When FAKE DOCUMENTS save lives: CMP pro-life leader indicted as Planned Parenthood walks
The Houston Chronicle has reported that rather than indicting a Houston Planned Parenthood for illegally selling aborted baby parts, a grand jury instead indicted Center for Medical Progress undercover journalists behind the allegations.
The Harris County grand jury indicted David Daleiden and Sandra Merritt on charges of tampering with a governmental record, after they allegedly created a fake I.D. in their undercover sting. The charge is a second-degree felony with a possible sentence of up to 20 years in prison. It also charged Daleiden, with the same misdemeanor he had alleged – the purchase or sale of human organs, presumably because he had offered to buy in an attempt to provoke Planned Parenthood employees into saying they would sell.
The decision has shocked many prompting the public to ask how Planned Parenthood could be cleared and the undercover journalists, who did what other journalists have done, are being indicted.
If you believe the unborn child in the womb is human, then all you need do is look to other times in history when life was cheapened and those who protected it were called criminals.
And, since the issue here is FAKE DOCUMENTS – we can see that in times past other “criminals” resorted to using fake papers to save lives – below is a small snippet:
According to the United States Holocaust Museum:
For Jews to pass as “Aryans,” it was essential to have false identity papers, which were often gained through contacts with the anti-Nazi resistance. Using forged or acquired papers, such as a birth or baptismal certificate, Jews sometimes could obtain legitimate documents under an assumed name from the authorities. These ruses posed great risks to the bearer since the Germans and collaborating police forces closely examined identity documents in their frequent searches for Jews, resistance members, and individuals evading conscript labor.
Adolfo Kaminsky started forging documents after escaping deportation to a Nazi death camp. The Frenchman went on to become one of the world’s best forgers, creating documents that saved the lives of Jews, spies and freedom fighters. But even his daughter knew nothing about the real man behind the fake documents…Kaminsky was a forger and counterfeiter for purely humanitarian reasons. During World War II, he produced amazingly authentic-looking blank passports that saved many Jews from certain death. Later, he provided left-wing underground organizations with stacks of fake identifications papers. His family was kept completely in the dark about these activities. (Source: Fighting Nazis with Fakes: The Hidden Life of the Humanitarian Forger, By Nora Reinhardt, Spiegel)
It was ordinary German people who fought to help persecuted Jews during the war. Out of Christian charity, friendship, love, or because they did not agree with the politics of the National Socialists. They provided food and supplies, forged documents and hiding places. They saved Jews from deportation trains or even from concentration camps. Such as the caretaker who helped to alleviate the suffering of an elderly man in a Jewish retirement home. The married couple from Frankfurt who hid a young man in their attic who had fled from the Majdanek concentration camp. The priest who acted as an escape agent. The police officer who tampered with registration papers so that it was possible for a number of Jews to survive in the city of Frankfurt. (Source)
Thanks to the bravery of a Catholic family, a Jewish teenager in Poland obtained false identification papers during World War II. Posting as a Catholic, she worked several years in a posh hotel in Germany – surrounded by Nazi officers. Sabina Schwartz Zimering was 16 when she and her family were rounded up by Nazis in 1939 and forced into a ghetto in her hometown in Poland. Worse was coming, and the family knew it. “We’ve got to do something,” the girl pleaded with her mother after three years in the ghetto. “I’m 19. I don’t want to die.” Her mother – once dignified; by then starving, scared and depressed – said nothing could be done. “What will happen to others will happen to us,” she said flatly. But later she suggested that her daughter turn to a Catholic friend for help. Maybe Danka Justnya would give Sabina her identification papers, then pretend she had lost them and ask authorities for a replacement passport. It was a daring move for Sabina’s family, and it put the Catholic family in tremendous jeopardy. Yet the Catholic friends came through for them. They provided false identities – not only for her sister and mother. (Not for the little brother, though. It would be useless. The Nazis routinely checked males for circumcisions. Rarely was a European non-Jew circumcised in that time.) Before the war, Sabina’s family was photographed on a street of their town in Poland. Her father, Bernard Schwartz, and mother, Teofila, were with their two daughters, Helka, left, and Sabina, right. Their little brother had not been born. Hours before the Gestapo rushed into town to round up the Jews and send them to their deaths, Sabina and her sister escaped. For two years, they posed as Polish Catholics in Germany. (SOURCE: Hiding in the Open by Peg Meier – Star Tribune)
The workers were “hired” to help the Nazis construct a wall along the Atlantic coast of Europe, but the men never laid a brick or even showed up at the work site. Dutch architect Jaap Penraat, who gave the men the bogus jobs, also gave them their lives. It was 1942, and Jews faced death in concentration camps if they remained in the Nazi-occupied Netherlands. So Penraat forged work permits and traveling papers, disguised young Jewish men as workers, then escorted them by train to France. From there the French Underground took them to safe houses in Gibraltar or Portugal and on to Britain. By the time World War II ended, Penraat had made that dangerous journey 20 times and saved 406 Jews from death. Decades later, he was honored by the Dutch government and in 1997 by Yad Vashem, the Holocaust museum in Israel. Penraat died June 25 of esophageal cancer at his home in Catskill, N.Y. He was 88. (SOURCE: Jaap Penraat, 88; Forged Papers, Risked His Life to Save 406 Jews From Nazis in WWII Holland July 06, 2006|Jocelyn Y. Stewart | LA Times)
In his 2006 book, “Among the Righteous,” Robert Satloff, director of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, uncovered stories of Arabs who saved Jews during the Holocaust, and included a chapter on the Grand Mosque. Dalil Boubakeur, the current rector, confirmed to him that some Jews — up to 100 perhaps — were given Muslim identity papers by the mosque, without specifying a number. Mr. Boubakeur said individual Muslims brought Jews they knew to the mosque for help, and the chief imam, not Benghabrit, was the man responsible. (SOURCE: Heroic Tale of Holocaust, With a Twist By ELAINE SCIOLINO – New York Times )
Gino Bartali was part of a secret Italian resistance movement which helped hide the country’s Jews during the Nazi invasion of 1943. Using the handlebars on his bike to hide counterfeit identity papers, Bartali would ride to Jews in hiding and deliver their exit visas which allowed them to escape transportation to the death camps — he is credited with saving the lives of 800 people…It was not just the rescued who were grateful to Bartali, those who were involved in creating the counterfeit papers in Assisi also took courage from the cyclist’s fearlessness. Worked in the counterfeiting business, Trento Brizi explained how Bartali’s influence gave him courage at a time where the Nazis began to get suspicious. In the book, Road to Valor, Brizi said: “The idea of taking part in an organization that could boast of a champion like Gino Bartali among its ranks, filled me with such pride that my fear took a back seat.” According to Yad Vashem, the Holocaust museum in Jerusalem, 7,680 out of 44,500 Italian Jews were killed by the Nazis…While Bartali rarely spoke of his actions before he passed away in 2000, his son, Andrea, attended the ceremony and met survivors, who had been helped by his father’s actions. (SOURCE: Gino Bartali: The man who helped save Italy’s Jews By James Masters, CNN )
I am sure there are many more of these kind of stories, but you get my point.
According to historian Martin Gilbert, approximately 800, 000 Jews escaped or found refuge during the Holocaust, less than one seventh the number of Jews murdered. However, for those who did survive, documents played a key role. Not surprisingly, many survivors have kept their old passports, letters and forged certificates as a testament to the means by which they eluded Hitler’s Final Solution.
And finally,for those who do not know: A Planned Parenthood X-board member actually works for Harris County DA’s office read here. This is NOT justice!