What strikes me the most about the legalization of abortion and the current controversy surrounding the harvest and sale of body parts of the unborn is the resemblance that the entire question has with the proliferation of slavery prior to the Civil War.
Abortion has been legalized unconstitutionally in the Supreme Court just as Dred Scott was a win for slaveholders. Abortion has since moved from a fashionable thing to do, as it was in the seventies and early eighties – coincidentally with the rise of hard drug use and the so-called “sexual revolution” – to a means to keep down the populations of the poor, specifically black populations. And now, there is a question whether abortions could ultimately be sought by an agency who may be selling them on a part by part basis.
In a research paper from Carnegie Mellon University titled, “The Rearing of Slave Children and Their Parental Relationships Before and After Emancipation,” slave children were worth, “$100 at birth and $500 at the age of five,” and one slave woman who had a lot of strong children was worth more than another woman who had as many children, but who were sickly. In the third and fourth video from the Center for Medical Progress, Dr. Savita Ginde says that the “per item thing works a little better, just because we can see how much we can get out of it.” Ginde was referring to the dissected remains of aborted babies, who were also valued higher as their age progressed. In the third video, the remains of an 11.6-week-old baby, whose little fingers were distinct and looked as though they could grab your fingernail, was pleasing to the harvesters because the features were larger, easier to identify and part out. Therefore, as the child becomes older, he or she fetches a higher price.
In the decades leading up to the Civil War, John C. Calhoun, among others, held that slavery was a moral good. So too, do millions of women today, believe that not only is abortion a right, but that it would be an immoral thing to bring a child into the world that would complicate their lives, or for the child to enter a life of poverty. They never argue that the life ended during an abortion is sacred, or that the baby is in fact, a life. Interestingly, even in the cold, sterile confines of the laboratory where they dissected the child, it is referred to as, “another boy!” Another boy what? Another human life, another male human life.
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Yesterday the Women Speak Out PAC, a partner of the Susan B. Anthony List (SBA), released a report showing that Planned Parenthood’s international arm received $26 million in foreign-aid money during Clinton’s last two years at the State Department. Unfortunately, the only reason Planned Parenthood is eligible to receive foreign funds is because President Obama overturned the Mexico City Policy, which was put back in place during Bush’s administration.
The policy requires the more than 600 groups that receive State Department taxpayer funding to pledge not to promote or perform abortions with it. During Bush’s administration, abortion supporters objected to the measure because they wanted to use the funds to do abortions overseas or lobby pro-life nations to reverse their laws against unlimited abortions. If Clinton becomes president in 2016, she will almost certainty keep President Obama’s work up and continue giving money to Planned Parenthood’s abortion expansion around the world.
The new report also revealed that the Clinton’s have received over $67,000 from Planned Parenthood during their political careers, and that Hillary received nearly $12,000 from their employees specifically for her presidential campaign. Interestingly, one of Hillary’s donations came from the CEO of Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains (PPRM), Vicki Cowart.
As LifeNews previously reported, Cowart’s affiliate is featured in the last two videos released by the Center of Medical Progress showing Planned Parenthood executives haggling over the price of babies victimized in abortion. In one video, PPRM’s Medical Director, Dr. Savita Ginde explains how affiliates can get around laws that ban selling aborted babies for compensation. She says, “Putting it under ‘research’ gives us a little bit of an overhang over the whole thing. If you have someone in a really anti state who’s going to be doing this for you, they’re probably going to get caught.”
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Rand Paul’s politics are a constant source of debate on the libertarian right and left. Some think he’s lurched too far toward military interventionism. Some think he’s too close to the Republican establishment. but Paul’s abortion views are less nettlesome than liberal observers of libertarianism seem to think. In April, ThinkProgress’s Judd Legum wrote confidently that Paul was “not a libertarian”; his first evidence was that the senator “vehemently opposes abortion rights.” This week, Little Green Footballs’s Charles Johnson wrote that “Rand Paul likes to present himself as a civil libertarian, but his stance on reproductive rights is straight from the darkest, most regressive part of the Republican Party’s war on women.”
“If you believe in the Constitution, and the protection of life under our Constitution, it’s perfectly within the scope of libertarianism to protect life at all stages,” said Rep. Justin Amash (R-Mich.), who endorsed both Pauls for president. “It’s perfectly reasonable to apply the equal protection clause to protect that. Not just reasonable — essential.”
