A ruling issued tonight by the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals has torpedoed several of the abortion-rights movement’s key talking points in defense of Planned Parenthood.
The case dealt with the Texas Health and Human Services Commission’s decision to terminate the state’s Medicaid provider agreements with Planned Parenthood affiliates across the state. The state based its decision to remove Planned Parenthood from the list of eligible Medicaid providers in large part on a series of undercover videos released in the summer of 2015 showing footage of Planned Parenthood executives and doctors admitting to illegally profiting from the sale of the fetal tissue of aborted babies.
At the time the videos were released, Planned Parenthood and its many defenders in the pro-choice movement repeated ad nauseam that the videos had been “heavily [and] deceptively edited.” This same line was often parroted uncritically by media outlets in their coverage of the videos.
In its ruling tonight, the Fifth Circuit not only affirmed the state’s right to terminate its agreement with Planned Parenthood affiliates, but also confirmed that the videos were undoctored. The court noted that an independent forensic firm’s review of the undercover footage found “that the video was authentic and not deceptively edited.” This directly refutes Planned Parenthood’s own false claim.
The ruling also mentioned parts of the video footage in which Planned Parenthood executives had admitted to illegally altering abortion procedures to obtain intact fetuses whose organs could then be sold to medical research firms for greater profit.
Just like every reasonable person said, the videos were not edited or altered. With the corrupt media’s support, the left could lie that it was maliciously altered and this in some way made what Planned Parenthood was doing with human remains somehow acceptable to civilized society.
The Facts that Planned Parenthood is the nations #1 killer of the unborn the nations #1 Child Killer its not the NRA you stupid ignorant liberal nit-wits looking to get on the evening news or on TODAY or GMA abd CBS SUNDAY MORNING 60 Minutes 20/20 or some other liberal yammer a long show
@Spurwing Plover: Stumbled on this and thought of you HR 204, the American Sovereignty Restoration Act of 2019 a bill introduced in our congress. I wont hold my breath.