Could Planned Parenthood be any more ghoulish? @ppact

July 14, 2015

They’re killing unborn infants by the carload and getting taxpayer money to do it. It’s for women’s health, you know, and therefore our progressive betters have told us it’s a-okay. Don’t fret. No worries.

I mean, what’s a little organ trading among friends?

In shocking video obtained by the Center for Medical Progress and first reported by Live Action News, a top Planned Parenthood executive is seen attempting to sell body parts from aborted babies.

Dr. Deborah Nucatola, Planned Parenthood’s senior director for medical services, is caught on video bragging about how she aborts babies in such a way that their body parts and organs can later be sold for profit.

“We’ve been very good at getting heart, lung, liver, because we know that, so I’m not gonna crush that part,” Nucatola tells actors posing as organ traffickers. “I’m gonna basically crush below, I’m gonna crush above, and I’m gonna see if I can get it all intact.”

“I’d say a lot of people want liver,” Nucatola continued. “And for that reason, most providers will do this case under ultrasound guidance, so they’ll know where they’re putting their forceps.”

Somewhere in Hell, Dr. Mengele laughs and smiles in approval.

Remember ACORN? They lost their government funding and went out of business when they were caught engaging voter fraud. (1)

But this? This is something I’d expect under a totalitarian regime, such as China; not here.

This is just evil.

ACORN lost its funding for mere voter fraud. It seems like it should be a no-brainer to cut off Planned Parenthood for harvesting organs from aborted babies. Beyond that, there should be one or more criminal investigations. At the very least, beyond the laws cited in the video, the 1984 National Organ Transplant Act (PDF) forbids the sale of human organs. Hello, FBI? That’s your cue.

Beyond that, think about Dr. Nucatola calmly discussing dismembering humans and selling their remains over wine and lunch.

And then get sick.


Aborted babies incinerated to heat British hospitals

March 24, 2014
"The new god of medicine?"

“The new god of medicine?”

Just horrifying:

The bodies of thousands of aborted and miscarried babies were incinerated as clinical waste, with some even used to heat hospitals, an investigation has found.

Ten NHS trusts have admitted burning foetal remains alongside other rubbish while two others used the bodies in ‘waste-to-energy’ plants which generate power for heat.

Last night the Department of Health issued an instant ban on the practice which health minister Dr Dan Poulter branded ‘totally unacceptable.’

At least 15,500 foetal remains were incinerated by 27 NHS trusts over the last two years alone, Channel 4’s Dispatches discovered.

The programme, which will air tonight, found that parents who lose children in early pregnancy were often treated without compassion and were not consulted about what they wanted to happen to the remains.

It didn’t happen in every UK hospital –one was appalled to learn another had been shipping its fetal remains to the first hospital to be burned– but that something like this could happen at all is nauseating. And not just for the callous treatment of human remains, like a fiery version of Soylent Green, but the miserable treatment of the parents, too. Remember, an abortion may be performed for medical necessity, not just to get rid of an unwanted pregnancy. Shouldn’t the parents in at least these cases be treated with more respect and empathy?

There have been a number of horror stories coming out of the UK National Health Service involving poor care or downright abusive treatment of patients and their families, almost all of them traceable in their origin to the dynamics of a government-run healthcare system. Oxford bioethicists have even argued in favor of post-natal abortion (1), on the grounds that a newborn isn’t capable yet of attributing value to its own existence, and thus can’t feel the loss of it.

And now this, the new fires of Moloch.

Footnote:
(1) What most of us in the real world would call “infanticide” and “murder.”

(Crossposted at Sister Toldjah)


Religious unity against HHS decision

February 4, 2012

I wrote earlier that Catholic bishops across America had come out strongly against the Obama administration decision requiring religious organizations to pay for the cost of providing contraceptives and abortifacients to their employees. Jewish and Protestant groups aligned themselves with the bishops.

Now Orthodox Christian bishops have joined in:

The First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution guarantees the free exercise of religion. This freedom is transgressed when a religious institution is required to pay for “contraceptive services” including abortion-inducing drugs and sterilization services that directly violate their religious convictions. Providing such services should not be regarded as mandated medical care.  We, the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops, call upon HHS Secretary Sebelius and the Obama Administration to rescind this unjust ruling and to respect the religious freedom guaranteed all Americans by the First Amendment.

