At a rally to defund Planned Parenthood on Capitol Hill Tuesday, GOP presidential candidate and retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson criticized Planned Parenthood, calling it “hypocritical” that “these same people who say that it’s a meaningless clump of cells are trying to get livers and lungs and kidneys.”
“I’ve spent so many nights in the operating room, all night long, working, toiling so hard to save one of those lives, and you know one of the most wonderful aspects of life is later on you can see that same little baby as a 25- or 30-year-old who has their own little baby, and yet there was somebody at some point saying that it was just a clump of cells that didn’t mean anything,” said Carson.
“Well isn’t it funny that these same people who say that it’s a meaningless clump of cells are trying to get livers and lungs and kidneys, because how could you have such organs from a meaningless clump of cells,” Carson said.… Continue Reading
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) wants to force the Senate to vote on defunding Planned Parenthood this week, as a second undercover video unleashes a new storm of scrutiny of the organization.
Cruz’s office said Tuesday that he plans to file an amendment on the highway bill that would eliminate all federal funding for Planned Parenthood, in addition to an amendment that would fully repeal ObamaCare.
Cruz is the second senator — and the second GOP presidential candidate — who is eying the highway bill as an attempt to defund Planned Parenthood. Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) said last week that he will “use all legislative vehicles at his disposal” to force a vote this week but has not released details of his plan.
Planned Parenthood landed in a firestorm of controversy last week after anti-abortion activists released a secretly recorded video in which a high-ranking medical officer describes the preservation of fetal tissue in shockingly candid detail.… Continue Reading
After the release of yet another shocking undercover video of a Planned Parenthood official negotiating the sale of body parts, Carly Fiorina has responded to the issue with a video of her own. In the video, Fiorina stands with pro-life leaders: Rev. Dean Nelson, Marjorie Dannenfelser, Catherine Davis, Dr. Charmaine Yoest, Lori Hoye, and Pastor Walter Hoye. Fiorina takes the opportunity to lambaste Democrats for standing up for abortion rather than standing up for women:
This article was originally posted on the IllinoisReview.com blog.
Written by Randall K. O’Bannon, Ph.D., NRL Director of Education & Research
Faced with clinic closings and legislative defeats, Planned Parenthood’s political arm (Planned Parenthood Action Fund) is in the process of spending $16 million in this fall’s races. To gin up contributions, Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards has sent out a fiery but fact-challenged appeal fundraising letter to would-be supporters.
This massive political involvement may come as somewhat of a surprise to those who imagine Planned Parenthood to be just a “women’s health care provider,” the image PPFA so carefully cultivates. But, in fact, the nation’s largest abortion performer and promoter has also long been one of the biggest players on the political scene, spending millions to put politicians in office who will defend the killing of unborn babies and keep the taxpayer dollars flowing their way.… Continue Reading
Planned Parenthood Action Fund (PPAF) leaders are “clearly concerned,” said Douglas R. Scott, Jr., president of the Planned Parenthood watchdog organization Life Decisions International (LDI). “They understand that the most pro-abortion president in American history may lose to Mitt Romney–a candidate who has pledged to eliminate taxpayer funding for Planned Parenthood.” Scott called PPAF’s latest ad/video release is a “last-minute attempt to convince pro-abortion voters to go to the polls tomorrow.” The new production is called, “Yes We Plan.”
According to PPAF, “Yes We Plan” was inspired by the 2008 pro-Obama video by hip-hop artist Will.i.am (“Yes We Can”). “Yes We Plan,” which features actress Julianne Moore, singer Mary J. Blige, and hip-hop artist Q-Tip, urges voters to “protect women’s health” by giving Obama another four years.… Continue Reading