Drudge covers Planned Parenthood racism

drudge2.jpgDrudge today has picked up the story of UCLA pro-lifers who set up a sting to investigate whether Planned Parenthood would take donations specifically to abort black babies.

Although PPs in 7 states were willing to take the genocide $, focus now is on Planned Parenthood of Idaho, whose director of development Autumn Kersey said on tape "absolutely" such a donation could be earmarked and that she was "excited" by the request.

UCLA's The Advocate has released an extended play video, posting their actor's entire conversation with Kersey (at 1:30 on on video) along with a follow-up call to Kersey (at 4:40) wherein she denied it ever happened....

That is not true.... This is an unfortunate scam amongst some anti-Planned Parenthood group. They've been calling Planned Parenthoods all over the country and posing as donors who want to set up funds in a very racist, horrifying manner.... I was shaking and pretty upset after I hung up the phone with the gentleman who called me.

Kersey should have gotten her story straight with CEO of PP of ID Rebecca Poedy before following up her racism with a stupid cover-up attempt.

Poedy admitted Kersey's "serious mistake" in a written statement on February 28, according to IdahoStatesman.com.

Then she resorted to typical PP form, attacking the messenger:

While the actions of our staff member were unacceptable, it's also unacceptable for opponents of abortion to use racist, deceptive tactics to smear Planned Parenthood. The race-baiting tactics on display in this case are not news 'exposes,' but rather the product of the most cynical form of politicking.

Whatever, your employee took the bait, Ms. Poedy. And now PP of ID is refusing to say whether it fired Kersey.

[HT: son Tim]


Comments:

Oh no, the video is already deleted. I wonder if you can find it elsewhere?

Posted by: Bethany at March 17, 2008 12:06 PM


Hmm, that's funny. it's working now. It said at first "this video is no longer available".
Maybe it was just my computer?

Posted by: Bethany at March 17, 2008 12:08 PM


"While the actions of our staff member were unacceptable, it's also unacceptable for opponents of abortion to use racist, deceptive tactics to smear Planned Parenthood"

THat sums it up pretty good. End of story.

Posted by: Hal at March 17, 2008 12:24 PM


Yes, Bethany, it's working for me.

Posted by: Jill Stanek at March 17, 2008 12:37 PM


Jill, how are those warm, fuzzy feelings of vindication over Eliot Spitzer going? He had the decency to resign, but all David Vitter can do is sputter about how "there is an enormous difference" between Spitzer's case and his. Gotta love Republican morality for its stunning relativism.

http://www.citizensforethics.org/node/31272

Posted by: Ray at March 17, 2008 12:38 PM


Hmmm. What do you know? There are reasonable Christians out there!
Planned Parenthood has clergy’s blessing
http://www.dailygazette.com/news/2008/mar/16/0316_davisross/

Posted by: Ray at March 17, 2008 1:05 PM


Interesting response to the PP racism piffle from another student publication:
An objective Advocate?
http://media.www.dailyvidette.com/media/storage/paper420/news/2008/03/17/Viewpoint/An.Objective.Advocate-3271367.shtml

Posted by: Ray at March 17, 2008 1:10 PM


Eeee Bethany broke Jill's site!

No just kidding The video worked for me.

Posted by: Jess at March 17, 2008 1:14 PM


"...it's also unacceptable for opponents of abortion to use racist, deceptive tactics.."
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Hmmm..I wonder if she knows what Steve Trombley said and did to get PP into Aurora??

Oh..who am I kidding, of course she knows....it's part of PP's Mission Statement!

Posted by: RSD at March 17, 2008 1:54 PM


While the actions of our staff member were unacceptable, it's also unacceptable for opponents of abortion to use racist, deceptive tactics to smear Planned Parenthood

Hmmm...did they fire those staff members? No..oh okay. We don't have to smear PP...their whole lack of action speaks volumes compared to what we say about them.

