by Nathan A. Cherry, 06/26/2012
I wonder how many undercover videos of Planned Parenthood engaging in illegal activity have to be released before someone decides they should be investigated, charged as criminals, and defunded. Evidently the nearly dozen videos released thus far are not enough to get the job done. So here’s another one showing Planned Parenthood once again agreeing to do a sex-selective abortion. (Scroll down to see the video.)
Here is a brief synopsis of the newly released video by Live Action, according to LifeNews.com:
“In the new video, an abortion counselor ‘A Woman’s Choice of Raleigh, Inc,’ the NAF-affiliated clinic, refers a woman purportedly seeking a sex-selective abortion to an OB/GYN to confirm the gender of the baby with a diagnostic ultrasound. The counselor, ‘Jessica,’ assures that the abortion clinic will not have a conflict with performing a sex-selective procedure: ‘Your reasons are your reasons,’ she says, ‘You know, it’s totally fine.’…She also advises the woman to lie to her OB/GYN to cover her sex-selective abortion, counseling, ‘Just say that you had to go to the hospital and miscarried.’”
At the second clinic in North Carolina this is what the Planned Parenthood worker told the undercover girl seeking a sex-selective abortion:
“At Planned Parenthood’s Chapel Hill abortion clinic, the nurse ‘Michelle” confirms the woman’s sex-selective motive: ‘It sounds like you, um, would like confirmation of the gender of the pregnancy, and um, depending on that, would, you know, kind of make the decision for you.’”
You can clearly see that Planned Parenthood staff are aiding in obtaining a sex-selective abortion and even telling the woman to lie to her doctor. This sort of criminal and seedy practice is characteristic of Planned Parenthood. Whatever they can do to skirt the law, or even outright break the law, in order to perform an abortion is fine with them. There is no limit to what they will do because it’s more about money and making sure babies are aborted than anything else.
Live Action Films president Lila Rose, whose organization released the undercover video this week commented:
“This latest footage again shows Planned Parenthood and the abortion industry’s callous disregard for the health of women – born and unborn…Planned Parenthood and their abortion allies are waging the real war on women, and tax payers should not have to subsidize the abortion-first mentality that enables extreme gender discrimination, puts women’s health at risk, and destroys thousands of innocent lives.”
And while a recent bill (PRENDA) in Congress to make sex-selective abortion illegal was defeated, a new bill is being introduced by members of the House GOP. Sen. David Vitter (R-LA) is leading the charge to protect unborn girls from being targeted simply because they are girls. Re. Vitter said:
“It’s flat out morally wrong to assign different values to unborn babies’ lives based on gender, but believe it or not, it happens.”
I have been wondering if the rise of sex-selective abortions in the United States has anything to do with growing numbers of Asian and Middle Eastern families immigrating. Considering the high value placed on boys for these families and ease at which Planned Parenthood makes getting an abortion, it seems like an easy conclusion. Turns out I might have been right. The Daily Caller reports:
“Vitter’s office notes that a 2009 study in the American Economic Journal found that, over a span of 13 years, at least 2,000 Asian American baby girls aborted in the United States due to gender-based abortions.”
Not everyone believes that sex-selective abortion is happening in America. Skeptics think recent backlash is just a political ploy to “attack women,” or wage a “war on women.” An increasing body of research suggests that this is more than coincidence, but a growing trend.
Whatever your opinion of what is currently happening is, one thing is easily agreed upon: sex-selective abortion is a morally wrong practice. No one, including Planned Parenthood, should be allowed to engage in such disgusting behavior. It is my continued hope that PRENDA will become law and Planned Parenthood will be defunded; for the sake of every little girl (and boy) out there.
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About Nathan Cherry
Nathan Cherry is the chief editor and blogger for the Engage Family Minute blog, the official blog of the FPCWV. He serves also as the Regional Development Coordinator as a liaison to the pastor's of West Virginia. He is a pro-life, pro-traditional marriage, pro-religious freedom conservative. He is also a husband, father, pastor, author, musician, and follower of Jesus Christ.