Re­move Planned Par­ent­hood’s fund­ing now

The Washington Times Daily - - METRO - RE­BECCA HAGELIN ● Re­becca Hagelin can be reached at re­becca@ re­bec­c­a­hagelin.com.

One minute it’s a liv­ing, mov­ing, per­fectly formed lit­tle boy or girl in­side its fright­ened mother — and the next minute it’s a dead spec­i­men on a steel table be­ing dis­sected like a frog. Wel­come to the world of Planned Par­ent­hood and their spe­cial way of car­ing for women.

Planned Par­ent­hood’s grisly busi­ness in traf­fick­ing “fresh” hu­man or­gans is lu­cra­tive. It’s also sub­si­dized by you and me.

As The Cen­ter for Med­i­cal Progress (CMP) has doc­u­mented through its ex­ten­sive 30-month­long in­ves­ti­ga­tion into Planned Par­ent­hood and its “Tis­sue Pro­cure­ment Or­ga­ni­za­tion” part­ners like StemEx­press, a sin­gle Planned Par­ent­hood clinic can make a tidy quar­ter-mil­lion dol­lars in one year through the sale of hu­man baby body parts.

Of course, the law says that tax dol­lars can­not be used to pay for abor­tions and that the sale of baby parts is il­le­gal. So I guess you can say that we are pay­ing for the table the un­sus­pect­ing mom is ly­ing on, or maybe the pan that her newly dead baby is put in, or per­haps the lab table on which the child is be­ing sliced and diced.

Oh, and while we are at it, let’s call the pay­ments to Planned Par­ent­hood from the body-part buy­ers “re­im­burse­ments” for ex­penses. Now, every­thing is fine. Right?

No, every­thing is not fine. Sup­port­ing Planned Par­ent­hood and its bar­baric prac­tices is a great Amer­i­can dis­grace, and it’s time for it to end.

The CMP in­ves­ti­ga­tion is care­fully and thor­oughly doc­u­mented via un­der­cover video, hun­dreds of pages of doc­u­ments and eye­wit­ness in­ter­views. If you care to know the truth about just how evil Planned Par­ent­hood is, you can view the videos and read the doc­u­ments for your­self at Cen­ter­forMed­i­calProgress.org.

That is, you can view some of the videos. Cal­i­for­nia’s at­tor­ney gen­eral, who has re­ceived nu­mer­ous cam­paign do­na­tions from Cal­i­for­nia-based Planned Par­ent­hood en­ti­ties through the years, re­cently levied crim­i­nal charges against CMP’s David Dalei­den and San­dra Mer­ritt for record­ing var­i­ous par­tic­i­pants in the grisly project with­out their per­mis­sion.

The at­tor­ney gen­eral’s strat­egy to pro­tect Planned Par­ent­hood bene­fac­tors is to lock up the mes­sen­gers and their ev­i­dence. While these cit­i­zen jour­nal­ists are await­ing trial, many of their videos are now un­der a “gag or­der” and can­not be seen, even by law en­force­ment of­fi­cials. How con­ve­nient.

Mr. Dalei­den and Ms. Mer­ritt in­ves­ti­gated claims that the FBI and De­part­ment of Jus­tice re­fused to, and had it not been for their coura­geous ef­forts, Amer­ica would still be in ig­no­rant bliss about the world of the lovely and svelte Ce­cile Richards and her grotesque en­ter­prise.

As the pres­i­dent of Planned Par­ent­hood, Ms. Richards is a fre­quent guest on tele­vi­sion news, where she is por­trayed as a glo­ri­ous de­fender of women’s health care, even while young women are be­ing led by the thou­sands to the butcher cham­ber and their ba­bies’ hearts, brains, eyes and other or­gans are har­vested and sold.

The prob­lem is, we now know what re­ally goes on in­side Planned Par­ent­hood. Congress and the pres­i­dent also know the sor­did and bloody truth. So the real ques­tion is: What will we do about it?

Thank God, Vice Pres­i­dent Mike Pence last week cast the tie-break­ing vote in the Se­nate on leg­is­la­tion that al­lows each state to make the de­ci­sion to halt the flow of fed­eral dol­lars to their home-based Planned Par­ent­hoods. While state of­fi­cials must hastily act to cut off the funds, so too must Congress on a na­tional level.

And for God’s sake, fed­eral and state in­ves­ti­ga­tions and pros­e­cu­tions of Planned Par­ent­hood must move speed­ily and on a mas­sive scale. It’s time that Ms. Richards and her col­leagues speak to us not from the glitz of a tele­vi­sion stu­dio but through prison bars.

This is stuff straight out of a hor­ror movie. Or maybe a story you would ex­pect to be play­ing out in a com­mu­nist or so­cial­ist coun­try. But it’s hap­pen­ing in real time, right now, in the land of the free and the home of the brave — and maybe in your own neigh­bor­hood.

Help end Planned Par­ent­hood’s cha­rade. Visit Cen­ter­forAmer­i­canProgress.org and click on the “take ac­tion” link. De­mand that Congress im­me­di­ately hold hear­ings to thor­oughly in­ves­ti­gate Planned Par­ent­hood, and to stop us­ing your tax dol­lars to sub­si­dize their bloody busi­ness.

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