“The libertarian position is unequivocal: the mother has the absolute right to abortion, period,” said Justin Raimondo, the editorial director of the libertarian AntiWar.com, and a sometime critic of Rand Paul’s political choices. “The ‘right to life’ does not include the ‘right’ to life within someone else’s body. Of course, one may consider abortion — of, say, an 8-month-old fetus — immoral, but many things are considered immoral by many people, and this is irrelevant to the question of whether it ought to be permitted.”
But even libertarian advocates of abortion rights can see the case against taxpayer funds going to a family planning group. And one thing all libertarians have in common is a revulsion toward liberals trying to tell them what they really think.
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As the scandal over Planned Parenthood selling the body parts of unborn babies escalates, pro-life advocates are increasingly turning their focus onto companies and organizations that fund the abortion giant.
Years ago, the breast cancer charity Komen for the Cure, after several years of protests and opposition from pro-life groups, finally announced that it would no longer fund the Planned Parenthood abortion business. Planned Parenthood, in turn, used its supporters in Hollywood and the mainstream media to so thoroughly castigate and trash Komen that it was bullied into resuming funding.
Now, in a recent statement, Komen has admitted that it has resumed funding the abortion company to the tune of hundreds of thousands of dollars annually. Komen claims its donations only fund breast cancer screenings, even though the money is fungible and dollars for such screenings freeup Planned Parenthood funds to be used to promote and perform abortions.
Susan G. Komen Affiliates fund breast cancer screening and outreach programs at 11 Planned Parenthood centers in local communities, with grants totaling $465,000. This is far less than 1 percent of the nearly 1,300 community health grants that Komen and its Affiliates fund worldwide every year. In all, Komen has invested more than $1.8 billion in community health and education programs since its founding in 1982.
The funding to these 11 Planned Parenthood locations pays for breast health outreach and breast screenings for low-income, uninsured or under-insured individuals. These include clinical breast exams and referrals for mammograms if needed.
Komen does not and never has funded abortion or reproductive services at Planned Parenthood or any grantee.
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A Denver, Colorado-based Planned Parenthood faces a legal challenge in Colorado after Cary Smith, of Federal Heights, discovered that clinic staff failed to inquire or report about suspected sexual abuse of her thirteen-year-old daughter after giving her an abortion. This is the same Planned Parenthood abortion business that was caught on an undercover video earlier this week dissecting aborted babies to sell their body parts for research.
Today, Alliance Defending Freedom filed a complaint Wednesday with the Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies on behalf of Colorado Family Action against a Rocky Mountain Planned Parenthood abortionist and another employee. According to information obtained from a recently settled civil lawsuit, the two employees failed to comply with Colorado law by not reporting the sexual abuse of a 13-year-old girl, performed an abortion on the girl without giving notice to her parents, and returned her to the custody of the sexual predator, who continued to sexually molest her.
In May 2012, the sexually abused girl’s parent filed their civil lawsuit in Denver District Court against Rocky Mountain Planned Parenthood for failing to report the sexual abuse, which the girl’s stepfather began committing when she was only six. When the child, known in court documents as “R.Z.,” became pregnant, the stepfather took her to Planned Parenthood, where, without her mother’s knowledge or consent, Planned Parenthood performed an abortion on May 3, 2012. Planned Parenthood then returned the child to the sexual predator, who continued the abuse.
One Rocky Mountain Planned Parenthood employee admitted in a deposition in the civil suit that “being 13 and pregnant alone is not a red flag” for the organization. According to court documents, no Planned Parenthood employee inquired into the nature of the girl’s relationship with the predator or about potential abuse even though she is a minor. The step-father has since been convicted and incarcerated for his crimes.
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After negotiations between pro-life members of the Senate, a new bill has been introduced that will totally de-fund the Planned Parenthood abortion business. The legislation follows three shocking videos that have caught Planned Parenthood doctors discussing and arranging the sale of body parts of aborted babies.
Following pro-life Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s announcement of a working group, Senator Joni Ernst and Senators Rand Paul and James Lankford, along with 21 cosponsors, introduced legislation to protect women’s health and defund Planned Parenthood, S.1881. McConnell stated that the Senate will vote on this legislation before departing for an extended state work period next month.
Not only does the bill de-fund Planned Parenthood, it takes the taxpayer dollars that had been slated for the abortion business and sends them to legitimate women’s health care. The bills transfers funding from Planned Parenthood and sends it to agencies that provides for women’s health services including relevant diagnostic laboratory and radiology services, well-child care, prenatal and postpartum care, immunization, family planning services including contraception, sexually transmitted disease testing, cervical and breast cancer screenings, and referrals.
