Thomas Aquinas College students picket Planned Parenthood event

Outside Planned Parenthood Central Coast annual gala in Goleta students from TAC held up signs against abortion

Planned Parenthood’s Birds and Bees bash (image from KEYT.com)

Planned Parenthood Central Coast members and their supporters filled the grand ballroom at the Ritz-Carlton Bacara  Saturday night for their annual event.

It was called the Birds and Bees bash.

An outside reception area was full of silent auction items, a table full of materials about the organization, a photo booth for creative group shots and a table full of materials about the organization.

The event, attended by about 500 people was hosted by Geoff Green.  He recapped the past year when budget cuts on the national level were threatened that would force the organization to cut its operations.

Outside the event on Hollister Avenue where cars were coming into the parking area, students from Thomas Aquinas Roman Catholic College in Ventura County held signs against abortion.  Some had graphic photos against abortions.  The students did not come into the Bacara property with the message.

Jenna Tosh, President and CEO of the organization told the audience, “We all know that abortion is a small part of what we do at Planned Parenthood, but it is an important part. Tonight we will celebrate all three pillars of the Planned Parenthood mission, education, advocacy and health care.

During the dinner a “test-giving” campaign was announced where those attending could text in a donation.  Over $72,000 came in.

After the formal program, there was a late night party with both a DJ and live singers.

Among those to attend included Santa Barbara City Councilmembers Gregg Hart and Jason Dominguez,  Santa Barbara County Supervisor Janet Wolf and actor Christopher Lloyd.

Full story at KEYT.com.

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  1. I commend the students for expressing their opinions, apparently peacefully, outside the event. While one might not agree with Planned Parenthood, the event was on private property. That property must be respected.

  2. Joel Fago says:

    Great! Actions, not just words!!

  3. Faithful and True says:

    Go TAC! Give witness to TRUTH!
    The hypocrisy of PP is sickening. The title of this “gala” says it all. Encourage sex and phrase it in a cutesy way – then “celebrate the killing of innocent life” which is the result of their encouragement of sex. This is not a gala – it is a ghoulish annual fundraiser for the promotion of evil.

  4. CalCatholic reader says:

    Good show students. It’s great to see our future leaders take a stand against PP….

  5. We could sure use some of these wonderful pro-life young people in San Francisco and the peninsula praying outside the abortion mills of Planned Parenthood!!!!!!

    Yes, many come to the Walk for Life West Coast, but then…that’s all folks!!!

    Very sad.

    • The Real Ralph says:

      Are you saying that TAC students should rescue San Francisco from itself? They’re 400 miles away.

  6. The Watchman says:

    The killing of the unborn is not health care. It’s the physical killing of unborn baby children. When you consider that close to SIXTY MILLION unborn baby children have been killed by abortion since it became legal in America in 1973 to celebrate this evil act is simply diabolical. God bless these amazing pro-life youth for proclaiming the truth about the abortion of the unborn. America turn to a God of love and mercy before it is too late. End abortion now! Adoption is the loving option. Repent and covert! Pray America Pray. Pray Pray Pray!

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