Posts Tagged ‘Live Action’
Even left-wing sources agree:
- Slate: “Most meaningless abortion statistic ever”
- Washington Post: 3 Pinocchios, “Very misleading”
According to PP annual report:
- Number of abortions = 323,999
- Number of patients = 2.5 million
- Do the arithmetic: 1 out of 8 patients gets an abortion, (not 1 out of 33)
Live Action explains in detail:
We know that Planned Parenthood and Big Abortion routinely help child rapists get away with their crimes, in such a way that the abuse can continue undetected. We first became aware of this when Life Dynamics reported on the scandal about 10 years ago.
More recently, Live Action has reported video evidence that Planned Parenthood is still more than willing to help child sexual abusers and even sex traffickers commit and continue their crimes.
Big Abortion’s criminal cover-up continues. Just two recent examples:
In the video report below, produced earlier this year by Life Dynamics, the following statements jumped out:
… girls between 10 and 15 years old are now more likely to be impregnated by adult males than they are by boys near their own ages.
Life Dynamics has documented that virtually no mandatory reporting is being done by the clinics that provide these services. In fact, not only are the people at these facilities almost universally ignoring their states mandatory reporting laws, they often take an active role in circumventing them.
You wonder how this can happen? It’s not just the profit motive. And it’s not just your basic extremist ideological commitment to a woman’s “right” to a safe, legal, and rare abortion. No, it’s even more sinister than that (if that’s even possible). Some … not all, but some … of the people who populate Planned Parenthood and Big Abortion are wholly committed to the notion that any limitation on sexual behavior is unjust, so long as the act is consented to by both … check that … all parties. Even pre-teen children should have unlimited discretion to have sex with whomever they choose, including dirty old men. In their view, anything short of forcible rape is not abuse.
The video below captures Carhart explaining to a patient on how he will kill her “baby” (his term).
Patient: I feel it moving now.
Carhart: After 20 weeks, it should be. … Within an hour of the injection [into the baby’s heart], you shouldn’t feel it moving anymore.
Patient: What do you use to break [the baby] up [into pieces]?
Carhart: A pickaxe, a drill bit … (laughter).
Abortion doctor Cesare Santangelo claims that his standard procedure is to kill the baby by severing the umbilical cord first and then waiting on the baby to die.
Hopefully we’ll get the pregnancy out intact … I cut the umbilical cord first, wait for the baby to expire, and then we do it that way.
Despite Federal law which that requires doctors to provide life-saving medical care to any born baby that survives a failed abortion attempt, Santangelo admits on tape that he will do nothing and that the baby “will expire shortly after birth.” If born alive:
We would not help it [survive].
Santangelo works at the Washington Surgi-Clinic in Washington, DC. See it for yourself:
They used to hide the fact that they are killing a baby. More and more, they don’t bother. Here is a video from Live Action.
NOTE: This video was recorded December 10th, 2012 not April 20th, 2012 as indicated in the video timestamp. The video recorder at time of recording carried the wrong internal date setting.
In a bold move to stamp out institutional hypocrisy, Planned Parenthood (PP) has fired Rebecca, an entry-level counselor in Texas … because she couldn’t implement — or did implement, we can’t figure out which — PP’s self-contradictory policy on sex-selection abortions. It’s confusing, because it is apparently PP policy to condemn, support, and be nonjudgmental on sex-selection abortions, all at the same time!
At any rate, the counselor offered PP’s services to perform the abortion, an abortion it is their policy to peform, yet they fired her for it. Confused yet?
In a related matter, PP Executive Director Cecile Richards, despite having a full staff and plenty of time to prepare a thoughtful statement, couldn’t even explain the policy, at least not coherently. But she gets to keep her $400,000/yr job.
Here’s what PP has said about the sex-selection abortions that they themselves commit and profit from:
- PP: “Planned Parenthood condemns sex selection [abortions].” (source)
- PP: “We oppose sex selection abortion.” (source)
- PP “strongly opposes” limits on sex selection abortion. Specifically, PP opposes HR 3541, which would prevent sex-selection abortions, because it “will have the result of further shaming and stigmatizing women” who would use abortion to kill their female offspring. (source) [Note: It would be awful for PP to “shame and stigmatize” an act that PP profits from but claims to “condemn.”]
- PP provides “nonjudgmental” reproductive health care (i.e., abortions), apparently including sex-selection abortions that PP claims to condemn. (source)
- “No Planned Parenthood clinic will deny a woman an abortion based on her reasons for wanting one, except in those states that explicitly prohibit sex-selective abortions.” (story by leftist website Huffington Post, summarizing statement by a PP spokesperson)
How does PP “condemn” a practice that they themselves commit and profit from as a matter of policy? And how do they “condemn” the practice in a “nonjudgmental” way? … You can’t make this stuff up!
