Jul
28
2015
9

Planned Parenthood Sting Video #3: ‘Human Capital.’ Episode 1. [CONTENT WARNING]

CONTENT WARNING.

The video is pretty much three parts: there’s the part where Planned Parenthood swears up and down that they don’t harvest babies for profit. There’s the testimony from a former phlebotomist and tissue harvester that yes, Planned Parenthood harvests babies for profit. And then there’s the (content warning) part where you see a couple of Planned Parenthood staffers casually separate out an aborted baby on a clear pie dish and ask the sting operatives whether said operatives would be willing to buy the… stuff. Oh, and then they made it clear that they want to be paid per item, not per baby: (more…)

Jul
25
2015
9

Ross Douthat tells the New York Times things they don’t want to hear about Planned Parenthood.

Think what you like about Ross Douthat, but publishing this at the New York Times is a genuine truth-to-power moment on his part. Somebody’s going to try to get him fired for writing this. It’s exactly the sort of thing that NYT readers generally want to avoid thinking about:

…real knowledge isn’t purely theoretical; it’s the fruit of experience, recognition, imagination, life itself.

And the problem these videos create for Planned Parenthood isn’t just a generalized queasiness at surgery and blood.

It’s a very specific disgust, informed by reason and experience — the reasoning that notes that it’s precisely a fetus’s humanity that makes its organs valuable, and the experience of recognizing one’s own children, on the ultrasound monitor and after, as something more than just “products of conception” or tissue for the knife.

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Jul
24
2015
10

[UPDATED] DOES [Universal] formally stand with the baby harvesters at Planned Parenthood? @ppact [] #minions

[UPDATE: Yeah, my bad.  Could have been worse: I could have had it as being Disney.]

Because the official Twitter feed of Planned Parenthood certainly seems to want to make it look like Dreamworks Universal stands with them on the righteousness of harvesting babies for their profitable organs.

Dreamworks-copyright

 

Or did Dreamworks Universal give Planned Parenthood permission to use their intellectual property in an official capacity? Does Dreamworks Universal, in fact, support baby harvesting, and this is their way of tacitly admitting that? …The pro-life subset of American consumers would like an answer on that, please.  Preferably before they start planning their Christmas shopping budgets.

Oh, and before anybody starts objecting: Planned Parenthood apparently likes to claim support from mainstream corporate America for their abortion services when such support does not actually exist. As Coca-Cola, Ford Motors, Xerox, March of Dimes, and others have hastily, if not desperately, scrambled to explain. So it is indeed entirely possible that Planned Parenthood is merely doing something similar here, although, frankly: messing with a major studio’s intellectual property like this is sufficiently dangerous that it makes it hard for me to believe that the image was used without permission.

Jul
21
2015
4

@brithume gets angry at @ppact.

Brit Hume stays pretty chill, most of the time. He’s got a basic default facial expression that says ‘measured.’ So it’s interesting to see what pisses him off. Planned Parenthood pisses him off.

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Jul
14
2015
28

So apparently the opposition to a 20 week abortion ban is about the MONEY.

I assume that you have all been horrified by this, with this being Planned Parenthood’s ‎Senior Director for Medical Services Dr. Deborah Nucatola inadvertently confessing to organlegging and homicide. ‘Organlegging,’ for those unfamiliar with the concept, is where you sell people’s organs for money… which is blatantly illegal in this country, whether adult or (in this case)  the unborn*.  Dr. Nucatola also blithely confessed to performing partial-birth abortions, which are also illegal – and a felony. You can watch the whole thing here:

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May
18
2015
3

Pedro Cortes – the man who didn’t stop Kermit Gosnell – wants his old job back.

Hi! Are you pro-life, Pennsylvanian, and didn’t vote for Tom Corbett in the last election?

Yes to all three?

Well, then: you fornicated the canine.  Big time.

New Gov. Tom Wolf has appointed veteran bureaucrat Pedro Cortés as acting secretary of the commonwealth—a top member of the governor’s cabinet and head of the Department of State—pending permanent approval by the Republican-controlled state Senate. This is Cortés’s second stint in this position; his first, from 2003 to 2010 under Gov. Ed Rendell, coincided with the grossest period of negligence in the department’s history of lax enforcement of state abortion and medical regulations.

