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In the past 2-1/2 weeks we’ve seen Planned Parenthood high level abortionists discuss “crushing” babies over salad and wine, “crunching” babies to get enough money for Lamborghinis, and profits to be made over a petri dish of baby parts.
But today’s is the most heart-rending, in my opinion. At the shocking conclusion of Center for Medical Progress’s video exposé #4, a medical assistant in the procurement room proudly announces the tiny, dissected baby in the petri dish in front of her is “another boy!” It’s the utterly depraved.
Well, isn’t this rich.
Politico is reporting that Planned Parenthood has hired crisis management firm SKDKnickerbocker “as it scrambles to deal with the ongoing scandal”:
SKDKnickerbocker is no newbie to working on Planned Parenthood issues. The Democratically aligned firm is run by well-connected operatives, including Anita Dunn and Hilary Rosen. It also worked with the group during the 2012 election cycle, according to SKDKnickerbocker’s website.
SKDKnickerbocker is also the group Susan G. Komen for the Cure hired in 2012 when it was trying to fend off Planned Parenthood after deciding to break financial ties with the abortion giant.
As someone on Twitter noted, “Each video just gets worse and worse.”
The latest video release from The Center for Medical Progress only adds to the growing volume of evidence that Planned Parenthood abortion clinics and practitioners across the country are systemically involved in trafficking parts and organs from aborted babies for profit.
As if Planned Parenthood needed any more heat, it drew fire July 24 for an ill-conceived tweet attacking pro-life undercover investigators who exposed its side business of baby parts trafficking with, of all things, a yellow creature from the children’s movie Minions.
The Washington Times laid out the groaner:
President Obama has a long-standing, super close relationship with Planned Parenthood, most clearly exemplified by his willingness in 2011 to shut down the federal government rather than allow the abortion giant to be defunded.
Obama hasn’t stopped with his own turf. He has also blocked state efforts to defund Planned Parenthood.
Planned Parenthood speculates what we’ll see in upcoming videos, including actual baby dissections for organs
Planned Parenthood has submitted a letter to the House Energy and Commerce Committee refusing to produce its scandalized Chief Medical Director, Deborah Nucatola, at a briefing to answer questions regarding potential illegalities she admitted to in a conversation caught on video by The Center for Medical Progress during an undercover investigation.
In that letter, Planned Parenthood seeks to get in front of further scandal by speculating what it thinks will be on future damaging investigative videos by CMP. This includes an admission that CMP investigators may have video of actual tissue procurement at a PP facility:
Today, Center for Medical Progress released its second video exposing Planned Parenthood’s illegal participation in aborted baby parts trafficking, as the current headline on Drudge indicates (which links to this LifeNews.com story).View the video here:
On July 15, Planned Parenthood Federation of America issued a response to an undercover video released July 14 that showed Planned Parenthood’s Senior Director of Medical Services, Dr. Deborah Nucatola, casually describing how she and other PP abortionists appear to violate several state and federal laws. PPFA denied everything.
Today, the House Energy and Commerce Committee called Planned Parenthood’s bluff, while at the same time asking Nucatola to explain herself, writing in a letter to PPFA’s CEO Cecile Richards:
by Hans Johnson
We were shocked on July 14 by the blockbuster release of an undercover investigative video showing Planned Parenthood executive and abortionist Dr Deborah Nucatola blithely discussing the value of keeping a baby’s organs intact during a late-term abortion. It was like a new Grimm’s Fairy Tale: “The better to harvest from you”!
Rep. Martha Roby (R-AL) movingly spoke for many as the news broke on the floor of the House:
In the wake of The Center for Medical Progress’s release on July 14 of a video (1.94 MILLION views and counting), which implicates Planned Parenthood Federation of America and its affiliates of committing several illegal activities, announcements of investigations by state and federal officials have exploded off the map.
Planned Parenthood Federation of America and its allies want desperately to steer the conversation away from its senior medical director, who cheerfully discussed harvesting babies’ livers over some salad and a nice chianti, to borrow a line from Hannibal Lechter.
And away from the fact the abortion giant illegally trafficks baby parts – and commits illegal partial birth abortions to do so.
Planned Parenthood wants to suck us into side debates to get away from the reality of what it does.
The conversation Planned Parenthood wants to derail us to is on the merits of embryonic stem cell and fetal tissue research. Hence, its statement yesterday:
In health care, patients sometimes want to donate tissue to scientific research that can help lead to medical breakthroughs, treatments and cures for serious diseases. Women at Planned Parenthood who have abortions are no different….
