Posted by Tantumblogo in Abortion, contraception, disaster, error, General Catholic, horror, paganism, scandals, secularism, self-serving, sexual depravity, sickness, Society.
Almost $1.5 million a year – that sure sounds like more than just recouping costs to me.
A good overview of recent developments in the Planned Butcherhood murder for profit scandal from Mollie Hemingway. Two highlights from the below are Abby Johnson’s testimony before the Texas Senate this week on Planned Barrenhood’s profiteering from the sale of aborted baby parts, and the the pro-abort left is trying to re-spin the completely discredited claim that PB provides mammograms:
The Texas Senate Health and Human Services Committee held a hearing to look into how Planned Parenthood affiliates in Texas engage in the fetal organ trade. However, Planned Parenthood officials didn’t show up…….
………The hearing did feature testimony from Abby Johnson, a former Planned Parenthood clinic director, who discussed how her clinic harvested organs from the children aborted at her clinic. She said her clinic received $200 per specimen. She claimed that costs for such harvesting were minimal (only $5-$10 per specimen, by her telling) and that the Houston Planned Parenthood clinic, if it charged only $100 per specimen and if only half of the women seeking abortions each day consented to donations, would generate $120,000/month selling baby parts. This claim somehow didn’t make it into mainstream news accounts of the hearing here, here, here or any where else. You can listen to it here at two hours and thirty minutes into the hearing.
On the mammograms:
In an interesting Washington Post article about the problems this Planned Parenthood story poses for Democrat, former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley said:
‘I haven’t seen the videos. And I don’t generally make a habit of responding to right-wing videos,’ O’Malley told reporters in New Hampshire this week. ‘I do know that 97 percent of the work that Planned Parenthood does is about mammograms and preventative health……….
No, O’Malley, 97 percent of Planned Parenthood’s work is not mammograms. In fact, zero percent of Planned Parenthood’s work is mammograms because Planned Parenthood doesn’t do a single mammogram. Planned Parenthood falsely made the claim that they did during their campaign to shame the Komen Foundation into continuing to fund them, and some media asserted it as well. President Obama has regularly made the claim during his War on Women messaging.
One more update. Planned Butcherhood has retained the same
crisis communications propaganda firm they used when they destroyed Susan G. Komen in a blitzkrieg of bad PR. It appears almost conclusive that shady propaganda outlet cooked up a fake “hacker attack” on PB’s website in a bizarre attempt to generate sympathy, or something:
Planned Parenthood claims on severalofits websites that the organization’s web operations have been attacked by “extremists,” but this so-called hacking has all the hallmarks of an orchestrated public relations stunt.
Numerous people on Twitter pointed to evidence suggesting that this so-called hack wasn’t a hack at all……
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………claims to have another video showing sale of baby parts and probably admission of regular performance of illegal abortions/born-alive murders from within the state of Texas. If so, that could be very big trouble for Planned Barrenhood, the corrupt Joe Strauss aside, there is a very large majority of quite pro-life legislators right now, and hopes to bring in even more next term.
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton confirmed in testimony before the Texas Senate that his office has launched an investigation into illegal activites at state Planned Barrenhoods, including their mills in Dallas, Austin, Fort Worth, and Houston:
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton confirmed on Wednesday that a video obtained by his office as part of its investigation into Planned Parenthood’s practices is “consistent” with other undercover videos released by an anti-abortion group of the organization’s executives discussing fetal tissue donations.
Testifying before the Senate Health and Human Services Committee, Paxton said his office had “gained possession” of “hours of recordings” involving a Planned Parenthood clinic in Texas as part of its inquiry into Planned Parenthood’s practices regarding fetal tissue donation in Texas. Paxton declined to go into specifics about the recordings and how they were obtained.
Instead, Paxton detailed a recent visit by AG investigators to a Planned Parenthood facility in Houston where they witnessed how the abortion provider handles fetal remains before they are sent to a contractor who disposes them.
“The true abomination in all this is the institution of abortion,” Paxton told the committee. “Even the languages that they use — ‘product of conception’ — betrays a profound denial of humanity.”
The Belo-owned WFAA report above then becomes reliably left-wing, biasing towards poor persecuted Planned Butcherhood as much as they dare.
