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Ice Cream Shop Owner Defends Creating Flavor for Planned Parenthood Abortion Biz
life news ^ | Steven Ertelt

Posted on 07/21/2014 8:00:33 AM PDT by Morgana

The owner of an Oregon ice cream shop is defending her decision to create an ice cream flavor for the Planned Parenthood abortion business.

Planned Parenthood Advocates of Oregon recently announced that it would have a political fundraising event at What’s the Scoop? in Portland, Oregon. The ice cream store created a flavor especially for the abortion business and donated 10 percent of its sales to the abortion giant.

whatsthescoopPlanned Parenthood announced:

What’s the Scoop? is a sustainable, small-batch shop that creates ice cream and sorbets using liquid nitrogen – a revolutionary method that speeds up the freezing process, which translates into much smaller ice crystals and an extraordinary creaminess. They’re generously donating 10% of sales to PPAO – and they’ve even prepared a limited-edition ROSE CITY REVOLUTION flavor exclusively for us! Here are a few of the flavors on the menu:

• ROSE CITY REVOLUTION: Honey vanilla ice cream + candied rose petals = Portland power! An exclusive flavor for “Ice Cream for Planned Parenthood!”

Now, the owner of What’s the Scoop? is defending the decision. And, unfortunately, some of the pro-life people complaining to the store are allegedly harassing the owners instead of leaving politely-worded complains.

From a report:

Earlier this morning, N. Williams ice cream shop What’s the Scoop? received a deluge of sometimes “threatening” messages after word spread on social media (and one virulently anti-abortion blog) about its fundraising ice cream flavor for Planned Parenthood. The recurring fundraiser — during which Scoop? donates 10 percent of proceeds to a rotating organization, plus 50 percent of proceeds if a collaborative ice cream flavor is involved — happened yesterday, with the shop offering scoops of its special “Rose City Revolution” flavor, featuring honey vanilla ice cream and rose petals.

But the online backlash extended through the evening and into this morning, and Scoop? owner Jodie Ostrovsky admits that “we’re still wrapping our minds around the reactions… It was the second fundraiser we have done with Planned Parenthood, the first one went off without any reactions or comments.”

Ostrovsky says the shop has received threatening phone calls in response to the fundraiser, including “very disturbing” messages left on the store’s voicemail. Anti-abortion activists also directed messages toward the shop on Facebook and Twitter. But she stands firm: “Planned Parenthood is an amazing organization that does so much to help women have access to affordable healthcare,” she says. “The fact that some people only focus on what is such an infinitesimal part of the service they provide is confusing to me.”

It’s not, confusing, it’s very simple. Planned Parenthood is the biggest abortion business in the Untied States, annually killing more than 330,000 babies in abortions while helping a miniscule percentage of women with adoption services or pregnancy support.

Fortunately, the ice cream business is wrapping up its Planned Parenthood fundraiser and moving on to legitimate charities.

But Ostrovsky says recent attention to the threats and social media onslaught has shifted responses. “Conversely, we have received a wonderful outpouring of support from our ice cream community as well as the general public. I get a little nervous when the phone rings, but the last few calls have been very positive and the tide on Facebook is beginning to shift.” What’s the Scoop?’s next charity event benefits Cystic Fibrosis, and Ostrovsky says there’s no plan to extend the Planned Parenthood benefit in response to the outpouring of support. But “wouldn’t it be wonderful if the little publicity we received over this helped them raise more money next year?”

ACTION: Contact the business to complain (politely!) at http://www.whatsthescooppdx.com/contact-us/


TOPICS: Business/Economy
KEYWORDS: abortion; badtaste; corporateliberalism; icecream; oregon; plannedparenthood; prodeath; prolife; waronchildren; whatsthescoop
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1 posted on 07/21/2014 8:00:33 AM PDT by Morgana
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To: Morgana
Now, the owner of What’s the Scoop? is defending the decision.

If she thinks it's the right thing to do, then she absolutely should defend her decision and run her business as she chooses.

2 posted on 07/21/2014 8:02:19 AM PDT by Tax-chick (No power in the 'verse can stop me.)
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To: Morgana

So, would people have “left polite complaints” if an ice cream shop created a flavor in honor of the Holocaust?


3 posted on 07/21/2014 8:03:14 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Morgana

I hope they go out of business.


4 posted on 07/21/2014 8:05:31 AM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: MrB

And yet, to your point, that is precisely what she did.


5 posted on 07/21/2014 8:05:59 AM PDT by wideawake
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To: GeronL
I hope they go out of business.

They will, but not because they will lose customers over this.

They will go out of business because they will spend time and effort pushing dubious promotions like this instead of sticking to their knitting.

Lots of lefty non-locals will show up in the next couple of weeks to show their support, the proprietors will take the new business for granted, and will spend money and make plans around their temporary windfall, and then the very short-lived boom will be over and they will be overextended.

Plenty of people will go out of their way once to make a political point. Once.