As Joshua Treviño describes it, it is very unusual for Orthodox bishops to make an overtly political declaration. (Also h/t)

I really don’t think Team Obama quite knows what they’ve unleashed on themselves. But they’ll find out on Election Day.

(Crossposted at Sister Toldjah)


Obama won’t be expecting the Spanish Inquisition

January 30, 2012

It isn’t bad enough that the majority of Americans oppose ObamaCare and want it repealed. No, the administration had to go and tick off the Catholic Church, too.

Background: As part of the implementation of ObamaCare, Secretary Sebelius of the Department of Health and Human Services issued regulations requiring religious groups to provide health insurance that would cover practices and procedures, such as abortion,  diametrically opposed to their beliefs. The groups were given a year to comply. (Or else?)

This was too much for Catholic bishops to take, and a letter denouncing this move as an assault on religious liberty was read in thousands of  parishes across the land this last Sunday. Here’s an excerpt from one:

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced last week that almost all employers,including Catholic employers, will be forced to offer their employees’ health coverage that includes sterilization, abortion-inducing drugs, and contraception. Almost all health insurers will be forced to include those “services” in the health policies they write. And almost all individuals will be forced to buy that coverage as a part of their policies.

In so ruling, the Obama Administration has cast aside the First Amendment to the Constitution of the United States, denying to Catholics our Nation’s first and most fundamental freedom, that of religious liberty. And as a result, unless the rule is overturned, we Catholics will be compelled to either violate our consciences, or to drop health coverage for our employees (and suffer the penalties for doing so). The Obama Administration’s sole concession was to give our institutions one year to comply.

We cannot—we will not—comply with this unjust law. People of faith cannot be made second class citizens. We are already joined by our brothers and sisters of all faiths and many others of good will in this important effort to regain our religious freedom. Our parents and grandparents did not come to these shores to help build America’s cities and towns, its infrastructure and institutions, its enterprise and culture,only to have their posterity stripped of their God given rights. In generations past, the Church has always been able to count on the faithful to stand up and protect her sacred rights and duties. I hope and trust she can count on this generation of Catholics to do the same. Our children and grandchildren deserve nothing less.

Each bishop sent out his own letter, so there’s some variation. Bishop Zubik of Pittsburgh said the HHS ruling amount to telling Catholics “to Hell with you:”

Kathleen Sebelius announced that the mandate would not be withdrawn and the religious exemption would not be expanded. Instead, she stated that nonprofit groups – which include the Catholic Church – will get a year “to adapt to this new rule.” She simply dismissed Catholic concerns as standing in the way of allegedly respecting the health concerns and choices of women.

Could Catholics be insulted any more, suggesting that we have no concern for women’s health issues? The Catholic Church and the Catholic people have erected health care facilities that are recognized worldwide for their compassionate care for everyone regardless of their creed, their economic circumstances and, most certainly, their gender. In so many parts of the globe – the United States included – the Church is health care.

Kathleen Sebelius and through her, the Obama administration, have said “To Hell with You” to the Catholic faithful of the United States.

  • To Hell with your religious beliefs,
  • To Hell with your religious liberty,
  • To Hell with your freedom of conscience.

Want to know how seriously the Church in America takes this? One bishop directed that the Prayer to St. Michael be read at services within his diocese (h/t PJM):

Saint Michael the Archangel,
defend us in battle;
be our protection against the wickedness and snares of the devil.
May God rebuke him, we humbly pray:
and do thou, O Prince of the heavenly host,
by the power of God,
thrust into hell Satan and all the evil spirits
who prowl about the world seeking the ruin of souls.
Amen

Why is that significant? Between 1930 and 1965, when it was last included in regular services, the prayer was recited for the benefit of believers trapped behind the Iron Curtain.

This isn’t just opposition; this is a declaration of war.

