Liv is Making Planned Parenthood LIVid

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Tuesday, February 13, 2018


Planned Parenthood is furious at a fairly new app for pregnant women in Indiana known as “Liv.”  It was launched last November by the Indiana State Department of Health.

Liv promotes prenatal care and education about pregnancy. It gives women information and links to articles about all kinds of topics such as nutrition, obesity while pregnant, and quitting smoking. Liv also promotes many other helpful articles, checklists, how-to’s, and even has an interactive calendar for due dates, doctor’s appointments; whatever a woman might need to for medical care. One of the app’s best features is that it gives women resources to many helpful clinics, like doctors, WIC clinics, birthing centers, pregnancy centers, etc. Liv is like your own personal database and assistant for pregnancies.

How it works is that you register and state whether you’re pregnant, wanting to become pregnant, or not wanting to become pregnant. Then there are three main sections for information: planning, pregnant, and parenting. Liv will give you the necessary information and resources you would need. If you need more information, you can even “Ask Liv,” a little cartoon nurse mascot and you’ll be taken to a search bar where you can research more information and resources. This app has made Planned Parenthood livid.

This seems like a rather helpful app, no? You might ask yourself, how could Planned Parenthood possibly be against this? The answer is simple; Liv is an app designed for helping a mother go through with the pregnancy. Planned Parenthood, of course, is in the business of killing babies.

Liv does not list Planned Parenthood as one of the resources or clinics to help women. The app does however, feature multiple pro-life clinics such as Crisis Pregnancy Center, Helping Hands Pregnancy Center, the Pregnancy Care Center, the Hope Clinic, and others. All of these clinics tell women the truth about abortion from medical and legal standpoints,  to emotional health effects. Planned Parenthood, however, lies about abortion, so much so that they state that any long-term emotional repercussions are rare.

Planned Parenthood recently released a statement on Twitter about Liv calling it a scam and referring to pregnancy centers as “deceptive.” In the tweet was a link to an article from Rewire that states, “The app’s resource list excludes evidence-based family planning clinics and centers, such as Planned Parenthood and All-Options Pregnancy Resource Center (PRC), while including crisis pregnancy centers (CPCs): fake clinics that do not provide medically sound reproductive health care and actively lie to people seeking services.”

The arrogance and flat out dishonesty on Planned Parenthood’s part and their supporters and advocates is baffling. Planned Parenthood is in the business of killing babies and helping women not become pregnant. Liv is an app designed for prenatal care. Planned Parenthood is upset they are not included in the list of resources precisely because they continue to push the lie that they offer prenatal care, which is absolutely not true. If you go to the Planned Parenthood website, there are four main categories they will give you information about: birth control, the morning after pill, STDs, and, of course, abortion. No mammograms, no prenatal care, insincere information about adoption, and nothing beneficial for Liv’s sole purpose.

Liv was designed in an attempt to decrease the infant mortality rate in Indiana. Planned Parenthood’s response to that plan is to have themselves injected into this app so they can promote abortions. Their solution to the infant mortality rate is to kill babies. Do you see the problem here? It’s not enough for abortions to be legal. It’s not enough that Planned Parenthood exists. They have to inject themselves into anywhere and everywhere babies or pregnancies are involved. We can’t promote pregnancies, prenatal care, or simply babies being born. Planned Parenthood must be there to also promote abortion. The very thought of encouraging more babies being born and giving alternatives to abortion infuriates them. That is disgusting and shameful.

When all is said and done, Liv is a great app and I hope it helps many Hoosier women with their pregnancies and taking care of their newborn children. I commend Vice President Mike Pence for setting the plan to fund Liv on his way out of office as Indiana’s governor, and I commend Governor Eric Holcomb for continuing the plan to fund this app.

Liv is going to help so many people and I hope that someday, other state governments have the courage to fund more pro-life organizations.


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About Zachary Thomas

York Technical College

Zachary Thomas is a student at York Technical College, a freelance writer, and an engineer at a commercial cabinetry company. Though his passion for politics hasn't been around long, he has always had an interest in the law and plans to further his education to become a lawyer. He loves his God, his country, his family, and his sweaters.

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