We live in a world where people get more upset over someone calling out Planned Parenthood for selling baby parts…than we do for Planned Parenthood selling baby parts.
Thankfully, a little thing like a trumped up indictment isn’t scaring away these filmmakers from exposing the truth. They’re still coming. And they’re coming in hot…
“Planned Parenthood’s self-interested political maneuvers will never silence free speech or the citizen press,” Daleiden said in a statement. “The new video released today shows that no amount of half-baked barratry can conceal Planned Parenthood’s barbaric harvesting and profiting off baby body parts.”
In the new video released by the pro-life group, Melissa Farrell, Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast’s director of research, said that “we get requests a lot for fetal tissue.”
“We had two levels of invoicing for them,” Farrell said. “We had it worded as ‘per consent,’ because the consent process was the administrative part that we had to do. Then we had an overall ‘administrative fee’ for basically working it into um, the clinics themselves. And at the time, ‘per consent’ was 25 dollars.”
In a separate clip, when asked by the filmmakers about “renumeration,” Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast CEO Melaney Linton said that Farrell will “work on all of that with you.”
I’ve got to say, on a personal note, this is incredibly inspiring. Here you have someone who might face jail-time on a trumped up indictment. One that was created to protect the government and destroy the life of a citizen who dares to stand up against it. What does said person fighting the government do? Start fighting harder.
This is a David vs. Goliath story if I’ve ever seen one. But don’t expect Hollywood to buy the screen rights anytime soon. They’re too busy praising Erin Brockovich and her war against tap water. Because Hollywood only covers the real scandals yo. The truth here is that even if you’re a leftist, even if you’re a radical abortionist who adores Planned Parenthood, there should still be that little nagging voice in your head saying, “man, if the government can go after them…”
This can happen to you. Maybe it happens when a war-hawk Republican comes into office and you’re “Code Pink” buddies get indicted. Maybe it happens when you protest the Patriot Act and the NSA jails your sorry ass. The point is, regardless of your personal view on abortion, this kind of selective prosecution and unfettered government power should terrify you. It should also turn your stomach as a freedom-loving American.
So what do we see with the warriors at the Center for Medical Progress? Not bumper stickers. Not empty slogans like, “don’t retreat! Reload!!” (followed by immediately retreating), but action. Because that is what defines you. Especially when find yourself directly in the fire. Make no mistake, these kids are directly in the fire. But right before our very eyes, they’ve decided to keep going.
I get it. They may not win. But at least they showed up to the fight. And by God, did they show up… and are making it one hell of a fight.