Yesterday, a Texas Grand Jury declined to indict Planned Parenthood on charges of selling fetal tissue, instead electing to indict the ring leaders from The Center For Medical Progress who made the video seemingly showing the woman’s reproductive health organization attempting to profit from the sale of fetal tissue, which the Grand Jury decided was fabricated by David Daleiden and Sandra Merritt.
The Grand Jury’s refusal to indict Planned Parenthood is a common sense decision, which I freely admit I did not expect to come out of Texas, the state is not exactly known for it’s liberal attitude. Presidential hopeful Gov. Mike Huckabee has condemned the Grand Jury’s decision, completely ignoring the facts of the case in a tweet (see below), something I expected from a religious fanatic like Huckabee and his ilk.
Its a sick day in America when our govnt punishes those who expose evil w/ a cellphone—yet accommodates those who perform it with a scalpel.
— Gov. Mike Huckabee (@GovMikeHuckabee) January 25, 2016
The fanatical religious pro-life brigade have a lot to answer for, most recently their bullshit propaganda on the national presidential stage led to the deaths of three people in a shooting at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs. All the politicians who were leading the charge, attempting to defund the organization suddenly went silent on the subject in the immediate aftermath of the shooting.
CMP’s David Daleiden and Sandra Merritt have been indicted on charges of tampering with government documents, which according to news reports carries a maximum sentence of 20 years in jail. They used fake drivers licenses in their video that purports that Planned Parenthood employees agreed to purchase fetal tissue, something that in itself is not illegal as long as guidelines are followed. We all know that these charges will end up going away when the spotlight fades because they are white conservative Christians.
Pro-lifers are the most hypocritical people out there, they claim to be pro-life, but after the child in born, they turn their backs on the mother that has been shamed into giving birth to that child. These pro-lifers should be forced to foot the bill for the care of that child. They want that child to be born, they should be financially responsible for said child until their 18th birthday, pro-birther’s would be a better description.
Just to be clear here, I am pro-choice, not necessarily pro-abortion, I don’t think abortion should be used as a method of contraception, but there are always valid reasons for having an abortion, including a rape victim, a person who is unlikely to have a healthy baby due to medical complications or due to hereditary conditions. But the religious right pro-life brigade can’t see past their holier than thou view of the world.
Update [Jan, 27 2016, 11:39]: I have just had a thought based upon the comments I have read on social media about this story. The vast majority of the people opposing Planned Parenthood are the same people that don’t want sex education in schools and refuse to educate their own children in sexual matters. Prevention is better than cure, always, if teens had better education, then just maybe the amount of abortions would drop? Fact check, abortion makes up only 3% of Planned Parenthood services.