There had to be someone in the liberal media who looked at the Planned Parenthood sting video and decided it meant nothing. That it was all the Big Lie. Meet Washington Post columnist Petula Dvorak.
Her Friday column in the paper was headlined “Planned Parenthood deserves to be supported, not attacked.” She dismissed the whole video expose as just another distasteful pro-life protest poster.
The truth is, this video is nothing more than another one of those graphic abortion protest posters of mutilated fetuses waved at people and passing children on the street. Totally out of context and totally horrible.
Women aren’t being persuaded to have abortions and then sell the organs. Fetuses aren’t being harvested for parts. And every one of those donations happens only if the woman consents to legal procedures.
So why is all this energy being wasted on trying to condemn an organization that has been one of the last resorts in reproductive health issues for women for nearly 100 years of our history?
Denial is a very strong emotion in this columnist. Women are clearly being persuaded to have abortions...and then to donate the “tissue” for “science.” Let’s revisit the transcript with the Planned Parenthood senior medical officer on the tissue issue:
DR. DEBORAH NUCATOLA: I mean, there are obviously the patients how come in, who are asking about it from the start so it’s easy to talk about. But the others, I mean honestly, there’s not going to be one thing that works for every patient. Every patient experiences a whole wide range of emotions about the experience in general, and so you don’t know where they’re coming at from there. But I think every one of them is happy to know that there’s a possibility for them to do this extra bit of good, in what they do....
I actually think it’s an easier conversation to have, than just consenting them for the procedure in general because at this point, I think it’s more important when you have the conversation. I think that a lot of people feel strongly that the conversation shouldn’t be had until after they’ve made their decision to terminate, they know how far along they are, and they know what’s going to happen, and when all that is said and done, and they’ve had time for all of that to sink in, then it’s time to basically say, this is how we normally handle the tissue, but if you would be interested here’s another opportunity to contribute to research, contribute to science, donate your tissue. Most patients are very motivated.. I haven’t really seen very many patients that say no.... If anything, this is almost a pleasant surprise in a way, you know you’ve been through the tough stuff, you’ve made this difficult decision. Now there is one more opportunity for you to think about. And, I think they appreciate it.
Dvorak tried to smear in the video stings with acts of anti-abortion violence:
Daily protests, funding threats and “sting” videos featuring hired actors are the norm. Shootings, bombings, arson and chemical-weapon attacks are less frequent but still occur against the group, which has been operating since 1916 and which a Republican president — Richard Nixon, no less — funded in 1970.
Seriously — El Chapo gets less heat than Planned Parenthood does. I’m tempted to wonder whether the group was involved in hiding Osama bin Laden, they get so much political vitriol.
Now a group that helps 2.7 million American women get contraceptives, breast exams and, yes, abortions is the target of yet another carefully orchestrated dirty bomb.
She also tried to blow off the casual conversation about crushing baby bodies, just like PBS host Bonnie Erbe once tried to compare partial-birth abortion to making chicken: "The details are gruesome, as are many medical procedures and how doctors and nurses tell stories about the operating room. It took me years to get used to the conversations my husband’s family — medical people — had at the dinner table."
Acting very much like a paid publicist for the abortion conglomerate, Dvorak changes the subject to how precious Planned Parenthood is, regurgitating all the usual propaganda about how only three percent of their procedures result in dead babies, and so on. She wrapped up:
There is an extraordinary amount of political energy spent on trying to destroy Planned Parenthood. What happens if that campaign succeeds?
Women who rely on the group for birth control, cancer screenings and unwanted pregnancies would have nowhere to turn. And that’s not progress.
Petula has always fervently backed the abortionists, like this piece reveling in a counter-harassment of pro-lifers in Maryland. She also mocked the closing of a pro-life pharmacy -- so some kinds of health services closing are a cause for giggles.