6 posted on 07/21/2014 8:10:53 AM PDT by wideawake
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To: Morgana

Suggestion for the name of the new flavor: “Fetus Fiesta” /s


7 posted on 07/21/2014 8:11:11 AM PDT by Portcall24
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To: Morgana

Great idea. I know the thought of abortion always make me want to grab a nice ice cream cone.


8 posted on 07/21/2014 8:12:15 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: Morgana

Does it have gummi embryos on it or something. Maybe coathanger sprinkles.


9 posted on 07/21/2014 8:13:12 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: Morgana

10 posted on 07/21/2014 8:13:56 AM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: Morgana

Well, I guess the ice cream shop wants to celebrate how much ice cream they are not selling because all the kids who would have eaten it are dead.


11 posted on 07/21/2014 8:15:24 AM PDT by Boogieman
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To: Morgana

Sustainable? I’m pretty sure that any amount of liquid nitrogen that she uses is made industrially, almost certainly NOT with wind or solar power. I would not call making air so cold that it liquifies and then distilling it sustainable in her sense of the word. She is probably the a person who would decry the use of chemical nitrogen for fertilizer (though technically all fertilizer in any form is a chemical)though in this form it is somehow acceptable.


12 posted on 07/21/2014 8:15:31 AM PDT by rey
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To: Morgana

I’m sure a percentage of the calls are from folks who are pro-abortion but trying to make the pro-lifers look bad. But the genuinely anti-abortion folks that make threats like that don’t help the cause in my opinion.


13 posted on 07/21/2014 8:17:16 AM PDT by hometoroost
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To: Morgana

How about the “White Traash Toffee” that he uses in one of his flavors?


14 posted on 07/21/2014 8:18:47 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Elian Gonzalez sought asylum and was sent back to Cuba, send these kids back to THEIR parents.)
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To: Morgana

Do you eat it with a pair of scissors?


15 posted on 07/21/2014 8:19:02 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Elian Gonzalez sought asylum and was sent back to Cuba, send these kids back to THEIR parents.)
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To: Morgana
• ROSE CITY REVOLUTION: Honey vanilla ice cream + candied rose petals = Portland power! An exclusive flavor for “Ice Cream for Planned Parenthood!”

Get it with bloody cherry topping sauce...

16 posted on 07/21/2014 8:19:57 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Elian Gonzalez sought asylum and was sent back to Cuba, send these kids back to THEIR parents.)
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To: Morgana
But she stands firm: “Planned Parenthood is an amazing organization that does so much to help women have access to affordable healthcare,” she says. “The fact that some people only focus on what is such an infinitesimal part of the service they provide is confusing to me.”

Axis Sally spouted lies for a genocidal entity as well.

17 posted on 07/21/2014 8:22:17 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Elian Gonzalez sought asylum and was sent back to Cuba, send these kids back to THEIR parents.)
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To: wideawake

bump


18 posted on 07/21/2014 8:23:12 AM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: smokingfrog

Bump.


19 posted on 07/21/2014 8:24:26 AM PDT by Jane Long ("And when thou saidst, Seek ye my face; my heart said unto thee, Thy face, LORD, will I seek")
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To: Morgana

She should have every right to create the flavors she wants; it is her business. Whether we agree or disagree with her reasoning should not determine what she can do. Then we would be just as hypocritical is those who argue against Hobby Lobby, Chik-fil-a, etc.

If making a flavor that promotes baby murder causes her to lose business, let that be method that communicates the message.


20 posted on 07/21/2014 8:25:16 AM PDT by Marko413
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To: wideawake; GeronL

Have to wonder if the neo-pagan-vegan left would even EAT vanilla ice cream (a dairy, ovo product).

Then again, maybe if they are smashing some eggs in the mix, the moonbat infaticide agenda side takes over and they eat it (and hate themselves afterwards, damn those 5 pounds...).


21 posted on 07/21/2014 8:25:44 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Elian Gonzalez sought asylum and was sent back to Cuba, send these kids back to THEIR parents.)
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To: Morgana

Cannibal Crunchy Cream


22 posted on 07/21/2014 8:26:14 AM PDT by molson209 (Blank)
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To: skeeter
"50 million dead babies == more ice cream for ME!"


23 posted on 07/21/2014 8:29:26 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Elian Gonzalez sought asylum and was sent back to Cuba, send these kids back to THEIR parents.)
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To: a fool in paradise

lol

I wonder if their products have any dairy products at all.


24 posted on 07/21/2014 8:30:19 AM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: Tax-chick

If she thinks it’s the right thing to do, then she absolutely should defend her decision and run her business as she chooses.


Yep. But I would think that a planned parenthood flavor would be as popular as an Ajax Rat Poison flavor.

But maybe that’s just me.


25 posted on 07/21/2014 8:37:20 AM PDT by cuban leaf (The US will not survive the obama presidency. The world may not either.)
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To: Portcall24

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ceBxQSRLrg


26 posted on 07/21/2014 8:38:56 AM PDT by cuban leaf (The US will not survive the obama presidency. The world may not either.)
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To: cuban leaf

I agree with you. I think it’s a sick idea.


27 posted on 07/21/2014 8:39:05 AM PDT by Tax-chick (No power in the 'verse can stop me.)
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To: Morgana
How do you make a dead baby float?