And, on cue, Time magazine today:
House cancels vote on breast cancer coin after conservatives revolt over Komen/Planned Parenthood ties
UPDATE, 1p: This afternoon the House cleared a Unanimous Consent request to amend H.R. 2722 by removing all references to Susan G. Komen.
A friend on the Hill emailed me yesterday afternoon, “Members are lined up on the House floor taking their names off of the coin bill. This is VERY unusual.”
Indeed, as apparent fallout to the firestorm created yesterday by a video released by The Center for Medical Progress, which showed Planned Parenthood’s ghoulish participation in aborted baby parts trafficking, the relationship between breast cancer organization Susan G. Komen Foundation and the abortion giant was recalled by pro-life legislators with a vengeance.
According to CNN:
Planned Parenthood-endorsed brochure refutes abortion giant’s denial of profit motive for selling baby parts
To begin, sorry, my blog crashed several times yesterday due to traffic. I’ve increased the bandwidth, so hopefully that won’t happen again.
The pro-life undercover group Center for Medical Progress today began revealing findings of a deep undercover investigation:
The Human Capital project is a 30-month-long investigative journalism study… documenting how Planned Parenthood sells the body parts of aborted babies. Citizen journalists at CMP spent two-and-a-half years logging thousands of research hours to painstakingly gather hundreds of hours of undercover footage, dozens of eye-witness testimonies, and nearly two hundred pages of primary source documents.
The investigation included attending five top abortion industry conventions – with undercover video cameras.
Voris’s March 10 video, “Abortion change?” calls for a similar retraction.
I’d call Voris a friend. We have tussled over the Catholic/Protestant issue a time or two, but I always look forward to sitting down with him for a beer when we’re in the same place. I admire his courage and conviction.
I contacted Voris to give him a heads up about this post, and I appreciate his attempt to respond, but we seemed to talk past each other.
Nevertheless, I cannot let his numerous false statements made against the pro-life movement go answered.
Here was the premise of Voris’s video:
by Carder Anne Hathaway was originally cast as Alison Scott, a reporter who ends up getting pregnant after a one night stand with Ben Stone, played by Seth Rogen. Anne took issue with the birthing scene at the end of the movie, arguing that it was too graphic. In the end, Judd Apatow had no […]
by Carder I should note here that I am unequivocally, adamantly pro-choice. But I’ve never reacted with outrage at people who are anti-abortion. Unlike those who, say, oppose gay marriage, I don’t think anti-abortion advocates are acting from a place of closed-minded hate. I think that, in addition to ignorance on women’s rights, they are […]
Yesterday there were 21 abortion clinics in Texas, today there are eight.
Thanks to a federal Fifth Circuit Court ruling that allows the state to immediately begin enforcing part of a pro-life law that had been enjoined by a judge in April, the unshackled statute forces abortion clinics to meet the same physical requirements as other ambulatory surgical treatment centers. It also requires that abortionists have admitting privileges within 30 miles of a clinic.
No surprise, when the decision came down late yesterday afternoon the abortion lobby proclaimed an apocalypse. Planned Parenthood CEO Cecile Richards tweeted:
DelawareOnline.com reported that an employee of the Planned Parenthood abortion clinic in Wilmington, Delaware, called police on September 3 to investigate a “suspicious package… on the grass next to the parking lot.”
Most everyone knows by now the Supreme Court ruled in favor of religious freedom and against the Obama administration yesterday in its Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Wood decisions.
This was a stunning rebuke against not only President Obama but also pro-abortion HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, whose office wrote the rules attempting to force employers with religious convictions to pay for abortion-inducing drugs. The contraception mandate was never passed by Congress.
This week comedienne Sarah Silverman called preborn babies “goo” on Real Time with Bill Maher:
“And meanwhile, it’s goo. It’s goo that they’re so worried about.”
But Silverman is part of a celebrity club doing their best to make abortion funny, blasé.
I was pretty selfish… No kids, no marriage. That was my motto. But then that all changed when I met Jessica. When her son called me “Dad,” a new man was born. ~ Survivor contestant Benjamin ‘Coach’ Wade on fatherhood’s positive effect on him, People, May 8
by Carder The last thing Democrats want on the national stage is a black conservative Republican, anti-abortion, successful single mom who worked her way through college to achieve her American dream (without seeking government for answers). They do not want another non-victim-minded black elected official out there touting traditional values, preaching that the rewards of hard work and […]
All she’s doing with this parsing is trying to walk the line between signaling to casual Texas voters that she’s kinda sorta socially conservative while reassuring abortion warriors who follow this issue closely that her “ban” would have no teeth in practice.
