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The Long-Term Implications of the Shocking Planned Parenthood Video
NATIONAL REVIEW ONLINE The Corner ^ | February 02, 2011 | Michael New

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.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Editorial; Politics/Elections; US: District of Columbia; US: New Jersey; US: Pennsylvania
KEYWORDS: abortion; moralabsolutes; plannedparenthood; prolife
These creatures are vile.
1 posted on 02/02/2011 4:25:21 PM PST by neverdem
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To: neverdem

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..............


2 posted on 02/02/2011 4:29:05 PM PST by fishtank (The denial of original sin is the root of liberalism.)
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To: neverdem

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.


3 posted on 02/02/2011 4:34:35 PM PST by thirst4truth (The left elected a mouth that is unattached to an eye, brain or muscle.)
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To: neverdem
Abortion is not about saving women’s lives!

49,551,703

Total Abortions since 1973

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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.

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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

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So how many women’s 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 let’s 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.

Roe v Wade: FULL Text (The Decision that wiped out an entire Generation 33 years ago today)

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Chosen Child

Studies Find Abortions Have Long-Term Effects

An Unexpected Correlation: The Legacy of Abortion

Study: Previous Abortions Linked With Pre-Term Birth and Cerebral Palsy

American Psychological Association Ignores Abortion-Depression Link

Study finds depression suffered by 80% of women who abort

Post-Abortion Counselor Confirms Abortions Cause Women Mental Health Issues

Abortion and Premature Birth Link Confirmed in New Study

Spanish Medical Expert: Damage to Women Caused by Abortion is Scientifically Proven

Science Catches Up with Religion Researchers prove fetuses have memories, know mothers’ voices..

Women Need More Mental Health Treatment After Abortion, New Study Finds

Teens Cope With Unwanted Pregnancies Better Than Abortions, Study Shows

New Study: Top Reason for Women's Abortions is No Supportive Partner, Father

New Study: Direct Link Between Abortion and Mental Health Problems

Researcher: Johns Hopkins Paper Biased on Abortion-Mental Health Issues

Abortion Linked to Higher Rates of Child Abuse, Study Finds

Women Want to Know of Abortion Risks Beforehand, New Survey Shows

Recent Poll Reveals Most Americans Think Abortion Hurts Women

Planned Parenthood Misleads Women on Abortion's Mental Health Risks

Study: Abortions Cause Future Relationship Problems, More Domestic Violence

4 posted on 02/02/2011 4:37:07 PM PST by TigersEye (Who crashed the markets on 9/28/08 and why?)
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To: neverdem

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.


5 posted on 02/02/2011 4:37:18 PM PST by RobertClark
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To: neverdem

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.


6 posted on 02/02/2011 4:44:24 PM PST by centurion316
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To: neverdem
The abortions are absolutely no different from the back alley abortions. Except now it's legal. Just read the book Lime 5 which was written in 1996. It was also done undercover. The biggest eye opener for me was the fact that so many women are ashamed of their abortions that if they are abused in these clinics, they never report it. Also the CDC does not report abortion deaths as death caused by abortion. Rather they report them as whatever it was that caused the death. Like infection, bleeding to death. Unless the woman dies at the clinic, they list the cause of death as something else.

Link to the book Lime 5

7 posted on 02/02/2011 4:46:41 PM PST by MsLady (If you died tonight, where would you go? Salvation, don't leave earth without it!)
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To: Coleus; jocon307; Alberta's Child; Pharmboy; Calpernia; Malsua; dead; nj26; OldFriend; Clemenza; ...

Check this out. I think you’ll want to take a gander. I’m sure Coleus will.


8 posted on 02/02/2011 4:48:23 PM PST by neverdem (Xin loi minh oi)
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To: TigersEye

Great post. Many thanks.


9 posted on 02/02/2011 4:58:32 PM PST by Faith
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To: Faith

You are welcome. May it be of benefit for those who need it.


10 posted on 02/02/2011 5:04:18 PM PST by TigersEye (Who crashed the markets on 9/28/08 and why?)
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To: centurion316
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.

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.

11 posted on 02/02/2011 5:10:20 PM PST by Faith
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To: MsLady
Also the CDC does not report abortion deaths as death caused by abortion. Rather they report them as whatever it was that caused the death. Like infection, bleeding to death. Unless the woman dies at the clinic, they list the cause of death as something else.

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.

12 posted on 02/02/2011 5:12:19 PM PST by TigersEye (Who crashed the markets on 9/28/08 and why?)
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To: TigersEye

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.


13 posted on 02/02/2011 5:16:32 PM PST by MsLady (If you died tonight, where would you go? Salvation, don't leave earth without it!)
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To: TigersEye

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.


14 posted on 02/02/2011 5:17:53 PM PST by Faith
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To: neverdem
When Katherine Jean Lopez did a thread about this on The Corner earlier today, she was immediately bombarded with posts from so-called conservatives defending abortion generally and Planned Parenthood in particular--and, of course, attacking the people who made such a "non-representative" video. I don't know if these people are the majority, but they are clearly the majority of those who raise their voices when the abortion issue comes up, even on National Review.
15 posted on 02/02/2011 5:19:29 PM PST by madprof98 ("moritur et ridet" - salvianus)
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To: TigersEye

Oh, and one more:

4) I prayed about it and this is what God told me to do.


16 posted on 02/02/2011 5:19:53 PM PST by Faith
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To: MsLady

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.


17 posted on 02/02/2011 5:32:35 PM PST by TigersEye (Who crashed the markets on 9/28/08 and why?)
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To: Faith

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.


18 posted on 02/02/2011 5:39:14 PM PST by TigersEye (Who crashed the markets on 9/28/08 and why?)
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To: TigersEye

Thanks for the graph, text and links.


19 posted on 02/02/2011 6:09:52 PM PST by neverdem (Xin loi minh oi)
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To: neverdem

I’m glad I could contribute. Thanks for all the articles you post.


20 posted on 02/02/2011 6:15:49 PM PST by TigersEye (Who crashed the markets on 9/28/08 and why?)
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To: TigersEye

It’s hard to read but, a real eye opener.


21 posted on 02/02/2011 6:22:45 PM PST by MsLady (If you died tonight, where would you go? Salvation, don't leave earth without it!)
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To: MsLady

Thanks for the link.


22 posted on 02/02/2011 7:19:19 PM PST by neverdem (Xin loi minh oi)
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To: TigersEye

Which states legalized abortions? Do you mean judges legalized it or are you saying that legislatures actually legalized it?


23 posted on 02/02/2011 10:46:05 PM PST by I got the rope
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To: I got the rope

I believe the legislatures did. In fact Reagan was Gov. of CA and signed it there so it must have been there. He did say later that he really regretted it. I don’t know for certain about NY but I think it was also done by the legislature.


24 posted on 02/02/2011 10:49:31 PM PST by TigersEye (Who crashed the markets on 9/28/08 and why?)
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To: wagglebee; narses

Planned Barrenhood ping!


25 posted on 02/03/2011 6:42:08 PM PST by editor-surveyor (NOBAMA - 2012)
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To: neverdem
Pinged from Terri Dailies


26 posted on 02/06/2011 2:25:20 PM PST by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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