Hillary Clinton on Planned Parenthood and Abortion
Hillary Clinton has given up on her efforts to ignore the atrocities that Planned Parenthood has committed. It is not that she has admitted her disordered thinking about abortion and abortion providers at this point, but she may have engaged in the terribly un-liberal act of actually watching the videos. She probably began the viewing with the defiant skepticism of all other abortion cheerleaders, but apparently, the evidence shown in the videos was too much for Hillary, a recipient of Planned Parenthood’s Margaret Sanger Award. Soon, she will receive emails and tweets from angry progressives and relativists, who will condemn her for breaking the first commandment of liberalism – Thou shall not pay any attention to anything that challenges the liberal agenda!
I thought I’d look at the article published in the New Hampshire Union Leader, in which the reporter gives us his take on his one-on-one interview with Hillary Clinton. As usual, I’ll put my commentary within the article. The reporter’s words are in bold and mine are in normal type.
Calling them “disturbing,” Hillary Clinton said undercover videos showing Planned Parenthood officials discussing the sale of aborted fetal tissue raise questions about the process nationwide.
We need to keep in mind that it is not only the sale of the dead baby parts that troubles us, it is many other facts, including:
- The fact that PP docs apparently use ultrasound to make sure they perform the abortion in a way that can best salvage the organs of the child (But they adamantly resist showing the mother ultrasound pictures of her child before she signs the request to have the abortion);
- It is clear from the videos that PP execs are not nearly as concerned about the law prohibiting profit off of the sale of the organs, as they are about the “perception” that they are profiting. Dr. Deborah Nucatola, Planned Parenthood’s Senior Director of Medical Services, specifically states that if they do a little better than break even, that’s okay.
- The fact that PP docs alter the presentation of the child to a breech delivery position, in order to harvest the child’s organs. This way, they can tear the baby apart while the mother’s cervix becomes more and more dilated, resulting in a better chance of delivering the child’s head without the need to crush it… Which brings up the 3rd point.
- The callous disregard for the dignity of human life has always been a hallmark of abortion cheerleaders, but Dr. Nucatola and the others talking in the new videos shows that they have become totally numb to reality. They have brainwashed themselves into total acceptance of the lie that they are not dealing with babies who are human, they are dealing with a collection of cells that happen to have human hearts, human lungs, human brains, etc…
- Harvesting dead baby parts for sale to medical researchers is gruesome and deplorable whether they do it for a profit or not. They talk about consent and honoring the mother’s wishes, which is only relevant if you decide the child has no rights of his own or of her own.
- I could go on, but I’ll offer this one last point that seems to be missed by most people looking at this situation. The sale of the dead baby body parts is one of many ways that Planned Parenthood profits off of vulnerable women and defenseless babies.
What I’m trying to point out, is that selling the body parts of defenseless human beings is extremely evil, but we need to remember that there are many different facts here that should not be overlooked.
“I have seen pictures from them and obviously find them disturbing,” the Democratic presidential hopeful said during a sit-down interview Tuesday with the New Hampshire Union Leader.
So, maybe she didn’t watch the videos. That would have been far to much for anyone who has sold their soul to Satan.
“Planned Parenthood is answering questions and will continue to answer questions.
Actually, they haven’t answered any yet, and I doubt they will. So far, Planned Parenthood has done nothing more than circle the wagons in an attempt to get out of this mess without losing everything they have. Their President, Cecile Richards, has thrown Nucatola under the bus, has gone on at least one news program to test some talking points that did nothing but show her to be as evil and delusioned as we have always said she was and they have called on their supporters to put up positive posts on social media. In a nutshell, their response has been, “deny and redirect the conversation to some other topic”.
I think there are two points to make,” Clinton said. “One, Planned Parenthood for more than a century has done a lot of really good work for women: cancer screenings, family planning, all kinds of health services. And this raises not questions about Planned Parenthood so much as it raises questions about the whole process, that is, not just involving Planned Parenthood, but many institutions in our country.”