But that’s not her brand; the left loves her not because she’s willing to hide behind loopholes but because she’s a loud-and-proud filibusterin’ bulwark against the pro-life patriarchy. Says Jonah Goldberg, what exactly are people who “stand with Wendy” standing for at this point? Do they even know?
The Girl Scouts have had a disturbing, well-documented relationship with the abortion lobby for a long time.
The organization finally overplayed its hand this past December by giving its stamp of approval to two infamous pro-abortion women, Wendy Davis and Kathleen Sebelius. This drew a boycott of Girl Scout cookies, called CookieCott2014.
Yesterday the America Heritage Girls, a faith-based alternative to the Girl Scouts, announced a new Respect Life Patch, which “reinforces the organization’s commitment to honoring life from conception to natural death.”
How to earn the patch? From the press release:
Now, bear in mind, the archbishop’s staff had been informed of this nearly two years ago and has stonewalled, foot-dragged, administratively delayed, passed the buck, looked into it and just about every other imaginable bureaucratic excuse you can dream up.
And yet, at the end of the day, these drugs are still being passed out like candy at these Catholic hospitals.
Never has so much human suffering condensed in so small a space. ~ Abolitionist Thomas Clarkson, quoting abolitionist and member of Parliament William Wilberforce, in The History of the Rise, Progress and Accomplishment of the Abolition of the African Slave Trade, 1808, one year after the trade had been abolished in British empire. HT: Andy Moore; […]
The other side is becoming increasingly hostile, attacking the religious freedoms of pro-life Christians with greater boldness. From The New York Times, December 2:
The American Civil Liberties Union announced on Monday that it had filed a lawsuit against the nation’s Roman Catholic bishops, arguing that their anti-abortion directives to Catholic hospitals hamper proper care of pregnant women in medical distress, leading to medical negligence.
Shortly after graduating from college and obtaining my board certification to become a Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer nearly 10 years ago, I was asked to fill in for a tech at a nearby OB/GYN office. I was honored by the request and accepted the offer.
When I arrived to work, I noticed there was an amniocentesis scheduled that afternoon. (In short, an amnio is a quick procedure that samples the fluid surrounding a baby in utero for further testing on the pregnancy.) And although I had assisted in dozens of procedures during clinical rotations in college, I had never before assisted with a live amniocentesis. And I was nervous about doing it. I knew the risks to the baby and momma (increased risk of miscarriage and uterine infection, albeit still low).
But what I didn’t anticipate was what I was actually going to see on the screen.
In a move that took both sides of the abortion divide by surprise, the 5th District Court of Appeals yesterday reversed most of a lower court’s decision to block an impactful portion of Texas’ new anti-abortion law. From USA Today:
If you are not ready to be a father, the following arguments may help you convince a girl to get an abortion. The first two methods I describe below have worked for me in separate instances for the two abortions I have paid for….
The good people at Alliance Defending Freedom have forwarded me the settlement agreement between Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast and the United States of America, the Texas Attorney General, and whistleblower Karen Reynolds, for charges that PPGC committed Medicaid fraud between 2003-2009. The settlement was signed by all parties on July 24 and 25.
As I wrote yesterday, PPGC has agreed to pay $4.3 million. According to the settlement, the money will be divied three ways:
After applying the condom gloves, Beck proceeded to have a little white pill taped to his nostril. He called it a “birth control nose ring.” “I’m with her, I’m with her. [Melissa Harris-Perry is] wearing tampon earrings, I’m wearing condom gloves,” Beck said, the sarcasm clear in his voice. “I just want to make the […]
As I wrote in my post, “How abortion proponents view the current abortion landscape,” I have developed a collegial relationship with Robin Marty, pictured right, senior political reporter for RH Reality Check.
This past weekend Robin was in Chicago for a National Organization for Women convention, and we got to meet. She had asked if she could interview me for a piece she’s writing.
Through the course of our lunchtime conversation (which she paid for, thanks!) Robin enlightened me on how abortion proponents view current pro-life efforts, particularly since 2010, when pro-lifers began passing laws in unprecedented numbers. Robin agreed to let me share her thoughts. I’m not going to pick them apart, I simply find them fascinating and thought you might, too.
