Pro-life activists plan to launch another major offensive Tuesday against Planned Parenthood, after a graphic undercover video released last week prompted Congressional and state investigations of the nation's largest abortion provider.
According to Troy Newman, president of Operation Rescue, The Center for Medical Progress is planning to release another video Tuesday proving that Planned Parenthood is selling fetal body parts, which is illegal.
"The evidence we have is irrefutable," Newman said. "This is pretty huge. It might be the final nail in the coffin of Planned Parenthood." more >>
What do you have to do to lose your government funding these days? Try believing in natural marriage or running a pro-life charity. But defraud taxpayers, cover-up child sexual abuse, botch abortions, and scavenge babies for body parts, and you're untouchable. Or at least you used to be.
After a breezy lunch conversation about selling baby organs, Planned Parenthood's invincibility is being put to the ultimate test, along with the resolve of lawmakers to stand for human decency. Decades of lies and corruption have all come to a head last week after Cecile Richards's group was accused of running a black market of baby parts. Out of the mouth of the organization's own senior medical director, more than two million Americans have watched the President's closest ally talk about changing their abortion procedures (often at risk to the mother) to protect -- not the woman's or baby's interests, but Planned Parenthood's.
For the first time last week, Richards addressed the scandal, insisting that her organization "follows all laws and ethical guidelines" -- a claim that might have more validity if it weren't preceded by years of exploitation and wrongdoing. Richards insists that the executive in question has been reprimanded for her "tone" -- but this problem runs much deeper than one person's nonchalance. This is a crisis of inhumanity in our culture. more >>
The outspoken son of the Reverend Billy Graham has called on the federal government to defund Planned Parenthood following the release of an undercover video showing an employee of the abortion provider discussing the sale of fetal body parts.
Rev. Franklin Graham, president and CEO of Samaritan's Purse and the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, argued in a Facebook post Sunday morning that the 60 million who have been aborted would likely agree that Planned Parenthood should be defunded if they were alive today.
"If the nearly 60 million human beings who have been legally aborted in this country since Roe vs. Wade were here to vote, I'm pretty sure they'd say to pull the plug on any and all government funding of Planned Parenthood immediately," wrote Rev. Graham. more >>
House Republicans are calling for investigations into Planned Parenthood after a video surfaced of the popular abortion provider admitting to involvement in the selling of aborted baby organs, but some federal lawmakers admitted to seeing the viral video weeks ago.
Many Republican lawmakers on Capitol Hill denounced Planned Parenthood's practices, including House Speaker John Boehner, but according to Roll Call at least two House members admitted to seeing the video before its general release.
Rep. Tim Murphy, R-Penn., chairman of the Energy and Commerce subcommittee said at a Wednesday press conference that he had seen the video before. Rep. Murphy is a member of the House Pro-Life Caucus. He was asked by a Roll Call reporter why the House hasn't taken action earlier and Murphy's response took an unusual turn according to Roll Call: more >>
While the undercover video showing that Planned Parenthood sells the body parts of aborted babies was obviously offensive to pro-lifers, there was a part of the video that should have offended the sensibilities of those who support legalized abortion, because it showed that Planned Parenthood violates three pro-choice values.
Pro-choicers argue 1) women's health is important, 2) healthcare decisions should be made by patients, in consultation with their physicians, and 3) women should have the freedom to make their own choices with regard to abortion. The harvesting of fetal organs by Planned Parenthood is in opposition to all three of those.
In the video produced by The Center for Medical Progress, two people behind the hidden cameras posing as fetal tissue buyers are having a conversation over lunch with Deborah Nucatola, an abortionist and Planned Parenthood's senior director of medical services. more >>
After a federal appeals court ruled this week that four Christian colleges in Oklahoma and a group of nuns will have to abide by an Obamacare contraception mandate that they say violate their institutions' biblical beliefs, former U.S. Solicitor General Ken Starr explained Thursday that the court loss can be blamed on the organization's lawyers not building strong enough cases.
The U.S. 10th Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday overturned a U.S. District Court ruling that temporarily exempted Southern Nazarene University, Oklahoma Baptist University, Oklahoma Wesleyan University and Mid-America Christian University from having to comply with an Affordable Care Act mandate requiring the Christian schools' health insurance providers to offer free birth control drugs that could induce an abortion to its employees.
The court's decision came in one mass-encompassing opinion that also affected the Little Sisters of the Poor, a group of Colorado nuns who serve the elderly, and a handful of other religious organizations. more >>