Cross-posted from Daily Kos.
From the 12.15.2015 edition of TheBlazeTV’s Dana:
I hate to break it to you and your brainwashed fans, Dana, but a lot of the people on the political left in this country believe in God and/or own guns.
I have family and friends with children in the Hillsboro School District. That this issue is taking place here, a rural community about 45 minutes south of St. Louis, is pretty unbelievable. A young man, a senior in high school, has decided to "identify" as a girl and was given use of the gender-neutral faculty restroom. It wasn't a good enough option; he demanded use of the girls's locker rooms and restrooms as well, a move which made the girls extremely uncomfortable. Many students and parents oppose.
[...]The real bigot is people like you and the transphobic protesters who were opposed to Lila Perry.
Unfortunately, he isn't like other female students because he isn't female. He also doesn't get to determine what's best for hundreds of young girls or judge their reaction. Hundreds of students walked out in protest. The young man claims the girls are bigots for wanting to be comfortable while undressing.
HILLSBORO, MO (KTVI) - Students staged a walk-out even though a transgender student at Hillsboro High School has decided to drop out of P.E. class and quit changing in the girl's locker room. It is an issue that educators across the country are dealing with.
Students walked out for almost two hours. Some against what the transgender student has been doing, others supporting her.Elizabeth Denton at Seventeen Magazine:
High school senior Lila Perry has identified as a female since she was 13-years-old. In the middle of the school year last year at Hillsboro High Schoolin Hillsboro, MO, she came out publicly as transgender. The school is compliant with Title IX and has gender-neutral bathrooms, but Lila decided she's tired of the segregation. She wants to use the girls' bathrooms and locker rooms since she's a girl, but students at her school aren't having it.
Yesterday morning, 150 of Lila's fellow students walked out in protest of her using the girl's locker room in gym class. The walkout lasted for two hours, and Lila stayed inside the principal's office because she was afraid for her safety.
Hillsboro High School in Missouri made nationwide headlines on Monday after hundreds of students held a walkout in response to trans senior Lila Perry's recent use of the girls bathroom and locker room. Some students walked out in support of Lila's decision, while the majority fought against this right.
Lila, who was born male but has identified as a female since age 13, started using the girls bathroom and locker room this year after previously using the gender neutral faculty restroom. Her decision to begin using the female locker room and bathroom has reportedly caused a stir with other girls and parents of students at the school, who say that although Lila wears dresses and a wig, she still has the physical appearance of a male. Lila told local news station KMOV that she isn't convinced that those protesting her are doing it to keep her female classmates safe, as some parents have argued.
“There’s a lot of ignorance, they are claiming that they’re uncomfortable," she said. "I don’t believe for a second that they are. I think this is pure and simple bigotry. I wasn’t hurting anyone and I didn’t want to feel segregated out. I didn’t want to be in the gender neutral bathroom. I am girl, I shouldn’t be pushed off to another bathroom."Lila nails it. The anti-transgender crowd is doing this hateful act of transphobia for pure bigotry, and not about "safety."
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
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
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
Congress should investigate and defund Planned Parenthood: https://t.co/VTwyWyqUOv— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) July 14, 2015
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.
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.
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.
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.