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The Planned Parenthood Smear And The Right's 'Abortion Industry' Lie

By now, it has been proven and proven again that Planned Parenthood is not “selling aborted baby parts” for profit, as a pair of deceptively edited videos from a conservative group with close ties to a number of extreme anti-choice groups purport to show.

Yet this new line — the women’s health organization as a horror-movie butcher looking to enrich itself off helpless pregnant women — has quickly become an established “fact” not only within the anti-choice movement, but in the larger conservative movement and among Republican politicians.

This is not because they have been given any new information. Again, the central premise of the new videos is easily disproved — Planned Parenthood follows standard medical guidelines in donating fetal tissue for medical research with the patient’s consent. It is because the videos (or what they claim is in the videos) illustrate an attack that the anti-choice movement has been attempting to level against legal abortion providers for years.

As the anti-choice movement has rebranded itself to be about “protecting” women from legal abortion, it has taken to calling abortion providers the “Abortion Industry,” alleging that they are more interested in turning a profit than in providing health care. This charge is most frequently leveled at Planned Parenthood, despite the fact that both the health care provider and its advocacy affiliate are nonprofit organizations.

Back in January, the anti-choice legal group Americans United for Life released a report titled “ Abortion, Inc.,” which attempted to show that Planned Parenthood is on a “Big Abortion, Big Profits trajectory.” The report concludes by alleging that the health group’s advocacy arm fights anti-choice laws that chip away at abortion access in order to “protect its abortion business’ financial success.”

The Family Research Council’s Tony Perkins made a similarly outlandish claim last week when he tied the false claims about Planned Parenthood selling fetal tissue and its advocacy affiliate’s opposition to laws banning abortion after 20 weeks of pregancy. “This suggests why they may have been opposed to bans such as this, these five-month bans, because the longer the pregnancy goes, the more valuable the parts,” he claimed.

In recent years, the Religious Right has attempted to portray itself as the victim of LGBT rights, a David-and-Goliath scenario in which conservative Christians are the brave warriors outspent and outnumbered by “Big Gay” — no matter that the very same activists previously spent decades trying to drive LGBT people out of public life.

A similar rhetorical trick is going on here. Anti-choice groups want to stamp out legal abortion and drive women seeking abortion to dangerous, underground alternatives. They also want to destroy Planned Parenthood, which provides a wide range of medical services to more than five million people a year, only a small percentage of which include abortion. But in order to do so, they are painting abortion providers as a big, bad industry out to get the very women who seek their services.

It’s clear that these videos were made with the “Abortion Industry” talking point in mind. There is a legitimate debate to be had over the legal use of fetal tissue for medical research, which has led to a number of medical advances, including vaccine development. But that isn’t the point of this smear. Instead, it is a dishonest attempt to undermine abortion rights by portraying abortion providers and pro-choice groups as profit-hungry predators. This smear is nothing new — this is just its most lurid and best-publicized iteration.

Jack Burkman: 'The Homosexual Movement In This Country' Is Fundamentally 'Predatory'

Washington, D.C., lobbyist Jack Burkman is so cartoonishly anti-gay that he once vowed to lead a "relentless" boycott against any NFL team that drafted gay player Michael Sam which, after Sam was drafted by the St. Louis Rams, never actually materialized.

For some reason, the producers over at Newsmax thought it would be a good idea to get Burkman's thoughts on the proposal by the Boy Scouts to drop its ban on gay scout leaders, so he was invited on to debate the topic on yesterday's "Newsmax Now" program.

Unsurprisingly, Burkman kicked things off by citing the Family Research Council as he claimed that gay men are a thousand times more likely to molest children and asserting that the "homosexual movement" is fundamentally "predatory."

"Homosexuals molest children at a rate from somewhere between 200 to a 1000 percent more than straight people," he said. "To even think, with these facts on the table to allow them into something like the Boy Scouts as scout leaders is absurd."

"The real problem I have with the homosexual movement in this country, and really around the world, is that fundamentally it is predatory," he continued. "When the movement sees a young man that is weak and troubled, they will try to turn him. And what they do is they go after the weak and they say we're going to break apart from your family, your friends, your community, we're going to tear you away, we're going to make you believe the way the Chinese would convince somebody in a prison that you're gay. You're going to believe this. CNN and ABC News are going to aid us, this whole sick culture is is going to aid us and we're going to turn you into a gay person."

Right Wing Round-Up - 7/21/15

Right Wing Bonus Tracks - 6/21/15

  • Glenn Beck may not be on radio or TV this month, but that has not stopped him from completely freaking out about stuff.
  • Roger Gannam of Liberty Counsel warns that gay marriage is all about "crushing dissent" and forcing Christians out of public office.
  • It is probably never a good sign when a Republican presidential candidate like Rand Paul starts supporting a radical position first proposed by Bryan Fischer.
  • James Robison says that the most important characteristics the next president must possess is that they "want what Father God wants" and "not only ask for prayer, but believe in it so strongly they live on their knees so they can stand on a rock-solid foundation of proven principles."
  • Finally, Mike Farris calls for a new Constitutional Convention to rein in and reshape the Supreme Court in the wake of the gay marriage ruling.

Rick Santorum: Legal Abortion Is 'Genocide,' Planned Parenthood A 'Cancer'

After claiming that books in Massachusetts schools aren’t allowed to feature straight parents, Rick Santorum told “Boston Herald Live” today that the deceptively edited video of a Planned Parenthood official discussing fetal tissue donations show that the government must cut all ties with the organization and criminalize abortion.

