They’re going to stop taking money for direct baby harvesting. …Wow. Isn’t that just swell of them?
Planned Parenthood announced Tuesday that it will no longer accept any reimbursement as part of its fetal tissue donation program, taking its strongest step yet to end the onslaught of conservative attacks against the group.
The group’s president Cecile Richards disclosed the policy change in a letter to the National Institutes of Health, which she said was intended to “take away any basis for attacking Planned Parenthood to advance an anti-abortion political agenda.”
The Hill goes on to fondly imagine that this ‘forces Republicans to find new lines of attack against Planned Parenthood,’ apparently in the mistaken belief that you can retroactively and unilaterally declare federal felonies to no longer be federal felonies. Also: I suppose that winning a major battle on life issues – to wit, making it much less profitable for Planned Parenthood to continue to harvest human babies – might ‘force’ us to go onto other things, in much the same way that decapitating the Soviet Union ‘forced’ the United States to go do something else besides fight the Cold War. Continue reading Planned Parenthood shadow-punches itself, squarely in the revenue stream.