Sunday, October 23, 2016

Planned Parenthood

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Hillary clinton

Former secretary of state, first lady, inventor of “No Child Left Behind” and now presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton has received the endorsement of two of the most notorious groups in America.

Planned Parenthood came out early and, for the first time in 100 years, endorsed a presidential candidate before the primaries.

The group’s political arm plans to spend $20 million in the 2016 race.

The endorsement has not been well-received by Planned Parenthood’s supporters:

Near the announcement of Planned Parenthood’s endorsement of Hillary, the gun control group, The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, announced their support for Clinton.

“Hillary Clinton has been a national leader on gun violence prevention for decades. More than any candidate on either side of the aisle, she has the experience, record, and demonstrated commitment to help reach the Brady Campaign’s goal of cutting gun deaths in half by 2025,” Brady Campaign President Dan Gross stated.

Hillary was also endorsed by gun control advocate and former congresswoman from Arizona Gabby Giffords.

Monica Lewinsky’s nemesis has been focused racking up support from gun control advocates over the last several weeks.

The move signals that the 2nd Amendment will be the top issue throughout 2016.

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Dean Transgender

According to Republican presidential candidate Senator Ted Cruz, he was. At an Iowa campaign stop on Sunday, Cruz told a reporter that Dear was a “transgendered leftist activist”

Dear, 57, with guns blazing, held a Planned Parenthood clinic hostage for nearly six hours. When his shooting rampage concluded, three were dead, and six had been injured.

Though he is said to have made comments about “baby parts” to arresting officers in a reference to the leaked hidden camera videos that showed top Planned Parenthood executives brokering the sale of organs from aborted fetuses, the extent of his motivations remain a mystery. Law enforcement says it’s too soon, since they’re still investigating and processing evidence.

But if Cruz is right, that Dear was transgender, it could give an interesting new angle to Dear’s motivations.

Cruz’s claims come from a story initially reported by center-right news source, The Gateway Pundit, that said Dear “identifies as [a] woman.” The source of that information came in the form of publicly-accessible Colorado voter information, which has Dear listed as a female.

It’s unclear whether Dear actually, in fact, identifies as a woman, or whether it was merely a clerical error. His appearance—namely his long, grizzled beard—doesn’t seem to suggest that he’s becoming a woman.

But if Dear is, in fact, a leftist activist protesting so-called “cisgender” (non-transgender) women at a Planned Parenthood, it could dramatically shift the national conversation on a number of key issues.

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A new hashtag popped up on Twitter–designed to get women more excited about abortion.

The hashtag, #ShoutYourAbortion, started trending on the social media site on Tuesday. It was, apparently, designed by Planned Parenthood to help fight back against Congress voting to defund the embattled abortion giant.

Planned Parenthood, always controversial, has been in the limelight after ten hidden camera videos appeared, showing the nonprofit was apparently harvesting organs from aborted fetuses and selling them for profit.

Unfortunately for Planned Parenthood, the hashtag quickly backfired.

Rather than being a forum for women to “shout their abortion”–and, apparently, publicly declare how proud they were to abort their unborn child–the hashtag was quickly hijacked by pro-life supporters, who began telling their stories about why they didn’t get an abortion.

On Facebook, a woman named Leah, for instance, posted: “I was 16. She was unexpected. ‪Planned Parenthood‬ offered me an abortion. I was horrified and quickly declined. Her name is Taylor. She is 19 now. She is the best thing that has ever happened to me and I can’t imagine life without her.”

And another pro-life supporter named Thomas, posted, succinctly, “This. This is why I f***ing hate people… Just because something can be done doesn’t mean it should.”

Over the past few years, pro-choice supporters have veered farther left on abortion. While former President Bill Clinton once said abortion should be “legal, safe, and rare,” today’s liberals don’t have any pretense about wanting to discourage abortion.

Nowadays, they want to be able to wear abortion as a point of pride–encouraging women to “shout” their abortion, even though America remains widely in favor of restrictions on abortion.

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Planned Parenthood clinics nationwide are losing clients left and right–because of ObamaCare.

The controversial organization–which spends a small fortune every year lobbying on behalf of abortion rights–has been walloped by the fact that, with more Americans owning health insurance, there simply isn’t a need for mediocre, abortion-specific clinics like Planned Parenthood.

In fact, one chapter of Planned Parenthood in particular has seen a whopping 15 percent drop since ObamaCare went into effect just three years ago.

“Some people relied on us before they were uninsured prior to the Affordable Care Act,” admitted Lori Carpentier, the CEO of Planned Parenthood of Mid and South Michigan. “now they can go anywhere for care, and some of them have been.”

Planned Parenthood has also been under attack after a series of controversial videos were released showing top executives trying to sell the body parts of aborted children to the highest bidder–and describing how their doctors purposely try to keep the most valuable body parts intact, for higher value.

A number of states have already defunded Planned Parenthood, which receives some taxpayer funding, although a bill has stalled in the U.S. Senate to cut off all federal funding.

It’s unclear if Planned Parenthood’s shriveling numbers mean women are getting abortions elsewhere, like from their doctors, or if they’re getting fewer abortions altogether.

