so in other revenue. That isn’t the amazing part, the amazing part is they paid out $127,534 in salaries. I realize people have to eat but it should be illegal to take the vast majority of donations for yourself. They tacked on another $95,000 in various expenses which I am sure included some nice perks for the Executive Director.

    Tuesday, 1 August 2017, 10:56 pm
    • The above numbers are from 2015, 2016 was unavailable.

      Tuesday, 1 August 2017, 10:57 pm
  • Places like these should be outlawed. They call themselves a pregnancy medical clinic, yet I’m willing to bet that there are NO medical Drs employed, they are not required to be honest with the patient. There have been many many real journalists report on places like this. Do your homework son. You look foolish

    Tuesday, 1 August 2017, 9:02 pm
  • I don’t have a dog in the fight, I do not care one bit about abortion. But jesus christ Tom, does being factually correct mean anything to you? In the second paragraph states, According to the latest report issued by Planned Parenthood, the vast majority of services provided by the organization is abortion services. That is not true. Most Planned Parenthood clinics don’t even offer abortion services, only about 3% of what they do is abortion. Look it up. These people obviously are liars so why should we trust them? or you for that matter, if you will lend your credibility by posting on your site.

    Tuesday, 1 August 2017, 8:52 pm
      • Nonsense …you cherry picked whatever numbers you wanted. The abortion number is 5th out of a list of 6 totals, and the 6th was ‘other’. Cancer Screening 665,000, Womens Health 1.3 million, Contraception 2.8 million, STI testing 4.2 million. The report also mentions the lowest abortion rate since Roe vs Wade. You are providing a couple of numbers, purely to try and get your point of view across. That is NOT providing facts – it is very poor journalism in a time when we need the opposite, especially from a small local team.

        Tuesday, 1 August 2017, 9:49 pm
          • responding to a comment does make you honest and willing to correct a mistake. taking down this ABORTION of an article would be a good first step. the headline means nothing, the article is what you wrote. also as a reporter, you’re not allowed to say what’s “disturbing” or not regarding people’s reactions to your biased point of view.

            Tuesday, 1 August 2017, 10:09 pm
              • you’re such a big tough man. being so sweet to provide information that ANY PREGNANT WOMAN who wanted information would look up for themselves. stay out of our organs.

                Tuesday, 1 August 2017, 10:31 pm
          • The facts you report are NOT correct. A simple google search will show that.The report you site was done by a single Rep. congressman with ridiculously cherry picked numbers. There are factcheck site you should look at before posting embarrassing nonsense, then being forced to defend the indefensible.

            Wednesday, 2 August 2017, 12:20 pm
          • Tom, it’s obvious what your agenda is on this, and you knew what you were writing. Are you serious that it’s “disturbing…more people are concerned over providing facts” about an organization you tried to run down…seriously? It was FOUR paragraphs before you even mentioned the non-profit’s name. You mentioned Planned Parenthood four times before that, including in the headline!!! You should have stuck with reporting real local news facts instead of trying to be another online opinion tabloid.

            Wednesday, 2 August 2017, 8:51 pm
      • You need to lose your bias and do some real research for your journalism. After you state the numerical facts a sentence follows that states
        “However, the largest number of services provided by the organization was STD testing and treatment.”
        How can you be a journalist when you are not objective and SPIN the facts as you do. We are not stupid regardless of where we stand on the issue. As a mother of 3 and grandmother of 9 I can tell you from experience that every life is precious. But when that child comes into this world, if they do not have proper care and love, their future is bleak. So I’m conflicted with both sides of the argument. Grew up in a single parent home and if it were not for my grandparents and a Mom who worked her butt off to support me, not sure how I would have turned out. BTW I’m an only child, my Mom did not make the same mistake later in her life, since I was a mistake but still loved and cared for.

        Wednesday, 2 August 2017, 6:50 am
  • If a woman chooses to get an abortion, in America, that Is her right. Wonder if any of them have ever thought about the rights of their unborn child? My objection is that tax paying Americans should NOT be forced to pay for abortions through any organization. If you decide it is the best decision for yourself, fine, but don’t expect others to pay for it.
    And as for Planned Parenthood, they do abortions. Other than that, they refer procedures out to physicians and services. They are a money making abortion machine. Even one of their heads admitted on TV that they refer procedures out.
    Any woman can go to any county health office and receive the care and/or prevention they need. Abortion should never be considered a pregnancy preventative.
    And as for men, yes, they should have a say in the matter. They helped to create the child and should have a right to raise that child if they want to and can provide a good home. It disgusts me the amount of men (boys) that make babies and then want nothing to do with the responsibilities that go along with that. I wish the government would take the funding away from Planned Parenthood (a fraud) and provide that funding to the courts to go after these men (boys) and force them to at least be financially responsible. It’s not my child, and I should not have to support that child. The mother and father should. If you think you are old enough to make the baby, then grow up and take the responsibility.