Oh, Hillary. It is so disappointing that you can look at (pictures of) this whole thing and conclude that we need to honor Planned Parenthood for what they claim to have done for all these years. It is disappointing because what Planned Parenthood claims to have done is absolutely the opposite of what they have actually done. But why consider reality when there is a presidential campaign to run and significant special interest money is at stake. It is not like Hillary is going to get any financial support from Pro-Life groups if she denounces Planned Parenthood and calls for defunding. No, the only hope she has is to walk a thin line between public disappointment and private support. If she can be just disappointed enough, she can have the appearance of someone who actually still has a conscience, yet she still gets big donations from abortion advocates.
“And if there’s going to be any kind of congressional inquiry, it should look at everything and not just one (organization),” she said.
This point actually makes sense. I think all abortion facilities and providers need to be investigated. Dr. Kermit Gosnell was a horrific monster who murdered under the same ideology that Cecile Richards champions. Given the financial benefits promised by companies like StemExpress, it is hard to believe that Planned Parenthood is the only one getting their little piece of the pie.
And given what I know about Gosnell and several other abortion clinics who are not affiliated with Planned Parenthood, the atrocities we see in the recent videos, may pale in comparison to what we see in the less visible clinics across the country.
Clinton addressed the controversy after the Center for Medical Progress released undercover videos of a Planned Parenthood representative discussing fetal tissue extraction, cost and transportation.
As I pointed out earlier, the videos expose much more than the trafficking of human body parts. Oh, and by the way, it is not simply “tissue”. Don’t forget that these are human body parts that the Planned Parenthood executives describe in the video as hearts, lungs, lower extremities, etc… I think the old “tissue” and “clump of cells” propaganda has run its natural course. You don’t get to cash in on a liver with StemExpress and then turn around and insist it is merely tissue to everyone else.
Republican presidential hopefuls have condemned it and called for public defunding of Planned Parenthood.
Which means nothing unless it actually happens. Therefore, call, email, write and tweet your representatives in Washington, D.C. They won’t pull the trigger unless they are forced to do so. Even the Pro-Life politicians will sit on their hands because they see the debate as a valuable way to keep your support. They have to know that you will not support them unless they do this. Make certain they know that this is an all or nothing situation. They must defund Planned Parenthood or they are essentially, standing with Planned Parenthood.
Planned Parenthood, in a statement after the videos surfaced, said some women who have abortions choose to donate tissue for scientific research,
Let’s see those forms. Also, did they get a cut rate (no pun intended) on their abortion since the clinic was able to market parts of their baby or did all the income, savings or whatever you want to call it, go to the clinic? Nucatola says that the income off of the sales goes to other services in the clinic that operate at a loss. Do the mom’s know this? I have lots of questions about how the consent was obtained, the information provided and whether these mothers were even capable of consenting under the circumstances.
and that there is no financial benefit for tissue donation for either the patient or Planned Parenthood.
Says the organization who is in an desperate effort to avoid an investigation coupled with the largest marketing debacle in recent memory.
Planned Parenthood claims the Center for Medical Progress used “heavily edited, secretly recorded videotape that falsely portrays Planned Parenthood’s participation in tissue donation.”
My eyes actually roll out of my head every time I hear this carefully crafted piece of propaganda. Cecile was still working on her delivery of this line when she was on the George Stephanopoulos show the other day. She stumbled over it a few times and wedged it in wherever she could, but I suspect that after her marketing execs watched the tape of the show about 100 times, they gave her the green light to keep using it (with more practice of course).
So let’s just talk about the “heavily edited” claim first. The first video to post, consisted of several minutes of the most relevant parts of a conversation that lasted over 90 minutes. Planned Parenthood’s complaint is really that they don’t like those parts and would prefer the video show only the parts when people are not speaking. In reality, the short video is edited so people don’t have to sit through over an hour of idle chatter just to pick out the horrendous facts. But as an organization that has thrived on misinformation and irrelevant misdirection for nearly 100 years, Planned Parenthood wants anything but clarity and efficiency. Oh, and don’t forget the entire, unedited videos have also been released within minutes of the release of the shorter videos. No editing there, light or heavy.
“Secretly Recorded”. As if Planned Parenthood would tell the truth if they knew the tapes were rolling? The simple fact that they have spent millions of dollars on marketing schemes over the past few decades tells you that they are more interested in manipulating and misinforming than delivering accurate information about their true agenda.