In the short term, it means that Planned Parenthood will have less money to throw around when it comes to fights about so-called “women’s health issues.”

But, longer term, it could be an encouraging sign for the pro-life movement.

Rather than have to go to a low-priced clinic like Planned Parenthood that pushes abortion at all costs (partially so it can sell the baby’s body parts on the black market), women will be able to have more frank discussions with their doctors–and make their decision after they receive all the facts about what an abortion entails, and how far along their baby is in development.

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Planned Parenthood has released an ad attacking Republican Senator Kelly Ayotte and twisting her intentions into something to fit their agenda. Cue for surprise.

The “PSA” criticizes Ayotte and claims she and other Republicans want to shut down the government in order to defund the “Women’s Health” organization. While it is true that Senator Ayotte and other senators have voted repeatedly to pull funding from Planned Parenthood, especially after videos surfaced that implicated them in the practice of illegal abortion procedures and the sale of fetal body parts, it is not true that they are calling for a government shutdown to do so.

The ad employs the tactic of cutting to heartstring-tugging images; an older gentleman asking about his VA Benefits, an elderly woman asking about Medicare, a small business owner, and a mother. All the while probing the question, “What would a government shutdown mean for us?”

Planned Parenthood’s feeble attempt to discredit Senator Ayotte comes after a close vote in congress on a bill that would cut all government subsidies going to the organization. The bill just missed being passed by a margin of eight votes, a worrisome figure for Planned Parenthood. A Bloomburg article even quotes Sen. Ayotte as saying, “I think that we should ensure that we do not have a government shutdown.”

If anything is counter to Planned Parenthood’s claims it should be the antithesis of what they say she wants coming directly from the slandee’s mouth a full two weeks before the ad was even aired.

To further the egg on the face of those campaigning to instill faith the the group even after the ridiculous attempt to cover up their essential black market trade for infant organs and tissue, a government shutdown would not even affect the apparent victims starring in the ad. After the 2013 shutdown it’s known that only a small number of the people using those benefit programs would suffer.

As weak a ploy the ad is to draw attention away from the barbaric and inconceivably base actions of Planned Parenthood, there are still those defending it. They believe that the government should funnel money that could be going into the programs far more worthy of our support than a group that says a woman shouldn’t even be aware of the actual procedural steps of an abortion should the concept of ending a potential life be too disturbing to her.

Are there really those among us that would say the people in the ad like the Veteran, the widow, children, or the small business owner should go without programs in place to make a better country for them instead of those who consider baby hearts, livers, and muscles just “tissue samples” for which they should be “compensated”?

Will the public and the government allow Planned Parenthood to keep masquerading as a helping hand? Or will 2016 finally see and end to their back alley dealings?

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The Center For Medical Progress said it is going to keep releasing disturbing Planned Parenthood videos, and it has delivered on that promise. A third video was released Tuesday, and unlike the first two it focused less on highly placed members of Planned Parenthood and more on a young woman whose seemingly normal job turned into something out of a Stephen King novel when she was tasked with dissecting freshly aborted babies.

The first two videos, of course, showed high ranking PP officials discussing in explicit detail the procedures they use to save baby body parts that are in particularly high demand, and the prices that they charge to deliver them. After the videos the group had the sheer gall to insist that they weren’t doing anything so crass as selling the body parts, no, clearly they are just donating them to science, and accepting money in return. Not a sale at all!

As if that insult to America’s collective intelligence wasn’t enough, the radical left insisted that the group releasing the videos is the group that needs investigation, instead of the group in violation of multiple federal statutes regarding human trafficking. Citizens aren’t buying into that logic, as Breitbart reports that protests against PP are underway in 70 US cities.

A hacker group that calls itself “3301” joined the fray Monday, revealing that it has hacked PP’s e-mail servers and other databases. PP confirmed the data breach, and has asked the FBI to investigate. The Daily Dot published an interview with one of the hackers, who goes by “E.” “Trying to mold an atrocious monstrosity into socially acceptable behaviors is repulsive,” E told The Daily Dot. “Obviously what [Planned Parenthood] does is a very ominous practice. It’ll be interesting to see what surfaces when [Planned Parenthood] is stripped naked and exposed to the public.”

Planned Parenthood itself called the hack a “new low” in a campaign of “harassment” against the organization and its clients.

Following all this publicity came Tuesday’s third video. Holly O’Donnell, a phlebotomist, is at the center of the latest horrifying documentary evidence of PP’s organ trafficking business. Explaining how her job turned into a bait-and-switch, O’Donnell said “I thought I was going to be just drawing blood, not procuring tissue from aborted fetuses.” She went on to detail how she fainted when she was first told to cut out the usable organs from the dead babies’ bodies.

O’Donnell also made it abundantly clear that some of the employees at Planned Parenthood were in on the organ selling scheme. “For whatever we could procure, they would get a certain percentage,” she said. “The main nurse was always trying to make sure we got our specimens. No one else really cared, but the main nurse did because she knew that Planned Parenthood was getting compensated.”

In response to all of these horrifying revelations, Rand Paul has spearheaded a Senate campaign to block federal funding from Planned Parenthood. PP received approximately $540 million in federal funds last fiscal year. Federal law prohibits spending that money directly on abortions, of which the organization performs approximately 330,000 per year.

