Ah’m as popular as a fart in church back home!
My belief that women have the right to control their bodies is immutable, and so yesterday as the rat-fucking of Planned Parenthood was being picked up by the shouty blogs of Y’all Qaeda, I paid almost no attention. When I checked Memeorandum there was no credible journalistic source listed at all and so I walked past the story. Why echo that crap?
Today it is all over the legit media and somewhere convicted felon and rat-fucking auteur James O’Keefe is smiling as the ghost of ACORN rattles its chains.
For those of you not yet aware, there is a video that purports to show officials of Planned Parenthood discussing the sale of aborted baby parts, but what is really being discussed is how they donate fetal tissue to medical research. The sale? PP asks for the transportation costs to be reimbursed for sending the samples to medical researchers. It does get a little ghoulish as the O’Keefe-style rat-fuckers ask questions about process which requires a response about organs and the like. All medical procedures sound ghoulish to me, I think that is the nature of surgery.
And now for the inevitable: Boy exorcist and noted volcano scholar Bobby Jindal spots an obvious opening to increase his single-digit polling in the 2016 Goat Rodeo and has jumped on the story like a tick on a bayou hound:
“Today’s video of a Planned Parenthood official discussing the systematic harvesting and trafficking of human body parts is shocking and gruesome. This same organization is seeking to open an abortion clinic in New Orleans. I have instructed Louisiana’s Department of Health and Hospitals to conduct an immediate investigation into this alleged evil and illegal activity and to not issue any licenses until this investigation is complete. I am also asking the FBI to assist DHH in investigating this alleged criminal activity by this organization.”
And now in true he-said, she-said journalism fashion, here is Planned Parenthood’s response:
“In health care, patients sometimes want to donate tissue to scientific research that can help lead to medical breakthroughs, such as treatments and cures for serious diseases. Women at Planned Parenthood who have abortions are no different. At several of our health centers, we help patients who want to donate tissue for scientific research, and we do this just like every other high-quality health care provider does — with full, appropriate consent from patients and under the highest ethical and legal standards. There is no financial benefit for tissue donation for either the patient or for Planned Parenthood. In some instances, actual costs, such as the cost to transport tissue to leading research centers, are reimbursed, which is standard across the medical field.
“A well funded group established for the purpose of damaging Planned Parenthood’s mission and services has promoted a heavily edited, secretly recorded videotape that falsely portrays Planned Parenthood’s participation in tissue donation programs that support lifesaving scientific research. Similar false accusations have been put forth by opponents of abortion services for decades. These groups have been widely discredited and their claims fall apart on closer examination, just as they do in this case.”