By Meredith Raney
Published May 13, 2002
One provider markets her services in what some might call questionable ways
By Meredith Raney, Monday, May 13, 2002.
MELBOURNE, FL — Tammy Sobieski, the owner of several abortion clinics in Central Florida, markets her services in the phone book in some unique ways.
Playing games with the phonebook
Tammy has the standard yellow page ad in the phonebook, but additionally she lists names that are designed to fall alphabetically close to other organizations where women in crisis pregnancies might look for help. These names all point to Tammy’s phone number.
Who would fall for such cheap deception?
How about Florida’s Governor Jeb Bush? Right after Governor Bush was sworn into office in January of 1999, he decided to give away $675,000 in left over campaign funds to various charities that he supports. He supports Crisis Pregnancy Centers. He or one of his staff found a listing in the phone book for “Crisis Pregnancy Center of Central Florida.” Guess whose phone number is next to that listing —- Tammy Sobieski’s. Governor Bush ended up sending her a check for $10,000.
If Governor Bush and his staff can be this easily fooled, how many desperate women in a crisis pregnancy have been likewise fooled?
Give it back as a matter of honor — DeWayne Wickham, USA TODAY columnist
DeWayne Wickham, USA TODAY columnist, asked Tammy to give back the money as “a matter of honor” in his Feb. 2, 1999 column. How much honor is there among those who make a living tearing unborn babies apart? Someone should check to see if she ever gave it back. I seriously doubt it based on Tammy’s quote in DeWayne’s column, “. . . it’s not my job to make sure he had his facts straight.”
Examples from the Melbourne, FL Bellsouth phonebook (April 2002-03)
All listings below point to one of Tammy’s phone numbers, (800)432-8517, or (321)504-3114.
“Crisis Pregnancy Center of Central Florida” discussed above.
“Planned Families, Inc.” ends up alphabetically next to Planned Parenthood, a competing abortion provider.
“Pregnancy Counseling and Abortion Services Clinic” ends up alphabetically next to Pregnancy Resources, Inc., a legitimate crisis pregnancy center.
“Birth Control Center, Inc.” ends up alphabetically next to Birthright of Melbourne, a legitimate crisis pregnancy center.
“Women’s Health Center, Inc.” ends up alphabetically next to two Women’s Centers that do not do abortions.
“Abortion Center of Central Florida, Inc.” – stand-alone line listing in yellow pages under Abortion Services.
Active Corporate Names
The only corporate name of the ones Tammy uses above is “Birth Control Center, Inc.” according to the Florida Corporate Name web site. The others either don’t exist or have expired.
Meredith Raney is Spokesman for Christians for Life, a pro-life group in Melbourne, FL. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or at (321)254-5481.
Forerunner - Home » Florida's Murder Industry »
Your comments are welcome!
Foundations in Biblical Eschatology
By Jay Rogers, Larry Waugh, Rodney Stortz, Joseph Meiring. High quality paperback, 167 pages.
All Christians believe that their great God and Savior, Jesus Christ, will one day return. Although we cannot know the exact time of His return, what exactly did Jesus mean when he spoke of the signs of His coming (Mat. 24)? How are we to interpret the prophecies in Isaiah regarding the time when “the earth will be full of the knowledge of the LORD as the waters cover the sea” (Isa. 11:19)? Should we expect a time of great tribulation and apostasy or revival and reformation before the Lord returns? Is the devil bound now, and are the saints reigning with Christ? Did you know that there are four hermeneutical approaches to the book of Daniel and Revelation?
These and many more questions are dealt with by four authors as they present the four views on the millennium. Each view is then critiqued by the other three authors.
$12.95 — ORDER NOW!(We accept all major credit cards and PayPal.)
Special Two-Disc Set!
After 40 years of intense study and world-wide ministry, Dr. Francis Schaeffer completed his crowning work of scholarship – to present profound truths in simple film language. Dr. Schaeffer’s brilliant analysis of the past and predictions for current trends have proven so uncannily accurate that this amazing series still feels contemporary almost three decades after its initial release. Ultimately, Schaeffer concludes that man’s only hope is a return to God’s Biblical absolute, the truth revealed in Christ through the Scriptures.
