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NARAL condemns the racist actions of J. Marion Sims, but not those of Margaret Sanger

Posted in NARAL, Racist Statute with tags , , , , , , , , , on September 21, 2017 by saynsumthn

NARAL Pro-Choice America is condemning the racist actions of James Marion Sims, the so-called “father of modern gynecology”, who experimented on slaves. For years, Sims was hailed a hero despite the fact that he performed medical experiments on Black slaves without anesthesia or their consent. Sound familiar? That’s because Planned Parenthood’s founder, Margaret Sanger, who once admitted that she believed “in the sterilization of the feeble-minded, the insane and syphilitic“, was also part of a movement that performed medical procedures on Blacks without their consent. However, when it comes to Planned Parenthood, NARAL tolerates the racism linked to it.

Margaret Sanger (Image Credit Milwaukee Sentinel)

Sanger was part of the eugenics movement which forcefully sterilized Black men and women. Not only did Sanger have a strong belief in eugenics, she made certain eugenics movers and shakers were deeply embedded in her organization.

One of those people was Clarence Gamble, a director of Sanger’s American Birth Control League, which later changed its name to Planned Parenthood.  Gamble was a supporter of a horrific North Carolina forced sterilization eugenics program and he helped fund Sanger’s infamous “Negro Project,” along with Albert Lasker, whose”prestigious” foundation recently granted Planned Parenthood a top award.

Many believe that Sanger’s “Negro Project,” along with her eugenics advocacy, contributed to the racist attitude society had about Black births. Yet despite this history, Sanger’s bust is currently displayed at the Smithsonian next to Dr. Martin Luther King’s.

Demands by Black leaders calling for Sanger’s statue to be removed have been largely ignored. 

James Marion Sims (image credit: National Library of Medicine)

Sims’ experiments on Blacks differed slightly from the eugenics movement in that his victims were slaves, but like the eugenics movement, Sims did not receive consent.

And if his experiments, which led to a medical breakthrough in treating vesicovaginal fistula, were not bad enough, the New York City Park website, where one of his statues is located, reports that, “He [Sims] operated on these subjects, in some cases repeatedly, without the use of anesthesia.”

The sad truth is that the medical establishment ignored Sims’ past and collaborated to pay tribute to Sims by erecting statues in his honor. A literature review of medical, sociological, and periodical sources on Sims dating back to 1851, and conducted by Sara Spettel and Mark Donald White, found that:

J Marion Sims Statute NYC (image credit: City of New York)

“While historians, ethicists and the popular press have debated Dr. Sims’ legacy, medical sources have continued to portray him unquestionably as a great figure in medical history.”

Today, despite praises of Sims from the medical community for his discoveries (some which also include instruments now used in surgical abortions), the public is speaking out and demanding that his statues be removed. And, although silent about eugenicist Sanger’s bust at the Smithsonian, abortion advocates are hypocritically joining the call to remove statues of Sims.

NARAL on J Marion Sims statute (image credit Twitter)

In one example, an e-mail sent out by the abortion lobby group, NARAL demanded the removal of a Charleston statue of Sims on grounds that the “monuments commemorate a history that willfully ignores the suffering of black women, and we cannot continue to honor that history by keeping these statues up.”

While it may sound noble to speak out against a Sims’ statue, the fact is that NARAL is silent where Planned Parenthood is concerned even though Planned Parenthood continues to “honor” their founder Sanger whose eugenics beliefs targeted “black women.”

And, just as with Sims, the media remains silent on the fact that Planned Parenthood’s ties to eugenics go well beyond Sanger.

In fact, although Sanger’s organization did not morph into Planned Parenthood until 1942, Live Action News has published documentation that proves that Planned Parenthood followed their founder’s ideology and collaborated with the eugenics movement.

The truth is that Planned Parenthood was so supportive of eugenics ideology that they advertised in eugenics journals. And, as late as 1968, the Eugenics Society encouraged funding Planned Parenthood:

The Society’s activities in crypto-eugenics should be pursued vigorously, and specifically that the Society should increase its monetary support of the FPA and the IPPF [International Planned Parenthood Federation]…

Eugenics Society to fund IPPF 1968

In addition, both Sanger and Planned Parenthood invited eugenics leaders to speak at conferences, tried to merge publications with them, and Planned Parenthood was even granted free rent from the Eugenics organization.

Eugenics S Rent Free to IPPFThis image to the left taken from a eugenics document shows Planned Parenthood received rental space from the Eugenics Society. This is reinforced by former Planned Parenthood chairman, CP Blacker, who told an audience at a Planned Parenthood event in 1964 that while he was secretary of the Eugenics Society they gave Planned Parenthood accommodations “rent free.”

The fact is that Planned Parenthood evolved out of eugenics, and Sanger, who once pushed eugenic propaganda in a speech before the Klu Klux Klan, openly advocated sterilizing those she deemed “unfit.”

So, while NARAL’s outrage in denouncing Sims’ racist past appears honorable, no one is fooled by the faux rhetoric as long as NARAL remains eerily silent about Planned Parenthood. Because, as NARAL themselves stated, society can no longer “commemorate a history that willfully ignores the suffering of black women.”

And, that includes Planned Parenthood’s.

  • This article is reprinted with permission. The original appeared here at Live Action News.

Early Planned Parenthood director: few women died from illegal abortion

Posted in Abortion Death Prior to Roe, Abortion History, Bernard Nathanson, Guttmacher, Illegal abortion, Mary Calderone, NARAL, Planned Parenthood Brochure, Planned Parenthood History, Planned Parenthood Life Begins with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 4, 2017 by saynsumthn

Planned Parenthood director and NARAL founder both admitted abortion kills human beings

An early Planned Parenthood director, who once admitted that few women died from illegal abortion because a majority were performed by physicians, also called abortion the “taking of a life” and “a traumatic experience that may have severe consequences later on.”