“As a mother and grandmother, I find this footage of Planned Parenthood’s role in the harvesting of the organs of unborn babies morally reprehensible and vile,” said Senator Ernst. “The American people are horrified by these videos as well. Simply put, this legislation ensures that funding for women’s health is protected and that taxpayer dollars will not go to Planned Parenthood.”
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Lawmakers across the country are calling on Congress to defund Planned Parenthood after undercover videos surfaced showing their top executives negotiating the sale of fetal body parts collected from abortions. Ultimately, the videos highlight the abortion giant’s disregard for human life and their dedication to their bottom line, which is to make more money.
In a new Fox News report, contributors Shannon Bream and Jacqueline Pham help Americans understand how families are forced to help Planned Parenthood’s abortion business through their tax dollars. In fact, the news network created a “Taxpayer Calculator” so that people can find out exactly how much their family gives to Planned Parenthood each year based on their household income.
Over the last 10 years, Planned Parenthood has gotten more than $4 billion in state and federal government aid. Any bid to defund the organization may face long odds.
But how much is it costing you?
Here’s a sample: Individuals making between $50,000 and $100,000 paid just $15.51 toward Planned Parenthood. However, those making more than that paid considerably more. Individuals making above $250,000 have paid, on average, roughly $420 toward the organization.
As LifeNews previously reported, the initial undercover video was seen by over two million people and since then nearly every Republican candidate for President has urged Congress to defund Planned Parenthood. However, top Democrats in our country have said little about the group’s actions and the President actually thanked them for helping him implement Obamacare.
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CONCORD, N.H. – Protests against Planned Parenthood took place nationwide today in light of three undercover videos released by the Center for Medical Progress showing senior Planned Parenthood executives discussing the sale of fetal organs.
The third video, released today, shows Planned Parenthood staffers dissecting the remains of an aborted fetus and discussing the sale of its organs.
Planned Parenthood has denied that its affiliates profit from their “tissue donation” program and has condemned the Center for Medical Progress for using “heavily edited” videos to take Planned Parenthood staffers’ words out of context.
The Center for Medical Progress has also released several videos of its full meetings with the executives.
The latest video released by the Center for Medical Progress (CMP) shows a Planned Parenthood technician sorting through “tissue” collected after a first trimester abortion. As LifeNews previously reported, this is CMP’s third undercover video showing the abortion company negotiating the sale of aborted babies’ body parts with actors posing as buyers from a human biologics company.
The footage features Dr. Savita Ginde, who is the medical director of Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains (PPRM). Currently, PPRM is one of the largest and wealthiest Planned Parenthood affiliates and operates abortion facilities in Colorado, New Mexico, Wyoming, and Nevada. Dr. Ginde tells the actors that she wants to charge per “tissue sample” because that will bring in the most money. She said, “I think the per-item [pricing] works a little better, just because we can see how much we can get out of it.”
However, now the abortion giant is trying to stop news stations from airing the recent footage because it supposedly violates patient privacy. In a letter to TV stations in Minnesota, South Dakota and North Dakota, they attacked CMP by calling them an “extreme activist organization whose sole mission is to prevent women from accessing health care and to destroy Planned Parenthood.”
Unfortunately, for Planned Parenthood, editing only goes so far and CMP released the full, unedited videos with their clips. The truth is Planned Parenthood doesn’t want the truth to come out about their abortion business and will do whatever they have to in order to stop it.
Here’s a portion of their threatening letter:
When your network decides whether to consider this story newsworthy, or whether to use any of this footage at all, we urge you to keep this in mind: The extremists who entered Planned Parenthood labs under false pretenses violated research protocol, and, worse, violated the privacy of patients involved. Those patients’ privacy should not be further violated by having this footage shared by the media.
The storage and examination processes that CMP used to get this footage are medically necessary. It is necessary medical professionals ensure an abortion is complete so that patients do not get an infection. When tissue is donated for medical research, these steps are also necessary for the donations to be completed. It is also medically necessary that researchers evaluate the laboratory procedures of a medical provider for safety standards and best practices.
Some of the conversations and protocols that occur in medical settings and among professional peers can sound jarring when taken out of context. While this can be difficult to hear or watch, it should not be used as an excuse to defund Planned Parenthood.
CMP gained access to Planned Parenthood facilities under false pretenses and filmed without securing approval from the Planned Parenthood staff being filmed or the patients whose privacy is compromised by this secret videotaping. The material should not be aired.
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