|Conservatives outraged over video targeting women's health clinic.|
Conservatives are trying to promote a video that surfaced over the weekend. An undercover video shows a Planned Parenthood executive talking about selling aborted baby organs.
Now before I get into this type of stuff, I want to first say that this isn't the first time anti-choice extremists gone after the prenatal organization. They've tried this stuff numerous times and it gave them nothing.
Now Congress is going to investigate Planned Parenthood over these accusations.
Of course, Planned Parenthood denies this. They believe that the video is deceptive.
I agree. Because no person with a right mind would deliver information about a patient or a procedure of a client to a random stranger. Those who go against the rules are fired out the cannon.
So a small number of Planned Parenthood employees and volunteers were fired for not following procedure, and the organization committed to retraining its staff. This could lead to lawsuits an
When you enter Planned Parenthood, they pat you down for weapons. They don't ask you to put away phones or cameras. They respect the privacy of the person. They also will not reveal the name of the person despite it being an agitator.
Lila Rose, a White extremist is part of the anti-choice movement. She's a vicious agitator who often masquerade herself a teenager who is pregnant in need of a termination. She and James O'Keefe sneak into facilities with hidden cameras. They talk to workers tales of misfortune. They ask the caretakers what they can do if they have a termination. While being filmed, the caretaker will say something that may sound totally outrageous but in reality it's a part of their job. Somehow, they take the comments and twist it around to make it sound like it's an illegal act.
Republicans and anti-abortion groups said the video shows that Planned Parenthood sells fetal body parts after an abortion, which is illegal. The family planning provider denied the allegation and said that it only legally donates fetal tissue for medical purposes, at the request of its patients, and not for profit. The full, unedited version of the video reveals that Nucatola is talking about reimbursement for the donation of fetal tissue, not the sale of it.
"These outrageous claims are flat-out untrue, but that doesn't matter to politicians with a longstanding political agenda to ban abortion and defund Planned Parenthood," said Eric Ferrero, vice president of communications at Planned Parenthood. "Women and families who make the decision to donate fetal tissue for lifesaving scientific research should be honored, not attacked and demeaned. Our medical practices and guidelines in this area are clear, and we do this important work just like other high-quality health care providers -- with full, appropriate consent from patients, under the highest ethical and legal standards, and with no financial benefit for the patient or Planned Parenthood."
Republican lawmakers in Congress and state legislatures across the country have been trying to defund Planned Parenthood since 2011 because some of its clinics offer abortion services. House Republicans previously launched an investigation into the family planning provider in 2011, after the anti-abortion group Live Action released a heavily edited video that purported to show Planned Parenthood employees aiding sex traffickers.
If ever the Republicans tried to pass bills to defund organizations to benefit women's health, expect President Barack Obama to veto it.
There's no chance of Republicans ever defunding the organization. But it's great theater to see them bitch about it.
I don't support abortions. But however, I believe it's a woman's choice to have a termination.