The Most Important One Word in the Planned Parenthood Videographers' Indictment
It is also the one word Planned Parenthood and their media lapdogs hope you won't focus on:
It isn't just "a clump of cells," anymore. It isn't just a "blob of tissue," anymore. These were human beings, with human organs.
A few other facts to know:
- "...Planned Parenthood has announced a dubious 'policy change' to end these ...quality-based specimen payments from fetal tissue vendors ... After months of defending them as perfectly legal and appropriate, this seems like an admission of guilt."
- "Ken Paxton, Texas’ attorney general, has already announced that the state’s investigation of Planned Parenthood and the 'shameful disregard for human life of the abortion industry' is ongoing."
- "In this case, one of the prosecutors in the Harris County district attorney’s office sits on the board of Planned Parenthood, Gulf Coast."
- "When a second firm, Coalfire, found there hadn’t been such deception [in the editing of the videos], former Get Religionista Mollie Hemingway pointed out that almost no one covered those findings."
- "...if the grand jury believes that Daleiden should be charged with offering to buy a human organ, based on the videos, it almost inconceivable that the same grand jury would not also conclude that Planned Parenthood should be charged with violating the same statute by offering to sell him human organs."
- "Planned Parenthood attorney Josh Schaffer said a prosecutor told him the grand jury never even voted on possible criminal charges against the nation's largest abortion provider."
- "Over the past decades, there have been countless undercover video operations conducted by major news organizations at ABC, NBC, CBS, Fox News, CNN, and others, as well as local at news stations all over the country. Today, the Internet has made it possible for citizen-journalists and investigators to employ the same techniques to expose wrongdoing without the need for the major resources required by shows like CBS’s “60 Minutes.”
"While this is not the case with the Texas statutes at issue, there are even some federal laws that encourage this type of behavior. For example, Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of 1968 (the Fair Housing Act) authorizes private undercover testers and sponsoring organizations to recover damages if they discover discriminatory racial treatment in housing, even if they had no intention of moving in, or used fake identities (tampering with a government document!), or even if the conduct was illegal under state law!"
- "...one can’t help but notice the double standard. NBC’s David Gregory once waved an illegal high-capacity magazine at the NRA’s Wayne LaPierre during a contentious interview on Meet the Press. Gregory wasn’t prosecuted, even though District of Columbia police explicitly warned his news editor prior to the program that possessing the magazine was illegal under D.C. law; the police recommended showing a photograph instead. The prosecutor simply exercised his “prosecutorial discretion” to let Gregory off, scot-free, although Gregory had intentionally and knowingly defied the law. But there Gregory was taking on the NRA, the Left’s favorite bogeyman. Here, Daleiden had the misfortune of confronting the corporate heroes of the sexual revolution."
- "I’ve been following the coverage of five people who were arrested for blocking an oil train at a shipyard in Everett, Wash. They are climate activists who are using the necessity defense; an area of law that excuses criminal action if the defendant was doing so to avoid greater harm. They ended up being cleared of the train-blocking charge and only charged $200 each for criminal trespass, which was widely considered as being let off the hook and media such as the Seattle Weekly lauded this ruling as a 'victory.' So, why is the necessity defense OK when it comes to climate change but not acceptable when it comes to aborted remains being sold in a insider trade industry that was caught on film?"
- "Not a single Planned Parenthood executive caught on camera has come forward to deny that it is her voice, image or statements being depicted..."