Available for the first time on DVD, this documentary spectacular also includes intimate in-depth conversations with Francis and Edith Schaeffer. With the on-disc study guide, this presentation forms a unique course of comprehensive study. While this series forms an innovative analysis of the past, this outstanding work is more than history. Each episode focuses on a significant era, yet speaks clearly to 21st-century man with answers for modern problems.
$49.95 — ORDER NOW!(We accept all major credit cards and PayPal.)
Who is the Real Jesus?
Ever since the dawn of modern rationalism, skeptics have sought to use textual criticism, archeology and historical reconstructions to uncover the “historical Jesus” — a wise teacher who said many wonderful things, but fulfilled no prophecies, performed no miracles and certainly did not rise from the dead in triumph over sin.
Over the past 100 years, however, startling discoveries in biblical archeology and scholarship have all but vanquished the faulty assumptions of these doubting modernists. Regrettably, these discoveries have often been ignored by the skeptics as well as by the popular media. As a result, the liberal view still holds sway in universities and impacts the culture and even much of the church.
The Real Jesus explodes the myths of these critics and the movies, books and television programs that have popularized their views. Presented in ten parts — perfect for individual, family and classroom study — viewers will be challenged to go deeper in their knowledge of Christ in order to be able to defend their faith and present the truth to a skeptical modern world – that the Jesus of the Gospels is the Jesus of history — “the same yesterday, today and forever” (Hebrews 13:8). He is the real Jesus.
Speakers include: George Grant, Ted Baehr, Stephen Mansfield, Raymond Ortlund, Phil Kayser, David Lutzweiler, Jay Grimstead, J.P. Holding, and Eric Holmberg.
Ten parts, over two hours of instruction!
Running Time: 130 minutes
$19.95 — ORDER NOW!(We accept all major credit cards and PayPal.)
Who is the dreaded beast of Revelation?
Now at last, a plausible candidate for this personification of evil incarnate has been identified (or re-identified). Ken Gentry’s insightful analysis of scripture and history is likely to revolutionize your understanding of the book of Revelation — and even more importantly — amplify and energize your entire Christian worldview!
Historical footage and other graphics are used to illustrate the lecture Dr. Gentry presented at the 1999 Ligonier Conference in Orlando, Florida. It is followed by a one-hour question and answer session addressing the key concerns and objections typically raised in response to his position. This presentation also features an introduction that touches on not only the confusion and controversy surrounding this issue — but just why it may well be one of the most significant issues facing the Church today.
Ideal for group meetings, personal Bible study — for anyone who wants to understand the historical context of John’s famous letter “… to the seven churches which are in Asia.” (Revelation 1:4)
Running Time: 145 minutes
$17.95 — ORDER NOW!(We accept all major credit cards and PayPal.)
Download the free Study Guide!
Is there a connection between pagan religion and the abortion industry?
This powerful presentation traces the biblical roots of child sacrifice and then delves into the social, political and cultural fall-out that this sin against God and crime against humanity has produced in our beleaguered society.
Conceived as a sequel and update to the 1988 classic, The Massacre of Innocence, the new title, The Abortion Matrix, is entirely fitting. It not only references abortion’s specific target – the sacred matrix where human beings are formed in the womb in the very image of God, but it also implies the existence of a conspiracy, a matrix of seemingly disparate forces that are driving this holocaust.
The occult activity surrounding the abortion industry is exposed with numerous examples. But are these just aberrations, bizarre yet anomalous examples of abortionists who just happen to have ties to modern day witchcraft? Or is this representative of something deeper, more sinister and even endemic to the entire abortion movement?
As the allusion to the film of over a decade ago suggests, the viewer may learn that things are not always as they appear to be. The Abortion Matrix reveals the reality of child-killing and strikes the proper moral chord to move hearts to fulfill the biblical responsibility to rescue those unjustly sentenced to death and to speak for those who cannot speak for themselves (Proverbs 24:11,12; 31:8,9).
Speakers include: George Grant, Peter Hammond, RC Sproul Jr., Paul Jehle, Lou Engle, Rusty Thomas, Flip Benham, Janet Porter and many more.
Ten parts, over three hours of instruction!
Running Time: 195 minutes
$19.95 — ORDER NOW!(We accept all major credit cards and PayPal.)