Aug
28
2015
2

Hillary Clinton’s pro-abortion comments shows she’s worried she’s losing.

It’s really as simple as that:

“Extreme views about women, we expect them from some of the terrorist groups, we expect that from people who don’t want to live in the modern world,”[pro-abortion advocate and Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton] said.

“It’s a little hard to take coming from Republicans who want to be the president of the United States, but they espouse out-of-date and out-of-touch policies.”

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Aug
21
2015
6

Rep. Elijah Cummings issues an impotent threat letter to the Center for Medical Progress.

(H/T: @FrontLineMD) Let me give you yet another example of Why Elections Matter. Let us imagine, for a moment, that we lived in an alternate universe where the Democrats still retained control of the House of Representatives. Let us also imagine that, in this world, that the Center for Medical Progress (CMP) had still conducted a sting operation that had caught Planned Parenthood and associated corporate customers engaged in ghoulish baby-harvesting. If those two things were the case, then this would be a chilling excerpt:

A leading Democrat wants to know if anti-abortion activists broke any federal or state laws when filming a series of undercover videos of Planned Parenthood.

Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, D-Md., asked the anti-abortion group Center for Medical Progress in a letter Thursday whether it used donations in its undercover investigation of Planned Parenthood. Cummings also wants to know if lawmakers were aware of any potential illegal activities surrounding the years-long investigation into Planned Parenthood.

Fortunately, Elijah Cummings is merely the Ranking Member of the Oversight Committee, not Chairman of it. That means more or less that he has precisely as much power to go after whistleblowers and muckrakers as the actual Chairman Jason Chaffetz will permit him. And seeing as Rep. Chaffetz has instead decided to start a probe on just how much federal money is propping up the baby-harvesting business, I suspect that Rep. Cummings will not find CMP’s response satisfactory. (more…)

Aug
14
2015
1

Gov. Asa Hutchinson (R, AR) terminating contracts with Arkansas Planned Parenthood.

Elections matter.

Gov. Asa Hutchinson has directed the Department of Human Services to terminate Medicaid contracts with Planned Parenthood. “Termination will be effective thirty days from the date of the letter attached,” Hutchinson said in statement. The feds have recently told two other states that this maneuver violates federal law [Actually, they said ‘may.’ See below – ML].

You think that a Democratic governor Mike Ross (the guy Asa Hutchinson beat last year) would have done this, if the vote had gone the other way last year? – No, me neither. Ross certainly wouldn’t have provoked a possible showdown with the feds. And note that the correct term is ‘possible:’ contra that link above, the reality of the situation is that the federal government is carefully saying that the states may be violating federal law.

“CMS has notified states who have taken action to terminate their Medicaid provider agreements with Planned Parenthood that they may be in conflict with federal law,” Department of Health and Human Services spokesman Ben Wakana said in a statement.

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Aug
05
2015
1

Oh, shucks: AHCA finds that Planned Parenthood in Florida isn’t following all the rules.

Live by the regulatory State, get royally screwed by it:

Three of the 16 Planned Parenthood facilities inspected in Florida last week were performing procedures beyond their licensing authority, and one facility was not keeping proper logs relating to fetal remains, officials announced Wednesday.

The Agency for Health Care Administration released a report saying clinics in St. Petersburg, Fort Myers and Naples were performing second-trimester abortions when they were only licensed to perform first-trimester abortions. The report also found that a Pembroke Pines clinic was not following its own procedures for the labeling and dating of the disposal of fetal remains.

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Aug
05
2015
4

Quote of the Day, This Is What Why You Must Not Look Away From @PPAct edition.

Full confession: I haven’t seen the latest baby-harvesting video yet, and I’m not looking forward to watching it, either. The video playback on this thing isn’t too good. But I’m going to have to, because what John Kass is saying here is a true thing(more…)

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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