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  • Inslee stands by Planned Parenthood, rebuffs “extremist organizations” calling for defunding

    07/29/2015 5:03:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The Seattle Post-Intelligencer ^ | July 29, 2015 | Joel Connelly
    Gov. Jay Inslee has sharply rebuffed a campaign demanding that the state investigate and defund Planned Parenthood, describing it as the work of “national extremist organizations” trying to eliminate a vital source of health care for women, particularly poor women. The Governor’s statement came after a letter to Inslee by seven Republican legislators demanded that the state stop funding Planned Parenthood, and a letter from 34 GOP lawmakers asking Attorney General Bob Ferguson to investigate whether Planned Parenthood has been selling organs from aborted babies for financial gain. “Planned Parenthood provides millions of women across the country access to a...
  • A new, more truthful ad idea for Planned Parenthood...

    07/29/2015 3:56:29 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 6 replies
    American Irony ^ | 7-29-15 | The Looking Spoon
    If I were the PR firm that Planned Parenthood hired this is the ad I'd tell them to run...but then again my objective would be the truth, not damage control.
  • State investigating Planned Parenthood offices in Florida

    07/29/2015 3:34:13 PM PDT · by Morgana · 5 replies
    baynews9 ^ | July 29, 2015, | baynews9
    ORLANDO -- The 16 Planned Parenthood offices in Florida that perform abortion procedures are now under investigation by the state. Governor Rick Scott announced Wednesday that the Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA) will investigate the offices to ensure they are in full compliance with the law. Governor Rick Scott released the following statement: The videos coming out about Planned Parenthood are deeply troubling to say the least. It is against the law for any organization to sell body parts. I asked AHCA Secretary Liz Dudek to begin immediately dispatching staff from their licensure office to evaluate the 16 Planned...
  • Planned Parenthood Caught Selling Aborted Babies Did Abortion on Raped Teen, Returned Her to Rapist

    07/29/2015 3:23:27 PM PDT · by Morgana · 4 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | Steven Ertelt Jul 29, 2015
    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...
  • Texas AG: Office Has Received More Planned Parenthood Videos

    07/29/2015 3:22:22 PM PDT · by Nachum · 19 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 7/29/15 | Paul J. Weber
    Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton said Wednesday that his office has received video taken in a Planned Parenthood clinic he says is consistent with other stealthily recorded footage that has Republicans again taking on the biggest abortion provider in the U.S. While testifying before a committee of Texas lawmakers, Paxton would not divulge details or discuss how his office got the footage, which has not been publicly released. He also didn´t specify where the video was filmed, but Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast says actors pretending to be from a health research company toured its Houston clinic in April and talked
  • 11 Komen for the Cure Affiliates Give Planned Parenthood Hundreds of Thousands in Donations

    07/29/2015 2:48:19 PM PDT · by Morgana · 3 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | Jul 29, 2015 | Steven Ertelt
    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. SIGN THE PETITION! Congress Must De-Fund Planned Parenthood Immediately Now,...
  • Gov. Scott orders inspections of Planned Parenthoods

    07/29/2015 2:36:20 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 29, 2015 5:19 PM EDT | Kelly Kennedy
    Florida Gov. Rick Scott ordered state health officials to inspect Planned Parenthood offices that perform abortions, saying he is troubled by videos describing the organization’s procedures for providing tissue from aborted fetuses for research. The Republican governor said Wednesday the state will take quick legal and regulatory action if any of the 16 facilities in Florida are found in violation of the law. “The videos coming out about Planned Parenthood are deeply troubling to say the least. It is against the law for any organization to sell body parts,” Scott said in a statement. Planned Parenthood has come under congressional...
  • We Cry Over the Death of Cecil the Lion, But Shrug Off Planned Parenthood?