“Falsely portrays Planned Parenthoods…”. Who are the people making the admissions on the tapes? They are Planned Parenthood executives and in the 3rd video, a young lady who simply answered an advertisement for a job opening with StemExpress. Cecile Richards definition of “false” is diametrically opposed to the definition accepted by the vast majority of the human race. Richards has dedicated her life to an evil empire and she has lost all sense of reality. Because of this, she can wish or think anything into existence in her own mind. It is an illness.
Clinton, long a supporter of abortion rights, was asked whether she is concerned the videos will jeopardize funding for abortion services and women’s health care. Funding today is at no more risk than it has been for years, she said.
Whether she is in denial or stating a politically savvy fact, we do not yet know. However, it appears that the public outcry has had an impact on corporate sponsorship of Planned Parenthood. After a Salon.com article identified over 40 large corporations who sponsored Planned Parenthood, many publicly withdrew or denied support. I am hopeful this trend continues. But Congress is another question. As I mentioned above, politicians benefit from the culture war. They will not be so quick to defund Planned Parenthood because they then have to learn a new battle cry in order to replace the large Pro-Life voice that has funded their career up to this point.
“I’m well aware that passions are very high,” Clinton said. “I have said for more than 22 years that abortion should be legal, safe and rare.
“Safe, legal and rare”, is another time and market-tested slogan of Planned Parenthood. Who can argue with anything that is safe and legal, right? And because some of possess the intellectual integrity to point out that just because something is legal, it does not make it right, they throw in the “rare”. Oh, so it doesn’t happen very often, well all good and fine then. But it isn’t rare and the tentacles of Planned Parenthood are stretched all around the world, forcing abortion, acceptance of homosexual behavior and contraception on any poor country who seeks assistance from the U.S. the U.N. or most other private charities. Abortion is going on around the clock, worldwide and Planned Parenthood is aggressively pushing it more and more everyday.
As First Lady, I led an effort to try to lower the number of teenage pregnancies and we succeeded,
Did she help young people make decision that were healthy and good, or did she promote a destructive mindset that says, “they are going to do it anyway, so let’s treat the symptoms and ignore the cause”. Many of us believe it is much wiser to look at the cause of the increased sexual activity among teens over the past 50 years. As we look at possible causes, we see many factors, such as the availability of contraception that promises consequence-free sex, a general public acceptance that sex outside of marriage is not such a harmful behavior, more broken homes, busier lives which cause even intact families to spend less time together as a family and more time imitating broken homes where only one or neither parent is with the child, the growing perception that children are a burden, etc… And if all else fails: If the condom breaks, if she forgot to take her pill, if they didn’t think they could get pregnant on the first try… there is always the unpleasant but safe, legal and rare, abortion. Because in the eyes of Hillary Clinton and Cecile Richards, abortion make all the problems go away.
and as President I will continue to work toward that so that women are fully empowered, they can afford to make responsible decisions, and I hope we will be successful at that.”
Empowered appears to mean the ability to have sex without the occasional consequence of becoming pregnant. Because pregnant women are not empowered. They have a hard time fitting into their power suit, behind the wheel of their sports car or hiking to the top of mountain peaks with the guys. Pregnant women can’t spend as much money on themselves because they have to get the nursery ready or they have to co-habit with guys who want to buy golf clubs or mountain bikes. And it is often unpleasant to live with the fathers of your children because things don’t always go your way. Who wants to put up with a roommate who doesn’t put the cap back on the toothpaste? That isn’t empowerment, that is enslavement! As President, Hillary will make sure no woman has to live with the father of her child (if she chooses to have a child) unless said co-habitation is blissful at all times and can be easily terminated as such point as it becomes less than satisfactory.
Clinton was asked in the interview to name her top two achievements as Secretary of State.
I suspect a timer went off at this point of the interview. The reporter was given 20 minutes and he was told that he could only spend a certain portion of it on the Planned Parenthood topic.
You will not be surprised to learn that she did not list Benghazi when given the opportunity to name her achievements. Nor did she mention her ability to destroy emails or her call for Americans to change their religious beliefs in order to accept abortion.
Is it religion that must change, or is it current public opinion that needs to change?