There are many ways to combat injustice, and each can be important because each can reach a different audience. At CBR … that’s my day job … we expose abortion using pictures. At Live Action, they expose the abortion industry’s war on women. Over and over again, PP has been caught on tape aiding and abetting the sexual abuse of minor children and even sex trafficking.
Earlier this week, Live Action released a video in which a PP counselor in Texas was confronted with a Live Action operative posing as a woman seeking to kill her child … if it were a girl. She wanted a boy. True to PP policy, the counselor provided “nonjudgmental” counseling and offered PP’s assistance if she found out later that she was pregnant with an unwanted female child.
As soon as Live Action released the video, PP fired the counselor involved. But of course, PP couldn’t explain what policy she violated. She told the client the same things that PP has said publicly … that PP will abortion your child in a “nonjudgmental” way. Perhaps the only way PP can deal with institutional hypocrisy is to fire the poor menial at the bottom of the org chart.
Efforts like Live Action’s ProtectOurGirls.com are important because they expose the deep chasm between the American people, who want abortion to be legal only in certain circumstances, and Planned Parenthood, who makes huge profits when abortion is unlimited and is subsidized by your dollars (follow the money).
Here is the first video report from Live Action:
Great article in the Weekly Standard by Fred Barnes on the progress of the pro-life movement in recent years. He said
That the pro-life movement is bigger is a given. It’s also younger, increasingly entrepreneurial, more strategic in its thinking, better organized, tougher in dealing with allies and enemies alike, almost wildly ambitious, and more relentless than ever.
They’ve begun piling up successes. In 2011 alone, 24 states have enacted 52 new restrictions on abortion. Five now require an ultrasound before an abortion, two insisting that the screen be viewable by the mother. Four bar abortions after the baby is able to feel pain (at approximately 20 weeks). Eight have opted out of Obamacare. Five ban abortions by webcam (in which a doctor, not in person but videoconferencing with the mother, prescribes pills to induce abortion). Six trimmed or eliminated funds for Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest abortion provider. Texas led with a $64 million cut.
Although he didn’t mention CBR by name, he quoted from a piece by abortion industry leaders Frances Kissling and Kate Michelman, who lamented the effictiveness on our work when they noted that “Advocates of choice have had a hard time dealing with the increased visibility of the fetus.” Kissling and Michelman were very specific about how our movement is making the fetus visible:
“… in recent years, the anti-abortion movement [meaning CBR and others] successfully put the nitty-gritty details [meaning pictures] of abortion procedures on public display [meaning university campus exhibits], increasing the belief that abortion is serious business and that some societal involvement is appropriate.”
These pictures are precisely why our successes continue to build. (For more on this, see previous FAB post here.)
Barnes went on to highlight the work of two good friends, Lila Rose of Live Action and Kristan Hawkins of Students for Life of America (SFLA). Live Action’s under-cover investigations have exposed Planned Parenthood covering up for child abusers and sex traffickers at numerous abortion facilities all over the country. Lila was a recent guest on my show (audio here).
SFLA has established pro-life groups at hundreds of universities and colleges around the country. At CBR Southeast, we work closely with SFLA to start pro-life groups in our region and train student leaders how to be more effective at leading pro-life activism.
John Kerry voted for it before he voted against it. Anthony Weiner lied before he told the truth (but only because he had to). And now Planned Parenthood told the truth in private while lying in public.
What? PP told the truth? Say it ain’t so, Joe! That’s stunning news. But if they’re lying and truthing at the same time, do they really deserve partial credit?
Earlier today, Live Action released a video in which callers to Planned Parenthood clinics in Indiana actually told the truth. YIKES! PP admitted, truthfully, that patients on Medicare need not depend on PP, but can obtain the services they need from other health care providers in their communities. This during an ongoing national campaign in which PP falsely claims that poor women in Indiana will lose access to vital health care services if they cannot go to Planned Parenthood.
From the Live Action website:
In an official press release, Planned Parenthood CEO Cecile Richards claimed that Indiana’s defunding of Planned Parenthood would “take away health care from thousands of women in Indiana.” Last week, Live Action’s undercover investigators called 16 of the 28 Indiana Planned Parenthood clinics posing as women on Medicaid concerned about where they could receive services if Planned Parenthood’s funding was not restored.
Planned Parenthood staffers at all 16 locations admitted that Medicaid women would still have access to medical care after the defunding. Staffers suggested local health clinics or state-assigned primary care physicians for Medicaid patients: “Your primary care doctor should be able to do [a Well Woman exam,] I mean, that’s what they’re there for,” said a Planned Parenthood in Michigan City, while the Merrillville Planned Parenthood said of a local community health center, “They have the same services we have.”
“According to Planned Parenthood’s own statistics, their 28 clinics serve less than 1% of Indiana Medicaid patients, yet they do more than 50% of Indiana abortions,” notes Rose. There are over 800 other Medicaid providers available to these women in the counties with Planned Parenthood clinics alone.”
Click here for more on this story. Check out the video here: