Planned Parenthood And Hillary Clinton

In what is being embraced by Hillary Clinton as the highest praise, Planned Parenthood, America’s longtime leading provider of abortion, is enthusiastically endorsing Clinton as president. Clinton can boast the first-ever endorsement of a candidate in a presidential primary in the century-long existence of Planned Parenthood.

The Planned Parenthood endorsement contains this eye-opener from its leader, Cecile Richards: “Everything Planned Parenthood has believed in and fought for over the past 100 years is on the ballot.” And the organization believes that no one fights for this more than Hillary Clinton, whom Richards and friends rightly view as the truest true believer.

As someone who wrote an entire book on Hillary Clinton, and has long followed her very carefully, especially on matters of her faith and abortion beliefs, I can say without equivocation that she is not mildly or even strongly pro-choice; no, Hillary Rodham Clinton is fanatically pro-choice. There is nothing more ideologically worthy to her. To borrow from Nancy Pelosi, this is political “sacred ground” to Mrs. Clinton.

In a statement, Clinton said she is “honored” by the endorsement. She assured Planned Parenthood, “As your president, I will always have your back.”

When Cecile Richards invokes Planned Parenthood’s past 100 years aside her glowing endorsement of Hillary Clinton, it naturally brings to mind the matron of Planned Parenthood—one Margaret Sanger, a hero to Richards and Clinton.

I’ve written here before of the checkered history of Margaret Sanger, especially on race, which her devotees either excuse or avoid like the plague. There was her Negro Project, her May 1926 speech at a rally of the women’s chapter of the KKK in New Jersey, her general championing of an ideology of “race improvement,” and much more. It is no surprise that a group of African-American pastors are demanding the removal of the bust of the progressive icon from the Smithsonian’s “Struggle for Justice” exhibit.

Sanger deemed certain human beings “morons,” “idiots,” “imbeciles,” “human weeds,” and “misfits.” She wanted her Planned Parenthood to spearhead a movement to generate “a race of thoroughbreds” from the misbegotten “dead weight of human waste” soiling the national landscape courtesy of undesired and “unfit” breeders. She extolled Stalinist Russia’s birth-control policies, and urged after a fact-finding visit there in 1934: “We [in America] could well take example from Russia, where there are no legal restrictions, no religious condemnation, and where birth control instruction is part of the regular welfare service of the government.”

That’s exactly where Clinton and modern progressives stand today: they demand that birth control be part of the regular welfare service of the government, and funded by taxpayers regardless of religious objection. If you disagree, the Obama administration will take you all the way to the Supreme Court. Just ask Hobby Lobby, Conestoga Wood Specialties, and the Little Sisters of the Poor.

None of Sanger’s sordid history has deterred Hillary Clinton’s unflagging admiration, just as none of the video exposes of Chianti-sipping Planned Parenthood personnel fingering their Caesar’s salad as they discuss crushing unborn babies has deterred her crusade to keep America’s largest abortion funder awash in tax dollars.

“I don’t have all the facts but Planned Parenthood has apologized for the insensitivity of the employee who was taped,” protested Mrs. Clinton of the Center for Medical Progress[‘s video-sting revealing a Planned Parenthood employee casually discussing the “harvesting” of babies. “But for more than a century Planned Parenthood has provided essential services for women.”

To Mrs. Clinton, the bad guys in the video-sting of Planned Parenthood were the video-makers—that is, the exposers, not the perpetrators. “I think it is unfortunate that Planned Parenthood had been the object of such a concerted attack for so many years,” she complained, “and it’s really an attack against women’s rights to choose.” To Mrs. Clinton, it’s the exposers who are the attackers, not Planned Parenthood.

Clinton, whose spokeswoman says she has not actually seen the videos, nevertheless reaffirmed that Planned Parenthood does “really good work” and she remains “proud to stand with Planned Parenthood.”

The organization gives more money to Mrs. Clinton (by far) than any other Democrat.

Fittingly, in 2009, Clinton proudly accepted Planned Parenthood’s self-described “highest honor,” its coveted Sanger Award. She gushed that she was “in awe of” Sanger. The then-secretary of state accepted her award at Planned Parenthood Federation of America’s annual Awards Gala.

The admiration is mutual; thus the group’s historic endorsement of Clinton.

Someone in the media who can get near Mrs. Clinton should ask if she’s willing to repudiate Margaret Sanger and her organization’s highly questionable and objectionable history in everything from race to the literal business of baby parts. Now that Clinton has received Planned Parenthood’s endorsement, and promises to have its “back,” it seems a fair thing to ask, doesn’t it?

