Monday, August 31, 2015

The Audacity of Anyone Who Can Defend the Planned Parenthood Videos

Those who do can only be so agenda driven that they purposely ignore reality in order to further whatever their agenda might be.


Devoid of reality:

  • Here’s a tiny sampling of how some Americans are defending the indefensible. The New York Times attacked those who made the recording rather than those who were recorded, condemning the “propaganda campaign to misrepresent Planned Parenthood” and “a dishonest attempt to make legal, voluntary, and potentially lifesaving tissue donations appear nefarious and illegal.”
    The Associated Press took a different tack, explaining that there’s nothing new here, so there’s really no story: “Is using fetal tissue a new idea? Hardly. Scientists have worked with it since the 1930s.” In fact, AP breezily explained, “Tissue from elective abortions and miscarriages is used for a wide variety of purposes.”
    The California attorney general launched an investigation — not of Planned Parenthood — but of the Center for Medical Progress “to see if the organization that made the videos violated registration or reporting requirements,” as AP reported.
    Planned Parenthood’s president explained, without any sense of irony, “This is actually laudable, that women and their families choose to make fetal-tissue donations in order to potentially save the lives of other folks.” What a concept: ending lives to save lives. Condemning the videos as part of a “smear campaign,” the Planned Parenthood Clergy Advocacy Board heaped scorn on those responsible for “the decades-long campaign of harassment against Planned Parenthood.” According to these clergymen, Planned Parenthood is “doing God’s work.” And with such words, they lead readers into their Orwellian worldview.
    Equally inexplicable, a White House spokesman dismissed the videos as “fraudulent.” The videos are many things — sickening, chilling, shocking and, yes, purposely intended to entrap and expose Planned Parenthood — but they are not fraudulent.
--By Faith