On Tuesday July, 14th a video “exposing” Planned Parenthood as acting illegally went live. This caused the hastag #PPSellsBabyParts to trend in the #1 position on twitter (a fact that went unnoticed on mainstream news in favour of Kylie Jenner’s hair).
Planned Parenthood released a statement shortly thereafter.
“In health care, patients sometimes want to donate tissue to scientific research that can help lead to medical breakthroughs, treatments and cures for serious diseases. Women at Planned Parenthood who have abortions are no different. At several of our health centers, we help patients who want to donate tissue for scientific research, and we do this just like every other high-quality health care provider does — with full, appropriate consent from patients and under the highest ethical and legal standards. There is no financial benefit for tissue donation for either the patient or Planned Parenthood. In some instances, actual costs, such as the cost to transport tissue to leading research centers, are reimbursed, which is standard across the medical field.
A well-funded group established for the purpose of damaging Planned Parenthood’s mission and services has promoted a heavily edited, secretly recorded videotape that falsely portrays Planned Parenthood’s participation in tissue donation programs that support lifesaving scientific research. Similar false accusations have been put forth by opponents of abortion services for decades. These groups have been widely discredited and their claims fall apart on closer examination, just as they do in this case.”
So there we have it. Planned Parenthood has said they don’t profit and they are doing nothing illegal. That means there is 0% chance that anything illegal is happening. Our legal system always deems a person Not Guilty when they plead so, right? As long a person says they aren’t guilty we know that too be true. Planned Parenthood would have no incentive whatsoever to say they aren’t guilty when they are.
It doesn’t matter that their statement does not address Dr. Nucatola saying:
“They want to break even. And if they do a little better than break even, and do so in a way that seems reasonable, they’re happy to do that.”
It also doesn’t matter that they don’t address Dr. Nucatola describing a partial birth abortion as a way to get parts in a better condition than the torn up parts that occur when someone in training preforms an abortion which actually breaks TWO federal laws. One being that you cannot change the method of carrying out the abortion for the purpose of obtaining parts for sale or donation the second being the partial birth abortion ban.
Speaking on the partial birth abortion ban Dr. Nucatola said;
The [partial birth] abortion ban is a law, and laws are up for interpretation.
Clearly we have no evidence of any illegal activity happening anywhere at Planned Parenthood. This is simply an attack video and we need to take Planned Parenthood at their word. Case closed, now lets all stick our fingers in our ears and ignore anyone who says anything else.
Stealing is pretty much illegal everywhere and has been for as long as we can remember. There has never been a time when stealing was considered a good thing. Why is that?
People still steal things. Having stealing be illegal just means that stealing is more unsafe. You could be shot by a police officer just for trying to steal something! If stealing was legal it wouldn’t carry that risk, we need to make sure that stealing is safe because no matter what people are going to steal.
And why exactly are people going to steal anyway? A lot of people steal because they have to, even Disney understood that. “Gotta eat to live, gotta steal to eat.” By having stealing be illegal we are punishing people for being poor and hungry. If people want to steal something having it be illegal isn’t going to stop them. At least if stealing is legal it can more controlled and safer.
The only reason stealing is even illegal is because the Bible says it should be. It is time we stop letting Christians rule the government. Christians are the only people who want stealing to be illegal, so why are we letting them control our society like this? Religious ideology and brainwashing is no way to run a society. I don’t see anyone trying to make laws about selling your daughter into slavery which is promoted in religious text. Keep your prayer wheeling off of my stealing!
If people really want to stop people stealing then they should put all the money they put into the police to enforce anti-stealing legislation (on my tax dollars!!!!) into programs that help feed the hungry. If we just take all the money being spent on security cameras, and alarm systems, and trials we would have enough money to just give everybody what they wanted to steal in the first place.
All the people that support anti-stealing legislation are rich old men who will never feel the need to steal in their lives! Why are these people allowed to make decisions for everyone on something they will never experience? It is akin to saying that poor people shouldn’t be able to vote! By enforcing anti-stealing legislation all they are doing is oppressing those who are in situations where they feel the need to steal so that they will not have time to fight against them. Making a person have to buy things just keeps them busy working and that takes away their power.
It is my choice whether or not I steal and no one should be able to tell me that I cannot steal if I want to! It is my right to choose and no Christian or government official should be able to take that away!
All the arguments presented in this post use the same logic and reasoning as many pro-choice arguments. When looked at outside of the emotional and controversial bubble surrounding them they make no sense and some of them are downright wrong. We need to look at this issue with facts and the pro-choice movement is hiding their facts behind threats of death and Christian oppression ignoring the real issues behind abortion. We do not always have a choice and that is okay. There are lots of times when we don’t want people to be able to choose something. Usually that happens when it affects other people. So why is it okay to make stealing illegal because it affects another person but it isn’t okay for abortion to be?