In 1953, Mary S. Calderone became the medical director of Planned Parenthood Federation of America, where she remained in that position for eleven years. She resigned from Planned Parenthood after co-founding the Sex Information and Education Council (S.I.E.C.U.S.) in 1964 — an organization mired in controversy.

Mary S. Calderone, (image credit Library of Congress)

On October 19, 1959, Calderone presented a paper before the Maternal and Child Health Section of the American Public Health Association (APHA) at the Eighty-Seventh Annual Meeting in Atlantic City, New Jersey. It was there that Calderone laid out her argument for legalizing abortion on the basis that illegal abortion was a “disease of society.”

The argument is ridiculous, but the information that Calderone presented to the APHA exposes the lie that led to the legalization of abortion to begin with, and that is how millions of women died every year from illegal abortions.

In her presentation, entitled Illegal Abortion as a Public Health Problem, the former Planned Parenthood director made it clear that she did not favor abortion and that she believed that abortion was a traumatic experience that takes a life, writing:

I ask you not to assume that I am indiscriminately for abortion.

Believe me, I am not. Aside from the fact that abortion is the taking of a life, I am also mindful of what was brought out by our psychiatrists – that in almost every case, abortion, whether legal or illegal, is a traumatic experience that may have severe consequences later on.

Before they made millions committing abortions, Planned Parenthood admitted that abortion takes human life. A Planned Parenthood pamphlet from 1952 reads, Abortion kills the life of a baby after it has begun.

Planned Parenthood pamphlet 1952 life begins

Planned Parenthood pamphlet 1952 life begins

 

 

Another pamphlet from Planned Parenthood Federation of America also describes abortion as a procedure that “kills life after it has begun” and one which is “dangerous” to a woman’s “life and health.”

In her remarks, Calderone quoted a psychiatrist who described the kind of woman who would seek an abortion not as a person in charge of her own choices (as it was sold to the public), but as “a sick person”:

… [A]lthough the effort to obtain an induced abortion may indicate that the woman is physically ill, more often it reflects one or more of a complexity of factors, such as poor social or economic environment, disturbed marital relations, psychiatric or neurotic disturbances in the family or quite simply a need to keep her family at its present size.

There was general agreement with the words of one psychiatrist: “When a… responsible female seeks an abortion, unless the warrant for it is overwhelming as say in the case of rape or incest, we are in effect confronted both with a sick person and a sick situation.”

To Calderone, this was the impetus for pushing for abortion’s legalization. To do so, she and her colleagues had to admit that a majority of illegal abortions were being committed by physicians. And to do this, they had to dispel their long repeated myth that millions of women died every year from illegal abortion.

“Abortion is no longer a dangerous procedure,” Calderone wrote. “This applies not just to therapeutic abortions as performed in hospitals but also to so-called illegal abortions as done by physicians.”

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She added:

… [T]he conference estimated that 90 per cent of all illegal abortions are presently being done by physicians.

Call them what you will, abortionists or anything else, they are still physicians, trained as such; and many of them are in good standing in their communities. They must do a pretty good job if the death rate is as low as it is.

Whatever trouble arises usually comes after self-induced abortions, which comprise approximately 8 per cent, or with the very small percentage that go to some kind of nonmedical abortionist.

Calderone not only admitted that it was mainly physicians who were committing abortions, but also that women were getting referrals for illegal abortions from “physicians of impeccable standing,” not from back-alley quacks:

From the ethical standpoint, I see no difference between recommending an abortion and performing it. The moral responsibility is equal. So remember fact number three; abortion, whether therapeutic or illegal, is in the main no longer dangerous, because it is being done well by physicians.

Alan Guttmacher, former president of Planned Parenthood

Calderone was joined in her admission by former Planned Parenthood president Alan Guttmacher, who stated at the 1967 Harvard Law School Forum, “Seventy per cent of the illegal abortions in the country are performed by reputable physicians, each thinking himself a knight in white armor.”

Calderone and Guttmacher were not always in agreement with the mission of Planned Parenthood. In his memoriam of Calderone after her death, Harold I. Lief wrote of the two Planned Parenthood officials:

When Mary was national director of Planned Parenthood in the early 1960’s, she came into conflict with Alan Guttmacher and the board board of Planned Parenthood…. [M]any people may not realize that 35 years ago Planned Parenthood opposed putting their resources into, or even advocating, sex education because they saw this as a diversion from their major task of providing birth control and abortion services…. She left Planned Parenthood and with a few like-minded colleagues, (of which I was one), formed SIECUS.

Guttmacher was not even initially for the use of abortion on demand, stating, “Abortion should be a back-up procedure for failed or failure-to-use effective contraception. It must never be the primary method of birth control.” (Source: AMA Congress on Environmental Health, May 4-5, 1970 speech by Alan F. Guttmacher, Page 63.)

The question is, how did the numbers of illegal abortion deaths get so inflated to begin with? The answer lies with Dr. Bernard Nathanson, one of the early activists in the fight for abortion’s decriminalization.

Nathanson was co-founder of the National Association for the Repeal of the Abortion Laws (later known as NARAL),  and he also committed thousands of abortions before he repented and became pro-life.

In the video below, filmed just before his death, Dr. Nathanson admitted responsibility for over 75,000 abortions, which he called “the greatest mistake of my life.” Nathanson admitted, “One of our strategies, in order to mislead the American public, was to deny what we knew to be true: that an abortion kills an existing human being. We denied that fact in an effort to mislead the American public and the courts of this land.”