Better coverage below from Life News, noting Planned Barrenhood’s unusual refusal throughout the many investigations spurred by these videos to appear at any of them:
Legislators on the Texas Health and Human Services Committee on Wednesday scolded Planned Parenthood for their absence. Republican Chairman Charles Schwertner said the organization needs to answer for how it operates in Texas.
Why did Planned Parenthood fail to appear? Possibly because top state officials may have been given access to yet another shocking undercover video exposing more sales of aborted babies beyond the three videos already released.
Schwertner said the committee would focus on determining whether Planned Parenthood affiliates in Texas were selling fetal tissue and what steps could be “taken to put a swift and decisive stop to it.”
“I know many Texans are equally horrified by such a callous disregard for innocent human life,” Schwertner said.
“The existence of the CMP video of a clinic in Texas and the AG’s interest in it would at least tend to imply that there are legal issues that arise from it. Why wouldn’t Planned Parenthood want a representative there to push back, if those allegations are unfounded? It looks like an attempt to keep from having responses committed to the record, and avoid potential charges if they get proven to be false,” he writes. “The vise is tightening, but the debate focuses too narrowly on the legality of tissue transfers for compensation. Planned Parenthood wants that debate, because they can then argue that this benefits humanity through research — even though that ignores the fact that they could just donate the organs, rather than maximize their revenue stream by charging on the “per-item thing,” as yesterday’s video showed a Planned Parenthood official explaining.”
“No, the real problem for Planned Parenthood is that this organ trade has exposed the core lie at the heart of the abortion industry. [Which is that they murder babies all day long for money, including profit to the tune of $100 million last year!] In my column today for The Week, I advise people to remain focused on that fundamental hypocrisy demonstrated in these videos,” he adds. ”………
………A total of 10 states have already launched an investigation including Tennessee, Massachusetts,Kansas, Missouri, Arizona, Indiana, Ohio, Georgia,Texas and Louisiana and members of Congress have launched an investigation as well.
Nothing will happen at the federal level with this weak-willed Repubnik Congress and the most diabolically abortion-loving president in history in office.
But, at the state level…….look for Planned Butcherhood to be defunded in more states, and I imagine it possible that the legal pressure – and associated insurance costs – will become so high that PB will choose to leave a number of states. Texas is a very big one, they do a lot of business here, but if pro-lifers can hold legislator’s feet to the fire and make them press this matter, it is possible Planned Barrenhood could be run out of the state, or nearly so.
Let us make it too expensive for baby butchers to do business in Texas.
Posted by Tantumblogo in Abortion, Basics, contraception, disaster, error, General Catholic, horror, paganism, scandals, secularism, self-serving, sexual depravity, sickness, Society, unadulterated evil.
And so yet another violation of federal law:
In the video, actors posing as representatives from a human biologics company meet with Ginde at the abortion-clinic headquarters of PPRM in Denver to discuss a potential partnership to harvest fetal organs. When the actors request intact fetal specimens, Ginde reveals that in PPRM’s abortion practice, “Sometimes, if we get, if someone delivers before we get to see them for a procedure, then we are intact.”
Since PPRM does not use digoxin or other feticide in its 2nd trimester procedures, any intact deliveries before an abortion are potentially born-alive infants under federal law (1 USC 8).
I will say Center for Medical Progress has set these up very well. They released more nebulous, potentially less damaging videos first, and when Planned Butcherhood responded by pretending they are never in this for the money, that this kind of thing is just done for the good of medical science, etc., later video releases could reveal them as the liars they are. Very well done.
From what I understand, the most damning videos are still to come. But will they have any effect? Will the demonrat party and their Repubnik co-religionists in Congress give even these atrocities a pass, and continue to ramp up PP’s funding? How is it that a “non-profit” can net over $100 million in 2014?
And now for the reaction: a judge in the People’s Republic of California has issued a temporary injunction against CMP from releasing at least some of their videos:
Yesterday, a judge in California issued a temporary injunction barring CMP from publishing videos that include footage from a May 2014 meeting between officials at StemExpress and CMP investigators posing as potential buyers of fetal organs. The StemExpress lawsuit alleges the covert recording of that meeting at a restaurant is the product of unlawful electronic eavesdropping.
