Let’s double down on Lila Rose and the anti-abortion craziness
First, Lila Rose for some reason called into Glenn Beck’s radio show today. She must be running out of far right nutters/dominionists who are taking her seriously, so now she is scrapping the bottom of the barrel.
Glenn Beck took a break from pushing Egypt hysteria today to field a call from fringe right-wing activist Lila Rose for quite possibly the most dishonest ten minutes of radio you’ll hear.
The impetus for Rose’s call was her thoroughly discredited video hoax, where she falsely accuses Planned Parenthood of covering up child sex trafficking. Of course, Rose’s videos prove no such thing. Moreover, her claim to have exposed Planned Parenthood for “covering up sex trafficking” is completely nonsensical: it is an undisputed fact that Planned Parenthood officials had already contacted law enforcement officials asking them to investigate potential sex trafficking.
Not once during his interview with Rose did Beck point out this fact - a fact that completely contradicts Becks’ own claim that “Planned Parenthood now is being exposed” for illegally helping sex workers cover up the abuse of minors. They’re not. Beck also claimed that the videos show that pimps can “trust the people at Planned Parenthood” to look the other way when confronted with evidence of sexual abuse. The videos don’t in any way show this - which is evidenced by the fact that Planned Parenthood officials asked the FBI to investigate a possible sex trafficking ring.
Is anyone at this point shocked that Rose and her toadies refuse to admit that Planned Parenthood informed law enforcement about a possible child sex trafficking ring?
Didn’t think so.
But Rose did enlighten us with this bit.
So the idea that their pimps could be coming into Planned Parenthood clinics, walking in casually, doing business as usual with the staff even though he’s self-proclaiming that he has these sex slaves, picking up a bag of condoms, walking back to the place where he’s keeping his slaves captive and having them serially raped, and that Planned Parenthood can get away with that - that that’s OK with people? I don’t think that anyone would say that that’s OK.
How gorram daft can one person be?
During the interview, Rose claimed that her latest videos are part of an “incredible rolling body of evidence” that “show beyond a shadow of a doubt” that Planned Parenthood has an “institutional,” “systematic,” and “endemic” problem, and that Planned Parenthood “from the top-down is supporting sexual abuse cover-up.”
In reality, Beck and Rose have a systematic problem with honesty. Tomorrow, Beck promises to bring Rose’s outrageously dishonest smear job to his Fox News show, where he frequently pushes the laughable nonsense that he can’t get away with lying on his Fox News show without getting fired.
I’ll be sure to call the VA to make sure my meds are current. I’m sure this show will be a classic.
Hey you know who we haven’t heard from in a while? Mike Pence.
Rep. Mike Pence (R-IN) is outraged about the undercover “sting” videos targeting Planned Parenthood, and wants to use the footage as ammunition to strip all federal funding from country’s largest provider of reproductive health care. He took a minute to speak on the floor of the house yesterday about the videos, produced by the anti-abortion group LiveAction.
“As a father of two teenage daughters, I see the video that came out this morning, I see the video that came out last week, and it’s an outrage to me that employees of Planned Parenthood clinics across the country are facilitating the abuse of minor girls in this country,” he said. “It should be a scandal to every American.”
He called the behavior of Planned Parenthood employees “abhorrent,” and characterized the latest video as evidence that employees were willing to assist pimps in securing secret abortions, STD testing and contraception for child prostitutes.
He failed to mention that Planned Parenthood reported the hoax “underage sex trafficking ring” to the FBI after they received eerily-similar visits at eight different clinics.
“The time has come to deny all federal funding to Planned Parenthood of America,” he said. In January, Pence introduced “Title X Abortion Provider Prohibition Act,” which would deny federal funds to Planned Parenthood or any other abortion provider. “Congress must act and act now to move this important legislation,” he said.
Makes me glad that I no longer live in Indiana.