De-fund Planned Parenthood
Their BS has gone beyond ridiculous to dangerous
I was flipping thru the channels this afternoon and happened to catch Glenn Beck interviewing a young lady from UCLA from a student organization who had gone to a Planned Parenthood clinic in Memphis, Tn. Story goes like this;
Lila Rose, 20-year-old UCLA student and president of the nonprofit Live Action, entered Planned Parenthood’s Memphis Health Center undercover and told a counselor that she was 14 years old, pregnant by her 31-year-old “boyfriend”, and needed a secret abortion so her parents would not find out about her sexual relationship with the older man. Tennessee Code 37-1-605 requires health professionals to report suspected cases of sexual abuse of minors to law enforcement immediately.
“The Planned Parenthood counselor hears about the abuse, says she should report it, decides to remain silent, then tells me to lie to the judge about 31-year-old man.” Rose notes of the video.
The Planned Parenthood counselor tells Rose on camera, “Look, if we keep this conversation I’m gonna have to talk to my manager and yeah, [your boyfriend]’s gonna get in trouble,” but promises, “I’m not gonna tell anybody, ok?” She adds, “And please don’t say that I told you this.” When Rose tells the counselor she thinks her boyfriend will get in trouble if her parents find out, the counselor advises Rose to lie about the man’s age when speaking to a judge in order to obtain a bypass of Tennessee’s parental consent law for abortion: “Don’t mention it. Just say you have a boyfriend 17 years old…whatever.”
This is only the latest in a series that goes back who knows how many years? A simple Google search turns up a multitude of offenses against children under 18. And yes, humans under 18 are in fact children despite what the group founded by Margaret Sanger (maybe the original radical feminist) might think.
“These video clips are the most recent in a series of recorded incidents in which Planned Parenthood clinics have blatantly disregarded the law and failed to protect children by refusing to report potential cases of statutory rape.”Franks stated. “It is a travesty that even though Planned Parenthood has been repeatedly shown to conceal the sexual abuse of children, state and federal officials have nevertheless refused to involve themselves in drawing attention to these crimes, seemingly because of their desire to avoid the abortion issue altogether. The likely result has been that an untold number of children who might already have been harmed by sexual abuse are often given back into the hands of their abusers by clinic workers, with no questions asked.
“The ultimate test of any society is how it treats its children. If we fail to protect the most innocent among us, we forfeit the most basic value in Western Civilization. It is imperative that local officials look into these reports and ensure that Planned Parenthood is not allowed to continue hurting children by its deliberate failure to report potential cases of sexual abuse and statutory rape.
“This also demonstrates yet another reason why I support the Title X Abortion Provider Act, which would prohibit federal funds from being used for ‘family planning’ organizations that perform abortion as a method of family planning. The role of government must always be to protect life, not destroy it, and to that end, it is critical for Planned Parenthood’s alleged violations of state and federal law be properly addressed, to ensure that we protect innocent American children.”
H.R 614, the Title X Abortion Provider Prohibition Act, is a long shot with the Lib Triad in power today, but in a nutshell it calls for amending title X of the Public Health Service Act to prohibit family planning grants from being awarded to any entity that performs abortions, and for other purposes.
The idea of taking federal subsidy from Planned Parenthood and others is not new. Joseph Farah wrote in 2006;
…Planned Parenthood makes plenty of profits. It made more than $35 million in what it euphemistically calls its “surplus” in the 2003-2004 fiscal year, according to a dynamite new book by Kelly Hollowell titled “Struggling For Life: How Your Tax Dollars and Twisted Science Target the Unborn.”
In fact, in the last seven years alone, Planned Parenthood has earned profits – or built a surplus – of more than $350 million.
In that time period, it has been given government grants of nearly $1.5 billion.
That’s what I call subsidizing the abortion industry. While, technically speaking, no U.S. taxpayer dollars are specifically allocated for abortions, Planned Parenthood performed some 1.4 million of them in that same time period.
The main argument against federal funding for groups like Planned Parenthood is that they do “other beneficial things besides performing abortions”.
Services include abortion services, contraceptive (birth control) services; emergency contraception; screening for breast, cervical and testicular cancers; pregnancy testing and pregnancy options counseling; testing and treatment for sexually transmitted diseases; sexuality education, menopause treatments; vasectomies and tubal ligations, and more. Not all services are available at all locations.
As Hollowell writes in her book;
“Would the U.S. government have financed the ‘good works’ (education, building bridges, etc.) of the Nazi regime – so long as the Nazis promised not to use the funds for purposes of destroying human life in its concentration camps?” she asks. “Common sense dictates the answer – ‘NO!’ I mean even if the Nazis did not use the tax dollars directly for an evil like genocide, such funding would free up their other finances, allowing them to invest in their openly evil agenda. Likewise, we should not support Planned Parenthood with our tax dollars.”
There we go, comparing Abortion Providers to Nazis! Really, read on.
Columbus, OH (MetroCatholic) – In the case now before Ohio’s high court, a 14-year-old girl, known in court records as “Jane Roe,” was sexually abused by her soccer coach, who then took her to Planned Parenthood for an abortion. Planned Parenthood did not report the abuse to authorities. Rather, it provided the girl with a secret abortion and a Depo-Provera shot, and her abuser began having sex with her again right away. Only months later did her parents learn of the abusive relationship. The man was convicted of seven counts of sexual battery and sentenced to prison.
The soccer coach after a secret abortion went back to having sex with a 14 year old girl!
Jane’s parents brought suit against Planned Parenthood, alleging a pattern of willfully violating both the state’s parental involvement and mandated reporting laws. As part of that suit, the parents sought discovery into the number of abortions on minors that the clinic had performed within the five years before Jane’s abortion. Through other records, the parents had discovered that during that same five-year period, Planned Parenthood had not filed a single report of suspected sexual abuse of a minor.
Planned Parenthood is fighting the request, arguing that even providing the number of abortions on minors would violate the minors’ privacy rights. The parents argue that Planned Parenthood is hiding behind the very minors whom it failed to protect.
What the hell does it take? Who is it exactly that the liberals in Congress want to protect? Children? Doesn’t look that way to me! Looks to me they’re covering for child predators in the name of “protecting women’s rights”. The most extreme blinding by ideology I’ve ever seen and I’ve seen a lot in 48 years.
As detailed on this web site, during a two year investigation Life Dynamics legally recorded over 800 calls to Planned Parenthood and National Abortion Federation facilities where the caller portrayed a 13-year-old girl who was pregnant by an adult and wanted an abortion in order to hide the illegal sexual relationship from her parents and the authorities. On the tapes many of the clinic workers can be heard telling the caller that this situation was unlawful and that they’re legally required to report it to the state. However, even after acknowledging this, 91 percent of the 800 facilities contacted agreed to illegally conceal it.
Ok, we have whale-sized fish to fry this year and old news like abortion has kind of gotten swept away by the avalanche of crap coming from Obama and his Triad in less than 100 days. We’ve lost the NY Senate seat, and stand to lose Minnesota also, then (at his point I’m staring at a blinking cursor, blank).
Somewhere between Obama burying us in debt for the next fifty years and Obama wiping out the Homeland Security apparatus leaving us more vulnerable to attack, and Obama leaning out the “Military Industrial Complex” he seems to think can survive on mission resolve alone, we need to squeeze in nailing these bastards (and bastardettes) who think killing unborn babies for ideology and profit is somehow more important than protecting the girls of birthing age under 18.
Here’s one of the few of the videos the Live Action group released;