Being the creator of a lifestyle blog catered to women, I like to consider myself an advocate for woman and the rights which involve them. Not only because I’m a woman myself, but because equality in general is a topic which seems to be ignored quite frequently. When it was announced that there was a bill in the works to defund Planned Parenthood, you could only imagine my extreme irritability, not to mention confusion. For those of you who aren’t aware, Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) is one of the largest organizations which provide reproductive, maternal and child health services, with a large majority being women. The idea that someone would want to discontinue such a valued service is something of a mystery to me.
So you could imagine my relief when the bill was not passed. It would seem that the Republican voters needed at least 60 votes in order to proceed, but only obtained 53. The bill, which was sponsored by Republican Sen. Joni Ernst, was expected to be dud from the beginning. It was then that I was introduced to a series of videos, which encouraged me to question my loyalty to Planned Parenthood. In the videos, an official from Planned Parenthood, actors posing as representatives from a human biologics company meet with an official at the abortion-clinic headquarters of Planned Parenthood in order to discuss a potential partnership in harvesting fetal organs.
It gets worst.
When it was asked if Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast plans to change abortion procedures by supplying intact fetal specimens the official went on to say
“Some of our doctors in the past have projects and they’re collecting the specimens, so they do it in a way that they get the best specimens, so I know it can happen.”
If this video (below) happens to be legit, not only could it sway voters during a spending bill come fall, but the organization could be facing criminal charges. Planned Parenthood could be breaking a federal law known as the Born Alive Infants Protection Act, which requires abortion clinics, hospitals and other places which carry out abortions to provide appropriate medical care for a baby born alive after a failed abortion.
The video is the fifth to be released supporting the controversy over Planned Parenthood’s sale of aborted baby parts. I don’t normally rush to judgment until all facts of a story have been proven. That’s generally what separates a good journalist from poor one. But it would seem that Planned Parenthood has their work cut out for them.
What are your thoughts on the story? Do you think Planned Parenthood can bounce back from this?