Nathanson admitted in other publications that he his colleagues lied about the numbers of illegal abortions and inflated the number of women during from illegal abortions:

We aroused enough sympathy to sell our program of permissive abortion by fabricating the number of illegal abortions done annually in the U.S. The actual figure was approaching 100,000 but the figure we gave to the media repeatedly was 1,000,000. Repeating the big lie often enough convinces the public. The number of women dying from illegal abortions was around 200 – 250 annually. The figure constantly fed to the media was 10,000.

Calderone’s numbers were much lower than 100,000. She wrote:

In 1957 there were only 260 deaths in the whole country attributed to abortions of any kind. In New York City in 1921 there were 144 abortion deaths, in 1951 there were only 15; and, while the abortion death rate was going down so strikingly in that 30-year period, we know what happened to the population and the birth rate.

As current society’s attitudes change toward legal abortion, supporters of the killing of preborn babies may be tempted to scare pro-life politicians by playing the “illegal abortion death” card again. This time around, when they make this false claim, we can remind them what one of Planned Parenthood’s early directors, along with one of the founders of NARAL, had to say about it.

This article is reprinted with permission. The original appeared here at Live Action News.

Editors Note: This article has been updated to clarify Dr. Bernard Nathanson’s remarks about misleading the public on the number of illegal abortions as well as deaths from illegal abortion.

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NARAL leader used her abortion as birth control

Posted in NARAL with tags , , , , , , on February 5, 2016 by saynsumthn

The president of NARAL pro-choice America has admitted that she used abortion as birth control. In a video she published online, IIlyse Hogue admits that she had an abortion due to a contraception failure.

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She begins by stating:

    “I’m Iilyse Hogue, I’m the president of NARAL pro-choice America which I might not be if I hadn’t had access to a legal abortion twenty years ago when I got pregnant due to a contraception failure.”

Let’s just pause here and dissect what she just said. The feminist president of an abortion group implied that pregnancy alone can keep a woman from success. She also clearly and unashamedly stated that using abortion simply because your contraception failed is not only acceptable but is preferable. Listen to what she says next:

    “I always say my abortion story is boring. I got pregnant, I wasn’t ready to be a parent, I wasn’t with the person I wanted to be with for the rest of my life, we weren’t financially secure, we both had dreams that we wanted to go on and achieve.”

That reads like a totally self absorbed person.

And, the abortion rights leader’s selfishness is reiterated by what she says next:

    “I think about my abortion, but I certainly don’t regret it. It allowed me to go on and do work that I think was incredibly impact full…If we can’t decide that we’re not ready to be parents than everything else we aspire to fades from view.”

Wow!

Such drama.

Is Hogue that weak of a woman that one baby would have sunk her entire future?

Apparently not, considering the NARAL leader just had a twins and- surprise – she is still the head of NARAL. Hogue made the announcement on her Facebook page last June:

    “June 17th, my husband and I were thrilled to meet our new daughter and son when they came into the world at 11:29 and 11:34 am respectively. We’re still getting used to being new parents with all of the flood of emotions–overwhelming joy and confusion and awe.”

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Hogue is married to John Neffinger who, according to his LinkedIn page, runs the Franklin Forum PAC, which does communications consulting with progressive candidates for public office. He also works with an affiliated non-profit called the Franklin Forum, which works with non-profit advocacy organizations on their communications . He also founded KNP Communications. He has authored a book called ‘Compelling People: The Hidden Qualities That Make Us Influential‘ which contains information about women can project strength without looking like a “b” as he details in a video here.

After the birth of her twins, radically pro-abortion 2016 presidential Democrat candidate, Hillary Clinton sent the NARAL abortion leader this letter of congratulations. Hogue us a huge supporter of Hillary.

Hillary Sends NARAL Leader a letter of congrats

In her video, Hogue makes the false claim that where abortion access goes down the numbers of injuries and deaths from abortion go up. Except, the hypocritical statement has no proof and it contradicts the facts that women have been injured and killed for the past 43 years with not even a whisper of concern from NARAL or any other abortion rights organization.

The fact is that despite the claim that women needed abortion for medical reasons or for rape, Hogue follows in lock step alongside other abortion rights leaders like Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards who openly admit their abortions were simply for reasons of convenience alone.

What Hogue and NARAL don’t seem to grasp is that their the targeting of a weaker individual – a woman’s own child – diminishes women as a whole. Pro-life feminist Erika Bachiochi said it best in an op-ed she penned for CNN:

    “When we belittle the developing child in the womb, a scientific reality that most pro-choice advocates have come to admit, we belittle and distort that child’s mother. We make her out to be one with property rights over her developing unborn child (much as husbands once had property rights over their wives).

    “We give her the inhumane (but for 42 years, constitutionally protected) right to decide the fate of another human being, of a vulnerable child — her child — to whom she properly owes an affirmative duty of care. We do all this rather than offering her the myriad familial and social supports she needs, whatever her situation, and cherishing her role in the miracle of human life.”

The sign of a strong woman is not in how quickly she will sacrifice her own flesh and blood for personal ambition, but in how she maintains her dignity and that of her child while working through a challenging situation to find real solutions. Many women in much more difficult circumstances than Hogue’s have chosen a better way: instead of viewing their own offspring as expendable “mistakes,” they have faced their challenges while embracing and protecting life.

Media elevates abortionist with 1year of Tx license as “expert” on abortion safety

Posted in Abortion Death List, Abortion History, Abortionist, Illegal abortion, Texas Abortion, Texas abortion clinics with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 22, 2015 by saynsumthn

A Texas abortion provider has posed a fascinating question to a local news outlet by asking how many women will wind up in the ER? It is a great question and one pro-lifers wished the media would report on given the rash of abortion related emergencies that continue to go on all across the nation in relative silence.

Planned Parenthood spokane 911 Oct 2015

But, despite the mounds of evidence that abortion is not safe, are being closed for unsafe conditions or that women are being rushed out of clinics and Planned Parenthood centers in ambulances, and they sometimes die or that abortion doctors and staff are not the pristine pillars of society they paint themselves to be, the media hides the truth from American women.

