Loesch's unhinged lies smearing Planned Parenthood:
Where are the sanctuary cities for the people whose organs Planned Parenthood wants to sell?— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) July 14, 2015
When are we going to address the charges that need to be brought against #PlannedParenthood for violating fed law? https://t.co/nOkd6sVGhi— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) July 14, 2015
Meet the female Kermit Gosnell —> http://t.co/NcknY0J8o4— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) July 14, 2015
Hi @PPact , do any of the mothers get any money from your felony sale of their babies’s body parts to the highest bidder?— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) July 14, 2015
Hey oh @PPact , did you know that it’s a felony to sell body parts, or, as you say, “tissue?” https://t.co/nOkd6sVGhi— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) July 14, 2015
Quick thought, @PPact , you could be brought up on RICO charges for criminal conspiracy to avoid detection of felony.— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) July 14, 2015
Sorry @PPact , saying the video is “edited” is meaningless. Full hours-long version is online, too. You violated federal law. #RICO— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) July 14, 2015
The people who freak over animal testing have no problem with butchering viable babies for parts. Sick.— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) July 14, 2015
“Transfer?” You mean “illegal, felony sale of body parts and possible criminal conspiracy to avoid detection.” https://t.co/yMPjml5y2C— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) July 14, 2015
Irrelevant. Head doc of #PlannedParenthood talking felony body part sales and criminal conspiracy on tape, period. https://t.co/6ZYzib4iPd— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) July 14, 2015
How many black market baby legs does it take to finance a #PlannedParenthood endorsed candidate’s TV ad?— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) July 14, 2015
Must not be that great because she's been on Twitter for the past two hours. https://t.co/Jq9UGgbqPf #vacationfail— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) July 14, 2015
Wonder if #PlannedParenthood can give an appraisal here #PPSellsBabyParts pic.twitter.com/BBim326QAw— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) July 14, 2015
I'm offended if fake baby legs offended you. I win.— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) July 15, 2015
Is @PPact trying to say they give away baby organs and extremities for free? Huh. Not what your top doc said. https://t.co/DQ2Npxn9Jb— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) July 15, 2015
How much money does @PPact make from selling harvested baby parts? The companies with whom they partner sell them for thousands apiece.— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) July 15, 2015
Nice spin AP but it was the head doc discussing felony sale of baby parts w procedure banned since 03 & conspiracy https://t.co/JGsWZv2jET— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) July 15, 2015
Former Texas Governor and 2016 GOP candidate Rick Perry on the story:
It is because of stories like this that I signed legislation defunding Planned Parenthood in the state of Texas http://t.co/EDiqUfWN5j— Rick Perry (@GovernorPerry) July 14, 2015
Louisiana Gov. and 2016 GOP candidate Bobby Jindal wants to probe Planned Parenthood over the nonscandal:
Bobby Jindal Launches Probe of Planned Parenthood for Selling Body Parts of Aborted Babies http://t.co/TvyCNWaqLO pic.twitter.com/eqjySq4tMG— LifeNews.com (@LifeNewsHQ) July 14, 2015
Texas Senator and 2016 GOP candidate Ted Cruz supports defunding Planned Parenthood over this nonscandal:
Congress should investigate and defund Planned Parenthood: https://t.co/VTwyWyqUOv— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) July 14, 2015
Now, the facts:
JGibson, yours truly, at Daily Kos:
This story has been reported-- carelessely without regard for the truth in anti-choice activist circles-- as yet another way to attack Planned Parenthood... this time for allegedly "selling body parts." The offender is right-wing anti-choice front group The Center For Medical Progress.
Differences between the Centers for Medical Progress, also from the same DKos article:
The Center for Medical Progress is dedicated to articulating the importance of medical progress and the connection between free-market institutions and making medical progress both possible and widely available throughout the world. We encourage the development of market-based policy alternatives to sustain medical progress and promote medical innovation.Conservative O'Keefe-esque Citizens For Medical Progress (not affiliated w/ Manhattan Institute for Policy Research):
The Center for Medical Progress is a group of citizen journalists dedicated to monitoring and reporting on medical ethics and advances.
Charles Johnson at Little Green Footballs:
Well, there’s another bogus, heavily edited James O’Keefe-style propaganda video being frantically circulated all over the right wing media and blogs, attacking Planned Parenthood. Yes, again.
I’m not going to embed this deceptive video, but here’s a link to it at YouTube if you really think you need to see it. But the picture above shows the single most relevant and important part of it — this Planned Parenthood director was talking about standard tissue donations, the kind that are done every day throughout the medical profession. The “pro-life” groups circulating this bogus story are doing their best to portray this as something it’s not: selling body parts. They’re not selling body parts or “harvesting organs;” this is a flat out lie.Johnson hits it right on the nail with this fauxposé to slime Planned Parenthood.
Robin Marty at Cosmopolitan:
I've read the emails. I've watched the short-version video. I've read the website and the other anti-abortion action groups' press releases. I've even poked through all of the primary sources posted so far in the "Document Vault."
Now, frankly, I'm just going to yawn.
A new video is making the rounds through social media and conservative news sites, claiming that Planned Parenthood of America is "selling" fetal tissue and organs. The allegations come from the Center for Medical Progress, which says it has conducted a years-long investigation into Planned Parenthood, and released both an eight-minute edited highlights video and nearly three-hour-long video involving a lunch meeting with Dr. Deborah Nucatola, the senior director of medical services for Planned Parenthood Federation of America.
If the mode of release – massive long "undercover" video footage condensed down to about five minutes of actual meeting dialogue often clipped together and out of order and context -- sounds familiar, it should. The tactic was popularized by Live Action, an anti-abortion policy group founded by Lila Rose, and undercover, edited videos – especially those targeting Planned Parenthood – are her forte. Meanwhile, David Daleiden, the media contact for the project, is the former director of research for Live Action, and according to Breitbart News he held that position for five years and "is no stranger to undercover investigations of Planned Parenthood."
Abortion opponents may be winning in their own media circles with this PR campaign against Planned Parenthood, but when it comes to actually proving illegal activity, at this point their evidence is sorely lacking.
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