California has unusually tough prohibitions on electronic recording. One of those restrictions is that all parties must consent to the recording of “confidential communications.” This isn’t my area of law, but a quick survey of the case law suggests that recordings in restaurants may sometimes be considered confidential communications and sometimes not, depending on the circumstances. It’s going to be a fact-specific determination, so CMP may ultimately be in a bit of trouble there depending on what the testimony and evidence turns up. On the other hand, the temporary injunction is a prior restraint, which typically isn’t the right solution to alleged newsworthy conduct that can be remedied post-litigation. The temporary injunction was ordered to last until a hearing can be convened on August 19. StemExpress also alleges theft, fraud, and interference with contract.
Other CMP videos can be released, so long as they don’t include the StemExpress meeting.
May God protect and defend the good souls at CMP. They are doing ground-breaking work.
Without Planned Barrenhood’s focus and resources, the baby-murderers in this country would be very hard pressed to respond to continued pro-life pressure. Planned Butcherhood has always been the focal point of the baby-butchery industry, its primary propagandist and most influential lobbyist. Should it go away, it would cripple the abortion industry.
Lord, may that day come.
Posted by Tantumblogo in Abortion, Basics, contraception, disaster, General Catholic, horror, scandals, secularism, self-serving, sexual depravity, sickness, Society, unadulterated evil.
This is one in depth investigation. In a new video entitled Human Capital – Episode 1: Planned Parenthood’s Black Market in Baby Parts, the Center for Medical Progress provides even more damning evidence that Planned Barrenhood routinely sells aborted baby parts for profit, something that certainly seems to be illegal under current federal law.
Most of the video below features the testimony of a woman who once worked at a business that purchased aborted baby parts for “research.” She details the profit motive to Planned Barrenhood and her own personal horror at having to handle and manipulate tiny legs, heads, etc. She claims both Planned Barrenhood and the company she worked for – just one of many that trade in human flesh – were profit-motivated and sought to maximize income.
The video closes with a chilling segment at a Planned Barrenhood facility where parts from little murdered babies are sorted through, analyzed for their economic value, and discussed like one were discussing cattle parts. I wonder how many left wing employees at Planned Barrenhood believe “meat is murder” and yet have no problem haggling over the price of the little parts remaining from murdered babies.
No wonder the democrats have totally freaked out and are trying to change the story by investigating the Center for Medical Progress, instead of Damned Barrenhood. There is absolutely no justification for this traffic in human parts and yet the left wing sexular pagan ethos more or less demands that this kind of thing occur. There is no horror to which they will not descend in pursuit of their sexular pagan “utopia.”
Really, how far of a step is it, from using aborted baby parts for medical research, from creating babies intentionally for that purpose? And then what follows after that?
Soylent Green, here we come.
Posted by Tantumblogo in Abortion, Basics, contraception, disaster, General Catholic, horror, It's all about the $$$, paganism, persecution, scandals, secularism, self-serving, sexual depravity, sickness, Society, unadulterated evil, unbelievable BS.
Tomorrow, July 28 2015, a nationwide series of protests will occur to express dismay at continued government funding of the murderous organization Planned Parenthood. The DFW protest is at noon tomorrow at the Planned Barrenhood facility in Fort Worth. All details here. There are protest sites all around the country.
This protest is part of a broader effort by an organization calling itself “women betrayed.” Check the link to see if there is one near you. They are also encouraging all interested parties to contact demonrat congressmen to express outrage that these representatives would be the recipient of Planned Barrenhood blood money. They have a list of all Congressmen – democrats to a man save for Susan Collins of Maine – who have received donations from Planned Barrenhood, and thus gained from the illegal sale of murdered baby parts.
Meanwhile, in a clear sign of this nation having developed, collectively, a reprobate sense, Obama is sicking the Department of Justice not on Planned Barrenhood, but on the Center for Medical Progress, the group that brought the latest revolting revelations of Banned Parenthood immoralities and misdeeds to light. Demonrats are reacting in typical fashion, trying to project the evil they support onto actions of total innocents. In this case, it’s shoot the messenger for holding up to the American people the brutal reality of abortion. And that is one thing demonrats do not want discussed:
JUSTICE TO PROBE CENTER FOR MEDICAL PROGRESS — While congressional committees investigate Planned Parenthood’s practices, the Justice Department agreed to look into whether the group that released the sting videos obtained the footage legally. In response to a request by House Democrats, Attorney General Loretta Lynch said Wednesday afternoon that Justice would “review all of the information and determine what the appropriate steps moving forward would be.”
Several state governments, including California, have also launched investigations of the Center for Medical Progress.