“When we as a society allow for the dehumanization of any of our community, then we lead to this type of genocide and it leads to even more, as you see, more horrible — and an insensitivity to the dignity of lives and respect for that life,” Santorum said. “I think Planned Parenthood is a cancer in this country, something that the federal government should not have anything to participate with.”

Santorum, who last week called on the government to “take down Planned Parenthood,” added that the group has a “record of deplorable behavior.”

Rick Santorum: Schools Only Allow Books Featuring Gay Parents, Not Straight Parents

Former Sen. Rick Santorum appeared on “Boston Herald Live” today, where he blamed the social safety net on the rise of single parenthood, which he somehow managed to link to gay-inclusive books in schools, and the supposed blackout of books about families led by opposite-sex couples.

“I know in the schools in Massachusetts, in the grade school, they teach — there are books in place that say ‘Suzy has two moms,’ it’s okay to put a book that says ‘Suzy has two moms’ but you can’t put a book in there saying that moms and dads and marriage is important and tell people how important it is to be married before you have children, then you’re moralizing,” Santorum said. “It’s okay to say, ‘Suzy has two moms’ or ‘Johnny has two dads,” but you can’t say that marriage is an important part of having a stable and healthy economy.”

When the host asked if he would focus on rolling back abortion rights and same-sex marriage if elected president, Santorum said that he would indeed do so because “strengthening the American family” is “important not just for a culture but it’s important for education.”

He added that government policies discourage women from marriage and instead boost cohabitation: “That’s the most dangerous place for children in America, it’s a mother and a child living with a man who is not the father of that child. We’re creating dangerous homes, we’re creating barriers to marriage and family formation all because of our welfare policies.”

Rick Wiles: America Overrun By Gay 'Neo-Nazis' And Homicidal Muslims

End Times radio host Rick Wiles yesterday sounded off on a recently-released photo of a 7-year-old Queen Elizabeth “mimicking her uncle, the future king Edward VIII,” in making the Nazi salute. The “Trunews” host cited the 1933 photo as proof that “the Nazis are in control of the West right now, the United States of America has been taken over by neo-Nazis.”

And who are our Nazi overlords?

“The left, the homosexual rights movement, the abortionists, these are Nazis, they’re Nazis,” he said.

Wiles, who once claimed that Adolf Hitler attempted “to create a race of super gay male soldiers,” also alleged that “the Nazi party of Germany was a militant homosexual movement, we have a resurgence of Nazism.”

Responding to the Chattanooga shooting, Wiles alleged that “millions of Americans will die in one day in this country” after Muslim-Americans, whom he claims only seek “to slaughter the people who do not convert to Islam,” take up arms en masse against non-Muslims in a violent “day of jihad.”

Wayne Allyn Root: Hillary Clinton And Nonexistent ACORN Plotting To Steal 2016 Election

Last week on “The Sam Malone Show,” conservative pundit Wayne Allyn Root wondered if Hillary Clinton is scheming with President Obama and ACORN, the organizing group which shut down in 2010, in order to steal the upcoming presidential election through massive voter fraud.

Root speculated that Obama threatened to launch a Justice Department investigation into the Clinton Foundation if the former secretary of state refused to endorse the Iran deal, but told her that “if you go along with this, I’ll help you steal the election like I did in 2012. I’ll get my old pals from ACORN back together again, the old gang is back, and we will steal states with weak voter ID laws, we’ll have illegal aliens voting, we’ll figure out ways to stuff the ballot box in inner cities so that more people vote than are registered to vote in that district. We will figure out a way to steal you the election the same way we stole it for me. But if you go against me, you’re done.”

Malone later stated that “how any liberal Jew out there in Hollywood could support the President or Hillary Clinton at this point is beyond me,” and hoped that they realize that “the Democratic Party is the party against the Holy Land.”

NRB President: Gay Marriage 'Can Never Be Legally Right' And Will 'Bring The Country Down'

Jerry Johnson, president of the National Religious Broadcasters, appeared on TheDove TV last week to discuss the recent Supreme Court ruling striking down state gay marriage ban to warn that if the ruling doesn't mobilize a Christian revival in this nation, it will "bring the country down."

"This manufactured idea of so-called same-sex marriage," he said, "it's a rejection of the Creator and the created order for human sexuality ... I just know something that wrong can never be legally right."

"This cannot stand," he continued. "It will either bring the country down or we'll have a great renewal and a great revival and a great awakening and it can be reversed."

Jerome Corsi 'Exposes' Hillary Clinton's Lesbian Muslim Brotherhood Conspiracy

WorldNetDaily reporter Jerome Corsi, who thinks President Obama is secretly married to his male, Pakistani roommate and wears an Islamic wedding ring, appeared on “InfoWars” last week to allege that Hillary Clinton is also secretly in a relationship with her aide Huma Abedin.

Corsi told host and fellow conspiracy theorist Alex Jones that Clinton and Abedin are not only lovers, but also secret agents of the Muslim Brotherhood. Along with Obama, whom he says “has been Muslim Brotherhood from the beginning,” Corsi claims that the administration engineered the 2012 Benghazi attack and are working to arm Al Qaeda.

He also beseeched “the Jews in America who have any allegiance left to Israel” to “realize that Obama is an enemy of Israel.”

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