Posted by: Elizabeth at March 17, 2008 2:06 PM


If a black woman wants to end a pregnancy, and she goes to a PP office, and financial aid is given to her from a fund specifically for black women, what of it?

It may have come from some nut thinking he's going to wipe out the black race, etc., but big deal - it's not like he's able to force black women with wanted pregnancies to end them.

Posted by: Doug at March 17, 2008 2:53 PM


If a black woman wants to end a pregnancy, and she goes to a PP office, and financial aid is given to her from a fund specifically for black women, what of it?

Interesting point, Doug. After all, nobody would say anything about privately funded academic scholarships specifically for blacks, or for any other minority group, for that matter. How is this different?

Posted by: Ray at March 17, 2008 2:59 PM


After all, nobody would say anything about privately funded academic scholarships specifically for blacks

But see, those help the black race succeed in life...the guy specifically wanted to get rid of a member of the black race so his white kid could succeed...see how it's different?

it's not like he's able to force black women with wanted pregnancies to end them

How do you know that? You don't think somebody feeling backed into a corner with no resources or help is pretty forceful? I kinda think it is.

Posted by: Elizabeth at March 17, 2008 3:10 PM


I saw the story on Drudge earlier Sunday afternoon near the middle top part of the website.

VERY NICE PLACEMENT!

God bless Matt Drudge!!

http://www.drudgereport.com

Posted by: zeke13:19 at March 17, 2008 3:11 PM


Good grief, Drudge is only three weeks late. LifeNews.com had this on February 28 (see Planned Parenthood Affiliate Apologizes for Accepting Racist Abortion Donation). We had a followup on Planned Parenthood backtracking from the apology a day later (see Planned Parenthood of Idaho Backtracks on Apology for Racist Abortion Donation).

So not only is Drudge WAY behind the times, it still doesn't have the latest news in the thread. Drudge is usually pretty prompt so I wonder what the deal is here...

Posted by: Steven Ertelt at March 17, 2008 3:16 PM


But see, those help the black race succeed in life

It could be argued that getting an abortion would help a low-income black woman succeed in life, too.

Posted by: Ray at March 17, 2008 3:17 PM


The tactics used are clearly unethical, since the caller relies on deception to obtain this information.

On the other hand, the position of PP cannot be made clearer:

"FOR WHATEVER REASON, WE WILL TAKE THE MONEY."

Indeed.

Posted by: TS at March 17, 2008 3:20 PM


It could be argued that getting an abortion would help a low-income black woman succeed in life, too.

Yes, as opposed to helping the woman succeed AND keep her baby. Cause both couldn't possibly happen. Right.

Posted by: Elizabeth at March 17, 2008 3:26 PM



Many on this blog may be too young to remember when the Hyde Amendment went into effect, cutting off medicaid funding to poor women. You should have heard the wailing, gnashing of teeth, and chest pounding that went on protesting this. Was it by poor and/or minority women? No, it was mainly middle class on up and mostly white women and men who assumed to "know" what poor and/or minority women wanted.
I recall no legitimate spokeswoman for poor women ever being called upon for an opinion or poor women of any race marching in protest over this amendment.

Posted by: Mary at March 17, 2008 3:50 PM


Oh, wow. Scam? Not hardly; the caller is asking for information that he wants, and is not taking anyone's money; perhaps if PP weren't so racist, and deceptive about it, they'd have nothing to fear from this sort of thing.

Racist and deceptive? PP is both those, and worse, but with much less legitimate motives. They've been posing as healers for decades, in order to kill, not heal, the unborn.

So killing blacks helps them to succeed? Succeed at what? Doing racist scum's dirty work in destroying their race, but not in life.

"Shaking and pretty upset"...this is probably true; but doubtless more at the prospect of being exposed than at the racism, which she said was "haha, understandable, understandable".

Posted by: Anonymous at March 17, 2008 3:50 PM


Quick. Somebody call Obama!