Which only gets back to Reilly’s brilliant thrust – it is the rationalization of sin that people have bought into. Those who do grave evil but who support the rationalization can be excused, but those who point up the evil of the rationalization itself (in this case, the infinite evil of pre-born infanticide) must be excoriated.
Just the kind of environment one would expect in a post-Christian, socialist nation where the government bureaucracy mostly pursues its own ideological and material interest. But most of us (or at least I) grew up believing America to not be that kind of place. Much of Europe, yes, Canada, yes, the Soviet Union, certainly, but not the good ol’ USA, the “most Christian country in the world!”
I kept telling myself that for far too long. But it is utterly untenable today.
Posted by Tantumblogo in Abortion, Admin, contraception, Dallas Diocese, General Catholic, Tradition, Virtue.
Just a quick notice and request, members of Tradition, Family, and Property are going to be praying outside area mills this Sunday and Monday. I’m not sure of their schedule. I think this is the group based more or less out of Tyler. Anyway they are coming to Dallas to pray outside mills and they are looking for a place to stay Sunday and Monday night. They will stay anywhere, sleep on the floor, etc., but they have one requirement: no teenage girls. Anything else is fine. I assume relative proximity to the two remaining mills would be a plus.
If you think you have an ability to help you can contact Joanne Underwood at the Dallas CPLC.
BTW, I know some readers have issues with TFP but I do think they’ve written one of the best responses to the diabolical Obergefell decision I’ve read. It brings out a number of important points, including the fact that even the very hostile dissenting views expressed by some justices are deficient in that they ignore the natural law:
Regrettably, Chief Justice Roberts’ dissent was weak and included concessions to the homosexual movement such as: “Whether same-sex marriage is a good idea should be of no concern to us….” “Although the policy arguments for extending marriage to same-sex couples may be compelling….” “The people of a State are free to expand marriage to include same-sex couples, or to retain the historic definition.”
More importantly, Roberts’ dissent shares by omission in the majority’s implied denial of the obligation of every man, and therefore of society, to do good and to avoid evil. There is no discussion much less condemnation of the unnaturalness and intrinsic immorality of the homosexual act, which lies at the root of every same-sex “marriage.”
With the attention of America riveted on the issue, Roberts’ dissent could have been used as an ideal “teaching moment” that a moral wrong can never become a civil right, steering America’s conservative reaction onto the high ground where it belongs……..
……Of the three other dissenting opinions only that of Justice Thomas comes close to mentioning our obligations under Natural Law, but only in a fleeting manner. He quotes John Locke and Thomas Rutherforth but does not develop this line of thought. While he expounds ably our constitutional political liberty and correctly denounces the majority’s misconception of the physical liberty alluded to in the Fourteenth Amendment, he does not denounce their erroneous view of man’s moral liberty.
Both majority and dissenting opinions talk about the impact of this decision on the free exercise of religion in America. The latter show evident concern that it stands threatened, and they should be worried. Just as the homosexual movement fought for the legalization of same-sex “marriage” so that homosexuality would be accepted as normal and homosexual acts would be considered equal to the marital act, it will now push to further erode and eventually extirpate the expression of Christian morality from society.
This decision increases the country’s growing polarization. If before this decision anti-discrimination laws around the country were already being used to elevate homosexuals to a privileged class, giving rise to many incidents of egregious and unjust persecution (e.g. bakers, florists, photographers, CEOs, teachers, etc.), what will the nation witness in the decision’s wake?
Posted by Tantumblogo in abdication of duty, Abortion, Basics, contraception, disaster, episcopate, error, foolishness, General Catholic, scandals, secularism, self-serving, sexual depravity, Society, the struggle for the Church.
This video below from American Life League got me thinking: given the sweeping condemnations that popes and bishops in times past have issued against avowed enemies of the Church like freemasons, Nazis, and communists, when will the US bishops excommunicate all Planned Barrenhood staff, members and financial supporters? Bishop Bruskewitz did so two decades ago in Lincoln. And that wasn’t the first time Planned Barrenhood staff had been so treated.
But, then again, most of the blanket excommunications (very rightfully made) were well before the unleashing of modernist secular humanism in the Church starting in 1958. It is widely believed that the USCCB presently has a secret, unpublished policy to ostracize any member who enforces Canon 915 against a Catholic politician, for instance. I would tend to imagine there are also blanket “prohibitions” against interdicting other anti-Catholic organizations – just like Banned Parenthood.