    Tuesday, 1 August 2017, 8:49 pm
  • It is such a sad time that choosing the death of your own child isn’t a sad thing is unbelievable that anyones heart is that cold and uncaring that it doesn’t cause any pain . There are unplanned pregnancies but no unwanted children. So many people would adopt that child and love it. I know I have two adopted children.

    Tuesday, 1 August 2017, 8:45 pm
  • If the “Christian” politicians in this country cared about women and their pregnancies, they would be endorsing equal pay, Hoover minimum wages, at least one year maternity, holding deadbeats accountable ect.

    All things that work in other countries. It’s not rocket science, and the rich get richer there too.

    Our faux Christian leaders simply hate America and just went to get rich and powerful by scaring people with their nonsense.

    Tuesday, 1 August 2017, 8:24 pm
  • If and I do mean if that many abortions were preformed by PP not one of them were paid for by Govt money!

    Tuesday, 1 August 2017, 8:21 pm
  • i’ve also talked to many women regarding abortion, and a lot of them were fine about it. it’s not murderous to most women. i myself was not bothered by my decision. most women don’t think about it again, if you listen to actual studies on this matter.

    my point is, there is no need to bring up this topic if you are a man with no place in the discussion. unless he’s being paid by the other clinic, which upon second, third, and fourth glance seems to be likely. this website has published a lot of articles that suggest he accepts compensation for coverage.

    how dare he demonize planned parenthood, and which is an organization that has saved countless more lives and provided countless more help to lives than anyone reading this, commenting, and especially writing this junk.

    and the author can play ignorant and innocent, but he knows just how divisive and unnecessary he often is.

    Tuesday, 1 August 2017, 8:16 pm
  • You were completely biased here, as evidenced by the misleading way you presented information. The “vast majority” of services provided by PP is NOT abortion services, as you so falsely claim. In fact, abortion services make up 3% of the services that PP provides. The vast majority of services are women’ s health services and contraceptive services. Either you didn’t do your research or you intentionally mislead your readers. Either way, this is an unbelievably biased piece that does not even come close to qualifying as actual journalism.

    Tuesday, 1 August 2017, 8:06 pm
      • https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.washingtonpost.com/amphtml/news/fact-checker/wp/2015/08/12/for-planned-parenthood-abortion-stats-3-percent-and-94-percent-are-both-misleading/

        here’s an article that lays it out for you in simple terms. why we’re you not able to figure this out for yourself? it was one google search. you’re lousy at this.

        Tuesday, 1 August 2017, 8:42 pm
      • Story seems to leave out a lot of services from that report:

        STI Testing & Treatment 4,266,689
        Contraception 2,808,815
        Cancer Screening & Prevention 665,234
        Well-Woman Exams 226,254
        Pregnancy Tests 1,079, 8 36
        Prenatal Services 9, 419
        Miscarriage Care 2,073
        Abortion Services 328,348
        Family Practice Services, Women and Men 39, 231
        Adoption Referrals to Other Agencies 2,889
        Urinary Tract Infections Treatments 58,036
        Other Procedures, Women and Men 8,153

        So, total service = 9,494,977
        Abortions = 328,348
        328,348/9,494,977 = 3.458%

        I have to agree. Very misleading saying the vast majority of services were abortions.

        Tuesday, 1 August 2017, 9:03 pm
          • Seriously? I thought it was an honest mistake, but I can see I was wrong. “vast majority of the following services”? From a list services you cherry picked? Sorry, this needs to be in an editorial section now. Fortunately, the comment section has the honest picture now.

            Tuesday, 1 August 2017, 9:41 pm
              • it should not be up to the author to “approve” which comments are published on his own article.

                Tuesday, 1 August 2017, 10:59 pm
                  • this job should be for an independent comment board moderator is my point. NOT the author.

                    Tuesday, 1 August 2017, 11:24 pm
      • Got news for you, Tom. I also went right to the PP 15-16 report. The bottom line is that you presented the facts to be very misleading. You betrayed your own bias by doing that so, no, this is not an objective piece of journalism.

        Tuesday, 1 August 2017, 9:46 pm
          • no one cares about the clinic you brought up because everything in this article is biased. why would anyone look up a clinic featured in an article like that? you should apologize to them for involving them in YOUR politics

            Tuesday, 1 August 2017, 10:36 pm
  • There is nothing subjective about a man reporting on an organization. It sounds like this is a hot-button issue for you, as it is for many people, and that is understandable.

    It takes two to make a life, so yes, men do have a say-so over not wanting their child murdered.

    As for traumatic, have you talked to women who have had abortions, often under the influence of older boyfriends, lovers, parents, or even molesters? The emotional effects, and sometimes even physical (increased risk of breast cancer, for one), last a lifetime.