Posted by: heather at March 17, 2008 5:52 PM


This video is really awful! However, black women must be responsible for their own sexual choices.

Posted by: heather at March 17, 2008 5:59 PM


racism is negotiable among liberals, democrats and feminists if it fits their agenda.

Posted by: Jasper at March 17, 2008 8:36 PM


"Quick. Somebody call Obama!"

he doesn't care, he's already sold his soul to PP.

Posted by: Jasper at March 17, 2008 8:37 PM


Ray said: "Hmmm. What do you know? There are reasonable Christians out there!"

Yes indeed, there are some "Christians" who worship Lucifer. Look at Rev. Jeremiah Wright, for example. Yet the sheep and the goats shall remain together until the last day.

Ray also said: "It could be argued that getting an abortion would help a low-income black woman succeed in life, too."

It could be argued that her killing her abusive husband/boyfriend would help a low-income black woman, too. Let's legalize it!

Posted by: John Lewandowski at March 17, 2008 8:46 PM


Jasper said: "racism is negotiable among liberals, democrats and feminists if it fits their agenda."

Right you are. The same goes for other bad behavior. Look at how they much they adore Bill Clinton. They don't even care that he cheated on his wife with a subordinate. After all, he was a pro-abortion president! So all is forgiven.

Posted by: John Lewandowski at March 17, 2008 8:49 PM


John Lewandowski 8:49PM,

As well as maintaining a deafening silence when Clinton was accused of everything from exposing himself to rape. Then there was the woman who accused Ted Kennedy's nephew of rape. The power and wealth of the Kennedys, against which she never had a prayer, was brought against this woman.
All we ever heard from the liberals and feminists on any of the above mentioned was a deafening silence.
Compare this to how they descended on Clarence Thomas like a pack of hyenas, who was accused of, at worst, some lousy pickup lines.
No double standards here.

Posted by: Mary at March 17, 2008 9:41 PM


It does not surprise me at all. PP is notorious for targeting "all the poor" by getting them to buy into "safe sex" with contraception and commiting abortion when they have unwanted pregnancies. Pro-aborts are a vile bunch of people.

Posted by: truthseeker at March 18, 2008 12:34 AM


It could be argued that her killing her abusive husband/boyfriend would help a low-income black woman, too. Let's legalize it!

Tsk tsk. No need for hyperbole!

Posted by: Ray at March 18, 2008 2:22 AM


Can't believe it, though. The story is on the home page of Fox News. Some of these important stories are actually breaking through to the mainstream...very encouraging.

Posted by: PajamaMama at March 18, 2008 6:54 AM


I was wondering how many of you fed the Advocate film story to Drudge. I did. I was really happy to see his headline, but figure that others must also have informed him.

Posted by: kb at March 18, 2008 9:20 AM


I don't understand why anyone would need to use racist language while trying to donate money to Planned Parenthood's "women in need." All so-called Minorities have social strata that consist of "women in need," pregnant women who cannot afford an abortion, and this is what the woman is referring to at the start of the video. Furthermore, anyone familiar with American nomenclature knows that when the interjection "whatever" is used, it indicates "indifference to or scorn for something, such as a remark or suggestion." The women is dismissing your man's racist remarks as not worthy of comment; however, just as she does, who among ye wouldn't accept free money that you know is going to benefit your own worthy cause?

Now that you've won the this silly "victory," exposing Planned Parenthood's non-existent racist agenda, when are you going to man up and denounce War for what it really is: "Ritual Human Sacrifice"? Not anytime soon, I suspect.

Posted by: Clancy at March 18, 2008 2:18 PM


So clancy, now that you think you've really lowered your silly boom on pro-lifers, when are you going to be man enough to see that blood-free money would be acceptable to us, but money designated to deliberately destroy an innocent human life would not? Not anytime soon, I suspect.

"Ritual Human Sacrifice"...which is how most occultists and Satan worshippers view every induced abortion, is a far cry from the sacrificial selflessness of a volunteer military which is what we have here in the real U.S.A.

