Skip to comments.‘Worst attack - ever’: Planned Parenthood reeling from attacks on all fronts
Posted on 02/15/2011 4:06:43 PM PST by wagglebee
February 15, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) - In a desperate attempt to rally pro-abortion forces to head-off proposed defunding and allegations of illegal activity at Planned Parenthood, CEO Cecile Richards sent out an email on February 14 with the subject line the worst attack ever. Richards said that the anti-choice House leadership is forcing a vote on the most dangerous legislative assault on womens health in Planned parenthoods 95-year history.
They want to shut down every Planned Parenthood health center in America, Richards declared.
Richards was referring to the Title X Abortion Provider Prohibition Act, a measure introduced by U.S. Congressman Mike Pence (R-IN) on January 7, 2011. The bill, which was just approved by the House Energy and Commerce today, would strip Planned Parenthood, the largest provider of abortions in America, of federal Title X funds.
Title X funds are earmarked for providing comprehensive family planning and related services.
Pence stated, The largest abortion provider in America should not also be the largest recipient of federal funding under Title X.
Planned Parenthood receives over $360 million a year in federal funding.
Pence said the new legislation would prevent any abortion-providing organization, including Planned Parenthood, from receiving Title X funds. However, the bill would not reduce the total amount of Title X funds and would free more federal monies to groups that do not provide abortion.
In her email, Richards observed, This attack ... is not an isolated incident. Its part of a coordinated campaign meant to shut down Planned Parenthood ...
Along with the proposed defunding legislation, recent revelations made in a series of undercover videos released by the pro-life organization Live Action have shown numerous Planned Parenthood facilities willing to aid and abet sex traffickers by helping them obtain birth control and abortions for their underage sex workers.
The videos have brought into question Planned Parenthoods credibility as a self-professed provider of care for women.
Live Actions latest videos have also resulted in calls for law enforcement investigations into Planned Parenthoods activities.
Live Action President Lila Rose said videos of PP clinic staff in New Jersey and Richmond, VA, coaching a purported pimp and his prostitute on how to cover up their child sex trafficking operation is evidence of the endemic problem of Planned Parenthoods willingness to aid and abet in the sexual exploitation of minors and young women.
We are sharing the full Richmond footage and transcripts with Virginia law enforcement officials and we are formally asking Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli to conduct a statewide investigation of these heinous practices, just as the New Jersey Attorney General is opening her own investigation into Planned Parenthoods compliance with the law in her state. Planned Parenthood needs to be held accountable, Rose said.
On another front, a coalition of many of the countrys most prominent pro-life organizations, united under the name Expose Planned Parenthood, held a vigil for victims of underage sex trafficking February 14 in front of Planned Parenthood facilities across the country.
The website of the Expose Planned Parenthood coalition says that the vigils focused on three major ideas: that Planned Parenthood is aiding & abetting underage sex trafficking, that it is unsafe for women and girls, and that it should not be receiving tax dollars.
Enough is enough, says the coalition. We must act swiftly and take a public stand against Planned Parenthoods harmful agenda - raising awareness in the communities where we live, and calling upon Congress to IMMEDIATELY strip the abortion chain of all tax funding.
Marjorie Dannenfelser, president of the Susan B. Anthony List (SBA List) slammed Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) for its attempt to smear Lila Rose and cover up its protracted pattern of illicit activities.
Out of fear and desperation, Planned Parenthood and its president, Cecile Richards, have unleashed their attack dogs to distract from their unsafe and exploitive practices, Dannenfelser said in a press release. Ms. Richards has no concern about the organizations documented and systemic willingness to aid and abet sex trafficking of minors, which tells us much about Planned Parenthood and their real agenda.
At its core, Planned Parenthood and its clinics are not safe for women, for children and for the public at large. American taxpayers should not be funding this organization that engages in potential criminal activity, Dannenfelser said.
Sounds like the bitch is catching on.
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PLanned Parenthood should be investigated and defunded.
Yes, we do...
That is an insult to bitches everywhere!
even the skipper of the Titanic got it, eventually.
AMEN - I’m sick of these murderers hiding behind women’s blood soaked skirts and claiming they are “helping women” when they never tell them what their emotional lives will be like 1,2 or 5 years later. And worse, they are GIVEN TAX PAYER FUNDS to help murder these precious beings by those of us who fully KNOW that this is murder in the 1st degree! God CANNOT bless America when we stand idly by and allow this monstrous and barbaric activity to continue. Shut down Planned Parenthood and start helping women make REAL CHOICES for their future...
Planned Parenthood could still exist but only through private, not public (federal), donations.
This makes me very happy.
People can get same info from their PCP under Obamacare. I see Planned Parenthood simply as a duplication of services - one of the prime examples of waste BO highlighted in his budget speech. Am sure he would agree that one of them needs to go.
If their "services" are so important, private funding can keep them afloat. Let liberals put their money where their heart is.
Killing the unborn
I’d like to propose to them a new abortion procedure where the womb is removed and the child brought to term outside the mother’s body. The mother would die as a result of the operation.
How many women would choose abortion?
“anti-choice House leadership...”
If they are anti-choice, does than make her anti-life?
The videos of the Planned Parenthood workers are chilling. An organization that would assist in helping a pimp with his underage, illegal sex-worker business SHOULD be shut down! How is promoting such a thing advancing “women’s health” issues? And how can it be an “attack” if it is merely documentation of their standard practices?
They were caught red-handed. Shut ‘em all down.
Well, YEAH!!! HELLO!!!!!
If animal shelters had the track and safety record of PP clinics, they'd have been shut down long ago.
Liberals treat animals better than they treat people.
Shutting them down would be a nice start
Have you ever noticed that the only choices the left believe in are killing babies or getting kids to have sex?
Otherwise they would allow no choices in life at all.
They are insane.
Don't do the crime, if you can't do the time
I'm sure that the Susan G. Komen gang will ride to the rescue.
HA HA HA HA HA.
Take away every bit of public money, deluge with lawsuits and criminal investigations!