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ABLE NH is a long-time grantee of the Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD), most recently obtaining a grant in the latest grants list (FY 2020-2021) for $40,000. Since 2011, ABLE NH has received $175,000 from the CCHD.
At issue is the fact that ABLE NH:
- Partnered with Planned Parenthood to develop a statement on people with disabilities to make Planned Parenthood’s “services” more acceptable to the population of people with disabilities.
- Promoted Planned Parenthood on Social Media
- Promoted a Planned Parenthood event titled, “Sex & Disability!”
- Promoted sex education programs that promote masturbation, contraception and abortion to people with disabilities.
- Posted a pro-abortion message on social media
- Was a vendor at the Queen City Pride festival
- Avidly promotes homosexuality and transgenderism
On March 31 of this year, Planned Parenthood of Northern New England issued a press release indicating that it had partnered with ABLE NH to craft a public statement regarding Planned Parenthood’s sensitivities toward the community of people with disabilities. The statement from Planned Parenthood declares the commitment to “providing, promoting and protecting access to sexual and reproductive health care and education through an anti-ableism viewpoint.” This declaration is followed with a thank you to ABLE NH and other organizations “who collaborated with us to help develop this statement and these commitments.”
Planned Parenthood of Northern New England, in that same press release, provided a link to the full version of this commitment, which defined the terms used in the statement, including “sexual and reproductive health care and education,” and “sexual and reproductive freedom.” As would be expected from Planned Parenthood, these terms are completely antithetical to Catholic teaching.
And lest the Catholic Campaign for Human Development claim in response to Catholic inquiries about this report that ABLE NH never collaborated with Planned Parenthood, but Planned Parenthood took it upon itself to claim it had ABLE NH’s help, we point to this social media post by ABLE NH declaring that yes, they did in fact help Planned Parenthood, saying, “It has been a worthwhile, collaborative journey with Northern New England Planned Parenthood.”
But this isn’t the first time ABLE NH had promoted Planned Parenthood on social media. On October 5, 2021, ABLE promoted a Planned Parenthood event titled, “Sex and Disability!”
The details page provided by Planned Parenthood on the event indicates that it will be a “discussion about sex education in the disability community” and then provides a “mature content warning.”
The Planned Parenthood “Sex & Disability!” event was filled with justification for and promotion of promiscuous sex among the community of people with disabilities. In fact, at the 45 minute mark, the speaker promotes prostitution.
And not to be outdone by Planned Parenthood, ABLE NH promoted abortion on social media in a tweet on May 5.
Now, the Catholic Campaign for Human Development may claim that all of this happened after ABLE received its grant for 2020-2021, but the truth is ABLE has been promoting graphic sex education for several years. For instance, in 2019, ABLE promoted this sex education series, directed at people with disabilities, which promotes contraception, masturbation, and even abortion.
The link to the series provided by ABLE NH goes into detail what the video series covers, which means that ABLE NH was not ignorant of the contents of the series when it promoted it. Under the heading “What the series covers,” the article says:
“What the Series Covers
This series, hosted by people with intellectual disabilities, covers the explanation of genitals, our bodies, the difference between sex and gender. It talks about masturbation, healthy relationships, how to leave a relationship, the use of condoms, safer sex and what that means.”
And the video series itself is very clear about the promotion of masturbation to disabled people.
It also gives graphic explanations of the marital act, suggesting abortion as a possibility at the end, for unwanted pregnancies.
The series also provides a full condom demonstration with an anatomically accurate phallus.
In December of 2019, ABLE NH promoted another sex education video series that was directed at disabled people.
The video linked to by ABLE NH very quickly advocates for “various sexual orientations and gender identities” as being perfectly normal and healthy. From the article accompanying the video:
Here is the video promoted by ABLE NH.
On February 14, 2020, ABLE NH posted a link to an article advocating comprehensive sex education and suggesting Planned Parenthood as a source for “sexual education trainers that can come into schools and group homes.”
In March of 2020, ABLE NH posted ANOTHER article advocating comprehensive sex education for people with autism.
Also in March of 2020, ABLE NH promoted a training seminar for people with disabilities titled, “Becoming a Sexual Self Advocate.” The flyer for the seminar said that “participants will: Examine ways to have a pleasurable and safe sexual relationship.”
On June 4, 2021, ABLE NH once again advocated for comprehensive sex education, advancing “reproductive rights” and “access to reproductive health care,” which are euphemisms for contraception and abortion.
In addition to promoting and helping Planned Parenthood, promoting graphic comprehensive sex education that pushes masturbation and contraception, and signaling defense of so-called “abortion rights” and “reproductive healthcare,” ABLE NH is also heavily promoting homosexual and transgender ideologies.
On June 19, 2021, ABLE NH was a vendor at the Queen City Pride Festival.
After the Queen City Pride festival, ABLE NH posted on twitter how happy it was to have been included in the photo collage.
ABLE NH even posted its own photo at the Queen City Pride event.
In October of 2021, ABLE NH both marched in and tabled at the Portsmouth Pride event as well.
And as with the Queen City Pride Event, ABLE NH proudly shared a photo of its table at the Portsmouth Pride event also.
On June 9th of this year, ABLE NH posted its own schedule of events for the months of June-August, inviting people to “march with us” at the Manchester and Portsmouth Pride Parades.
And on June 25 of this year, ABLE NH publicly announced that it is actually marching in the LGBT Portsmouth Pride Parade.
On April 18, 2020, ABLE NH posted an article promoting LGBTQ activism within the community of people with disabilities. The focus of the article was on how homosexuals are “leading a revolution” regarding disability and “sexual freedom.” The article, published in the LGBT publication called “The Advocate” opens with this paragraph:
“Last year, thousands of sexy pics of hotties who happened to be disabled flooded Twitter after the hashtag #DisabledAreHot went viral. The man behind the hashtag, Disability After Dark podcaster Andrew Gurza, couldn’t have been more thrilled.
Gurza, who identifies as “a queer cripple,” is disabled, male-identified, white, and part of the vanguard of disabled LGBTQ people garnering attention on social media platforms, as the subjects of lusty thirst. He’s also reclaiming space in the bedroom and the queer community, pushing for more representation in porn and erotica, and sparking public discussions about sex and sexuality for those of all abilities.”
And in April of this year, ABLE NH invited its members to attend a presentation on “LGBTQ Competency” put on by the LGBT organization called “Seacoast Outright.”
We have conclusively shown that ABLE NH is an organization that has assisted and promoted Planned Parenthood, promoted Planned Parenthood events, promoted graphic sex education programs that encourage masturbation, the use of contraception, and the acceptance of abortion as an option for unwanted pregnancies, as well as promoting homosexuality and transgenderism.
This organization has no business receiving Catholic funding. None of this information was hard to find, which means that the CCHD clearly is either incapable of or unwilling to properly vet organizations to which it provides funding, and as such, should be closed down as an organization altogether.