So we have gone from a Church – or at least its human hierarchy – that took very seriously its mission to oppose evil, avoid scandal, and protect the faithful throughout almost the entirety of her long history, to where we have today an emasculated leadership who seem terrified to act, when they aren’t actively promoting things always held to be antithetical to the Faith.
What could have happened?
How often have we heard in the past 50 years that the Church must now be reasonable, that to exhort souls to follow the Faith as it was practiced for so many centuries is now unreasonable and too bizarre for the world to bear? We don’t want to be fanatical “integrists,” right?
Sorry, I’m taking off on a tangent from the video below but there is a reason why Planned Barrenhood has so much freedom to conduct its hateful, diabolical campaign. It is due to lack of resistance from the Church. And need I remind that Cardinal Cushing collaborated with Planned Barrenhood of Greater Boston to overcome Catholic legislative resistance (from lay Catholic legislators) and get contraception legalized in Massachusetts!? Very similar occurred in Connecticut and Rhode Island.
And where is the mass resistance and constant exhortations from the leadership against the latest descent into hedonist debauchery via pretended “same-sex marriage?”
Anyway, the video:
Posted by Tantumblogo in Abortion, catachesis, contraception, disaster, error, foolishness, General Catholic, horror, scandals, secularism, self-serving, sexual depravity, sickness, Society, unadulterated evil.
Not sure how wide a play this item has gotten, my wife found it and forwarded it to me. It’s a photo of a list of prices
a Planned Barrenhood affiliate a company closely associated with Planned Barrenhood charged for various baby parts, as of 1999. The prices here certainly seem in line with what we’ve seen revealed in recent videos, though I’m sure inflation has taken a bit of a toll.
I’m all for medical research, but who are the Dr. Frankenstein’s ghoulish enough to use aborted babies in their labs? Isn’t this the kind of monstrous utilitarian mentality warned of in so much fiction, from Shelley to Soylent Green? Or is it fiction any more? It is not unreasonable to fear that some perverse medical scientician might create babies deliberately to abort them for their value to “medical science” in order to prolong the lives of those already born (a la The Island).
Generations of leftist utilitarianism and selfish hedonism have left millions of people, probably a large majority of the population, so morally enervated as to be either too apathetic to care, or perfectly satisfied with this kind of butchery if it helps them:
It is so casually gruesome as to be beyond words like chilling and terrifying. I don’t have so much problem with an adult making a conscious decision to donate their body, post-death, to science, but this is entirely different. If a sufficient market were to exist, it is entirely possible babies are already being created deliberately to be destroyed. I’m surprised there aren’t calls to try raise up frozen embryos for such a demonic purpose – or if it isn’t already occurring on the QT.
This treatment of human beings as objects to be used rather than infinitely priceless images of God worthy of all respect and dignity in their own right is a direct consequence of centuries of endarkenment anti-Catholic rationalism and materialism. This rationalism completely forsakes Christian decency and instead posits a “might makes right” philosophy upon the world, where the strong and healthy can dictate to the sick and weak their worth. It is the direct antithesis of the Christian ethos. And it will continue to grow far, far worse without a mass cultural conversion.
I’ve said before and I’ll say it again, in a very real sense, this manner in which people feel free to use and abuse others to their own ends – be it a mom killing her child, or a government deciding caring for elderly is too expensive and killing them off, or a company purchasing frozen embryos to later harvest for parts – will eventually lead to the reinstitution of slavery. That is the inevitable end result of this use of people as objects playing out. It may take a while, but if we continue on this road, I’m convinced that it will happen, perhaps under a different name, but it will happen.
Thus, the glories of the deliberately anti-Catholic enlightenment. It’s almost like God is trying to send us a message……”this is very wrong, this is destructive, this will cause massive suffering and even civilizational death.” But very few have ears to hear anymore. May God have mercy on us.
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For folks like you and me, more evidence that Banned Parenthood is a totally amoral organization dedicated to nothing but baby slaughter and the profit it derives therefrom is, I know, like making a declaration that rain is wet. But there are many folks out there who still do not get it, who have bought PP’s slick PR packaging regarding “choice” and “women’s health.” So whenever a new bit of damning evidence is revealed that can help show the world just what a demonically monstrous organization Planned Barrenhood is, I will always try to do my small part to help make even one more soul aware of this diabolical reality.
