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The War on Unborn Women ^ | May 30, 2012 | Ben Shapiro

Posted on 05/30/2012 5:38:37 AM PDT by Kaslin

This week, Lila Rose's indispensable Live Action released undercover video showing a young woman entering Planned Parenthood and discussing her desire to get an abortion if her prospective child will be female. The Planned Parenthood employee, ever eager to help, says she'll do her best to be of aid, encouraging the young woman to use her Medicaid to obtain an ultrasound to help determine sex of the child.

Once the tape broke, Planned Parenthood quickly canned the offending employee. But the question remains: Why? Why would Planned Parenthood see fit to throw one employee under the bus merely for acting in accordance with Planned Parenthood's own principles?

Planned Parenthood, of course, is the nation's leading advocate of abortion-on-demand -- which means abortion for any reason. Don't want a female baby? Feel free to kill it. Don't like blue eyes? None of our business -- your body, your choice. Want a child with higher intelligence or greater athletic ability? Well, after all, it's just like a kidney, so grab a scalpel. It's hypocritical, to say the least, for Planned Parenthood to terminate an employee for seeking to terminate a pregnancy.

In fact, Planned Parenthood's spokeswoman responded to the Live Action report by stating that while the organization wasn't fond of sex-selective abortions, its job is to make available "high quality, confidential, nonjudgmental care to all who come." So unless it's illegal to abort based on the sex of the baby, Planned Parenthood is happy to assist.

In other words, the problem wasn't the employee. The problem was that the employee got caught.

The truth is that Planned Parenthood doesn't care about the rationale behind abortion because their sole purpose is abortion itself. They aren't pro-choice; they're pro-abortion. Even those who are pro-choice acknowledge that there are some choices that ought to be out of bounds -- there are many pro-choice advocates who oppose sex-selective abortion on the grounds that it murders the future generation of girls. Want a war on women? It's hard to fight that war any more effectively than by sending a Planned Parenthood Terminator back in time to take care of Sarah Connor's pregnancy.

Planned Parenthood makes the quasi-libertarian argument that any choice is a decent choice when it comes to abortion. No reason is too frivolous, no rationale too degraded. That means that Planned Parenthood doesn't want abortion to be safe, legal and rare, as in the cherished rhetoric of Bill Clinton -- they don't care whether it's rare. They just want it safe and legal.

So why isn't Planned Parenthood shouting in the streets about the wonderful service this undercover Live Action reporter was provided? Why aren't they bragging rather than cringing?

Because even Planned Parenthood knows that its brand of militant pro-abortionism is unpopular across the country. They know that if Americans recognized that Planned Parenthood isn't about women's health at all, but about unrestricted killing of the unborn, they'd lose their taxpayer funding in an instant. So they masquerade as a moderate organization, even if it means a loyal employee has to lose her job. Meanwhile, they oppose all laws that would have prevented this employee from trying to hand out sex-selective abortions in the first place.

Planned Parenthood makes about half of its money through abortion. It makes nearly half a billion through government funding. Both of those streams of revenue would shrink dramatically were the American public to realize that the organization is more interested in abortion-on-demand than the right to choose. That's why the leadership of Planned Parenthood continues to maintain the unsustainable positions that sex-selective abortion is bad and even fire-able, but should remain legal.

TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial
KEYWORDS: abortions; girls; plannedparenthood

1 posted on 05/30/2012 5:38:50 AM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

Now we’re all Chinese.

2 posted on 05/30/2012 5:47:12 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: Kaslin

My son and daughter-in-law had a son.

She was newly pregnant with their second child. Sonogram showed a girl. She was thrilled, she bought frilly dresses and pink items in anticipation of their soon-to-be perfect one-son-and-one-daughter family.

Ooops! When this “daughter” was born, “she” had very nice external plumbing that had obviously been “tucked”.

Those sonograms aren’t perfect.

3 posted on 05/30/2012 6:04:25 AM PDT by FrogMom (There is no such thing as an honest democrat!)
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To: Kaslin

If PP supports a woman’s “right to choose” up until the moment of birth (even during birth) then who are they to say what “choices” are morally wrong?

They are stepping in their own moral crap.

4 posted on 05/30/2012 6:25:01 AM PDT by silverleaf (Funny how all the people who are for abortion are already born)
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To: Kaslin
They just want it safe and legal.

Ben is too generous. They don't care if abortion is safe for women: if they did, they wouldn't oppose laws requiring abortion mills to meet the sanitary standards of veterinarians or deli-foods counters.

5 posted on 05/30/2012 10:25:25 AM PDT by Tax-chick (I love you for your perspicacity.)
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To: FrogMom

When my sons were born in 1960 and 63 and my daughter in 1970 there was no such thing as a sonogram, however I predicted myself the gender of my sons. It did not matter with my daughter because it was important to me that she was a healthy baby

6 posted on 05/30/2012 10:31:53 AM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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7 posted on 05/30/2012 10:36:37 AM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: Kaslin
Shapiro has it right: reveal Planned Barrenhood for the abortion-uber-alles zealot it is, and all that taxpayer funding is sorely imperiled.

[LifeNews report] " The new [Planned Parenthood annual] report also reveals 46 percent of the total PPFA budget comes from taxpayer dollars in the form of government funding. At the same time, just 21 percent of the income the abortion business brings in comes from private donors (it lists 528,000 active donors) while 31 percent of its revenue is derived from abortions, i.e. “non-government health services revenue."

8 posted on 05/31/2012 3:06:13 PM PDT by rhema ("Break the conventions; keep the commandments." -- G. K. Chesterton)
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