And in a brilliant marketing scheme along with the collaboration of the main stream media the abortion industry also hides the truth from American women. In fact, what the abortion doctor mentioned above was really complaining about was not the injuries and deaths from legal abortion, but the fact that laws regulating abortion clinics are also closing many due in large part to the fact that abortion facilities are generally incapable of complying with basic surgical standards. So, how should we fix the problem, by removing the regulations, of course! And how does he sway the media to do an exclusive on him, he claims women are having illegal abortions.

Texas Ab doc

Abortionist Bhavik Kumar, works at Whole Woman’s abortion clinics in San Antonio and Fort Worth. Kumar is a graduate of Texas Tech Health Sciences Center School of Medicine in Lubbock, Texas and completed his 3rd and 4th year of medical school at the El Paso, Texas branch in 2010 and then completed his residency training this past July, 2013. He is being promoted as an expert in abortion when, in fact, he was only licensed by the State of Texas last year.

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In his interview with the Texas Observer Kumar admits that there are few doctors who will do abortions, “there’s less of us providing this care, so it can be isolating for us,” he said.

Despite the fact that unsafe conditions were present inside Texas abortion facilities, the abortionist was complaining about the impact of Texas’ HB2, one of the most restrictive laws in the country which has closed a number of abortion clinics statewide. He claimed that women who are seeking abortions and coming from the border have tried self-aborting where he asked, “how many women will wind up in the ER and not come to the this clinic instead?”

Adding, “The reason that they have to drive that far is because there are fewer clinics, given other laws like the admitting privileges and ambulatory surgical center requirement. And, you have to pay mostly out of pocket, or use abortion funds, in order to pay for your procedure. So, that sometimes adds cost because you’ve had to wait an extra few weeks because you couldn’t access a clinic, you have to stay overnight. If you have kids, you have to find somebody to take care of your kids, [take] time off of work. If you’re not able to get the funds within 24 hours, you have to wait even longer to get the money to pay for it.”

Wrong question Mr. abortion doctor, the real question is how many women are rushed to the ER from legal abortion? It is obvious what Bhavik Kumar is doing here. He is resurrecting an old tactic, used successfully in the early days of legalized abortion and that is to claim that women die or will be hospitalized when abortion is illegal or cannot be accessed easily.

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Case in point, during the debate to liberalize abortion in New York, the issue of unsafe abortions swayed one representative to change his vote on the floor, opening the door to abortion on demand in that state.

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Assemblywoman Constance E. Cook stood to the floor during that 1970 debate to push the lie of unsafe abortion, stating, “I submit that we have abortion on demand in the state of New York right now. Any woman that wants an abortion can get one–if she has $25, she has it done here, under the most abominable circumstances,” and that prohibition only drives abortion underground.”

This clip from the film “Choice at Risk” gives a historical glimpse :

Repealing Abortion Laws (4:18) from Dorothy Fadiman on Vimeo.

The deciding vote was cast by Democrat Assemblyman, George Michaels, who told the LA Times that for years he had been told by local party leaders not to vote for the repeal of the abortion ban, and he pledged not to. For two years he had followed the party line.

ASSY George Michaels cast vote to legalize abortion

    I would vote no, hoping the bill would pass,” he said. “I was not doing the right thing.”

    In April, 1970, the night before he left for Albany, Michaels spent an evening with his daughter-in-law, Sarah.

    Sarah asked him what would happen when the abortion bill came up for a vote again. There was a chance it would pass, he told her.

    What if it doesn’t?” she asked.

    Maybe next year,” he said.

    Michaels says he has never been able to forget what his son’s young wife told him next:

    In the meantime, thousands of women will be mutilated and die because of that stupid Legislature.

    Boy, that rocked me,” Michaels says. “That rocked me.”

The National Abortion Rights Action League, NARAL, also lied about women dying from illegal abortions. One of their early founders, Dr. Bernard Nathanson, who later repented of his pro-abortion actions and views, described what they did early on:

Bernard Nathanson

    “We persuaded the media that the cause of permissive abortion was a liberal, enlightened, sophisticated one,” recalls the movement’s co-founder. “Knowing that if a true poll were taken, we would be soundly defeated, we simply fabricated the results of fictional polls. We announced to the media that we had taken polls and that 60 percent of Americans were in favor of permissive abortion. This is the tactic of the self-fulfilling lie. Few people care to be in the minority. We aroused enough sympathy to sell our program of permissive abortion by fabricating the number of illegal abortions done annually in the U.S. The actual figure was approaching 100,000, but the figure we gave to the media repeatedly was 1,000,000.”

McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence, Robert P. George breaks it down further when he writes this about the NARAL founder:

    Nathanson and his friends lied—relentlessly and spectacularly—about the number of women who died each year from illegal abortions. Their pitch to voters, lawmakers, and judges was that women are going to seek abortion in roughly equal numbers whether it is lawful or not. The only effect of outlawing it, they claimed, is to limit pregnant women to unqualified and often uncaring practitioners, “back alley butchers.” So, Nathanson and others insisted, laws against abortion are worse than futile: they do not save fetal lives; they only cost women’s lives.

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For clarification, stats show that, in the year prior to Roe, the CDC disputed the lie that thousands of women died from illegal abortion as shown in this table from their surveillance report on abortion.