It’s also incredibly risky (to put it nicely) for a president who badly wants reelection. Catholics amount to about 25% of the electorate and constitute significant voting blocs in several keys states. Naturally not all would agree with the bishops or think this as serious a matter as they claim. But I’m willing to bet that large numbers will, and that, combined with the already existing ire over ObamaCare and the economy, the President may well come to regret Secretary Sebelius’ highhandedness.

Especially on Election Day.

PS: About that subject line.

LINKS: Yuval Levin, Religious Liberty and Civil Society.

(Crossposted at Sister Toldjah)


Planned parenthood has the perfect idea for Thanksgiving table-talk

November 24, 2011

Planned Parenthood of New York is providing tips on how to promote abortion at your Thanksgiving dinner.

In what universe did anyone think this would be a good idea? Just… wow.

via Jeff Jacoby

(Crossposted at Sister Toldjah)


Andrew Klavan and the hilarious world of abortion

May 6, 2011

Recent accusations of possible serious crimes at Planned Parenthood have lead to renewed discussion of the topic of abortion. Offering its own unique take on the matter, Klavan on the Culture asks “Why shouldn’t mothers have the right to kill their children whenever they want?”

Indeed.

(Crossposted at Sister Toldjah)


Congresswoman to Congress: “Go to Hell!”

April 7, 2011

Eleanor Holmes Norton is the non-voting Delegate to the House of Representatives for the District of Columbia. Even though she cannot vote, she serves as Washington’s representative. She is also a dyed-in-the-wool progressive Democrat and a fan of spending. So, when the Republicans propose to eliminate the use of all government funds for abortion in the District, she gets a wee bit upset:

The Democratic non-voting representative for the District of Columbia told MyFoxDC.com that Congress should go “straight to hell” for trying to meddle in D.C. affairs.

Norton was referring to a provision in the stopgap budget bill House Republicans are pushing that would ban federal and local taxpayer dollars in the District of Columbia from being used to pay for abortions.

“We are absolutely outraged. This is the functional equivalent of bombing innocent civilians,” she said, according to MyFoxDC.com. “It’s time that the District of Columbia told the Congress to go straight to hell.”

Gotta love that “new tone,” eh?

Let’s set aside the laughable and fatuous hyperbole required to compare a budgetary decision to what Qaddafi has been doing in Libya. That’s par for the Democrats’ course. When it comes to “meddling in D.C. affairs,” however, Holmes needs to review the history of the district she represents. Article I, section 8 of the Constitution reads, in part:

To exercise exclusive Legislation in all Cases whatsoever, over such District (not exceeding ten Miles square) as may, by Cession of particular States, and the acceptance of Congress, become the Seat of the Government of the United States, and to exercise like Authority over all Places purchased by the Consent of the Legislature of the State in which the Same shall be, for the Erection of Forts, Magazines, Arsenals, dock-Yards, and other needful Buildings;

Said district was created by the Residence Act of 1790, based on the cession of lands by Maryland and Virginia. The Government of the district was established by the Organic Act of 1801 and amended in the Organic Act of 1871. Both these acts (the latter of which is still in force, I believe) were enacted by Congress in pursuance of their powers under the Constitution. Far from meddling where they don’t belong, they have a specific charge under our most basic law to involve themselves in D.C. affairs, including the manner in which local money is spent.

Before she next decides to blow off steam, perhaps Delegate Norton should take the time to review the proper role of the chamber in which she serves — which includes supervising D.C., not funding abortion — and the law regarding the district she supposedly represents.

Unless, of course, she likes making herself look foolish and ignorant.

(Crossposted at Sister Toldjah)


The ACORNing of Planned Parenthood, round three

February 8, 2011

In previous installments, we saw how Live Action, in alliance with Andrew Breitbart, exposed the willingness of Planned Parenthood clinics in New Jersey and Virginia to facilitate abortions for people they thought were teen prostitutes and their pimps, thus possibly abetting a crime. At the time, I felt certain there was more to come.

Now we can add New York to the list:

From Lila Rose’s post at Big Government:

Our actors, posing as a pimp and his prostitute, walked into the Bronx, NY Planned Parenthood clinic. They were quick to tell staff there that they managed an underage sex ring of girls as young as 14.  The staffer is unfazed and offers to go one better: “We see people as young as 13,” reassuring the human traffickers, “everything is totally confidential.”