In the latest revelations, another top Planned Barrenhood official haggles over the price of aborted baby parts, adding to the earlier admission by another official that PB affiliates are happy to turn a little profit on the sale of these parts.
A second video allegedly showing a senior Planned Parenthood official negotiating for fetal tissue and fetal parts for profit has been released.
In the video, released by the Center for Medical Progress (CMP), Dr. Mary Gatter, president of Planned Parenthood Federation of America’s for-profit Medical Directors’ Council, is seen haggling over prices of fetal parts.
When Gatter initially asked for $75 per part, the undercover investigators countered with $100 — which Gatter readily accepted. These negotiations came after Gatter said she didn’t want to make an opening offer because “in negotiations, the person who throws out the first figure is at a loss, right?””I don’t want to lowball,” she said moments later. Towards the end of the video, Gatter jokes that she “wants a Lamborghini.”
Gatter also said that “we’re [Planned Parenthood] not in it for the money, and we don’t want to be in a position of being accused of selling tissue and stuff like that.”
The Planned Parenthood Federation of America is a non-profit organization. Gatter is a director for the Pasadena, California branch of the non-profit, as well as the director for the for-profit arm. [Conflict of interest? And given the fungibility of money, how separate really are the finances of these “non-profit” and for-profit divisions? According to some ex-PBers, not very.]
At one point in the video, Gatter says she “would not object to asking Ian, who’s our surgeon who does the cases,” if he would allow clinics to violate “the protocol” Planned Parenthood uses with regards to how abortions are done.
Gatter said it was “kind of a specious little argument” to hold to protocol on how an abortion is done.
After CMP’s release of a video last week showing Planned Parenthood’s senior medical services director lightly chatting about fetal part harvesting over a meal, Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards said that CMP had misrepresented Planned Parenthood’s fetal harvesting processes.
……..despite Planned Parenthood’s claims of innocence, the organization is “refusing to produce Dr. Nucatola for the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s” investigation. “She admitted to using partial-birth abortions [PBA] — which [Planned Parenthood] has yet to address a week later — and indicated affiliates would be happy to ‘do a little better than break even’ on fetal tissue sales.”
“PBA and profiting off of baby parts are both highly illegal and it’s not surprising PPFA will say anything to try to get away from those charges,” [Yes, but will Congress have the will to find PP in contempt of Congress and impose a prison sentence for that effect. That would be a political football and the media would go bananas, spinning Congress’ enforcement of the law into another aspect of the “war on women.” Like all things left wing, the “war on women” is an inversion of the truth and a projection of their own constant maltreatment of women as sexual objects to be used and dropped, with abortion as the backstop when contraception inevitably fails. Leftism/sexular paganism have done more to lower women’s true dignity, happiness, and sense of fulfillment than any fever dreams about “patriarchy.”]
Planned Barrenhood has engaged their media allies in a full-bore press to try to cast doubt on these revelations, which would seem to indicate an organization that, as we already knew, breaks federal and state law as a matter of course. They have played a clever rhetorical game by claiming that the vids are “heavily edited,” while never stating that the videos have somehow misconstrued reality. Thus, they maintain plausible deniability against libel, while also planting in soft minds that the “heavily edited” aspect means they are somehow unauthentic. But any 2 hour video pared down to 10 minutes is by definition “heavily edited,” but that doesn’t mean the content it does reveal is in any less valid. Nevertheless, this “editing” claim has been the linchpin of Banned Parenthood’s media strategy.
The media has largely ignored this story, or taken Planned Barrenhood’s line. So it’s largely up to new media to try to get this information in front of as many people as possible. We were over at Birth Choice crisis pregnancy center this morning, which is of course right next to Curtis Boyd’s Southwest Baby Abattoir. The place was packed. It seems even with the closure of three mills in recent months (thanks to HB2) the others are able to take up most, if not all, of the slack. It’s a regular assembly line of murder over there. But what always gets me with those places is the darkness that surrounds them. Watching people go in is like watching souls fall into a black hole.
Planned Barrenhood provides the vital political cover and media spin for all mills, not just its own. If they were to go down, it would gravely wound the entire abortion cause. One would think after all the scandals, all the revelations over the past few years, there would be such an outcry they would have ceased to exist by now. There simply hasn’t been sufficient outrage and scandal in enough people to bring that about. The media burying all these stories has been the vital factor keeping that outrage from developing.
A lot of people have a lot to answer for, no?