Monday, January 18, 2016
Planned Parenthood Sues Undercover Video Producers
Last summer and fall, the Center for Medical Progress, a conservative pro-life organization, rocked the nation by releasing on a weekly basis 10 different videos that revealed PP Directors and staff members discussing the sale of aborted baby parts.
PP leadership says they are now going on the "offense" against these pro-life folks. They filed suit against the Center for Medical Progress last Thursday.
PP officials say they are still deciding how much money they will seek in damages in the case.
The Center for Medical Progress is delighted PP has filed suit.
The complaint filed with the court opens with this: "This complaint details a complex criminal enterprise conceived and executed by anti-abortion extremists."
The suit claims the ultimate goal of the "anti-abortion extremist organization was to demonize Planned Parenthood" and "interfere with woman's access to legal abortion."
Many see Planned Parenthood's action as a last gasp attempt to, pardon the metaphor, get oxygen in their lungs as a move to defund them continues to gain momentum.
The "oxygen" is the annual half-billion-dollar gift from American tax payers.
David Daleiden, the organizer and founder of the Center for Medical Progress also released a statement which says bring it on, "I look forward to deposing all the CEOs, Medical Directors, and their co-conspirators."
Although the videos clearly capture conversations about selling aborted baby parts, and even discussing the price, PP says it was a set up and claim the pro-life folks defrauded them by claiming to be someone other than who they actually are.
In addition, PP's executive vice-president Dawn Laguens alleges that the Center for Medical Progress has "colluded with right-wing state legislators and members of Congress."
She said, "The complaint we filed today names for the first time the key individuals behind this fraud. They are some of the nation's most extreme anti-abortion activists."
The Hill, a center-Left news organization, reports, "The jarring dialog [on the videos], while it does not indicate illegal activity, has sparked a national outcry and forced Planned Parenthood to defend its funding on the national and state level."
While I agree the videos were 'jarring," it's difficult to see how even those who support abortion on demand could actually believe the PP people were not trying to sell for profit the baby parts---and that is illegal.
If in fact there is a "complex criminal operation," it would be Planned Parenthood, not the pro-life Center for Medical Progress.
We will follow this suit in the coming days and weeks.
Meanwhile, tomorrow---January 19--- is the March for Life.
For our readers in Washington State, everyone who can attend is to meet at the Winged Victory Monument and march from there to the Capital steps. The event begins at noon on the Capital steps.
To those who cannot attend the March, the organizers are asking that you remember them in prayer.
Their web site is washingtonmarchforlife.org.
There are many true personal stories that affirm the beauty and sanctity of life.
Here are a couple that were published in Life Site News.
1. How abortion played a part in the life of singer Celine Dion.
2. "She was conceived in rape at 13, but..."
And today is Martin Luther King Day---a federal holiday.
His niece, Dr. Alveda King tells the story of how her grandfather, MLK Sr., instructed her own parents not to abort her after they had conceived prior to becoming married, telling them he'd had a dream about the unborn baby.
She notes the linage of pro-life beliefs in the King family and assures the public, MKL Jr., was pro-life.
Indeed. MKL Jr., once said, "How can the 'Dream' survive if we murder our children? Every unborn baby is like a slave in the womb of his or her mother. The mother decides his or her fate."
MLK also said, "He who passively accepts evil is as much involved in it as he who helps to perpetrate it. He who accepts evil without protesting against it is really cooperating with it."
Planned Parenthood is the face of evil.
Be Vigilant. Be Bold. Be Blessed.