Our new undercover video released today shows a Planned Parenthood supervisor/practitioner willing to assist the pimp, even offering guidance on how the pimp’s underage sex slaves can get insurance through taxpayer funded programs to pay for abortions and other services even if the underage girls are not U.S. citizens. Both Planned Parenthood workers are quick to recommend that the self-identified pimp use the New York Medicaid system for free services for his sex slaves.

Keep in mind that Planned Parenthood receives over $300 million from taxpayer funds. How much of this money is going to discounts for pimps?

Moe Lane makes the interesting observation that the release of this video occurred just as the New York state legislature is considering a bill that would permit unlimited access to abortion. This should give them pause, since the video show that the abortion industry’s been lying through its teeth about all the controls and checks they have to make sure everything stays legit.

Meanwhile, Planned Parenthood has decided to hold “retraining sessions” for its clinic workers in the wake of these revelations. Not surprising, given the defunding train that’s heading their way. Presumably they’re more than just “how not to get caught” sessions.

Any bets on when the next salvo hits, and where? I’d be stunned if Chicago isn’t in the queue, given it’s the home town of then-state senator Barack Obama, who voted to let infants who survived abortions die in closets.

LINKS: More at Hot Air. The full video is here.


Planned Parenthood gets the ACORN treatment

February 3, 2011

I knew this was going to happen.

When Andrew Breibart released Live Action’s video of a Planned Parenthood clinic manager in New Jersey abetting teenage prostitution and human trafficking, I had a feeling more was to come. It wasn’t Breitbart’s pattern to drop just one bomb; no, he fires an opening shot, lets the other guy react and make a mistake, and then hits him again and again until his position crumbles. In the case of Planned Parenthood, what happened to ACORN seems to be happening to Planned Parenthood:

  • Live Action’s initial video is released.
  • Planned Parenthood and their shills in the media cry hoax and selective editing. Then, realizing the video is damning, Planned Parenthood fires the manager and claims to be shocked at this violation of organization policies.
  • Then, the next video comes out, killing any defense that this was a localized occurrence.

Today Live Action released video of a Planned Parenthood clinic in Virginia abetting teenage prostitution and covering up the sexual abuse of minors:

From Lila Rose’s post at Big Government:

Our investigative team has just released the second undercover video revealing Planned Parenthood counseling a pimp on how to obtain secret abortions for his under age sex slaves, by bypassing Virginia parental consent laws meant to protect children. In the footage, taken January 12, 2011, undercover actors tell the Planned Parenthood worker that they are involved in sex work, and manage 14 and 15 year old girls, “some of them from out of state, out of country.” The Planned Parenthood staffer assures him it is confidential, that “we see people here from all walks of life,” and goes on to coach the pimp how to obtain secret abortions for his sex slaves by circumventing Virginia law that require parental consent for underage abortions.

Rose and Live Action have forwarded the Virginia video and documentation to Commonwealth and federal authorities, requesting an investigation. While I still doubt the Feds will get on this (at least, not until it’s so big that even Holder and Obama can ignore it), VA Attorney General Cuccinelli has shown himself to be an aggressive prosecutor. A crucial question will be whether the staff at this clinic reported the crime.

Beyond just Virginia, however, the fact that that the violations appear to occur in multiple states raises legitimate questions about the national Planned Parenthood operation, possibly exposing them to conspiracy and racketeering charges. Especially if, as I suspect, this isn’t the last video.

Planned Parenthood gets over $300,000,000 per year of our tax dollars, and at least some of it appears to be being used to fund illegal abortions for minors and to facilitate sex-slavery. As these videos show, it’s well past time for House Republicans to start asking some very serious questions — and to defund Planned Parenthood.

LINKS: More at Hot Air.

(Crossposted at Sister Toldjah)


And the damage control begins

February 2, 2011

Planned Parenthood has fired the prostitution-abetting manager of the New Jersey clinic featured in yesterday’s post.

Let’s see if it does them any good.


Planned Parenthood abets teen prostitution?

February 1, 2011

Two years ago, Andrew Breitbart’s “Big” sites played a crucial role in bringing down ACORN by publicizing the willingness of several branch offices to facilitate teenage prostitution. The result was to turn ACORN politically radioactive and led to the cutoff of its federal funding.