    07/29/2015 12:35:18 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 39 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | July 29, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: I have a simple question. I understand. I love Cecil the lion. I understand it. I understand crying. I myself was ravaged with sadness when I heard about the death of Cecil the lion. You know why? Because, even when talking about a lion, it was in a game preserve. It wasn't a pet, and you're never gonna make a pet out of a predator beast. But it still is the essence of innocence, and it wouldn't do anything to us if we didn't threaten it first. It is just senseless for somebody to shoot it. I don't care...
  • (Texas) Congresswoman: Planned Parenthood culture of death no different than Nazis

    07/29/2015 2:04:58 PM PDT · by Morgana · 14 replies
    life dynamics ^ | July 28, 2015 | life dynamics
    A Texas Congresswoman has said that what Planned Parenthood is doing with aborted babies is no different than the Nazi experiments during the holocaust. She made the statements today in Austin as pro-lifers gathered in the Capital to demand lawmakers do more to stop Planned Parenthood after they came under fire for their gruesome operation of harvesting baby parts from aborted children. You can watch the undercover videos exposing Planned Parenthood on this blog here, here, and here. Rep. Jodie Laubenberg compared the procurement and research of fetal tissue to Nazi experiments. “To find out that this culture of death...
  • OB-GYN on Planned Parenthood Videos: As They Violate Medical Ethics, We Can Overcome Evil with Good

    07/29/2015 1:56:09 PM PDT · by Morgana · 1 replies
    bound4life.com ^ | July 29, 2015 | Dr. Brent Boles
    Recent weeks have seen the revelation of deeply disturbing practices at Planned Parenthood, the world’s largest corporate abortion provider. As a practicing OB-GYN in Tennessee, these videos horrify me too — especially the latest one released yesterday. Yet I am not shocked. Women have shared with me how Planned Parenthood violated them, and the pain of losing their babies. For years now, I have volunteered to advance the pro-life cause – because anything else would contradict my Christian faith and the medical ethics I swear to uphold. Groups such as Live Action, Americans United for Life and Bound4LIFE have documented...
  • Planned Parenthood Is Our Auschwitz

    07/29/2015 1:51:26 PM PDT · by Morgana · 17 replies
    redstate.com ^ | July 29th, 2015 | Owen Strachan (Diary)
    The third undercover video exposing Planned Parenthood from the Center for Medical Progress is out. By now, the takeaway from this media is clear: this is our Auschwitz. Some might recoil at this statement. Wait a minute, they’re thinking, cool your jets. Auschwitz was a concentration camp. That’s not Planned Parenthood. In the simplest terms, no, Planned Parenthood is not a concentration camp. It is not performing ethnic cleansing (anymore). It performs certain medical services that are of value to women. But for decades, the real “value added” function of the organization has been this: it has provided a safe...
  • Planned Parenthood Gets Body Parts by Shooting Babies Through the Heart With Poison to Kill Them

    07/29/2015 1:48:48 PM PDT · by Morgana · 9 replies
    life news ^ | Jul 29, 2015 | Steven Ertelt
    By now millions of Americans have seen the expose videos showing Planned Parenthood doctors facilitating and arranging for the ale of aborted baby body parts. The shocking undercover footage has resulted in efforts to de-fund Planned Parenthood and multiple state investigations. But how does the abortion business obtain the body parts of aborted babies to sell to biotech firms who eventually sell them to research firms and universities? It turns out that Planned Parenthood shoots unborn babies with through the heart with poison to kill them — preserving their bodies enough to use the body for research down the road....
  • Scott Walker’s State Caucus Moves Quickly To Ban Sale Or Donation Of Fetal Tissue

    07/29/2015 12:49:16 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 27 replies
    The 405 Radio Media ^ | July 29, 2015
    The Wisconsin State Legislature is moving quickly on a bill to ban any sale or donation of fetal tissue. The legislation languished in the last two sessions, but is getting renewed momentum because of videos released showing top Planned Parenthood executives haggling about the price of parts from aborted babies. Walker enjoys Republican majorities in both the assembly and state senate, with a 63-36 assembly lead. Scott Walker already signed a bill banning abortions after 20 weeks, and would likely welcome the new ban of fetal tissue sales to burnish his national reputation among social conservatives as pro-life. The U.S....
  • World Explodes Over Dead Lion, Ignores Planned Parenthood

    07/29/2015 12:20:43 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 28 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | July 29, 2015 | Ben Shapiro
    On Tuesday, the world lost its collective mind – whatever is left of it, anyway – when media discovered the identity of the killer of a Zimbabwean named Cecil. Cecil is a lion. Cecil, a lion, was by most accounts “one of Africa’s most famous lions.” Cecil, incredibly, was famous for being a lion, not for curing cancer, although you wouldn’t know that by the media coverage.
  • Baby Harvesting Scandal: Aborted Baby Organs are IMPLANTED INTO RATS – Grown for Transplants