Senate democrats predictably ignored the organ trafficking and flagrant legal violations, framing the vote as an attack on women’s health care. The Republicans have 54 senate seats, and need 60 votes to defund the organization, leading minority leader Harry Reid to quip sarcastically “good luck.”

Only time will tell if Planned Parenthood will in fact get away with its heinous crimes. The left will certainly continue to abet them.

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Following the release of a second shocking Planned Parenthood hidden-camera video–featuring another of the organization’s top executives describing their apparent baby-parts-for-cash scheme–Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina has some choice words.

And she’s aiming her criticism squarely at Hillary Clinton and the Democratic Party, who have drifted progressively leftward over the last two decades on the issue of abortion.

Clinton, who has already received far more donations from Planned Parenthood staff members than any other 2016 presidential candidate, has yet to say anything about the controversy–and Fiorina believes that’s part of the problem.

“[This video controversy] is made even more terrible by the absolute deafening silence of the Democratic Party,” Fiorina explains. “Democrats have always fought for a policy that says it is not a life until it leaves the hospital. Hillary Clinton has fought to preserve that policy.”

After the release of the first video last week, Planned Parenthood has found itself knee-deep in controversy–even facing a possible official investigation by Congress, which aims to find out whether or not Planned Parenthood broke the law. Some states’ attorney generals have joined the fray, launching their own investigations into Planned Parenthood’s dealings.

But despite the existing controversy, the second, newly-released video–featuring Mary Gatter, Medical Director for Planned Parenthood Pasadena and San Gabriel Valley in California–is, in some ways, even more damning than the first.

After haggling for price for a few minutes for so-called “fetal tissue,” Gatter is asked to name her price. With a smile, she jokes, “I want a Lamborghini” in exchange for the hearts, livers, and lungs of an unborn child.

Planned Parenthood has already gone on the defensive, and even publicly admitted that there will be more videos just like this one being leaked. They wrote a lengthy letter to Congress, in the hopes that this issue will peter out sooner rather than later, and without a full investigation.

But, for many on the right–including Fiorina–the damage is already done, not just to Planned Parenthood but the seeming stranglehold pro-choice politicians and activists have on the political system.

Fiorina adds that she thinks all Americans, no matter what their political persuasions, should see these shocking videos as a wake-up call.

“It doesn’t matter whether you think you’re pro-choice or pro-life,” Fiorina says. “Every woman, every man has to look at these videos and think, what has gone wrong in our nation?”

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U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) is adding to the considerable controversy that engulfed Planned Parenthood this week, over reports that it’s selling body parts of aborted babies.

Now, he’s calling for Congress to investigate and defund Planned Parenthood altogether.

Cruz released the following statement:

“Today’s news regarding allegations that Planned Parenthood is possibly selling the body parts of the babies it has aborted is sickening.

“There is no place for taxpayer funding of organizations that profit from taking away innocent life, much less profiting off the bodies of the lives they have stolen. Congress should immediately begin an investigation of Planned Parenthood’s activities regarding the sale and transfer of aborted body parts, including who is obtaining them and what they are being used for. And it should renew efforts to fully defund Planned Parenthood to ensure that its morally bankrupt business receives not one penny of taxpayer money.

“I proudly stand on the side of life and remain committed to fighting for all innocent life to be valued and protected under the laws of this nation.”

Planned Parenthood has long been a controversial organization for many on the right, due to its willingness to push for abortion at seemingly any cost.

But the latest scandal has shocked both people on both sides of the aisle–even some of those who have been supportive of Planned Parenthood in the past.

During a meeting with two undercover journalists–who were posing as executives at a biotech company–Planned Parenthood’s Senior Director of Medical Services, Dr. Deborah Nucatola, casually sipped a glass of wine and described in graphic detail how Planned Parenthood sells baby body parts.

“Yesterday was the first time she said people wanted lungs,” Nucatola casually told the undercover journalists. “Some people want lower extremities, too, which, that’s simple. That’s easy. I don’t know what they’re doing with it, I guess if they want muscle.”

She went on to describe how doctors are careful not to “crush” key body parts, like the baby’s liver, when removing the fetus after an abortion–in order to keep up with demand.

Planned Parenthood has, naturally, claimed this video is a lie, putting out a statement that read, in part:

“A well funded group established for the purpose of damaging Planned Parenthood’s mission and services has promoted a heavily edited, secretly recorded videotape that falsely portrays Planned Parenthood’s participation in tissue donation programs that support lifesaving scientific research.”

It remains to be seen what happens to Planned Parenthood–but conservative-leaning hidden camera videos have been successful at shutting down organizations in the past.

Back in 2009, the liberal non-profit ACORN was shut down–after their employees were caught on video giving advice to undercover journalists about how to engage in human trafficking and tax evasion. ACORN’s reputation was so badly damaged that Congress pulled funding–and the entire organization folded just a year later.

While Planned Parenthood is far larger than ACORN, this scandal may be the tip of the iceberg–and may ultimately seal the fate for Planned Parenthood.



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