Skip to comments.The Long-Term Implications of the Shocking Planned Parenthood Video
Posted on 02/02/2011 4:25:15 PM PST by neverdem
The past couple weeks have been difficult for supporters of legal abortion. Unplanned, a book by Abby Johnson, a former Planned Parenthood clinic director, has quickly become a bestseller. Last week, Philadelphia abortionist Kermit Gosnell was charged with eight counts of murder for using scissors to kill babies delivered alive in his abortion mill. His clinic was described by regulators as a “filthy, foul-smelling house of horrors.” Last Monday’s March for Life in Washington, D.C., attracted a large and enthusiastic crowd. And yesterday, Live Action Films released that undercover video which shows a Planned Parenthood clinic in New Jersey willing to assist a pimp whose prostitutes are minors — in some cases as young as 14.
Planned Parenthood has always enjoyed a positive reputation among the general public. For a long time, it seemed as if pro-life activists were the only ones who were aware that Planned Parenthood is the nation’s largest abortion provider. Furthermore, previous efforts to sway public opinion against Planned Parenthood met with only mixed success. Life Dynamics of Denton, Texas, did record a series of phone calls which showed that many Planned Parenthood clinics were willing to ignore parental-involvement laws. However, nothing has had the impact of the undercover videos shot by Lila Rose of Live Action Films.
These films have quickly gone viral on the Internet. They have shown a Planned Parenthood clinic worker willing to accept a donation specifically earmarked to abort a black baby, a Planned Parenthood willing to violate parental-involvement laws, and a Planned Parenthood unwilling to report statutory rape when an underage girl admits to engaging in sexual activity with a man in his 30s. Now, these episodes of misconduct are all both damaging and instructive. However, in some cases they can be viewed as either lapses in judgment (albeit very serious ones) or (very) misguided attempts to assist minors facing difficult situations.
This week’s Live Action video is easily their most powerful. In this video, a Planned Parenthood office manager literally spends about ten minutes finding ways to aid and assist a pimp who clearly admits that his employees include underage girls. A simple phone call to the police might have succeeded in shutting down this whole prostitution ring. However, instead the office manager cheerfully provides the pimp with information about abortion services, contraception, and medical exams. Even more disturbing, when asked about underage girls, the clinic manager gives him information about another abortion clinic “whose protocols are not as strict as ours.” She warns about and callously insults a Planned Parenthood nurse who has an interest in following the rules. The clinic manager admits that she is ‘cool’ with the pimp and offers to rearrange her schedule to help “streamline” the process.
Obviously, there are many implications from this video. One hopes that New Jersey (and other states) will improve their regulation of Planned Parenthood and other abortion clinics, and that this will give some momentum to congressional efforts to defund Planned Parenthood. However, what is most striking is the calm and nonchalant way the clinic director behaves toward someone purportedly running an underage prostitution ring. Unlike some other Planned Parenthood employees captured in previous videos, she never once expresses the slightest bit of skepticism or concern. The presence of legal abortion has always facilitated a promiscuous culture. However, allowing people to see the lengths that Planned Parenthood will go to defend and actually encourage illegal and perverted sexual activities might be the most valuable contribution of this undercover video.
–- Michael New is an assistant professor at the University of Alabama and a fellow at the Witherspoon Institute in Princeton, N.J.
That woman in the video seemed to enjoy the advice she was giving......
I wonder what kind of college degree, and from where, prepared her for that job..............
Hopefully this is the beginning of the end. 38 years and 50 million babies, it has got to stop and stopping these butchers is a huge first step.
Why the drop after 1960? (in deaths of women from illegal abortions)
The reasons were new and better antibiotics, better surgery and the establishment of intensive care units in hospitals. This was in the face of a rising population. Between 1967 and 1970 sixteen states legalized abortion. In most it was limited, only for rape, incest and severe fetal handicap (life of mother was legal in all states). There were two big exceptions California in 1967, and New York in 1970 allowed abortion on demand. Now look at the chart carefully.
Abortion Statistics - Decision to Have an Abortion (U.S.)
· 25.5% of women deciding to have an abortion want to postpone childbearing
· 21.3% of women cannot afford a baby
· 14.1% of women have a relationship issue or their partner does not want a child
· 12.2% of women are too young (their parents or others object to the pregnancy)
· 10.8% of women feel a child will disrupt their education or career
· 7.9% of women want no (more) children
· 3.3% of women have an abortion due to a risk to fetal health
2.8% of women have an abortion due to a risk to maternal health
So how many womens lives have been saved by abortion?
Less than 3% of abortions since 1972 were reported to be due to a risk to maternal health. A reasonable person would recognize that not all of those cases represent a lethal risk. But lets say they did. That means that nearly 45 million fetuses were butchered to save the lives of about 1.3 million women. Or put another way; 35 babies are killed to save each woman.
Abortion was legal in all 50 states prior to Roe v. Wade in cases of danger to the life of the woman.
To kill a child of God’s creation in order to avoid personal responsibility for deviant self-gratifying activities is repulsive. I read an article this morning on the topic of birth rates among teens. They were touting “success” because the teen birth rate is lower over the past year. What they conveniently leave out is that the number of abortions is skyrocketing among teens - the comparison of teen pregnancy vs teen birth is a disturbing number.
Planned Parenthood is the McDonalds of the Murder Industry. They will serve you up a Happy Abortion on demand and if they could figure out a way to have a drive through lane, they would add that as well.
What is particularly disturbing is the manner in which they carry on the goals of their founder, Margaret Sanger - murdering the children of blacks and the mentally deficient. They target these groups with advertising, the location of their centers, and their willingness to promote their gruesome products amongst these women. The unwavering support of the Democrat Left for this genocide is ironclad proof of their total lack of interest in the plight of the poor. They just want power and will do whatever it takes to gain it and keep it.
Check this out. I think you’ll want to take a gander. I’m sure Coleus will.
Great post. Many thanks.
You are welcome. May it be of benefit for those who need it.
We're pretty close to that now. From what I understand, in some PP's, patients seeking abortions need only answer a few questions by video teleconference with a doctor or other medical personnel. If their answers qualify them for the abortion, the doctor presses a button that unlocks a box containing an abortifacient and the patient takes it.
I encountered that problem when I first began compiling info for my post above. I spent hours searching (thinking that the gov kept data on everything). I finally brought the question to an FR pro-life thread thinking that my search skills were deficient. Other staunch pro-life FReepers enlightened me to what you just said.
I don't think the lack of data on abortion-caused deaths of mothers is an oversight or accident. The same thing is also true of lung cancer statistics. The gov simply does not release the info (I'm sure they have it) for things it has an agenda to keep hidden.
I think it’s been a cover up by the CDC, of course it’s made to look like it’s ligit. Like so many other government agencies, they have been politicized. The book Lime 5 talked about how the CDC listed abortion deaths. The book was written in the 90’s and is very insightful.
By the way, I do sidewalk counseling and can add a few to your list of reasons why women choose abortions. (Women have stated these without shame.)
1) I lost all this weight and don’t want to get fat.
2) Having this baby would not be fair to the other kids I have.
3) The world is overpopulated. I’m doing my part to save it.
Oh, and one more:
4) I prayed about it and this is what God told me to do.
I agree I think it is intentionally covered up. Thanks for the book recommendation. Not sure I can handle reading it but I will keep it in mind.
Terribly immature excuses. The last one will really twist their thinking over time. Delusions are not just benign errors in thinking. They have the potential to grow and influence one’s entire outlook and they tend to solidify and become increasingly difficult to let go of.
Thanks for the graph, text and links.
I’m glad I could contribute. Thanks for all the articles you post.