    07/29/2015 10:09:36 AM PDT · by blueyon · 44 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 7/29/15 | Jim Hoft
    On Tuesday the third undercover video of Planned Parenthood’s despicable harvesting practices was released by the Center for Medical Progress. The latest video shows actual harvesting of aborted baby organs in a Planned Parenthood clinic. ** Planned Parenthood later warned media outlets NOT TO AIR the undercover video of the baby organ harvesting. But the controversy does not end there… The aborted baby body parts are often implanted into rats until they grow large enough to be transplanted into a person. It’s like something straight from a science fiction novel. Live Science reported:
  • Follow the money with Planned Parenthood scandal

    07/29/2015 9:23:05 AM PDT · by stockpirate · 38 replies
    VANITY ^ | 7/29/2015 | Stockpirate
    Megan Kelly reported last night that there is another company, company "B" selling baby body parts for thousands of dollars a piece while PPH, company "A" sells each part for maybe $40-$50 each. Here is how the scam works IMHO: PPH employees and executives are stock holders in company "B", company "A" sells the baby body parts to company a at a very low price, at cost. Then company "B" sells the baby body parts a a huge markup. The result is that company "A" appears to make no profits on the sale of these baby body parts and those...
  • Group holds #WomenBetrayed rallies, protests Planned Parenthood in Indianapolis

    07/29/2015 9:03:06 AM PDT · by Morgana · 3 replies
    cbs4indy.com ^ | July 28, 2015, | Gabby Gonzalez,
    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (July 28, 2015) – A pro-life group is organizing rallies across the country Tuesday to spur an investigation into Planned Parenthood. Students for Life for America cites the recently released undercover video showing a Planned Parenthood executive discussing fetal organ donation as the motivation for events. While the pro-life group accuses Planned Parenthood of profiting from fetal organ donation, Planned Parenthood says they are only reimbursed for the expenses that come with the practice. The now viral undercover video, posted by a pro-life group called the Center for Medical Progress, showed a Planned Parenthood official discussing the harvesting...
  • Protesters Stage Outside Planned Parenthood (Oregon)

    07/29/2015 8:50:47 AM PDT · by Morgana · 2 replies
    kxl.com ^ | July 28, 2015 | Jeremy Scott
    BEAVERTON, Ore. — Several hundred anti-abortion activists lined the street corners near a Planned Parenthood clinic on Tuesday morning after undercover video was leaked of the organization selling parts of tiny unborn babies. “The newest video released today showed them actually picking through a tiny arm and leg and negotiating prices,” said college student Melodie Durett. She’s calling for an official investigation. The group signed a petition asking for the organization who they say lacks compassion to be de-funded by the government. “Women today are told that your ‘choice’ is abortion. That is not a choice,” said a protester. The...
  • Protesters decry Planned Parenthood over activist's video (Ohio)

    07/29/2015 8:45:53 AM PDT · by Morgana · 5 replies
    wcpo.com ^ | Jul 28, 2015 | WCPO Staff
    CINCINNATI -- Dozens of protesters marched outside Planned Parenthood’s offices in Mt. Auburn on Tuesday calling on the federal government to defund the organization. The protests also took place in more than 50 cities across the country. Planned Parenthood has been under fire for weeks after a video surfaced that appears to show an executive discussing fetal tissue donation. Planned Parenthood said the video is heavily edited and misleading. The group says it does donate tissue for research but does not market body parts. Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine said he is planning to investigate the organization based on the...
  • Las Vegas joins national protests against Planned Parenthood

    07/29/2015 8:40:42 AM PDT · by Morgana
    news3lv.com ^ | 7/28/2015 | Sandra Gonzalez
    LAS VEGAS (KSNV News3LV) – The anti-abortion group, the Center for Medical Progress, has released a third undercover video showing what it believes to be the sale of fetal body parts by Planned Parenthood. In several cities across the country, rallies against Planned Parenthood were held including one in Las Vegas. "Planned Parenthood is our nation's abortion Goliath," says the Director of Nevadans for Life, Jessi Bridges before supporters. About 100 people rallied against Planned Parenthood at Grant Sawyer State Government Building on Tuesday. "It's time for congress to investigate Planned Parenthood now. It is time for congress to defund...
  • Protesters Gather Outside Sacramento Planned Parenthood

