This week, retired pediatric neurosurgeon Dr. Ben Carson discussed the eugenic and racist links to Planned Parenthood on several Fox News programs. On Wednesday, he told Neil Cavuto:
Maybe I’m not objective when it comes to Planned Parenthood but I know who Margaret Sanger is.
And I know that she believed in eugenics and that she was not particularly enamored with Black People.
That is putting it lightly.
On August 10, Abby Johnson of And Then There Were None, shared the story of a former Planned Parenthood security guard named Jim who was shocked by the undercover videos released by The Center for Medical Progress. The videos, extensively covered by Live Action and other pro-life news sources, show abortion clinic workers and Planned Parenthood officials engaging in dialogue about selling aborted baby body parts.
Jim had worked at the clinic featured in the third Planned Parenthood video – Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains – which showed the dissection of aborted babies for their organs.
The following testimony from Jim demonstrates that many people who support Planned Parenthood, even some that work for them, really don’t know about the horrible things that Planned Parenthood is doing.
Pro-life presidential candidate and retired neurosurgeon Dr. Ben Carson is under fire for news that he once used cells from two aborted babies in a study, LifeSiteNews reports.
In 1992, Carson co-authored a paper that says, “Human choroid plexus ependyma and nasal mucosa were obtained from two fetuses aborted in the ninth and 17th week of gestation.”
In response, Carson maintains there is “absolutely no contradiction between the research I worked on in 1992 and my views,” noting that he had no part in aborting the children, but merely “keeping a record of it.” He reiterated that he opposes abortion to procure organs or tissue, but said that “[w]hen pathologists receive specimen, their job is to prepare the specimen. They have no job opining on where the tissue came from.”
A refusal by West Career and Technical Academy (WCTA), a high school in Las Vegas, Nevada, to allow a student to form a pro-life club has earned the school an F in free speech–and a lawsuit to accompany it.
The school has been ranked as one of America’s Best High Schools, but its continued refusal to allow Angelique Clark to exercise her free speech rights has resulted in a lawsuit, filed by the Thomas More Society on behalf of Clark against WCTA and the Clark County School District. Jocelyn Floyd, Associate Counsel of Thomas More Society, said:
High school administrators should not censor but rather encourage students to exercise their free speech rights. We hope that the court will quickly recognize the illegal and unconstitutional denial of Angelique’s Students for Life club and require West Career and Technical Academy to respect the rights of all its students under both the First Amendment and Equal Access Act.
(Operation Rescue) A Southern California abortion clinic that had long been the site of pro-life outreaches has unexpectedly closed.
The North County Women’s Medical Clinic, located in the North San Diego County community of San Marcos, was owned and operated by abortionist George Kung. Its website was quietly replaced with a message noting that the closure was effective August 1, 2015.
A recent report that the abortion rate has fallen nationwide has pro-lifers celebrating more mothers choosing life, while abortion advocates credit affordable birth control. Let’s examine which version of events best fits the data.
Government figures show that in the past three years, the decline in abortion totals just over 85,000. In 2010, the percentage of pregnancies that ended in abortion was 17.92% in 2010, and by 2013 it was 16.2% in 2013. What the numbers show is that 74.3 percent of the abortion decline is due to fewer women choosing abortion. Knowing the why more women are choosing life though is not something that the data speaks to.
“There is no foot too small that it cannot leave an imprint upon this world.” – A. A. Milne
Finals week: 2014, I took a different kind of test. The results: Positive.
My mind was filled with shame, guilt, fear, and absolute panic. I had just turned 19, and my mind – as well as the world around me – screamed that I wasn’t ready for this. Many people advised me to get an abortion, saying it was “the best for everyone.” However, on December 9th, my life and whole world as I knew it, changed. On that day, I went to Wish Medical and saw my sweet baby for the first time. A little thing smaller than a sesame seed, its tiny heart beating wildly.
If it’s a day ending in Y, it must mean there’s a new Salon article lying about something. Let’s just click on over… sure enough! Here’s Simon Maloy with a particularly disingenuous attack on Ted Cruz for “grotesque demagoguery” over the fetal chop shop Planned Parenthood’s been running.
He opens by suggesting Cruz is a hypocrite because he’s condemned the IRS’s targeting of conservative organizations by declaring, “no politician has the right to use the machinery of the executive branch to target political enemies,” yet his new pro-life ad “promis[ed] that he, as president, would use the machinery of the executive branch to target a political enemy.”
Conflating deliberate persecution based on political views with prosecution for actual violations of multiple federal laws? Yeah, it’s gonna be one of those columns.
(Daily Signal) The Daily Signal published a list of companies that donate or have donated directly to Planned Parenthood, either through grants or through matching employee gifts, according to 2nd Vote, a money-tracking website and app that looks at consumers and political causes.
The Daily Signal reached out to each company to ask about its donations to the nation’s largest abortion provider.
When we last checked PolitiHack’s… er… PolitiFact’s “fact-checking” on abortion, we found they were actually cherry-picking numbers to falsely deny that the country’s opinion on abortion has been souring. Sadly, a review of their reporting on presidential candidates and abortion since then shows that facts still take a backseat to the agenda.
Most recently, they rated “Half-True” Marco Rubio’s debate statement that “The idea that a minor… cannot get a tattoo without parental consent — but can get an abortion without parental consent — is just mind-shattering for the vast majority of Americans.” After reviewing the laws of each state, they concluded Rubio only “has a good argument for about 11 states” (even though they come close to admitting that the judicial bypass provisions of 37 states render their parental requirements essentially meaningless).
The pleas of one of the fetal procurement companies implicated in the undercover Planned Parenthood videos have been squelched by the court today. StemExpress sued in late July for a temporary restraining order, preventing Center for Medical Progress (CMP) from releasing any videos featuring high-ranking officials from the company from a meeting with CMP actors. Today, a California superior court ruled against StemExpress.
On July 28th, over 12,000 people gathered in 65 U.S cities to hold rallies calling for the defunding of Planned Parenthood. Students for Life of America President, Kristan Hawkins had the brilliant idea to invite pro-lifers to hold ‘Women Betrayed rallies’. As she told the National Catholic Register:
The face of the pro-life movement is a young woman’s face. These rallies were overwhelmingly run by young women. This is counter to what Planned Parenthood and NARAL would like you to believe. They want you to think the pro-life movement is run by old men and all young women are really on their side. That’s simply not true.
Even in Connecticut, a state with pro-choice government leaders, people willingly gathered to speak out against Planned Parenthood’s horrendous practice of selling baby parts for profit. I was honored to be a part of this important event.