Lila Rose, of the Live Action Advocate, has released a video exposing Planned Parenthood’s negligence in the death of Tonya Reaves, who bled to death in a botched abortion at one of their clinics. Additionally, the video contains recorded phone conversations with Planned Parenthood employees lying to would-be visitors about the health risks involved with an abortion procedure at clinics that have had medical emergencies in the past. It’s utterly despicable.
In an email that accompanied the release of this video, Rose said that:
when a caller ask[ed] Planned Parenthood’s Birmingham, AL, abortion clinic if when women get abortions at the clinic, ‘They’re not in danger, they don’t get, like, injured?’ Planned Parenthood responds, ‘No ma’am, we don’t have any type of procedure where a woman would receive an injury.’ While the Birmingham Planned Parenthood clinic botched a woman’s abortion in 2010 while it was on probation from the Alabama Department of Health.
‘Our investigation exposes not only how unsafe Planned Parenthood clinics can be for women, but also how dishonest and untrustworthy Planned Parenthood is to the very women it claims to defend,’ says Rose. ‘How shameful that two months after their clinic botched an abortion that took the life of 24-year old Tonya Reaves and her pre-born baby, Planned Parenthood lies to the public and pretends nothing happened. When it comes to the lethal dangers of its billion-dollar abortion business, no lie is too audacious for Planned Parenthood.’
‘Planned Parenthood continues to engage practices that hurt women and young girls, all while billing themselves as the guardians of women’s health,’ says Rose. ‘Our investigation proves that Planned Parenthood has little regard for the safety concerns of its ‘patients’ and continues to lie and mislead the public about the dangers of abortion.’
Furthermore, Rose notes that while “President Obama campaigns for women voters, one of his top donors and champions, Planned Parenthood, is deceiving millions of American women about the services they provide, their history of abuse cover up, [and] their radical abortion agenda.”
It’s videos like these that should have everyone rethinking, or reaffirming, their opinions when Susan G. Komen for the Cure decided to rescind its $500,000+ grant to Planned Parenthood last winter, which sparked controversy and saw pro-choice groups become, oddly enough, anti-choice with their bullying of Komen to reinstate their donation.
While this is an election about the economy, it’s indicative of the type of campaign Obama wants to run by relying so heavily on these wedge issues, and employing Cecile Richards, President of Planned Parenthood, to campaign for him full time as Election 2012 comes to a close.
Liberals will certainly eat this up, and given that Romney is surging with women, which explains his surge in the polls, expect the left to hammer him harder on these peripheral issues.
Richards says that a Romney presidency would “set women back decades.” Tell that to the family of Tonya Reaves.
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