Selling Abortion, Part II

Perhaps it is coincidence that the Citizen began to address this issue recently. Perhaps not. God is always speaking to us, I just happened to be listening at the moment.

In the first essay in this series, we explored the attempts of social scientists to use polling methods to advance their pro-abortion agenda. This week, a couple of articles of interest emerged. The first was a Gutmacher Institute report that the decline in the number of abortions performed in the United States is leveling off. This means that our success in reducing abortion is stalling as Planned Parenthood and NARAL are rallying their troops. How is this possible? The second article illustrates a possible cause.

Lila Rose and Live Action launched a sting operation against an abortion clinic in New Jersey. The ‘sting operation’ revealed a PP employee explaining – at great length – how a ‘pimp’ can arrange for an underage prostitute to get an abortion. Live Action recorded the conversations and provided edited – and unedited – footage. That’s right, you can see the raw footage.

Planned Parenthood responded with the following:

“We have a zero tolerance policy for this kind of behavior, and the employee in the video was immediately suspended from her duties this morning and was terminated this evening,”

While they were making this statement, the same organization was targeting Live Action as using misleading tactics and maliciously edited footage. Members of PP have actually claimed that the actions of the staff were part of an attempt to ‘sting’ the undercover investigators. Others have theorized that the staff members were ‘playing along’. Why?

If Planned Parenthood has a policy against this, why would they play along with a pimp soliciting an illegal abortion? They wouldn’t. The statement cited above would have been the best – and only reasonable – response.

Planned Parenthood has – or should have – a serious image problem. Their founder has some insights on the philosophy of Planned Parenthood:

Birth control must lead ultimately to a cleaner race.”
Margaret Sanger. Woman, Morality, and Birth Control. New York: New York Publishing Company, 1922. Page 12.

“Eugenic sterilization is an urgent need … We must prevent multiplication of this bad stock.”
Margaret Sanger, April 1933 Birth Control Review.

“Eugenics is … the most adequate and thorough avenue to the solution of racial, political and social problems.
Margaret Sanger. “The Eugenic Value of Birth Control Propaganda.” Birth Control Review, October 1921, page 5

A question for the gentle reader. Is the advice of the PP case manager who spent a half hour advising the pimp how he can arrange the illegal abortion actually contrary to the stated goals of the founder of this organization?

Or rather is it keeping with the vision of Margaret Sanger?

The humanist, pro-abortion blogosphere is already launching vicious attacks on this footage and crying for a full criminal investigation against Live Action. Planned Parenthood New Jersey has announced it wants to triple the number of clinics in the state. When backed into a corner, counter-attacking…no matter how low the blow… is an option.

Live Action has provided access to the full and unedited video footage. They are prepared to stand by their actions. It seems Planned Parenthood has done what liberal groups usually do – they throw someone under the bus and try to turn the tables.

A burning question remains; If Live Action was able to record one situation where a PP worker was willing to break the law, how many undocumented situations identical to this one occur every day in PP clinics throughout the nation?

Just asking.

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