A group of liberal clergy who advise the largest abortion provider in the United States have praised employees of the organization for "doing God's work."
A statement released Wednesday by the Planned Parenthood Clergy Advocacy Board attacks what it portrays as "politically motivated, heavily edited, and secretly recorded" videos released by the California-based organization Center for Medical Progress (CMP).
The videos, of which a fourth installment was released this morning, reveal Planned Parenthood officials discussing compensation for the potential sale of tissues from aborted pregnancies. Widely shared over social media, the videos sparked uproar among abortion opponents and some medical ethicists because the sale of fetal tissue for profit is illegal under U.S. law. CMP simultaneously released unedited footage of conversations with the officials. more >>
The Center for Medical Progress has released its fourth undercover video shining a light on Planned Parenthood's controversial aborted baby parts compensation practices, which purports to show a vice president of the organization negotiating a deal and discussing how to avoid legal consequences.
The video, which was released on Thursday, allegedly shows Vice President and Medical Director of Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains, Dr. Savita Ginde, discussing illicit compensation for aborted baby parts, the sale of such parts across state lines, and the importance of having Planned Parenthood affiliates and its legal teams on the same page so that such transactions look good in the eye of the "public sector."
The new video shows two investigators posing as tissue procurement officers for a human biologics company discussing the possibility of securing only "intact specimens" with Ginde during a visit to a Denver "mega-abortion clinic" headquarters on April 7 of this year. more >>
A theologian, author and speaker says The Satanic Temple group's campaign to raise funds for on-demand abortions echos back to satanism's millennial history of "child sacrifice."
"A devil-worshipping group calling itself The Satanic Temple has been working to raise funds to promote abortion-on-demand and to counter legal efforts such as the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act and 20-week abortion bans," Thomas D. Williams, Ph.D., wrote in an article for Breitbart on Wednesday.
"Satanism has a millennial history of association with child sacrifice, which makes its financial and moral support of abortion a logical corollary to its other activities," he added. more >>
When talking about her head exploding, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., wasn't referring to the content of undercover videos, but Republican efforts to strip Planned Parenthood of federal funding.
Gillibrand blasted out a fundraising letter Monday that slammed Republican led efforts to cut federal funding from the popular abortion provider. Gillibrand wrote to potential financial supporters of the effort, "This makes my head explode."
The Weekly Standard printed a copy of the letter sent out via email following the release of two videos depicting Planned Parenthood allegedly profiting from the remains of aborted baby organs and tissue. more >>
In the wake of three shocking videos showing Planned Parenthood discussing and negotiating the sale of fetal body parts, outraged Americans are calling on Congress to de-fund the abortion provider. Planned Parenthood receives more than $540 million dollars annually in taxpayer funding. But, a bill recently introduced in the Senate would redirect that money to agencies that provide for women's health services, including prenatal and postpartum care, as well as cancer screenings.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell reportedly is fast-tracking the bill and the Senate reportedly will vote on the legislation before its August recess. A similar bill introduced by Rep. Diane Black of Tennessee is being considered in the House.
As I have talked to friends, both conservative and moderate, I have found a general disgust about Planned Parenthood's participation in what amounts to a human black market. Yet, a poll released yesterday showed that 63% of registered voters oppose cutting off federal funds to the group. Why is that? more >>
Leading Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton called the controversial undercover videos showing officials from Planned Parenthood discussing the sale of organs from aborted fetuses "disturbing" on Tuesday and said it raises questions about the process nationwide.
"I have seen pictures from them and I obviously find them disturbing," said Clinton in an interview with the New Hampshire Union Leader Tuesday.
Calls for the public defunding of Planned parenthood have come from several Republican presidential candidates while Planned Parenthood has tried to discredit the Center for Medical Progress which recorded a video describing it as a: "Heavily edited, secretly recorded videotape that falsely portrays Planned Parenthood's participation in tissue donation." more >>