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Ted Cruz Heard Why Obama’s Leaving An Empty Seat At The State Of The Union And Made A Vow

During President Barack Obama’s last State of the Union speech Tuesday, there will be an empty chair beside the First Lady in her balcony box section. The symbolic empty chair will be used by Obama to draw attention to victims of gun violence. Obama has stated that his greatest disappointment in his presidency was the fact that he has been unable to institute what he has called “common sense gun reforms.” The White House issued a statement about the empty chair.

We leave one seat empty in the First Lady’s State of the Union Guest Box for the victims of gun violence who no longer have a voice – because they need the rest of us to speak for them. To tell their stories. To honor their memory. To support the Americans whose lives have been forever changed by the terrible ripple effect of gun violence – survivors who’ve had to learn to live with a disability, or without the love of their life. To remind every single one of our representatives that it’s their responsibility to do something about this.

Pro-Second Amendment Americans will likely see the empty chair as another freedom that is soon to be lost during Obama’s last year in office, the constitutionally protected right to to keep and bear arms. While the president has stated that he has no intention of taking away rifles and shotguns, his words may not have much weight considering Obama said that he supported marriage between a man and a woman, yet his presidency refused to defend DOMA, the Defense of Marriage Act, and actively pushed to allow for same-sex marriage.

When Senator Ted Cruz heard about Obama’s empty chair stunt, he made a promise of his own. Cruz drew another analogy to the empty chair and he made a promise to the American people.

Pro-life supporters will most likely be pleased with Cruz’ stance as he called out Obama for supporting Planned Parenthood, an abortion providing organization currently receiving half a billion dollars in federal funding.

Texas And The Victims Of Abortion Will Be Heard

The Supreme Court will take up a case focused on the Texas law ordering abortion doctors and clinics to have admitting privileges in local hospitals before abortions can be legally performed. Clinics are also required to qualify as outpatient surgical centers; abortion is an outpatient surgical procedure. The law was challenged by abortion rights groups and Planned Parenthood on grounds that a woman’s right to abort is thwarted wherever doctors lack privileges. Under the law, most Texas abortion facilities would be closed; a similar Mississippi law closes the state’s only clinic. Texas argues – successfully so far – that it is nothing but good standard medical practice to expect practicing physicians to prove their competence through having admitting privileges – this is what privileges connote. Texas was upheld in the district court and on appeal to the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals. The abortionists have appealed to the Supreme Court, and the court has agreed to hear the case.

The issue is not clinics closing. Nothing in the law prevents doctors from obtaining the privilege to admit patients to a hospital in their area. The incompetence of the docs may prevent it; medical incompetence would be the most common reason for a patient needing admission following an abortion.  Any competent doctor can get privileges anywhere – the hospital makes money on each admission. But the principal argument for abortion on demand – in 1973 and today – is the prevention of death and disease from so-called back alley abortions. Yet the incidence of infection, sterility, and death to post-abortive women is unchanged since the procedure was legalized by the Warren Court. The Texas and Mississippi laws address that anomaly by requiring only competent doctors to perform the procedure. This is in sharp contrast to California – home of the most abortions and the highest per capita rate of abortion in the nation – where abortions performed by non-doctors are now authorized. Will anyone guess where the most complications occur?

The crux of the legal case will be the Casey Standard, a proved-to-be unworkable compromise emerging from a 1992 case striking down a Pennsylvania law. The court held that states could restrict abortions, but only if the restrictions were not imposing “undue burden” on women. The lawsuits claim the laws in question establish an undue burden. The standard has never been defined, and – until now – the Supreme Court has refused to address it except to allow state bans on partial birth abortion. President Obama vetoed a federal law banning the practice and has vowed to do it again.

The crux of the Godly case is quite different. These laws are designed to ensure a woman’s safety. Yes, they are adopted by legislatures determined to lessen the carnage of abortion across the board, but reality is the incidence of infection or other life-threatening complications remain unchanged because most good doctors prefer to practice life-saving medicine; this is fruit of the pro-life movement. It is the reason states like California find themselves so short of doctors willing to abort babies that they permit non-doctors to do what cannot legally be done to animals by anyone but a veterinary doctor. The doctors who cannot make a decent living are left with their patients – mother and child – at their mercy.

Our God came in human form that we might have abundant life – every life has a value and destiny all its own. These laws save the lives of the mothers, even if they deny life for their children.  Back in the secular arena, nothing could be more reasonable than requiring a standard of care that is axiomatic for any other medical procedure.