    07/29/2015 8:38:06 AM PDT · by Morgana · 4 replies
    fox40.com ^ | July 28, 2015 | Ben Deci
    SACRAMENTO — So many Americans see the abortion debate as something that long ago devolved into not much more than a shouting match. Tuesday, it literally became one, as Sacramento protesters shouted to be heard over music that Planned Parenthood was piping outside its 29th Street clinic. But Tuesday, protesters say something there is different. “You know, I think this is a tipping point in American history,” said Wynette Sills, the Director of Californians for Life. The new energy in protests against Planned Parenthood comes from a series of videos released by the Center for Medical Progress. They are purportedly...
  • Protesters target Milwaukee Planned Parenthood

    07/29/2015 8:35:47 AM PDT · by Morgana · 6 replies
    jsonline.com ^ | July 28, 2015 | Mary Spicuzza
    A group of anti-abortion activists gathered outside a Milwaukee Planned Parenthood health center Tuesday as part of a national day of protests targeting the group. Organizers said the protest, which was held on Wisconsin Ave. near 22nd St. came in response to recently released videos, which show a Planned Parenthood employee discussing the cost of fetal body parts. "We are outraged," said Kerry Lawlor, one of the organizers of the Milwaukee protest. "We feel that women have been betrayed instead of served." Planned Parenthood described the rally as a pattern of continued harassment. The event in Milwaukee drew about 50...
  • Senate To Vote on Defunding Planned Parenthood

    07/29/2015 8:17:28 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 7/29/2015 | Katie Pavlich
    Newly minted Republican Senator Joni Ernst introduced legislation late yesterday to defund Planned Parenthood after a series of undercover videos by the Center for Medical Progress revealed the abortion giant selling baby parts and haggling over prices. (In case you missed the videos, Cortney has you covered here). The legislation is co-sponsored by Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, GOP presidential candidate Rand Paul and five other Republicans. "A bill to prohibit Federal funding of Planned Parenthood Federation of America," the legislation states. "IN GENERAL.—Notwithstanding any other provision of law, no Federal funds may be made available to Planned Parenthood Federation of...
  • 'Women Betrayed'! 65 U.S. cities protest Planned Parenthood

    07/29/2015 8:07:48 AM PDT · by Morgana · 5 replies
    wnd.com ^ | July 29, 2015 | Chelsea Schilling
    An estimated 12,000 Americans in as many as 65 U.S. cities took to the streets Tuesday to demand an end to federal funding of Planned Parenthood amid mounting evidence that the abortion group dismembered unborn babies and sold the babies’ internal organs and parts – including heads, hearts, livers, kidneys and limbs – to organizations and researchers across the country. The “Women Betrayed” rallies, coordinated by Students for Life of America and Pro-Life Future, followed release of three undercover videos showing Planned Parenthood executives negotiating deals to collect and deliver the baby parts. The investigation was carried out by the...
  • Protests Against Planned Parenthood in 70 Cities

    07/29/2015 8:04:01 AM PDT · by Morgana · 4 replies
    breitbart ^ | 28 Jul 2015 | by Lana Shadwick
    AUSTIN, Texas — Pro-lifers across America are gathering today at what has been dubbed “#WomenBetrayedRally.” The rallies, in more than 70 cities across the nation, come in the wake of the release of undercover videos showing Planned Parenthood executives discussing the harvesting and sale of baby body parts. They are calling on state and federal officials to investigate and defund Planned Parenthood. The Center for Medical Progress released undercover videos on July 14th and July 21st which riveted the nation. The response – Governors and Congressmen have called for the defunding and investigation of Planned Parenthood. A third video was...
  • Hillary: Hey, let’s investigate all abortion providers [One up on the GOP]

    07/29/2015 7:59:46 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/29/2015
    Wait … what? This actually came from a partial defense Hillary Clinton tried to provide for Planned Parenthood yesterday, but it comes across as something else entirely. In an interview with the New Hampshire Union Leader, Hillary acknowledged that she has seen some of the images from the undercover videos produced by the Center for Medical Progress, and calls them disturbing. But Congress shouldn’t single out Planned Parenthood, Hillary argues — they should investigate all abortion providers for potential tissue sales.You’re on: Calling them “disturbing,” Hillary Clinton said undercover videos showing Planned Parenthood officials discussing the sale of aborted...
  • Senate Republicans Introduce Bill To Defund Planned Parenthood