Regards,

28 posted on 07/21/2014 8:39:27 AM PDT by alexander_busek (Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence.)
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To: Morgana
" What’s the Scoop? is a sustainable, small-batch shop that "

'Sustainable' is the new code-word for 'fellow travelers'

29 posted on 07/21/2014 8:45:38 AM PDT by Mr. K (Palin/Cruz 2016)
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To: Morgana

Xtra tissue splash /sick


30 posted on 07/21/2014 8:46:41 AM PDT by showme_the_Glory ((ILLEGAL: prohibited by law. ALIEN: Owing political allegiance to another country or government))
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To: rey

‘sustainable’ is just the new leftist code-word


31 posted on 07/21/2014 8:47:01 AM PDT by Mr. K (Palin/Cruz 2016)
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To: alexander_busek

Soda, Ice cream, and two scoops dead baby

Maybe that’s what they mean by ‘sustainable’- they recycle them


32 posted on 07/21/2014 8:49:41 AM PDT by Mr. K (Palin/Cruz 2016)
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To: Morgana

I think we all know what flavor that ice cream really should be.


33 posted on 07/21/2014 8:50:19 AM PDT by MNDude
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To: Morgana

Because abortion always makes me think of honey and rose petals...


34 posted on 07/21/2014 8:53:31 AM PDT by informavoracious (Open your eyes, people!)
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To: Morgana

This reminds me an old sick joke I heard in high school.

“How do you make a dead baby float?

“A mug of root beer and two scoops of dead baby. “

Amazing that there is actually an ice cream company now that celebrates the killing of their future customers by creating a new flavor.

Dead Baby Ice Cream.


35 posted on 07/21/2014 8:54:16 AM PDT by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds)
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To: a fool in paradise
How about the “White Traash Toffee” that he uses in one of his flavors?

How about the "Kreepy Azz Kracka"? Vanilla ice cream with graham crackers and gummy bugs.

If I had the money (which I don't), I'd start up a politically incorrect ice cream and snack shop. Looks like I have two flavors to start with.

Make it three: "Recovery Summer" smoothies, complete with green shoots.

36 posted on 07/21/2014 8:54:42 AM PDT by Night Hides Not (Remember the Alamo! Remember Goliad! Remember Mississippi!)
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To: Morgana

Sundae Bloody Sundae


37 posted on 07/21/2014 8:55:07 AM PDT by tophat9000 (An Eye for an Eye, a Word for a Word...nothing more)
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To: P-Marlowe
“How do you make a dead baby float?

Make that 4.

38 posted on 07/21/2014 8:55:41 AM PDT by Night Hides Not (Remember the Alamo! Remember Goliad! Remember Mississippi!)
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To: Night Hides Not

yum

What’s In The Scoop ice cream shop


39 posted on 07/21/2014 8:55:43 AM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: Night Hides Not

*ack*


40 posted on 07/21/2014 8:56:45 AM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: Mr. K

Substantial. ..with the left picking the winner and looser as usual?


41 posted on 07/21/2014 8:57:31 AM PDT by tophat9000 (An Eye for an Eye, a Word for a Word...nothing more)
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To: Morgana

What, no simulated fetal tissue in the recipe to “celebrate” the work of Planned Infanticide?


42 posted on 07/21/2014 8:57:35 AM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: Night Hides Not

My point is that this company bragged of using “White Trash Toffee” in one of their flavors last week.

They are bigoted leftists and need to be called out as such.


43 posted on 07/21/2014 8:58:27 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Elian Gonzalez sought asylum and was sent back to Cuba, send these kids back to THEIR parents.)
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To: Night Hides Not

http://www.whatsthescooppdx.com/about/

Bourbon Toffee | Maker’s Mark Bourbon ice cream and our White Trash Toffee. #OnTheMenu #NationalIceCreamDay #PDXeats
19 hours ago


44 posted on 07/21/2014 8:59:57 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Elian Gonzalez sought asylum and was sent back to Cuba, send these kids back to THEIR parents.)
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To: Morgana

I want to vomit.


45 posted on 07/21/2014 9:00:01 AM PDT by Fido969 (What's sad is most)
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To: a fool in paradise

PDX = Portland State University?


46 posted on 07/21/2014 9:02:17 AM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: GeronL

Maybe PD stands for Podunk.


47 posted on 07/21/2014 9:04:29 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Elian Gonzalez sought asylum and was sent back to Cuba, send these kids back to THEIR parents.)
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To: Mr. K

“Sustainable” means

“you peasants better not use up OUR resources!”


48 posted on 07/21/2014 9:06:02 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Morgana

It’s the “just organic tissue” flavor.


49 posted on 07/21/2014 9:11:32 AM PDT by adorno (Y)
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To: Morgana

Those commies Ben & Jerry’s apparently have what they call a “Flavor Graveyard” where old concoctions go to rest ... For a number of reasons, that’s where this particular variety should go.


50 posted on 07/21/2014 9:20:35 AM PDT by mikrofon (LIFE Bump)
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