Planned Parenthood desperately wants to keep the truth invisible to the public.
A third video was published yesterday, again providing evidence that Planned Parenthood traffics in harvested organs from aborted babies.
Live Action News warns that the video disturbing:
So what is Planned Parenthood doing in response?
They are trying to get the News media to not broadcast footage from the video. The Truth Revolt got hold of one of their letters to a TV station in their post, “Planned Parenthood Tries To Silence Undercover Videos By Sending Threatening Letters To TV Stations.” They claim that the footage is illegal and thus it is illegal to air it. Even if the video was illegal (which I doubt), that does not change the fact that, under the First Amendment, the media cannot be stopped from publishing real news. Basically, Planned Parenthood is pretending that they are a government lacking a First Amendment. They have the right to stop the press from paying attention to whistleblowers.
That the government is now targeting the person who orchestrated the sting operation is bad enough. These threatening letters are an outrage that also demonstrates how much Planned Parenthood is afraid of the truth.
And what truth are they afraid of?
[The] footage yet to come is expected to represent an extreme violation of patient privacy by including footage of post-abortion fetal tissue neither patients nor health care professionals authorized be filmed.
They never claim that any patient’s identity was compromised. All they claim is that the public should not see “post-abortion fetal tissue” that came out of patients. Why not? If they are throwing it away (or selling it) then why is it some kind of personal violation of the patients or “doctors” to see it?
Chuck Ross at the Daily Caller also reports on the attempt of Planned Parenthood to silence the story:
One of the largest public relations firms in Washington D.C. circulated a memo Monday night urging members of the media to refrain from airing damning videos of Planned Parenthood officials discussing the sale of organs and tissue of aborted fetuses.
Politico is reporting that Planned Parenthood hired SKDKnickerbocker to help manage blowback from the videos, which were produced by the pro-life Center for Medical Progress.
According to Politico, SKDKnickerbocker sent the memo to unnamed “reporters and producers” asking them to blackball the videos — the third of which was released on Tuesday.
“The extremists who entered Planned Parenthood labs under false pretenses violated research protocol, and, worse, violated the privacy of patients involved,” the memo says, according to Politico. “Those patients’ privacy should not be further violated by having this footage shared by the media.”
Politico itself may have gotten SKDKnickerbocker’s message. As flagged by The Federalist, the outlet sent a tweet of its scoop at around noon on Tuesday noting that the PR firm “circulated a memo” to reporters and news producers. That tweet was later deleted, however. Politico did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Planned Parenthood believes it can spread moral outrage against secret video footage. Are Americans really going to decide that secret video of organ harvesting is more outrageous than the actual organ harvesting?
Lila Rose, the President of Live Action summarized the issue:
“With this third investigative video, there can be no further denial from Planned Parenthood that the abortion giant is selling the body parts of the defenseless human beings it kills in its clinics,” Rose said. “The latest video shows the horror of abortion and how the doctors callously pick through baby body parts, discussing “intact” and “five-star” kidneys and spinal cords as if a price tag is attached to each.
“From CEO Cecile Richards, down through the ranks, it is clear that Planned Parenthood is engaging in a system-wide enterprise of profiting from the calculated destruction of human life. First, Planned Parenthood sells an abortion for several hundred to thousands of dollars, ending the life of a helpless preborn child. Then Planned Parenthood seeks to maximize its profit by selling the baby’s remains.
Planned Parenthood receives 40 percent of its annual budget from taxpayers, yet there is not one shred of accountability within the organization to end these unethical and illegal practices. These practices are a direct attack on the most basic human rights and Ms. Richards’ only response to the mountain of evidence is to continually lie and mislead the media, elected officials, and the American taxpayer.”
Planned Parenthood shouldn’t just be defunded; it should be ended. But the fact that Republicans are still resisting the call to defund the organization is sickening.