    07/29/2015 7:57:53 AM PDT · by Morgana · 23 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 07/29/2015 | Paul Conner
    A group of Republican senators, led by Iowa’s Joni Ernst, introduced legislation Tuesday to strip Planned Parenthood Federation of America of the more than $500 million of taxpayer money that it receives every year. The bill comes after the anti-abortion group Center for Medical Progress released undercover videos showing Planned Parenthood officials talking with disturbing frankness about selling the organs of unborn children to research facilities. The group’s affiliates across the country performed 327,653 abortion procedures in 2013, according to its most recent annual report. That report shows that Planned Parenthood took more $528 million in federal money, 41 percent...
  • New Mexico protesters demand Planned Parenthood inquiry

    07/29/2015 7:50:16 AM PDT · by Morgana · 4 replies
    abqjournal.com ^ | July 29, 2015 | Deborah Baker and Rick Nathanson / Journal Staff Writers
    More than 300 abortion opponents held rallies Tuesday in New Mexico demanding the government investigate whether Planned Parenthood is illegally selling aborted fetal tissue, and that it defund the national organization. The protests, at the state Capitol in Santa Fe and at Planned Parenthood clinics in Santa Fe and Albuquerque, were a spinoff of the recent national furor over secretly recorded videos posted to YouTube, showing organization officials talking about providing fetal tissue and organs for research in exchange for payment. Anti-abortion groups have seized on the videos as evidence of what one rally speaker called the “scandal of selling...
  • McConnell, Cornyn Push Through Voice Vote to Fund Planned Parenthood, Protect Obama’s Iran Deal

    07/29/2015 7:49:14 AM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 35 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 27 Jul 2015 | Matthew Boyle
    On the floor of the U.S. Senate on Sunday evening, something remarkable—a little bit insider-y in Washington, but remarkable nonetheless—happened: The Senate Majority Leader, Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY), his entire leadership team, and most of the Republicans in the U.S. Senate voice voted through measures to fund Planned Parenthood in its entirety and to help protect President Barack Obama’s nuclear arms deal with Iran. The reason the voice vote is significant is because McConnell, especially, and his Whip Sen. John Cornyn, purposefully launched what appears to be an unprecedented effort to duck accountability for their votes—and the votes of every...
  • Why Planned Parenthood Can’t Donate Tissue Harvested From Babies

    07/29/2015 7:44:18 AM PDT · by Morgana · 5 replies
    thefederalist.com ^ | July 29, 2015 | Katie Geary
    If you haven’t watched the damning videos of Planned Parenthood officials discussing fetal tissue donation (or, in plain language, exchanging aborted babies’ body parts for money), you should watch them now before you read further. The first alarming question is whether Planned Parenthood illegally sells aborted fetuses’ organs and tissue. This is what Planned Parenthood and its defenders have repeatedly focused on, insisting that they are compliant with all laws. But it is what precedes that “fetal tissue donation” that needs attention. Specifically, does Planned Parenthood regularly flout the federal ban on partial-birth abortion using loopholes? How do they get...
  • Planned Parenthood attacks

    07/29/2015 7:29:28 AM PDT · by Morgana · 7 replies
    redstate.com ^ | July 29th, 2015 | streiff (Diary)
    “Deny everything. Admit nothing. Blame others. Make counter-accusations.” That, in a nutshell, is the Planned Parenthood strategy for surviving the revelations that far from being a non-profit they are a rapacious and conscienceless entity that would have shamed the Burkers of Regency London. Now that a politically connected — by ‘politically connected’ I mean Democrat –crisis communications firms is on board we are seeing an all out assault being waged by Planned Parenthood on the people who produced the video. As my colleague Joe Cunningham reported yesterday, Planned Parenthood has sent a memo to editors warning them to ignore the...
  • Remember when Planned Parenthood was cool with secretly recorded video? We do! [pic]

    07/29/2015 7:27:15 AM PDT · by Morgana · 2 replies
    twitchy.com ^ | July 28, 2015 | Twitchy Staff
    One of Planned Parenthood’s — and their supporters’ — most trusty complaints when it comes to being exposed as the baby butchers they are is about how the damning videos were obtained. Secrecy is bad, they cry! We were duped, they sputter! But as tweeter @back_ttys reminds us, it wasn’t so long ago that Planned Parenthood was singing a different tune:
  • Government by Journalism, Planned Parenthood style

