Found here. Short version: Planned Parenthood is taking a beating from actually having to follow elementary health and safety regulations. But they really want to keep aborting babies in urban areas…
Oh, this should be entertaining. Apparently, NARAL is upset that Nancy Pelosi (who is technically, supposedly, theoretically supposed to be some sort of, well, Roman Catholic) said “I don’t believe in abortion on demand” and “I don’t believe that abortion is a form of birth control or contraception” – while still suggesting that Republican men are some sort of knuckle-dragging Neanderthals yadda yadda yadda, mind you. Alas for the House Minority Leader, such doubleplusungood crimespeaks are dangerous agitprop and virulent memetic contagions that must be stamped out through a healthy dose of self-criticism and public abasement. (more…)
As Republicans never tire of pointing out, the Democratic candidates for president are old.
Where are the national Democratic politicians in their 40s and 50s? At 52, Martin O’Malley, the former Maryland governor, is this year’s lone exception. Does it say something about the party, or about the generation, that other than President Obama (born at the tail end of the baby boom), national candidates from this age group are rare?
Oh, look. Another law-breaker with an abortionist’s license.
Great. Meet ‘Doctor’ Michael Roth – and the scare quotes do not represent me calling his medical degree into question. They represent me being appalled that I have to give him an ancient and honorable title of respect and courtesy:
Why did police find containers full of pain medication and what appears to be human tissue in the trunk of a Michigan OB/GYN’s car? Answers are forthcoming and they are not going to be pleasant.
Detroit’s WXYZ reports that police in the wealthy suburb of West Bloomfieldfound “14 containers of human tissue, possibly fetuses, medical equipment and large amounts of fentanyl” in the trunk of the doctor’s car after it was impounded as part of an accident investigation launched in early October. Fentanyl is a powerful painkiller often used in brief surgical procedures.
Rather massively, in fact.
or years, the mainstream media, pop culture, and the conventions of politics have jammed pro-life politicians and activists into a box. In this, the most consequential of debates, in which millions of innocent lives hang in the balance, it is imperative that one not show too much emotion, that one be nice — not scary. A politician can thunder about income inequality, about manufacturing jobs, or about a degree or two on the thermometer, but when it comes to babies being dismembered in the womb, let’s just be civil, shall we?
Last night, Carly Fiorina broke the convention.
Read, as they say, the whole thing.
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.”
(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…)
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.
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.