Thayer states that her personal goals were to help women and to reduce abortions. During her time at Planned Parenthood, she came to realize that the organization’s goals were very contrary to her own, telling Congress that “no business, certainly no health-care business should view a woman’s body as a profit center, but that is exactly what Planned Parenthood does.“
Ben Carson appeared on The View this week, and the topic of abortion and Planned Parenthood came up. This led to a debate, as Carson is pro-life and most of the women on The View are pro-abortion shills for Planned Parenthood. But it’s not exactly a fair argument when one side refuses to deal in actual facts and just repeats pro-abortion talking points — even talking points that have been thoroughly discredited. For example, Joy Behar asked why Republicans are so against Planned Parenthood, as they provide vital services like… mammograms.
That’s right — even though the CEO of Planned Parenthood, Cecile Richards herself, admitted to Congress that Planned Parenthood does not provide mammograms, Joy Behar is still repeating the mammogram lie.
Since mid-July, the American public has been given a front-row seat to Planned Parenthood’s many awful offenses. Morally, ethically, and humanely speaking, the harvesting, bartering over, and sale of human baby body parts is despicable. Moreover, the baby part scandal has caused Americans to reexamine their views on abortion.
Without abortion, there would not be these excess, bloody baby parts, dripping and being pulled from a pie pan. How did we come to equate constitutional rights with the intentional killing of innocent children? How did we ever reach the point of seeing value in human body parts, but not in the human herself?
Beyond these questions, there is the matter of the law. Let’s delve into an overview of the many laws and regulations Planned Parenthood is breaking or blatantly disregarding.
A few days ago, the American Civil Liberties Union announced it was suing the Catholic health network Trinity Health Corporation over its refusal to perform abortions. At NBC News, New York University ethicist Arthur Caplan writes in defense of the ACLU’s efforts to force Catholic life-savers to kill:
The lawsuit says Trinity is failing in its duties to provide proper care to women in rare emergency situations when an abortion is required to save the life of the mother.
Caplan should read the US Conference of Catholic Bishops’ medical-ethics directives more closely. While USCCB does forbid “every procedure whose sole immediate effect is the termination of pregnancy before viability is an abortion,” it permits treatments “that have as their direct purpose the cure of a proportionately serious pathological condition of a pregnant woman […] even if they will result in the death of the unborn child.”
In her testimony before Congress on Tuesday, Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards claimed, “we don’t provide abortions after, um, viability.” This was in answer to Rep. DeSantis’ question about whether babies who survive abortions should be given medical care and treatment.
While Richards completely misses the law – babies don’t have to be viable to be cared for once they are born alive; the law simply states that they are persons and deserve care if they are born alive at any age. Yet even beyond being legally wrong, Richards lied – under oath – to Congress and the American people.
Following last week’s Capitol Hill hearing including testimony from Cecile Richards, president and CEO of Planned Parenthood Federation of America, the House Oversight Committee released a report stating that “Planned Parenthood and its affiliates have spent millions in recent years on ‘blowout’ parties, first-class travel and ‘lucrative’ salaries.” According to Fox News, the report “cited tax returns” showing that “Planned Parenthood spent over $5.1 million on travel in 2013, or nearly $14,000 a day.”
In the middle of the same Fox News article is also the glaring fact that “Planned Parenthood gave nearly $22 million in grants over five years to its Planned Parenthood Action Fund, which is legally able to do lobbying activity.” And it should be no surprise that “[c]ampaign finance records compiled by the Center for Responsive Politics show donations from the Planned Parenthood Action Fund Inc. PAC, in turn, go almost exclusively to Democratic candidates.”
At the end of World War II, American soldiers walked German civilians through the death camps in order to help them wake up to the reality that Jews were systematically killed. The public’s imagination had to be shocked awake through deliberate uncovering of evidence that the Holocaust happened right there in their midst. Today, due diligence must likewise awaken the American conscience from the lull of the abortion status quo where power and privilege reside.
David Daleiden and the Center for Medical Progress are currently escorting the American public through the the back rooms of Planned Parenthood’s abortion facilities in order to inspect the hidden holocaust. To those with a sense of history, the parallels are too uncanny for comfort.
When Planned Parenthood’s President, Cecile Richards, testified during a congressional hearing earlier this week, she was directly asked: “Has any one of those stings [referring mainly to the Live Action stings] uncovered wrongdoing by Planned Parenthood?”
Yet these investigations have examined the truth behind Planned Parenthood’s business practices on a number of disturbing topics – including sex trafficking, failure to report rape, and deceptive medical information – all things Richards apparently doesn’t consider “wrongdoing.”
When Planned Parenthood president and CEO Cecile Richards testified before Congress, one of the issues that was finally laid to rest was whether or not Planned Parenthood provides mammograms.
Richards previously stated that a vital service the group provides to women is mammograms, a falsehood that Live Action exposed years ago. The myth, spearheaded by Ms. Richards, has been told again and again by Planned Parenthood’s supporters—even by President Obama.
At Tuesday’s congressional hearing on Planned Parenthood, Representative Ron DeSantis (R-FL), spent his five minutes grilling Cecile Richards, the group’s president, over Planned Parenthood’s law-breaking.
Instead of dealing with the law head-on, Richards snaked her way past it, attempting to avoid giving straight answers. The answers she did manage to give raised their own legal questions. Let’s discuss.
Once again, Planned Parenthood has refused to say that a baby born alive after an abortion should receive lifesaving medical care.
In Congressional testimony Tuesday under oath, Planned Parenthood’s president Cecile Richards responded to a question on whether she would approve of giving medical care to a child who survives an abortion attempt by claiming she has never heard of a child actually surviving. In addition, she claimed that this wouldn’t even be possible at Planned Parenthood because their facilities do not do abortions past viability.
“I’ve never heard of such a circumstance happening,” Richards, who makes half a million dollars annually as head of the abortion giant, stated.
Really? I have.
(Daily Signal) The fight over Planned Parenthood reached a boiling point Tuesday on Capitol Hill when Cecile Richards, president of the organization, testified before Congress about how the group uses its federal taxpayer dollars.
Richards fiercely defended Planned Parenthood from partisan allegations made by House Republicans, which she called “outrageous, “offensive” and “categorically untrue.”