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Groups like Live Action News, Operation Rescue, and many others have been documenting the horrendous way that women are treated by abortion providers. And, it wasn’t that long ago when the State of Pennsylvania closed what has been dubbed a “House of Horrors” abortion clinic owned by the now convicted abortionist Kermit Gosnell. His abortion clinic, like many in the United States was operating legally for many years while abortion advocates lobbied for little to no restrictions on abortion clinics. Gosnell, who was convicted of three counts of first-degree murder in the death of three babies that prosecutors said were delivered alive and subsequently killed, and was responsible for the abortion-related death of one of his patents was no anomaly. His story and the fate of the women and tragically the babies taken to his “House of Horrors” facility are the true mirror of unrestricted abortion in America.

While Kumar and the abortion lobby in general try and rehash old scare tactics about women dying in the streets if abortion is in any way restricted, they remain silent about women their industry injures along the way. But, as long as Kumar is worried about women being rushed to the ER, this reminder from the Associated Press describing Gosnell’s LEGAL abortion clinic should be of interest:

Women went to Dr. Kermit Gosnell to end their pregnancies. Many came away with life-threatening infections and punctured organs; some still had fetal parts inside them when they arrived at nearby hospitals in dire need of emergency care.

(Images from Saynsumthn Blog and Texas Observer)

Baby pic used in Taco and Beer challenge for abortion rights

Posted in NARAL, Pro-choice People, RH Reality Blog with tags , , , , , , , on August 26, 2015 by saynsumthn

Last year, Andrea Grimes over at the pro-abortion RH Reality blog started a “Taco and Beer challenge” to raise funds to support the killing babies in the womb.

2014 Taco and Beer abortion challenge

2014 Taco and Beer abortion challenge

It was launched on the heels of the ice bucket challenge which I blogged at the time.

Grimes explained the abortion event in 2014 this way:

    “The Taco or Beer Challenge couldn’t be simpler: You eat a taco and/or drink a beer, and you donate to an abortion fund. The only ice you’ll need for this challenge is the ice in your cooler, or maybe the ice in your water if you get a particularly spicy taco.”

And she claimed that abortion supporters raised $30,000 to support unregulated abortion on demand.

This month, Grimes launched a 2015 version of scarfing down a taco and guzzling beer while contributing to the slaughter of unborn children by writing:

Taco and Beer challange abortion 2015

    “The 2015 Taco or Beer Challenge launches today—the anniversary of our unintentionally auspicious beginning—and lasts through September 18. Abortion funds, abortion funders, and reproductive freedom fighters around the world are hosting Taco Tuesday launch parties to celebrate. We’re calling it International Taco or Beer Challenge Day, and more than two dozen events are already planned around the world, with more to come in the next four weeks. You don’t need to complete your ToBC on Tuesday! You can do it any time before September 18…It’s about funding legal abortion care. You can’t complete the ToBC without donating to an abortion fund. It’s literally the only requirement, and therefore the most important one.”

RH REality Taco Beer 2015

The abortion rights group has created a website where participants can upload pictures they hope will encourage others to take part in by donating.

One image already published and tweeted today by NARAL shows a little baby, whose mom apparently believes it would have been okay to kill before his birth.

NARAL TAco and Beer challenge 2015 Baby'

NARAL described the baby as, “The littlest Taco Or Beer Challenger.”

Makes me want to barf! If NARAL and Grimes and all their abortion loving supporters had their way babies like that would never make out of the womb to a Taco and Beer event.

Instead their tiny arms, legs, head, brains and whole bodies would be shipped off to a procurement company to be harvested for experimentation.

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Speaking of harvesting baby organs, right on cue, Planned Parenthood also tweeted their support of the event:

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The abortion clinic chain has been embattled in a controversy after the pro-life group, Center for Medical Progress uploaded several videos exposing their gruesome baby parts harvesting operations.

Not surprising, neither Grimes nor RH Reality Blog or anyone else associated with the fundraiser has criticized Planned Parenthood’s harvesting scheme.

In fact, they approve of their supporters donating to them:

Planned Parenthood Grimes Taco Beer abortion

Writing on their Tumblr page:

    the Taco Or Beer Challenge is about encouraging people to give abortion stigma a big fucking taco-covered middle finger by being loud and proud about directly funding abortion.

Well…Ms. Grimes I won’t raise one finger for abortion, but according to this image taken from a petri dish of aborted children inside a Planned Parenthood path lab, looks like raising fingers, arms, legs, livers, kidneys, and other baby parts is what abortion is all about.

Enjoy your Taco and Beer while you focus on this:

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NAF’s Trojan Horse: suing pro-life group for something journalists and others have done for years

Posted in Aborted Baby Body Parts, Media Bias, National Abortion Federation, OP-Ed, Planned Parenthood sells aborted baby parts with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 12, 2015 by saynsumthn

It is difficult for the media which has been so admittedly pro-abortion to keep focus, so I will let them in on a little secret:

The recent lawsuit filed by the National Abortion Federation (NAF) against a pro-life group exposing a gruesome baby parts operation is nothing more than a Trojan Horse of distraction.

NAF Tweet CMP

By now we have all seen those undercover videos produced by the Center for Medical Progress (CMP) showing Planned Parenthood’s horrific baby parts harvesting operation.

As a result, late last month San Francisco Judge William Orrick granted the National Abortion Federation a temporary restraining writing that NAF would likely suffer irreparable injury absent a temporary restraining order.

NAF Lawsuit Troy Newman

The suit, filed in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, asks that the Defendants be preliminarily and permanently enjoined from publishing or otherwise disclosing any recordings or confidential information from NAF annual meetings, publishing or otherwise disclosing the names or addresses of any NAF members that they learned at NAF annual meetings, and attempting to gain access to any future NAF meetings.

NAF meetings are one of the only places where abortion providers can come together to learn about the latest research and advances in their field, and network without fear of harassment or intimidation. Many of the attendees are high-profile targets of anti-abortion extremists,” NAF stated in the press release.