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Feb
08
2015
2

Quote of the Day, Turns Out Pandering To Pro-Abortion Fringe Isn’t Electorally Sound edition.

It amazes and pleases me that Salena Zito has to point this out:

Just five years ago, 110 pro-life Democrats were in the House, around a dozen in the U.S. Senate. Today, fewer than five are in the House, and two in the Senate.

Just five years ago, coincidentally, Democrats held majorities in both chambers.

They lost those majorities because they lost touch with their districts.

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Feb
05
2015
1

Some necessary pushback on the reporting of Congress’s invite of Pope Francis I.

Quick background: Speaker of the House John Boehner invited Pope Francis I to be the first pope ever to speak to a joint session of Congress… what’s that? “Did he ask permission of the President?”  Umm… no. You see: Democratic agitprop to the contrary, Barack Obama is not actually a king.  In fact, at the moment Obama’s actually just a bit of a troll: and even if he wasn’t Speaker Boehner – and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell; don’t forget him – do not actually need permission to do things.  They’re the ones in charge of the legislative branch; Barack Obama runs the executive branch. There’s a well-defined limit to the things that one branch of the government can actually do to the other: we call this concept ‘separation of powers’ in this country, and it is my devout hope and fond dream that by mid-2016 that particular phrase will serve as a trigger warning to outraged progressives.

Anyway… oh, I’m sure ABC News means well, but it’s trying a little bit too hard, here: “As pope, Francis has taken positions on some issues that clash with the views of Republicans who now control the House and Senate.”  Immigration, blah blah blah, financial, yadda yadda, climate change, yeah whatever… but here’s the thing.  All of those positions? They’re derivatives of various principles and beliefs in Catholic theology.  You know what’s absolutely CENTRAL to Catholic theology? (more…)

Mar
23
2014
6

Remember: oral arguments Tuesday on the Hobby Lobby case.

I came perilously close to writing this post in a white-hot fury (for reasons only indirectly related to the case), but wrath is a counter-productive emotion in this particular situation.  Suffice it to say that the people that run Hobby Lobby are adamant that they not be required to pay for drugs that they consider to be abortifacients; and while I’m personally sorry if this bothers progressives I am equally adamant that progressives get it through their collective skulls that they are not the sole arbiters of morality in this country. They are not, in fact, even the primary arbiters; and for what I consider to be very good reasons.

Rant over.  Enjoy your Sunday morning.

Mar
13
2014
5

Quote of the Day, …I Do Not Think That This Is Helping edition.

Look, I understand that you have to work with what you’re given.  But if you think that this is a good counter-argument to Ted Cruz (accurately!) pointing out that pro-abortion protesters were chanting “Hail, Satan”…

Lucien Greaves, communications director of the Satanic Temple, says Cruz’s comments oversimplify the issue by trying to inject religion into the abortion debate. Although pro-abortion-rights protesters did indeed chant “Hail Satan” at a rally outside the Texas Capitol, it was to combat antiabortion protesters who were singing “Amazing Grace.”

…Well.

Yeah.

Allrighty, then. (more…)

Feb
12
2014
6

Hey, did you give money to Wendy Davis?

You did*?

Suckers.

Wendy Davis backs 20-week abortion ban that defers to women

Wendy Davis said Tuesday that she would have supported a ban on abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy, if the law adequately deferred to a woman and her doctor.

As many, many people have noted: this is shorthand for “Oh, right, I’m running for office in Texas.” It’s not that she is actually embracing a pro-life position; there’s a lot of wiggle room in that statement.  What it does mean is that Wendy Davis, when faced with a choice between sticking to her guns, and breaking and running, picked breaking and running.  That’s not what her out-of-state supporters paid for… but that’s what they’re going to get, and there are a lot of vulnerable Democratic candidates who could have used that money.

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Jan
19
2014
7

Tweet of the Day, This BTW Means That Andrew Cuomo Won’t Be Running For President edition.

This is one of the better Photoshops that I’ve seen:

 

Background at the link: suffice it to say that Andrew Cuomo said something very, very politically stupid about pro-lifers Friday, and while it may or may not actually keep him from being re-elected this year it will be an albatross around his neck in 2016, as well as any hypothetical federal appointments down the line. Or, ooh, maybe he’ll get tagged in for the 2016 Veep nomination! That’d be sweet.

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