    07/29/2015 6:07:46 AM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 8 replies
    If a tree falls in a forest and nobody was there to hear it, did it really happen? If baby parts are being sold and nobody is there to report it, were those parts really sold? "They(journalists) decide what their readers shall know, or what they shall not know" - William Thomas Stead, Government by Journalism The latest chapter of this grotesque storyline is that Margaret Sanger's Planned Parenthood is warning the media not to play any of these videos, or even report on them. But it is pretty clear that there was a coverup before that letter was even...
  • Dozens march on Planned Parenthood in Syracuse, outraged by fetal tissue videos (New York)

    07/29/2015 12:15:04 AM PDT · by Morgana · 7 replies
    syracuse.com ^ | July 28, 2015 | Tim Knauss
    SYRACUSE, N.Y. – About 85 protesters filled the sidewalk in front of Planned Parenthood in Syracuse today for an anti-abortion rally fueled by recent undercover videos about the sale of fetal tissue from abortions. Protesters demanded that Congress eliminate taxpayer funding for Planned Parenthood and investigate the organization for possible violation of federal law against selling fetal tissue for profit. The protest in Syracuse, one of dozens slated for today around the nation, drew participants from as far away as Yonkers. But many were local protesters who are regulars on the sidewalk at 1120 E. Genesee St., having prayed and...
  • Salt Lake protesters take their message to Planned Parenthood (Utah)

    07/29/2015 12:08:39 AM PDT · by Morgana · 3 replies
    deseretnews.com ^ | July 28 2015 6 | Daphne Chen
    SALT LAKE CITY — Protesters carrying signs against abortion gathered outside a Planned Parenthood Association of Utah office Tuesday afternoon to call on government officials to strip funding from the reproductive health organization. The rally drew about 100 people and was one of 65 "Women Betrayed" protests that took place across the nation Tuesday, ignited by the release of three videos over the past few weeks showing Planned Parenthood officials discussing the price of procuring fetal tissue. "The videos were horrific," said rally organizer Callie Oppedisano, a mother of three and active anti-abortion activist. "We want our Congress to know...
  • Mitch McConnell presses forward with vote to defund Planned Parenthood

    07/28/2015 11:30:07 PM PDT · by Morgana · 43 replies
    politico.com ^ | 7/28/15 | Anna Palmer and John Bresnahan
    The controversy surrounding Planned Parenthood is escalating on Capitol Hill as Senate Republicans vowed Tuesday to vote to cut off federal funds for the organization as early as next week and keep campaigning on the issue this fall. After anti-abortion activists on Tuesday released a new video showing representatives from Planned Parenthood talking about fetal tissue sales, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) assigned a trio of senators to come up with a plan to defund the abortion rights group. Sens. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), James Lankford (R-Okla.) and Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) are trying to hash out a deal about how...
  • Read the Letter Planned Parenthood Sent News Outlets Warning Them Not to Air Undercover Videos

    07/28/2015 11:13:44 PM PDT · by Morgana · 74 replies
    blaze.com ^ | July 28, 2015 | Oliver Darcy
    A regional branch of Planned Parenthood warned reporters in a new letter Monday against airing recent sting videos released by a group which purport to show the abortion provider’s employees discussing the sell of aborted fetus parts. KVLY-TV in North Dakota published the letter from Planned Parenthood Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota. “CMP has used footage obtained through deceit and unlawful behavior, including possible violations of state recording laws, federal tax laws and falsified state identification. Then, they concoct wildly false stories through selective editing,” the letter alleged. “We expect this video will be no different in that regard;...
  • Undercover videos spark Planned Parenthood protest in Birmingham

    07/28/2015 11:09:59 PM PDT · by Morgana · 13 replies
    wiat.com ^ | July 28, 2015 | Mike McClanahan
    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — Pro-life groups are calling for a state investigation into Planned Parenthood affiliates in Alabama. There’s also a push to de-fund the organization, and protesters are taking that message to the streets. A large group of people gathered at noon Tuesday outside the Planned Parenthood office in Birmingham.
  • Health chief defends Planned Parenthood amid calls to defund