FAKE COMPANY

In their lawsuit, NAF claims that CMP created a “fake company” to expose the Planned Parenthood scheme, writing:

    Defendants The Center for Medical Progress (“CMP”), David Daleiden, Troy Newman and individuals acting in concert with them conspired to defraud and did defraud NAF by setting up a fake company (Defendant “Biomax Procurement Services”), which held itself out as a legitimate fetal tissue procurement organization. Daleiden and his cohorts pretended to be officers and employees of their fake company, Biomax Procurement Services. They assumed false identities, used fake driver’s licenses and approached NAF in order to gain access to its annual meetings. Using their fake names and identities, they signed agreements with NAF, agreements designed to protect NAF members from exactly the type of anti-abortion harassment that is the subject of this lawsuit…

Yet, this is just the sort of thing that whistle blowers and investigators do all the time as this 20/20 episode below proves:

As for the use of undercover video, we all know this tactic has been used by journalists for years.

This 20/20 investigation on “Repair Shop Fraud” where a reporter did not “use his real name” is just one example.

There are literally hundreds of these “investigations” out there.

HIDDEN CAMERAS

The NAF lawsuit against the pro-life group also lists CMP’s use of video as a cause to censor their message further:

    In order to gain access to NAF’s annual meetings, they then signed agreements with NAF promising not to record video or audio tape, to only use information learned at NAF’s national meetings to enhance the quality and safety of services provided by NAF members, and not to disclose any information learned at NAF’s annual meetings to any third parties. All of these promises were false and fraudulent when they were made.

Undercover video and hidden cameras are used by the media all the time to produce reports and investigations.

Just one example is this CBS affiliate who went “undercover” inside several Los Angelas restaurants:

Lest you think the tactic of video in undercover investigations is only reserved for law enforcement or journalists, they are not.

In fact, several mission driven non-profits have used under cover investigations to make their case.

As one example, prominent on the Humane Society website is an undercover video exposing the mistreatment of pigs.

Humane Society Pigs

The non-profit praises the effort describing it this way:

    A video from an undercover investigation of a pig factory farm earned both a 2013 Webby People’s Voice Award and a Webby Winner Award. The video, called “Undercover at a Tyson Pig Supplier,” was shot in April 2012 at Wyoming Premium Farms, a pig factory farm in Wheatland, Wyo. that at the time of the investigation was supplying pigs to meat giant Tyson Foods. It shows workers kicking living piglets like soccer balls, swinging sick piglets in circles by their hind legs, striking mother pigs with their fists and repeatedly and forcefully kicking them as they resisted leaving their young. As a result of the exposé, five Wyoming Premium workers recently pleaded guilty to criminal animal cruelty.

NARAL

Even the abortion rights group NARAL which supports Planned Parenthood’s baby parts operation used under cover tactics to sting what they referred to as “fake pregnancy centers”

Writing for RH Reality Blog, Nina Liss-Schultz, explained the process:

    NARAL Pro-Choice California sent women undercover over the past year to more than a quarter of the state’s 167 crisis pregnancy centers (CPCs), gathering information on the quality and kind of services offered by the anti-choice groups that run those facilities, in addition to the experience a person might have using a CPC as a resource during a pregnancy.

Katie STack abortion CPC prolife pregnancy

A report conducted by, Vice News revealed that a committed abortion advocate running a project whose sole purpose is to take down pro-life pregnancy centers, recorded conversations with pro-life counselors using hidden cameras.

The Crisis Project

Katie Stack, who founded The Crisis Project admitted to Vice News that she uses hidden cameras to film the counseling and admitted to using “fake pee” so the counselors would think she was pregnant.

Interestingly, NAF thanked Katie Stack for her work:

NAF Thanks Katie Stack

In October 2011, rather then condemn Stack’s undercover vids as “fake” she was published in the New York Times op-ed section for her critique of crisis pregnancy centers, “When I Needed Help, I Got Propaganda.”

David Daleiden Planned Parenthood Center for Medical Progress

Like CMP’s David Daleiden, Stack is also a young person in her twenties. However, because she was attacking the pro-life effort to help women, her undercover “investigation” was praised by the media.

But, as I have stated, the use of hidden cameras for undercover investigations is nothing new. A simple search on “Hidden Camera Investigations” on youtube will prove the tactic is universally used.

FAKE NAMES

NAF also accused CMP investigator’s of using fake names….but…that is also a Trojan Horse when you understand that this tactic is used to expose any number of illegal or unethical actions.

As an aside, The Daily Caller once blogged about the use of fake names by reporters generally ( read here.)

French Journalist

When a French female journalist went undercover to find out why teens were flocking to ISIS by setting up a fake Facebook account and a fake name and persona, CBS praised the effort.

Feminist author Gloria Steinem also used the “undercover” “fake name” tactic to expose Playboy.

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In 1963, Steinem went undercover as a Playboy Bunny to experience a bunny’s life in Hugh Hefner’s New York Playboy mansion.

She wrote about her experiences in Show Magazine in an article entitled, “A Bunny’s Tale.”

I’ve decided to call myself Marie Catherine Ochs,” Steinem writes in the story, adding, “I’ve spent the afternoon making up a background for Marie.

INFILTRATE

Aborted babies from CMP Planned Parenthood vid

Aborted babies from CMP Planned Parenthood vid

The NAF lawsuit against CMP complains that the cunning undercover investigators were able to “infiltrate” their “secret” meetings, writing:

    Defendants Daleiden, Newman, CMP, and others associated with the Enterprise, and were willing participants in it. Each had a common purpose and interest in the establishment and operations of the scheme. They also agreed to the manner in which the Enterprise would be conducted, i.e., as evidenced by Daleiden’s own statements, the creation of an admittedly fake company (Biomax Procurement Services) in order to infiltrate by false and fraudulent pretenses NAF’s annual meetings, and to infiltrate the offices and clinics of its constituent members, all for the purposes of portraying NAF and its constituent members in a false light, destroying their professional repuations, and placing NAF members in personal jeopardy. At all relevant times, Daleiden, CMP, Biomax and Newman were generally aware of each other’s conduct in furtherance of the scheme, and were knowing and willing participants in that conduct.