I am not innocent. At age twenty, I helped two friends obtain abortions years before Roe v Wade. The babies were not mine, but my highest value was having your friends’ back. I found a doctor, borrowed money, and did everything but have the abortions myself. When I met Jesus in 1970, He did not rebuke me for 1968. He did guide me into a church that practiced the ancient rite of confession. When I knelt, I heard Him audibly. All He said was, “Don’t forget about the abortions.” In that instant of absolution, I knew two things – abortion is the taking of innocent human life without excuse, and I dared not judge another as I have not been judged.

The good news is we have a chance to whittle away at the abortion colossus in these cases before the Supreme Court. The better news is that we Christians are God’s Body, not His Brain. While we fight the scourge of abortion, we had better recall His Word to judge not lest we ourselves be judged.

Ted Cruz Just Sent BRUTAL Response To Obama Leaving ‘Empty Chair’ At SOTU – It’s AWESOME

After President Obama made a gesture to call attention to some victims of violence while ignoring others, Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, replied to remind Americans of the many victims of violence ignored by the Democratic Party.

Obama announced that when he gives his lame duck State of the Union speech on Tuesday, one seat in the president’s guest box will be left empty “to honor the victims of gun violence.”

Cruz tweeted a different concept.

“If I’m elected POTUS, there’ll be an empty seat for the over 50 million unborn children killed since Roe ‪#Stand4Life,” tweeted Cruz, who has strongly opposed abortion and called for an end to federal funding for Planed Parenthood.

Obama’s State of the Union tactic is in keeping with his efforts to use his final year to wage an all-out assault on gun ownership, Cruz noted.

Not long after Obama announced a package of executive actions to limit gun ownership, the Cruz campaign website posted a photoshopped image of Obama in combat gear, with a caption that says, “Obama wants your guns.”

“It is actually quite accurate. This is the most anti-gun president we’ve ever seen,” Cruz said in a follow-up interview.

When CNN asked why he does not believe Obama is out to protect children from gun violence, Cruz related an anecdote.

He recalled, “Senator Dianne Feinstein, who said, ‘if I could go to Mr. America, Ms. America, and say, hand over your guns, I want all of your guns, I would do it.’”

“I believe Dianne when she said that. And you know what? Barack Obama is in exactly the same boat,” Cruz said

h/t: IJ Review

Breaking: Planned Parenthood Just Proudly Shared Its Endorsement For This Presidential Candidate – It’s A Doozy

In its first presidential primary endorsement in its 100-year history, Planned Parenthood announced Thursday it would endorse Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton.

The Planned Parenthood Action Fund, which will officially announce the endorsement Sunday, also said it will spend $20 million in the 2016 presidential race.

“No other candidate in our nation’s history has demonstrated such a strong commitment to women or such a clear record on behalf of women’s health and rights,” said Planned Parenthood’s president, Cecile Richards, in a written statement.

“She’s the most outspoken and frequent supporter of Planned Parenthood,” said a post by the Planned Parenthood Action Fund, “and the only candidate to speak up for Planned Parenthood at the debates.”

Clinton noted in a follow-up tweet that her support for Planned Parenthood is contrasted by the Republican field.

“Yesterday was a preview of what would happen under a Republican president. Every single GOP candidate would defund Planned Parenthood,” she tweeted.

“There has never been a more important election when it comes to women’s health and reproductive rights and Planned Parenthood’s patients, providers, and advocates across the country are a crucial line of defense against the dangerous agenda being advanced by every Republican candidate for president,” she added in a statement.

Wednesday, the House approved a measure that would repeal parts of the Affordable Care Act and strip away federal financing for Planned Parenthood.

Republican front-runner Donald Trump has made his views on Planned Parenthood clear. “Planned Parenthood should absolutely be defunded,” he said in an October interview with Fox News. “I mean if you look at what’s going on with that, it’s terrible.”

In August, as videos were being released showing Planned Parenthood officials engaged in the sale of  fetal tissue, Trump was strident in his condemnation of the organization.

“It is like an abortion factory, which is terrible. So you should defund anyway,” Trump said. Those videos are horrible. Every time you see them, they get worse and worse. And it’s not only that, the messengers are so bad. I mean these people, what they say and the way they… it’s like you are selling parts to an automobile or something. It’s a terrible situation going on with Planned Parenthood. There’s no question about it.”

h/t: MSNBC