    07/28/2015 10:58:07 PM PDT · by Morgana · 13 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 07/28/15 | Peter Sullivan
    President Obama’s top healthcare official defended federal funding for Planned Parenthood at a hearing on Tuesday as Republicans zeroed in on cutting off its money. Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell focused her comments on how the federal funding for Planned Parenthood provides mammograms and other services for women. “What I think is important is that our HHS funding is focused on issues of preventative care for women, things like mammograms and cancer prevention screenings,” Burwell told the House Education and the Workforce Committee. “We do not fund abortion,” she added, though Burwell noted there are some...
  • [HuffPo] Senate GOP Fast-Tracks Bill To Defund Planned Parenthood

    07/28/2015 7:56:30 PM PDT · by VinL · 29 replies
    Huff Post ^ | 7/28/15 | Laura Barron-Lopez
    After a group of GOP senators huddled Tuesday afternoon to discuss the recently released undercover "sting" videos of Planned Parenthood, Republicans unveiled legislation to strip the family planning provider of its federal funding. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) fast-tracked the legislation Tuesday night using Rule 14 of Senate procedure, setting up a procedural cloture vote to move the bill to the floor as early as Monday. That all but assures the bill will get a final vote before Senators depart for August recess. McConnell huddled with Sens. Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), Rand Paul (R-Ky.) and a handful of other Republicans...
  • Thousands Rally Across Nation Urging Defunding Planned Parenthood: #WomenBetrayed

    07/28/2015 10:47:14 PM PDT · by Morgana · 9 replies
    breitbart ^ | 28 Jul 2015 | Dr. Susan Berry
    Thousands of Americans rallied Tuesday in some 65 cities across the nation to urge state and federal lawmakers to investigate and defund Planned Parenthood – the country’s largest abortion provider. The rallies, titled #WomenBetrayed, were launched by national pro-life group Students for Life of America (SFLA) and its partner organization Pro-Life Future in response to the gruesome undercover investigative videos released by the Center for Medical Progress over the past several weeks. Participants are urging their state and federal lawmakers to investigate, prosecute, and defund Planned Parenthood. “Women across the nation rose up today to say that they deserve better...
  • Protestors picket Columbia Planned Parenthood clinic

    07/28/2015 7:30:56 PM PDT · by Controlling Legal Authority · 9 replies
    Columbia Missourian ^ | 7/28/15 | Sarah Fine
    The protest was part of a national event held by Women Betrayed, an anti-abortion organization that aims to eliminate public funding for Planned Parenthood. The location on Providence Road is officially called the Columbia Health Center. The rally came two days before the center will begin taking appointments for abortions. Columbia Health Center will be the only abortion provider in mid-Missouri. Because of the 72-hour waiting period, the first day that abortions can be administered will be Aug. 3.
  • Geraldo Rivera Frets Planned Parenthood Scandal ‘Might Put an End’ to ‘Garbage’ Used to ‘Be the...

    07/28/2015 6:46:55 PM PDT · by markomalley · 56 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 7/28/15 | Curtis Houck
    On Tuesday’s edition of The Five on the Fox News Channel (FNC), liberal panelist Geraldo Rivera defended Planned Parenthood in wake of the video scandal concerning body parts from aborted babies, fretting that it “might put an end to the harvesting of what would be garbage” that “may” help contribute to a “cure for cancer” or “heart disease.” Moments after co-host Greg Gutfeld opened the segment with a commentary on the disturbing scandal, Rivera wondered to co-host Eric Bolling if he “fear[ed]...that the scandal, the justifiable scandal over the callousness of the people portrayed in this video might put an...
  • HHS boss won't probe Planned Parenthood -- or even watch videos

    07/28/2015 5:36:57 PM PDT · by markomalley · 17 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 7/28/15 | Paul Bedard
    The week-long outcry over secretly-taped videos revealing Planned Parenthood's practice of selling body parts of aborted fetuses won't be investigated by the federal agency that provided $67.2 million between 2010 and 2012 -- or even watched by the department's boss.The House Education and the Workforce Committee Tuesday released videos of testimony from Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell explaining why she won't probe the Planned Parenthood affair. It included this back and forth:(video at link)Rep. Phil Roe (R-Tenn.): Have you seen those videos?Burwell: I have not seen the videos. I have read the articles about them.Also:Rep. Rick Allen (R-GA):...
  • Sen. Cruz Calls on the U.S. Department of Justice to Enforce the Criminal Laws and Investigate PP

