BIG: Planned Parenthood Helps Pimp and Underage Sex Ring

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I’m disgusted and excited. Live Action has done it yet again. This time, I think this could be big. They’ve caught Planned Parenthood doing all kinds of illegal and despicable things before – on camera. But this could be the final straw that finally gets them de-funded.

Planned Parenthood receives over $300 million dollars of federal tax money every year. That’s our money. It’s unbelievable they’ve been funded so much for so long. But this undercover video by Live Action combined with the current political climate could be what finally gets this abortion giant de-funded. And that will be a huge win for the pro-life cause, women and for unborn babies everywhere.

Here’s the video. Watch and be horrified:

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Brett February 7, 2011 at 1:14 pm

Could this really be the final straw to getting them defunded?

I mean, I’m all for it, but does civilian subterfuge actually have those kinds of legal ramifications? I’m asking this in all earnesty.

Perhaps the good that comes from these is a tipping of the scales of public opinion away from PP, which is all to the good, but it’s not exactly the same as shutting their doors.

Can someone with some legal expertise explain how the courts look at such incidents?

Matthew Warner February 7, 2011 at 3:02 pm

Brett – closing their doors and getting their public federal funding withdrawn are two entirely different things. The former is surely a long way out. The latter could be closer than we think.

It’s not really directly about “legal expertise” at all. It’s a matter of public opinion and pressure. It would take one vote in the legislature to have their public funding shut down. We saw this happen with the ACORN organization recently after one particularly horrifying undercover video.

All it takes is enough public outrage and some pressure on lawmakers to make it happen. If we can keep momentum going and force a vote on such an issue, it will be difficult for a lot of PP-friendly politicians to stick up for such an obviously corrupt organization…especially with some tight elections coming up in 2012.

Brett February 7, 2011 at 4:16 pm

Thanks Matt.
Yes, shutting their doors and defunding them is not the same thing. Sorry for the sloppiness.
I appreciate the explanation. As a Canadian watching American politics I often need a little insider help.
So the basic idea is that this particular video is so horrifying that it might galvanize public opinion? Is that about right?

Matthew Warner February 8, 2011 at 9:39 am

No problem! That’s basically true. It’s really just politics. Politicians need to be popular…so it would be politically risky for them (especially if they live in moderate or evenly split districts/states) to support a very unpopular organization that appears to be corrupt. Especially in the current political climate where people are tired of money being wasted and used corruptly.

The trick will be getting such a bill up for a vote. Such bills to de-fund Planned Parenthood have already been created and introduced. And I’ll bet we’ll see something pass the House of Reps (as it is currently controlled by republicans). But the Democrat controlled senate will be the main issue. There will have to be a lot of public outrage for them to even introduce the bill in the Senate and force the Senators to pick sides (vote). However, they would just need to peel off enough pro-life or moderate dems to come over to the republican side in order to make it happen. We’ll see what happens.

Most of the attention has been on Egypt lately so stories like this haven’t gotten as much play. If it had broken during a slower news time, it would have been a bigger thing. But there is still much more to come….so we’ll see what happens.

sage September 13, 2012 at 12:17 am

While I’m watching this I’m wondering what if someone had taken a camera into meetings with all the leaders of the Catholic church who have done everything they could for years to cover up the abuse of children!
Yes this one woman, who you allege to be with Planned Parenthood, is totally irresponsible toward the young girls they’re discussing.
Didn’t Jesus say something about removing the log from your own eye before you judge the splinter in someone else’s eye?

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