Can Americans doubt any more that Planned Parenthood is a partner in exploiting women for financial gain?
Announced as the first of similar stings in 5 states, Lila Rose’s LiveAction films caught a New Jersey Planned Parenthood offering safe harbor to the sex trafficking of minors (this is the written script and link). Update, Feb.3: New footage of Virginia sting here. Update, Feb.4: 3 additional video stings in Virginia, here.
Due to LiveAction pro-life activism, PP staffers have been caught engaging in everything from misleading women about the scientific facts behind the development of their unborn child to helping underage girls get abortions after they were victims of statutory rape by much older men without informing parents or police, as required by law.
Leading pro-abortion groups have
- NOT chastised Planned Parenthood for selling out women and girls;
- NOT demanded PP denounce these illegal practices;
- NOT insisted on investigations with results available to the public.
Instead, these same folks who stayed silent on the Gosnell House of Horrors clinic last week, are attacking priority federal bills that would ban federal taxpayer funding of abortions.
These abortion propagandists falsely claim that those bans would change national policy when it comes to victims of statutory rape, because the bans use the term “forcible ” rape. However, the FBI’s own longstanding definition of “forcible rape,” explicitly excludes statutory rape, here.
What hypocrisy– those who don’t care if PP clinics break mandatory reporting laws, want to pose as the protectors of pregnant teens! Update, Feb.3: Looks as if abortion supporters have prevailed on pulling ‘forcible’.
Douglas Johnson, chief lobbyist for the National Right to Life Committee, explained that these proposed federal tax funding bans are not denying abortions for raped minors:
“In our view, on this matter, H.R. 3 and H.R. 358 would codify the substance of the policy that was in place from 1993 on (which rape/incest exceptions were added to the Hyde Amendment).
We do not believe that the Hyde Amendment has ever been construed to permit federal funding of abortion based merely on the youth of the mother (“statutory rape”), nor are we aware of evidence that federal funding of abortion in such cases has ever been the practice.
It is true that the new bills would NOT allow general federal funding of abortion on all under-age pregnant girls — but this is no change in policy. In falsely claiming that it is a change in policy, the pro-abortion advocacy groups really are engaged in a brazen effort greatly expand federal funding for abortion. They want to federally fund the abortion of tens of thousands of healthy babies of healthy moms, based solely on the age of their mothers. We would oppose such an expansion of federal funding of abortion.”
Johnson said the Hyde Amendment, which prevents federal funding of abortions but not throughout every federal government department and program,
“does permit federal funding of abortions for women who are impregnated through assaults, regardless of age, which of course includes drug-assisted rape and rape of unconscious women, to cite just two of the more ludicrous examples invented by pro-abortion propagandists in recent days.”