Yet infiltration is also a part of American investigations.
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Stetson Kennedy, who wrote an exposé detailing his infiltration of the Klan called, “I Rode With the Ku Klux Klan,” was noted as a “folklorist and social crusader” by the New York Times upon his death.

After being rejected by the Army because of a bad back, he threw himself into unmasking the Ku Klux Klan as well as the Columbians, a Georgia neo-Nazi group. He was inspired in part by a tale told by an interview subject whose friend had been the victim of a racial murder in Key West,” the New York Times writes.

article-0-1DB51A2900000578-85_634x377Last year an international media outlet reported how a retired black police officer was able infiltrate a branch of the Klu Klux Klan in Colorado.

According to that Daily Mail report:

    Ron Stallworth was an investigator for the Colorado Springs Police Department in 1979 when he answered a newspaper ad placed by a new KKK group, who were looking for local members.

    Writing about the experience in a new book, Black Klansman, Stallworth explains how the hate group not only made him a member, but voted to make him the chapter’s leader after only one year.

    ‘So they took a vote, they took a unanimous vote and they wanted Ron Stallworth to become the leader of the Ku Klux Klan chapter because he was quote loyal and a dedicated Klansman,” Stallowrth told Salt Lake City’s ABC 4.

Gabney church os scientologyEarlier this year, Business Insider reported the way one filmmaker infiltrated the Church of Scientology, writing:

    Oscar-winning director Alex Gibney (“Taxi to the Dark Side,” “Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room”) remembers how he reacted the first time he was offered the chance to do a film on the Church of Scientology.

    “I turned it down,” he told Business Insider…

    Gibney’s approach to secrecy came from his talks with Wright, who used similar methods when he interviewed former church members for his book. “I often used throw-away phones and encrypted email,” he said. “People were so frightened.”

The film was not condemned by the left and even premiered at the Sundance Film Festival.

Interestingly, after the Church of Scientology attempted to discredit his investigation Gibney responded, “They are playing a PR game with them to say, ‘Look at these evil people who are attacking us. Look how valiantly we are trying to defend our organization,‘” he said.

Sound familiar?

As much as the media is crying foul when CMP exposes Planned Parenthood, they remained relatively quiet when the left leaning PETA organization infiltrated a KFC supplier using those infamous undercover videos and posing as a worker for the chicken factory.

Peta infiltrates KFC

A look at NAF’s requirements for becoming a member reveals that the “infiltration” issue is more a culpability on their part than on CMP.

NAF Membership fees

The abortion lobby group promises members:

    Because NAF and our members have been the targets of anti-abortion activity, our application asks for references. Specifically, we ask for references from current NAF members or from other people or institutions known to us. If you have difficulty with this requirement, please call the NAF membership office at 202-667-5881.

Did NAF ask for references or did they allow the pro-life undercover operatives into their inner circle with no or little scrutiny? Whichever is the case, NAF’s first and foremost concern must be their own multi-million dollar pockets. If the CMP vids are released as they should be, the one who should be sued here by anyone who attended their conference is the National Abortion Federation in my view.

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But, it’s not just their attendees that are a concern to NAF.

The organization which touts the highest standards for abortion care happens to have as their members the same Planned Parenthood centers now under investigation for possible illegal activity.

A breakdown of each Planned Parenthood exposed by CMP and their ties to NAF are listed below:

Dr GInde Planned ParenthoodThe first CMP video released featured the Vice President and Medical Director of Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains (PPRM) in Denver, CO, Dr. Savita Ginde. PPRM is one of the largest and wealthiest Planned Parenthood affiliates and operates clinics in Colorado, New Mexico, Wyoming, and Nevada.

Another shocking video showed Planned Parenthood Rocky Mountains VP & Medical Director Savita Ginde discussing contract details for aborted baby pricing and how not to “get caught.”

Not only was the Denver affiliate of PPRM listed as a NAF Member but so were several others:

Planned Parenthood of Rocky Mountains NAF

planned-parenthood-video-crush-bIn Center for Medical Progress’ first video Dr. Deborah Nucatola head of Planned Parenthood’s medical services department bragged how she would crush above or crush below the desired unborn child’s organ to appease “buyers” of the fetal body parts.

Matry Gatter Planned ParenthoodPlanned Parenthood’s Medical Directors’ Council President Mary Gatter described on tape how she would modify the abortion procedure, performing a “Less Crunchy” technique to obtain more “whole specimens.” Gatter then joked about wanting a Lamborghini. In that second video, Gatter was also caught haggling over payments for intact fetal specimens and offering to use a “less crunchy technique” to get more intact body parts.

Both Gatter and Nucatola are referenced in NAF guidelines on abortion ( read here.)

Alter process intact fetal cadavers Planned ParenthoodThe fifth undercover video in the controversy over Planned Parenthood’s sale of aborted baby parts shows the Director of Research for Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast, Melissa Farrell, advertising the Texas Planned Parenthood branch’s track record of fetal tissue sales, including its ability to deliver fully intact fetuses.

And…the Houston Planned Parenthood abortion center is listed as a NAF member:

NAF Planned Parenthood Houston Baby parts

NAF, with all their talk about high standards, is spending far more time attacking the Center for Medical Progress than investigating the allegations of illegal activity by Planned Parenthood.

Although NAF supports the use of aborted babies for research they claim to require their members to obey all laws regarding their procurement as well as forbidding any monetary compensation, something Planned Parenthood is being accused of doing.