Nobody's denying the reality of people of any sex, age, or race in need; but execution is not the need; legitimate empowerment, not chauvinistic victimization of those weaker or at some other comparative disadvantage, is.

Posted by: reality czech at March 18, 2008 3:07 PM


"If a black woman wants to end a pregnancy, and she goes to a PP office, and financial aid is given to her from a fund specifically for black women, what of it?"

Ray: Interesting point, Doug. After all, nobody would say anything about privately funded academic scholarships specifically for blacks, or for any other minority group, for that matter. How is this different?

Have to laugh, since it was just a scam, but if it was legit, it'd still just mean the money would be there for black women. What if somebody wanted to donate to a CPC, only for such-and-such a group? Big deal.

Posted by: Doug at March 19, 2008 2:07 AM


The video is crap. It is intentionally misleading to make PP look bad. I will write more on this later, but this was a pretty pathetic attempt by anti-abortion people to make PP look racist.

If the guy had replaced the word "black" with "Asian" or "white trailer trash" or "Jewish" or "Indian" you would have gotten the same response.

Posted by: Stephanie at March 19, 2008 11:13 AM


If the guy had replaced the word "black" with "Asian" or "white trailer trash" or "Jewish" or "Indian" you would have gotten the same response.

The same response? The same response, that discriminating against someone for their race or poverty level is "understandable, understandable"?

Posted by: Bethany at March 19, 2008 1:33 PM


Bethany, it's not "discrimination" in the bad sense, any more than earmarking money for minority kids going to college is.

Posted by: Doug at March 19, 2008 7:19 PM


Stephanie: If the guy had replaced the word "black" with "Asian" or "white trailer trash" or "Jewish" or "Indian" you would have gotten the same response.

And again, even if it hadn't been a childish scam, what of it? Somebody hates blacks, whites, Venusians, etc., and they give money, which goes to help women defray the cost. Fine with me.

It could be somebody hating Republicans, and donating to Democrats because of it, or vice-versa, likewise.

Posted by: Doug at March 19, 2008 7:22 PM


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Posted by: Anonymous at March 19, 2008 9:53 PM


The irony is this: It is not racist to help a minority black woman get an abortion. It is racist to kill a minority black baby. The same act does both, so you must specify what your motives are in order for the act to be "appoved".

This simply highlights the hypocrisy of PP, and they are mad about the expose. Using their perverted logic, we must abort black babies in proportion to the population at large in order not to be racist (equal opportunity death). Also lets not be sexist either. We need to insure that equal numbers of male and female babies are aborted. With these quotas in place we can all breath a sigh of relief and get on with the slaughter with a clear conscience.

Posted by: dave at March 19, 2008 10:03 PM


dave: The irony is this: It is not racist to help a minority black woman get an abortion. It is racist to kill a minority black baby. The same act does both, so you must specify what your motives are in order for the act to be "appoved".

No, neither one is "racist," in this case. Black women have unwanted pregnancies, sometimes, just like other women. A black woman wants to have an abortion. Why should she care if some nut gave money, some of which will be used to defray her cost?
......

This simply highlights the hypocrisy of PP, and they are mad about the expose.

No, it was a silly scam that's not a big deal.
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Using their perverted logic, we must abort black babies in proportion to the population at large in order not to be racist (equal opportunity death). Also lets not be sexist either. We need to insure that equal numbers of male and female babies are aborted. With these quotas in place we can all breath a sigh of relief and get on with the slaughter with a clear conscience.

That's silly. If that's your "logic," it comes from the premise that a person donating money for one racial group would somehow necessarily be "bad." This is one woman at a time, and why in the world do you think a given woman is going to worry about what you say? In the US, blacks have more abortions per capita but also have a higher birth rate than do whites. I say , go ahead - tell a black woman what you think she "should" do, based on the above.

Posted by: Doug at March 20, 2008 1:34 AM


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