Just to start this off, lets begin with full disclosure on my thoughts on abortion – Straight forward and without any reservations, you can call me the ultimate Constitutionalist when it comes to this subject.
The Declaration of Independence
IN CONGRESS, July 4 1776.
Jefferson’s “original Rough draught”, on exhibit in the Library of Congress that reads:
We hold these truths to be sacred & undeniable; that all men are created equal & independent, that from that equal creation they derive rights inherent & inalienable, among which are the preservation of life, & liberty, & the pursuit of happiness; …
among which are the preservation of life…
That’s my position. Any questions?
This is the source and root of my belief system as an American and as a Christian, Period. If you want to debate it, I would love to engage anyone in a constructive and fact based discussion.
The Videos which began this Discussion.
Video 1: Planned Parenthood Uses Partial-Birth Abortions to Sell Baby Parts
If that wasn’t enough for you, here is a link to the entire video : FULL FOOTAGE: Planned Parenthood Uses Partial-Birth Abortions to Sell Baby Parts
Video 2: Senior Executive Haggles Over Baby Parts Prices, Changes Abortion Methods
If that wasn’t enough for you, here is a link to the entire video : FULL FOOTAGE: Second Planned Parenthood Senior Executive Haggles Over Baby Parts Prices
Video 3: Planned Parenthood VP Says Fetuses May Come Out Intact, Agrees Payments…
If that wasn’t enough for you, here is a link to the entire video : FULL FOOTAGE: Planned Parenthood VP Says Fetuses May Come Out Intact, Agrees Payments…
Video 4: Intact Fetuses “Just a Matter of Line Items” for Planned Parenthood TX Mega-Center
Video 5: Intact Fetuses “Just a Matter of Line Items” for Planned Parenthood TX Mega-Center
The White House dismissed the need for a federal investigation of Planned Parenthood … are raising questions about the authenticity of a pro-life group’s undercover videos on the sale of fetal tissue.
White House press secretary Josh Earnest also suggested that the pro-life group, the Center for Medical Progress, is an “extremist” organization. And he said for the first time that President Obama would veto any effort by Congress to defund Planned Parenthood.
JUSTICE TO PROBE CENTER FOR MEDICAL PROGRESS — While congressional committees investigate Planned Parenthood’s practices, the Justice Department agreed to look into whether the group that released the sting videos obtained the footage legally. In response to a request by House Democrats, Attorney General Loretta Lynch said Wednesday afternoon that Justice would “review all of the information and determine what the appropriate steps moving forward would be.” Planned Parenthood has staunchly defended its practices and claims that the Center for Medical Progress illegally obtained its footage, then excessively edited it to misrepresent what the organization does.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi told The Daily Caller that there had,
“been a kind of misrepresentation of the conversation that took place in the transcript in the conversation in the video.”
“I don’t know why they need an investigation,”
“I have seen pictures from them and obviously find them disturbing,”
she told the New Hampshire Union Leader
A video of the doctor who oversees medical practices at all Planned Parenthood affiliates discussing organ harvesting has…
“got a Benghazi feel to it, for me,”
Rep. Scott Peters, D-CA, told The Hill.
Reps. Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.), Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.), Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.) and Yvette Clarke (D-N.Y.)
asked U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch and California Attorney General Kamala Harris on Tuesday to review whether the anti-abortion group Center for Medical Progress broke state and federal laws when it created a fake human tissue procurement company in order to gain access to and secretly film Planned Parenthood staffers.
Planned Parenthood: Judge bars pro-life group from airing StemExpress footage
The pro-life group behind a series of undercover Planned Parenthood videos accused the bioservice firm StemExpress late Wednesday of trying to “cover up this illegal baby parts trade” after the company obtained a court order blocking the release of footage.
The Los Angeles Superior Court issued a temporary restraining order Tuesday stopping the Center for Medical Progress from releasing any video showing three officials from StemExpress, a company that transfers fetal tissue from abortions performed at Planned Parenthood and other clinics to medical researchers.
A company spokesman told the Associated Press that StemExpress is “grateful its rights have been vindicated in a court of law,” but the center said in a statement that the court threw out most of the company’s request.
StemExpress is “attempting to use meritless litigation to cover-up this illegal baby parts trade, suppress free speech, and silence the citizen press reporting on issues of burning concern to the American public,” said the CMP statement.
“They are not succeeding — their initial petition was rejected by the court, and their second petition was eviscerated to a narrow and contingent order about an alleged recording pending CMP’s opportunity to respond,” the group said.
The court agreed to block the release of footage of StemExpress officials filmed secretly at a lunch in May until an Aug. 19 court hearing.
I honestly don’t want to hear from anyone that has not seen these videos (Warning: they are graphic), or those who have not read the statements above – note referenced links. I do not wish to discuss this topic with those who will not directly address the content of the videos. There are tons of other places where you can express your views on tax payer funding, women’s healthcare, right-wing conspiracies, the war on women, or any other so called related issue if you wish to join the Liberal / Democrat / Executive and Judicial branches of the present government, in ignoring what these videos actually contain. Please do not do it here. I find it quite dishonest, and morally corrupt.
I understand this is a powerful and emotional subject, reaching into many beliefs, be it religious, political or whatever it may be for you personally. But, unlike the most of the media/blogs/internet, I will address only the post that actually talk to the contents (business, persons, actions, results) contained within the videos (CLIPS / FULL VERSIONS). I see no reason to go into conjecture. I will let the people in the videos speak for themselves. They all seemed eager at the time of the recording.
I will do my job in response to all post and speak for myself.
This is an on-going post. I have only started here, facts first. My comments will also be added. Your questions, opinions and thoughts are always welcome. Let the debate begin.