Shark Jumping Planned Parenthood Lobbyist was on Local Catholic Charities Board of Directors

This is the kind of story that makes me wish I had a biting stick.

It turns out that the Planned Parenthood lobbyist who basically Ok’d letting babies who survive abortions die rather than receive medical care is not, as appearances would lead one to believe, a neophyte amateur. She’s a professional lobbyist and president of the firm, Snow Strategies.  I made a copy of the relevant page from her web site because these things have a habit of going down at times like this.

It’s interesting that she’s considered a professional lobbyist.  It makes me wonder what they feed their professional lobbyists in Florida to get such a poor crop. However the thing that has me reaching for a biting stick is down the page on Mrs Snow’s list of credits. I’m talking about the fifth paragraph where it says

… and serves on the board of Catholic Charities of Northwest Florida-Tallahassee. 

So, this shark-jumping Planned Parenthood lobbyist is also on the board of directors of the local Catholic Charities?

Bleck. Yeck. Yuck. Phooey.

Or as Shirley Temple used to say, “oh my goodness, oh my goodness, oh my goodness.”

What is going on here? There’s no doubt that Planned Parenthood got Mrs Snow’s total loyalty where this piece of legislation is concerned. She may be an inept lobbyist who accidentally hung her client and herself out to dry, but there’s no question of that old bugaboo “Catholic morality” being imposed on anybody — including herself — because of her actions.

Deacon Greg Kandra called the Catholic Charities in question and they confirmed that Mrs Snow had been on their board, but left in January. This raises all sorts of potential scenarios, including that she left because of her work with Planned Parenthood.

I checked, and Planned Parenthood did not list her as their lobbyist in 2012. However, they do list her in 2013. I do not know if other people in her firm lobbied for Planned Parenthood in previous years, since the listings are by the lobbyist’s name and not lobbying firm. But it sounds as if Planned Parenthood might be a new client for her.

One thing the listings did show is that Mrs Snow’s firm has a large number of clients. Here in Oklahoma, we call lobbyists like these “hired guns” because they advocate for anybody with the doh-reh-mee.

It looks like this lady moved from Catholic Charities to Planned Parenthood with little or no time gap between. She held two positions, two high-profile and responsible positions, in opposing armies of the culture wars. She had a high-powered position of trust, one which assumes loyalty, on each side of the abortion debate, both within what can not be more than a matter of weeks of one another. How does anyone go from the board of directors of Catholic Charities (which is listed on her web site as a current position) to lobbyist for Planned Parenthood in one quick step?

I made a big transition like this, only I went in the opposite direction. It took me years before I was ready to go public with it. How does anyone cross over such a deep divide in a matter of days?

I’m asking questions I can’t answer about something I cannot fathom, and that is the mind and heart of another person. All I know is that this story doesn’t make sense to me. Stay tuned. I have a feeling there’s more to come.

In the meantime, I’m going to give you another look at Alisa LaPolt Snow, former board member of Catholic Charities of Northwest Florida-Tallahassee, lobbying her little heart out for Planned Parenthood.

Bleck. Yeck. Yuck. Phooey.


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  • Patty

    she cannot answer any one of those questions being asked: Dodging all aspects of pertinent information they needed to know about. How can they just let her go and…thank her? Many problems here.

    • Rebecca Hamilton

      It’s customary to thank people when they testify before a legislative committee. Also, it’s not a courtroom (unless the committee it is using subpoena powers.) Then, it would be an investigative hearing like those you see on television. In Oklahoma, we often allow members of the public to make comments about proposed legislation when it is heard in committee. No one is charged with anything for what they say. After the commenter says their piece, the members of the committee are then free to quiz the commenter. I don’t know for sure that this is what is happening in this video, but it looks like it.

  • Bill S

    She just is not very good at what she does. Some people really believe in what they are doing. Others just do it for the money. It is obvious that she got her education and is probably just trying to pay back her student loans. She’s not passionate about her work.

    The fact that she has represented two organizations with two diametrically opposed missions just confirms that its all about the money. She just sells her conscience to the highest bidder.

    She had no answer for the comment that the baby became the patient once it was born. I side with women who want to terminate a pregnancy as soon as they have had unprotected sex or as soon as they find out they are pregnant. I have no sympathy for those who are too clueless to make that decision right away and wait until the baby is viable on its own. The best thing to do is take the baby away from her and put it up for adoption. Don’t even let her see it. She should also be sterilized too, but I don’t think anyone could take it that far.

    • Theodore Seeber

      I recently found out Roger Ebert’s “pro-choice ex Catholic” views mirrored my own pro-life views right down to individual case studies, including cases of rape and incest.

      Makes me wonder why it is legal at all for any woman who is not in danger of losing her life in an emergency room to terminate a pregnancy, if everybody finds late term abortion to be so abhorent.

