Advocates for Choice, a Planned Parenthood college outreach group, is unhappy that pro-life advocates in Colorado posted a video on YouTube showing it admitting it doesn’t base its abortion position on legitimate science.
During a debate that took place at Fort Lewis College in Durango last week between backers of Amendment 62 and members of the Planned Parenthood group, the abortion advocates declared: “We are not going to try to use science, or evidence” to make their case.
They added, “Science is not ultimate truth … science cannot be applied to my body.”
The Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains group’s statements against science came after pro-life groups LifeGuard, Durango Pregnancy Center, Bayfield Christian, and Master Plan Ministry gave a science-based presentation detailing evidence that every human being’s life begins at the onset of fertilization.
The abortion advocates responded with comments claiming “Abortion is…safer…than getting your wisdom teeth removed.”
No on 62 representatives also claimed “We’re talking about science like it’s something that’s absolutely concrete… there’s people on our side and research that says that the heart doesn’t beat until 24 weeks.”
That’s despite scientific proof that the hearts of unborn children begin beating at 22 days — long before many women realize they are pregnant.
Now, pro-life advocates have been notified that the Planned Parenthood group’s representatives notified YouTube they want the video removed based on claims that it violates the privacy of the people debating in the public forum.
Before the debate, all parties to the debate agreed to be videotaped, and agreed that the video could be used, according to Jennifer Mason of Personhood Colorado. The campus newspaper also has an audio recording of the debate.
Mason is willing to take the Planned Parenthood bait, but offered a switch to put the ball in the pro-abortion students’ court.
“We are willing to remove the video from YouTube, shocking as it is, if Planned Parenthood will publicly state that the No on 62 side of the debate was wrong, that a baby in the womb has a heartbeat days after conception, and that abortions performed at Planned Parenthood stop that beating heart and kill a living, growing, developing human being,” she said in a statement sent to LifeNews.com. [related]
“If Planned Parenthood publicly makes these statements, which are well-known facts, we will take the YouTube video down immediately,” she added.
“Those misstatements by our opposition are easily refuted. The most basic studies of human development confirm that a baby in the womb has a heartbeat days after the beginning of development, not months after,” she continued. “The day before the election, it is critical that Colorado voters learn the truth before they go to the polls.”