NAF Fetal Tissue donation

NAF says they support fetal tissue donation as long as Federal laws and regulations are observed and according to NAF:

    I.Informed consent for fetal tissue donation may not be obtained until after a patient has given full informed consent for the abortion.
    II.A woman’s decision to donate fetal tissue must be voluntary and uncoerced.Providers must not offer any financial or other incentives to the patient.
    III.Clinics and providers cannot financially gain from their participation in fetal tissue donation. Remuneration is limited to “reasonable payments associated with the transportation, implantation, processing, preservation, quality control, or storage of fetal tissue” (NIH Revitalization Act of 1993).
    IV.Providers cannot change abortion procedures specifically to accommodate fetal tissue collection needs.

In NAF’s Fetal Tissue Donation Position Statement they state:

    NAF requires that all members adhere to the applicable local, state, and federal laws and regulations governing fetal tissue donation…NAF strongly supports existing prohibitions against financial gain from fetal tissue donation.

The American Medical Association also states that no financial benefit should be granted to those who abort the child whose tissue is later donated for research.

It’s time to stop focusing on NAF’s Trojan Horse and start asking why the organization which allegedly creates guidelines and standards for the abortion industry isn’t saying more to condemn Planned Parenthood!

JewelsGreen2015bFormer abortion clinic worker turned ardent pro-life human rights advocate, Jewels Green wrote an interesting piece on this entire scam as well, where she points out that:

    NAF is suing under the Federal Civil RICO statute, civil conspiracy, breach of contract, and various state statutes.

    CMP’s attorneys will no doubt point out that damages for emotional distress or any personal injury claimed by NAF members are not cognizable under civil RICO. See, e.g., Grogan v. Platt, 835 F.2d 844, 846 (11th Cir. 1988); James v. Meow Media, Inc., 90 F. Supp.2d 798, 814 (W.D. Ky. 2000); Moore v. Eli Lilly & Co., 626 F. Supp. 365, 367 (D. Mass. 1986); City and County of San Fransisco v. Philip Morris, 957 F. Supp. 1130, 1138-39 (N.D. Cal. 1997).

    Similarly, “reputational injuries” from alleged defamation are not actionable under RICO. Santana v. Cook County Bd. of Review, 679 F.3d 614, 623 (7th Cir. 2012).

    But this doesn’t mean they won’t try, because…they’re doing it right now.

    This will be an interesting trial because any evidence of a civil conspiracy on CMP’s part will also be evidence of a criminal conspiracy on NAF’s part.

Adding:

    NAF brought the fight, but it plays right into CMP’s hands.

    Why?

    Because the basis for each of NAF’s assertions of fact and law is discoverable.

Should be interesting how this plays out!

#StopNAFCensorship

NAF and NARAL vested interest in attacking pro-lifers over Planned Parenthood vid

Posted in NARAL, National Abortion Federation, Planned Parenthood sells aborted baby parts with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on July 27, 2015 by saynsumthn

The National Abortion Federation and NARAL have come on board the Planned Parenthood talking points parade to ignore the words of two top abortionists and blame the Center for Medical Progress filmmakers who caught them bragging about a gruesome body parts operation.

NARAL Planned Parenthood

BAF Planned Parenthood

But, truth be told, both NAF and NARAL are in bed with the two Planned Parenthood docs, and have an investment that would motivate them to preserve now questionable reputations.

The National Abortion Federation is considered by some as the professional voice of the abortion industry. I guess if a federation of child killers could be credible, this would describe NAF.

NAF Clinical policy Guide 2015 abortion

In NAF’s 2015 Clinical Policy Guidelines

From the document:

    The mission of the National Abortion Federation (NAF) is to ensure safe, legal, and accessible abortion care, which promotes health and justice for women. An important part of this work is to develop and maintain evidence-based guidelines and standards as well as to educate providers in the latest technologies and techniques. NAF’s programs make it possible for women to receive the highest quality abortion care.

    Like its precursors, the 2015 edition of NAF’s Clinical Policy Guidelines (CPGs) establishes clinical policy guidelines, which are developed by consensus, based on rigorous review of the relevant medical literature and known patient outcomes. These guidelines are intended to provide a basis for ongoing quality assurance, help reduce
    unnecessary care and costs, help protect providers in malpractice suits, provide ongoing medical education, and encourage research.

Any guess just who has authored some of this alleged “relevant medical literature?”

Planned Parenthood’s baby parts abortionists!

Mary Gatter Denorah Nucatola Planned Parenthood

Dr. Deborah Nucatola head of Planned Parenthood’s medical services department bragged how she will crush above or crush below the desired child’s organ to appease “buyers” of the fetal body parts.

Planned Parenthood’s Medical Directors’ Council President Mary Gatter described on tape how she would modify the abortion procedure, performing a “Less Crunchy” technique to obtain more “whole specimens.” Gatter then joked about wanting a Lamborghini.

And…both are referenced in NAF’s footnotes:

Gatter Nicatola Planned Parenthood NAF

From the study:

Nucatola and Gatter study

NAF Clinical policy Guide 2015 abortion Gatter Nicatola

From the study:

Mary Gatter elininating post operative abortion

The references were also referenced in NAF’s 2014 Clinical Guidelines

In addition, NARAL has “honored” abortionist Mary Gatter with an award:

NARAL Mary Gatter

And NARAL has also used Mary Gatter in papers they penned to attack pro-life bills.

Mary Gatter PPLA

This one opposed the Ultrasound Informed Consent Act, which would have required all women seeking abortion services
undergo an ultrasound.

NARAL Mary Gatter Ultrasound PP

From the study:

Maryt Gatter Ultrasound

Interestingly, Gatter opposes women seeing an ultrasound do they can make an informed decision, but she will use an ultrasound to carefully kill an unborn child in an abortion with a “less crunchy” manner in order to procure more “specimens.”