      • Guest

        Late term abortion usually means in the last trimester (after 26 weeks gestation). Since babies are viable now at 22 weeks gestation, there isn’t even a medical, let alone a legal reason for any abortion to occur after 21 weeks. If/when the mother’s life is endangered a C-section (and immediate transport to the NICU) is the appropriate action to end the pregnancy, not an abortion, and certainly not a 3 day medically induced delivery of a dead infant.

        • Theodore Seeber

          And thus my comment “not in danger of losing her life”. Triage should remain legal, yes, but triage done properly saves both patients if possible.

          There is no real excuse for economic abortion.

  • Teresa B.

    There seems to be no evil on earth as evil as a bad Catholic.

    • Rebecca Hamilton

      Lilies that fester …

  • Fabio P.Barbieri

    People talk about paedophilia, but the real scandal about the Catholic Church is the charity sector. Stories like this are the daily bread (so to speak!) in Canada, in Britain, in Italy. John Jalsevac’s tireless investigations in LifeSiteNews have discovered so many horrors in the Canadian Catholic Charities alone that it makes you wonder how the Bishops can keep the monstrosity going with a straight face. The British arm is dominated by Labour activists many of which have both hands dirty with abortion. And so on. The whole charity sector is so corrupt that, honestly, if I were the Pope I would start an investigation with a view to deciding whether any autonomous so-called Catholic charity is worth keeping. There is too much money around, and too many “experts”. The Church must regain control of the donations of her own faithful.

    • Guest

      You are so right. I have for the last year refused to give any money beyond that of my weekly offering to the parish. I know a percentage gets skimmed off and sent to the archdiocese but that’s unavoidable and there is at least a modicum of administration at that level necessary to keep parishes functioning. However, I don’t give any part of the Church beyond the parish a dime. The Church has got to be held accountable for the unconscienable lack of stewardship it has shown related to charities and payouts for abuse settlements. Sad to say but the only way to get their notice and change behavior is to stop giving them money. If a portion of the overinflated bureacracy goes away for lack of funding that would be great too. I have found that archdiocesan offices, on average, are more of a stumbling block than a facilitator for doing the good work of the Church.

      • Rebecca Hamilton

        When I write a check to my Church, I am giving it to God. If people in the Church mis-use it, they will answer to God. I don’t worry about it, not even for a second. My job is simply to trust Jesus and obey Him.

        • Fabio P.Barbieri

          Sorry, but you would never treat Oklahoma state business, or the business of your own family, like that. God cannot be left alone to make up for human lack of oversight. The best theology outside the Bible is found in the universal and ancient proverb that God helps those who help themselves. It is wrong to just write a cheque and send it off into the darkness, expecting God to perform the miracle that would allow only entirely disinterested, saintly and highly competent people to handle it. And I am sure that you consciously do everything in your power to obey God, but this too is a commandment:L “Be as innocent as doves, but as prudent as snakes.” God never said that He would remove your own responsibility for your own actions from you.

          • Rebecca Hamilton

            I don’t disagree Fabio, but it’s rather impractical for me to audit my archdiocese before I give a donation. My responsibility as I see it is to support the Church with, as the Methodists say, my talents, treasure and attendance. I think people who spend all their time bird-dogging the Church are missing their blessing. However, if they want to do it, it’s their choice.

  • Birthday girl

    “She held two positions, two high-profile and responsible positions, in opposing armies of the culture wars. She had a high-powered position of trust, one which assumes loyalty, on each side of the abortion debate, both within what can not be more than a matter of weeks of one another. How does anyone go from the board of directors of Catholic Charities (which is listed on her web site as a current position) to lobbyist for Planned Parenthood in one quick step?”

    The quick answer is: she is a mercenary. In other words, her loyalty is not to the client but to the money. Apparently PP can pay her more than the Catholics? Gives a sense for who really needs funding, eh?

  • pagansister

    I live in the great state of Florida—-Tallahassee in fact. This woman is indeed a mercenary, I agree. Sell herself to the highest bidder.

  • Jeff Tilley

    I’m a Culture Warrior from the Tallahassee area (about 25 miles south of the City of Tallahassee) and I’m at the forefront of the efforts to make sure that we stock our State Legislature with really smart and REALLY conservative representatives. We do a lot better job of this in the northern part of the state then my counterparts do in the southern part. I cannot tell you the glee with which I watch this woman twist in the wind. Finally, after all these years, we get the live video of the admission of the real agenda of the evil people behind PP – to see to it that at the end of the transaction, the BABY IS DEAD! In effort to give their client what they paid for, the baby either has to die in the womb, or on the floor, or in the slop bucket. Ms. Snow is the ultimate abortion – the abortion of common sense and the abortion of human dignity — and any of you who support what she stands for – likewise.

    Our guys got her and YouTube is going to guarantee that she never – ever – fades from memory. Sweet justice at last. It might be a small victory, but it’s all ours.