Now, apparently, it’s the turn of Planned Parenthood and the abortion industry. In the following video, an investigative team lead by UCLA student Lila Rose exposes how a Planned Parenthood office was willing to cover for an abortion for a teenage hookers and even advised the “pimp” how he could keep his girls working in the trade after the procedure.

As Rose explains in her article:

Think about it. Where is a pimp going to send his victims if they get pregnant on the “job”? An abortion clinic, and preferably one that won’t ask any questions. What if those victims are young girls, kidnapped or drafted in from the US, or trafficked in from other nations? Planned Parenthood has demonstrated that they do not report abuse. They are experts at turning a blind eye and asking for “as little information as possible.

But would Planned Parenthood go as far as aiding and abetting the sex trafficking of underage girls?

This video reveals a top-level Planned Parenthood worker, the manager of Planned Parenthood of Central New Jersey’s second largest clinic, making a secret deal with a pimp. Watch and listen as the Planned Parenthood manager, Amy Woodruff, advises the pimp how to make the trafficking of underage girls look “as legit as possible” (her words). Watch and listen as the manager advises the pimp how to ensure that his 14-year old victims of trafficking can still make money for him after secret abortions by performing sex acts “waist up” (her idea). Watch as she advises the pimp to instruct his girls to lie on the paper work about their ages, and identify themselves as “students” to get cheaper contraception and avoid mandatory reporting laws.

Be sure to read the whole thing.

Rose demands a federal investigation of Planned Parenthood and calls on Congress to cut off their funding. While difficult to imagine, given the abortion industry’s strong support for the Democrats, don’t forget that it was a Democratic congress that felt forced to defund ACORN, no matter how temporary they tried to make it. With the Republicans now in charge of the House and a shaky Democratic majority in the Senate, Planned Parenthood’s portion of our tax dollars (and of those borrowed from China) is likely in grave danger.

As for a federal investigation, don’t expect it from Obama’s DoJ. But a Republican-chaired House committee should be able to throw a lot of light into corners Planned Parenthood would rather keep hidden. Given the documentary evidence Rose and Life Dynamics have compiled, Planned Parenthood will have a hard time arguing that the problem is just “one rogue clinic.”

Regardless of what one believes concerning the politics of abortion, polls show most Americans are opposed to federally funding it. (Planned Parenthood says otherwise.)  After this revelation, they may also come to oppose providing tax dollars for abortion counseling — or career counseling for teen prostitutes and their pimps.

UPDATE: More from Moe Lane and Hot Air, which notes in an update that the PP national office may have called the Feds.

(Crossposted at Sister Toldjah)


Palin’s nightstick lands on the Ewoks

August 18, 2010

From her Facebook page,  at the end of a series of endorsements of female candidates in honor of the 90th anniversary of the 19th amendment and in response to a bizarre attack by Emily’s List.

Boom.

On this anniversary of women’s suffrage, let’s take a moment to be grateful for the diversity of the debate. Women don’t walk in lockstep with each other in politics, any more than men do. We should be proud of our ability to engage in a civil discussion and healthy debate. I know I am. Unfortunately, I’ve recently come under attack for speaking up for sisters who seek to serve in public office. The sad part is that the attack comes from other sisters who happen to be on the other side of an issue that has been of great importance to American women from the time of our feminist foremothers, Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton, down to today. I’m speaking of the issue of life. I feel compelled to offer some advice to our sisters who like to throw stones at those of us who respectfully disagree with them on this issue (and they sometimes refuse to even countenance the fact that some of us can call ourselves feminists and disagree with those who claim the mantle of “real feminists”). First, ladies, it’s hard to take a critic seriously when they lecture you wearing a bear suit. So, it’s difficult for me to drum up much outrage at this latest ad. But, really, lying about a sister while wearing an Ewok outfit is no way to honor our foremothers on the eve of the 90th anniversary of their victory. But, that aside, I’d love to know where you got those get-ups. Halloween is just around the corner, and Piper and Trig would look adorable as little grizzly bears.

Ouch!  Feeling beat up