    07/28/2015 5:41:53 PM PDT · by Isara · 33 replies
    Cruz.Senate.gov ^ | July 28, 2015
    ICYMI: Sen. Cruz Calls on the U.S. Department of Justice to Enforce the Criminal Laws and Investigate Planned Parenthood Every member of Congress must stand together and say under no circumstances should federal taxpayer dollars be sent to an ongoing criminal enterprise WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today attended the Students for Life of America #WomenBetrayed Rally on the East Front of the U.S. Capitol and delivered the following remarks. Video of Cruz's remarks is available above. "We are here today rallying for life. "The past several weeks we've seen a series of videos come out of...
  • Democrats Promise to Kill Bill De-Funding Planned Parenthood; Harry Reid: “Good Luck With That”

    07/28/2015 5:29:40 PM PDT · by Morgana · 53 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | Jul 28, 2015 | Steven Ertelt
    Senate Democrats are promising to kill a pro-life measure the Senate may vote on as soon as next week that would de-fund the Planned Parenthood abortion business. The U.S. Senate will hold a vote on a measure to de-fund the Planned Parenthood abortion business in a matter of days. The vote will come before the Senate takes its August recess. In the wake of three shocking videos showing top Planned Parenthood doctors arranging the sale of body parts form aborted babies, there have been competing measures to de-fund Planned Parenthood. Senator Rand Paul is behind one effort to strip the...
  • OFA Urges 'Stand With Planned Parenthood' After Third Gruesome Video Released

    07/28/2015 4:35:22 PM PDT · by markomalley · 14 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 7/28/15 | Caleb Howe
    On Tuesday, a few hours after the release of the latest gruesome and shocking undercover video from the Center for Medical Progress, Organizing for Action, formerly Obama for America, tweeted their support for Planned Parenthood and, presumably, all the grotesque practices that entails. The group is the non-profit with the sole goal of supporting President Obama's policies and points of view. The only question left at this point is whether the President thinks Planned Parenthood is getting a good deal on their baby part sales. In case you missed, here is the price list: Let us know what you...
  • Anti-abortion activists protest Virginia Beach Planned Parenthood

    07/28/2015 5:22:26 PM PDT · by Morgana · 3 replies
    hamptonroads.com ^ | July 28, 2015 | Matt McKinney
    VIRGINIA BEACH They cried, prayed, waved to honking cars and applauded a man carrying a wooden cross as tall as a stop sign. About 75 people this morning lined the sidewalk outside the Newtown Medical Center operated by the Virginia League for Planned Parenthood to protest after several viral videos this month sparked an uproar over fetal tissue donation. They weren’t alone. Demonstrators in more than 50 cities nationwide turned out for rallies, titled #WomenBetrayed, a push by the anti-abortion activist group Students for Life of America. Young, old and from churches across South Hampton Roads, they huddled near the...
  • Planned Parenthood Horror Show Defines the Line between Sanity and Depravity

    07/28/2015 5:00:51 PM PDT · by markomalley · 2 replies
    American Life League ^ | 7/28/15 | Judie Brown
    This past week has been bizarre. First we heard from that the Obama Department of Justice was considering a probe of the : “In response to a request by House Democrats, Attorney General Loretta Lynch said Wednesday afternoon that Justice would ‘review all of the information and determine what the appropriate steps moving forward would be.’” CMP founder David Daleiden wasn’t phased at this news, saying in a : “They will attack me and my organization all day long, but that does not change the facts about what our investigation has uncovered and what the American people now know—that Planned...
  • Obama DOJ to Investigate…the Center for Medical Progress

    07/28/2015 4:45:51 PM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 20 replies
    National Catholic Register ^ | 7/27/15 | Matthew Archbold
    Videos by the Center for Medical Progress clearly shows top officials from Planned Parenthood discussing selling human body parts for profit, performing partial birth abortions, and discussing the destruction of the unborn in the most reprehensible and inhumane ways. So, of course, the Obama administration has decided to investigate...the Center for Medical Progress. Politico reports: While congressional committees investigate Planned Parenthood’s practices, the Justice Department agreed to look into whether the group that released the sting videos obtained the footage legally. In response to a request by House Democrats, Attorney General Loretta Lynch said Wednesday afternoon that Justice would “review...