There are some brave, noble souls fighting the good fight, hoping against hope that the current situation can be salvaged, but it cannot. It is unreasonable and naive to conclude that in the West all of a sudden there is going to be this great pro-life, anti-same sex marriage, anti-contraception movement. In short, an anti-selfish […]
The Associated Press tells us that the “GOP-led House on Tuesday passed a far-reaching anti-abortion bill.” But don’t worry, Politico adds. It is “largely symbolic: The bill will be dead on arrival in the Senate.” … The Democrats’ ill-fated gun restriction push was never a “symbolic effort” or “far-reaching,” was it? Coverage of the Newtown, […]
Have you heard of the new short film, Crescendo?
Winner of 16 International film awards, including the Best Short Film at the Hollywood Film Festival, Crescendo was produced by Eduardo Verástegui, Jason Jones, Leo Severino, and Alejandro Monteverde – the team that brought us Bella.
Set in the 18th-century Holy Roman Empire, Crescendo tells the true, life-affirming story of a famous historical figure.
I got to screen this 12-minute film last week and it was great – four stars. Here’s the trailer…
I awakened today to this song playing in my head… Hallelujah. No matter what happens today, Holy, Holy, Holy Is the Lord God Almighty Who was, and is, and is to come, With all creation I sing: Praise to the King of Kings! You are my everything, And – I – will – adore YOU […]
I would like to review some of the principles to keep in mind as you approach the voting booth to complete your ballot. The first is the set of non-negotiables. These are areas that are “intrinsically evil” and cannot be supported by anyone who is a believer in God or the common good or the dignity of the human person.
3. embryonic stem cell research
4. human cloning
5. homosexual “marriage”
… Some candidates and one party have even chosen some of these as their party’s or their personal political platform. To vote for someone in favor of these positions means that you could be morally “complicit” with these choices which are intrinsically evil.
This could put your own soul in jeopardy.
There are many references in the Bible to child sacrifice, and how much God detests it. For example, II Chronicles 28:1-3: Ahaz was twenty years old when he became king, and he reigned in Jerusalem sixteen years. Unlike David his father, he did not do what was right in the eyes of the Lord. He […]
I met Katie Walker several years ago when she was communications director for American Life League. She moved on in 2011 to the same position at Catholic Charities for the Diocese of Arlington.
Meanwhile, Katie’s personal life took a storybook turn.
Apparently even ideologically aligned reporters have their breaking point on abortion promotion. To wit…
Pro-abortion New York Times columnist David Brooks, after Day 1:
I don’t recall ever posting a pro-life work of fiction, but I received a thought-provoking piece from Minnesota pro-lifer William S. Wentink I thought you might enjoy reading on your extra leisure day off. Wentink describes himself as a “retired IBMer and managing partner of a website development company.” I’m including the first couple paragraphs […]
Showing the reality of abortion through abortion pictures, Todd and his team have made it their mission to educate church goers that the place where they worship condones this heinous act against God, in whose image we are made.
ACN is basically a club of all independent abortion clinics other than Planned Parenthood.
I only stumbled on this conference last night while perusing pro-abortion tweets, because Steph Herold, aka @IAmDrTiller, began live-tweeting from the event.
So all I have are tweets, but they’re interesting. I’ve organized the stand-outs by topic….
From Modern Healthcare, today:
Catholic institutions across the country filed 12 federal lawsuits against HHS alleging the department’s mandate over contraception coverage for employer-provided health plans violated their religious freedoms.
The plaintiffs include 11-hospital Franciscan Alliance, Mishawaka, IN, and five-hospital Catholic Health Services of Long Island (NY).
The lawsuits were filed on behalf of 43 Catholic hospitals, schools and churches across the nation in U.S. District Court in eight states and in Washington, D.C.
A few months back an author named Matthew Pope asked if I would like to read the pro-life book he wrote, Emily’s Verse. I said sure.
Emily’s Verse blew me away. Its description, per Amazon, explains the concept but doesn’t do the book justice:
Follow the life of Emily as she navigates the trials and tribulations of life. This series of poems illuminates the simple beauty and pain of life as we know it.
It’s a very interesting conundrum for the hierarchy in America: Catholic candidates unabashedly saying the bishops are flat out wrong on policy statements, those same candidates getting endorsed by catholic organizations that use the name ‘catholic’, and catholic voters lining up behind those candidates and those organizations with their money and their votes. ~ Michael […]
To defeat the culture of death takes more than determination, takes more than courage… it takes faith. ~ The Philippines: Preserving a Culture of Life documentary trailer, via Human Life International, August 17