Thursday, January 27, 2011

Planned Parenthood May Have Busted Conservative "Sting" Attempt Reminiscent of ACORN Smear Campaign

The anti-women, anti-choicers will use any trick - go to any extreme to try and harm the people and institutions attempting to help women with safe reproductive choices and care. AlterNet reports:

In what is perhaps one of the most craven actions of a deeply craven movement, anti-choice scam artists apparently affiliated with Live Action Films and Lila Rose of undercover 'gotcha film-fame' appear to have attempted an 'ACORN-like' hoax on Planned Parenthood Federation of America by sending people into Planned Parenthood health centers in six states posing as sex traffickers seeking health care for young girls who were 'part' of their supposed sex trafficking rings.

In response, Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards sent a letter to U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder describing the visits and asking for an investigation.
AP reports that Rose, Live Action's founder and president, declined to confirm or deny that the clinic visits were part of a Live Action operation, but did indicate in a telephone interview with AP that an undercover videotape project of some sort was in the works. In December, Crary writes, Live Action announced that it was preparing to launch several major new investigations during 2011 and said it had received a $125,000 gift to finance the operations. It did not identify the source of that gift.
A gift of $125,000 to try and bring down Planned Parenthood. Disgusting.
The goal, according to Rose, is to "unnerve Planned Parenthood employees and eventually put them out of business."

"We will work to de-fund them in every state wherever it is possible, to de-license them and to expose them," she told the conservative Value Voters Summit in October.

"The other part of it, too, is to create controversy within the organization, keep them on their toes," she said. "We need to help them feel that fear."
Planned Parenthood helps hundreds of thousands of women get economical reproductive health care every year. Physical exams, birth control advice and prescriptions and offered at low cost. Any yeah, they do a few safe, legal abortions, too. Another healthcare need many women have.

Shutting down safe abortion options for women will not stop abortion. Ask any of us who lost friends to illegal abortions before Roe v. Wade.

Never Again!

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