    I have talked to many women. None of them were happy about it, all were traumatized about giving up their babies, even the one who would have lost their life had she went ahead and carried to term. She still mourns that baby’s loss each anniversary…

    Who am I to have an opinion? A woman whose mother was a teen and chose to have me despite being pressured to have an abortion at age 17. I became an A student and one of the first Christians in my family. I’ve always been close to my mother.

    While I don’t stand in judgment of anyone who has aborted it is facing a decision on what to do, I spread the word that there are options for parents, there ARE families willing to adopt (open or closed adoption, if they choose to be in that child’s life), and there are people like me who have never had the blessing of having a child who are willing to mentor, tutor, and babysit other children to make it easier on families who walk a sometimes difficult road of carrying an unexpected pregnancy to full term and raising that child.

    Organizations like this that can be the hands and feet of Jesus by offering practical help and meeting physical as well as spiritual needs, are valuable, and I think the community should get behind that, no matter what you personally believe. That is truly choice…offering options and hope.

    Tuesday, 1 August 2017, 8:05 pm
      • nope. they really shouldn’t be, now that you mention it. if you need to insert phrases to paint yourself as compassionate, then you should probably just stick to what you know and hire a female reporter for these things. as if there was anything to report besides this free ad space you provided for the other clinic.

        Tuesday, 1 August 2017, 8:19 pm
      • also i never used the phrase “hot button”? what? why is it in quotations?

        Tuesday, 1 August 2017, 8:20 pm
          • huh? the whole reply was to me except that phrase.

            Tuesday, 1 August 2017, 8:43 pm
      • My reply was not to you, Tom. It was to the woman who said men shouldn’t have an opinion or choice regarding abortions.

        Tuesday, 8 August 2017, 5:06 am
    • Michelle Allen, saying that “There is nothing subjective about a man reporting on an organization” is completely wrong. A Man or a woman reporting on anything can be subjective or objective, most reporting you get these days is subjective, objective journalism is a thing of the past.

      The NY Times is subjective in most of it’s reporting based upon the views of the ownership, highly conservative writers generally will not last too long there, though there may be exceptions. Likewise foxnews.com is not going to have a liberal writer.

      Giving men the right to tell a woman they have to carry a foetus to term would be counter to every imaginable civil right there is. And no that foetus does not have rights.

      Some of your other claims, like every woman you ever talked to was traumatized about getting an abortion is either a very controlled group or a complete fabrication. You claim that abortion increases breast cancer risk is also a fabrication according to cancer.org and other organizations.

      “Since 2003, the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) have agreed the scientific evidence does not support a link between abortion and breast cancer.

      The NCI and ACOG routinely review the evidence on this topic (most recently in 2016 and 2015, respectively) and continue to agree there is no link between abortion and breast cancer”

      My only problem with this organization is it appears they take the lions share of donations to go and pay themselves, they shouldn’t be able to call themselves a non-profit. If they are truly in it to help others then the salaries shouldn’t be 66% of the donations, it seems it is themselves they are truly helping.

      I am pro choice because every woman should have the personal choice whether or not to get an abortion and if they are against abortion they of course have the right to carry to term. It does seem though that those that are against abortion seem to make up stories to advance their personal choice. This is evidenced by the “every woman who has an abortion is traumatized” and “abortion leads to increased breast cancer risk” statements.

      As far as adoption, there are 140,000,000 orphans in the world, lets get that number down by about 130,000,000 before we push people to keep a baby so it can be adopted.

      Thursday, 3 August 2017, 11:02 am
  • Damn….didn’t see that coming

    Tuesday, 1 August 2017, 7:32 pm
  • this is a blatant lack of objectivity in journalism. your opinions don’t go here. it’s not always traumatic for women to get an abortion, how on earth would you know that. all of those other services they provide are valid as well, who the f are you to even bring up women’s health? 100% of abortions are performed on pregnant women who no longer wish to be pregnant, for a multitude of reasons. 0% of abortions are performed on men. you have no dog in this fight, and no place at this table.

    take several seats.

    Tuesday, 1 August 2017, 7:26 pm
      • that’s not an apology.

        Tuesday, 1 August 2017, 8:21 pm
      • your opinion is made clear by the glaring discrepancies in this article regarding the numbers and your bias stinks through the whole thing. this should be marked as an opinion piece, not news.

        Tuesday, 1 August 2017, 11:08 pm
          • please read over the comments and think on whether or not you couldn’t have done better. you cherry picked figures to promote a clinic you’ve never been to. you vilified planned parenthood, and have been been trying to defend the article for hours. you’ve deleted any comments you didn’t want, and have been misunderstanding all criticism.

            Tuesday, 1 August 2017, 11:27 pm

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