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Planned Parenthood’s Allies’ Investigative Retort

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You would think that politicians who repeatedly say they are most concerned about women’s health would be at the forefront of calling for investigations of Planned Parenthood.

In the recent videos, we heard PPFA leaders describe changing abortion procedures in order to harvest intact baby organs, which makes this gruesome procedure even more difficult and painful for the mother. Women are required to sign consent forms saying, “I understand there will be no changes to how or when my abortion is done in order to get my blood or the tissue.”

But the videos show top PPFA officials having no qualms about deceiving the women, allowing them to sign the consent forms, and then directing the surgeons to change how the abortion is done.

Instead of being appalled at the treatment of women and the lack of respect of their right to know, we are now hearing liberal politicians calling for investigations – not of Planned Parenthood – but of the producers of the videos!

Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said, “I think it is unfortunate that Planned Parenthood has been the object of such a concerted attack for so many years.” We think it is unfortunate that babies have been the object of such a concerted attack by Planned Parenthood for so many years, with an eye on the bottom line and with no regard for mothers.

Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said, “Let’s have an investigation of those people who were trying to ensnare Planned Parenthood in a controversy that doesn’t exist.”

Doesn’t exist? This controversy does exist, and everyone who cares about the lives of women and babies should feel a sense of urgency in getting to the bottom of this. Ford, Xerox, Coca-Cola, the March of Dimes, and other corporations are urgently scrambling to distance themselves from the controversy that Ms. Pelosi says doesn’t exist.

In a EWTN News interview this week, FRC’s Ken Blackwell remarked, “The only reason that folks can turn abortion into a profitable business is because they have dehumanized us and they’ve made us callous to the human dimension of life in the woman’s womb.” In the middle of the mudslinging and blame games, let’s not forget that these are real children and real women we are talking about.

Given the gravity of the issue and the weight of the evidence, most Americans agree that tax money should not continue to flow to Planned Parenthood as the government investigates the alleged criminal wrong doing. Congress should immediately impose a one year moratorium of federal funding while investigations are ongoing. Speaker Boehner is supportive of the Congressional investigations of Planned Parenthood, but has indicated he will not cut off funds to the abortion giant.

We need you to call on him to bring Rep. Diane Black’s (R-Tenn.) bill to a vote in the House next week before the August recess. Contact your Representative to urge a vote on H.R. 3134 next week!



 

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