It has been a bad month for Planned Parenthood. With the release of their fourth video today, the Center for Medical Progress continues to expose the reality of what the abortion industry is.
But one friend they have not lost is Washington’s Governor Jay Inslee.
In response to a request from seven state legislators calling on him to stop public funding to Planned Parenthood, Governor Inslee released the following statement:
“Planned Parenthood provides millions of women across the country access to a full range of affordable health care and family planning services. National extremist organizations are engaged in a concerted effort to discredit, and ultimately eliminate, an organization that so many women rely on.
“Here in Washington State, where we have long fought to protect women’s access to family planning services, Planned Parenthood is on the front lines of women’s health care. I stand with them in their efforts to ensure every woman needing access to safe and legal reproductive health care can get it.”
Gov. Inslee can’t even bring himself to acknowledge that the allegations are troubling.
No statement about the need to wait for all the facts to come in before rushing to judgment. Just an unambiguous defense.
He insults the intelligence of every woman in America by acting as if they are unable to distinguish between real women’s health care and financially profiting from the organs of babies that have been recently killed.
He is not outraged by what the videos reveal but by the fact that they were ever made.
One video at a time, the Center for Medical Progress is shocking the nation’s conscience. They are exposing the cavalier way in which Planned Parenthood executives negotiate the sale of body parts.
But some of us may no longer have a conscience.
In the video released today, one Planned Parenthood medical assistant declared, “And, another boy!” while sifting through the remains to assess the usefulness of the babies’ organs.
Not even Planned Parenthood is able to defend themselves. Their response to the videos has been to tell their friends in the media not to share the videos.
That’s not how you behave if you’re proud of what you do.
Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.), a member of the Congressional Pro-Choice Caucus and sponsor of numerous abortion bills resorted to the “but itis legal” defense. She said, “Planned Parenthood is actually allowed, is my understanding, for scientific research, to use fetal tissue and that is not illegal”.
If your best defense of your behavior is “it’s not illegal” you’re admitting that it’s wrong.
In an environment when many of the most pro-abortion leaders in the country can’t bring themselves to defend the indefensible, Governor Inslee walks out onto the fringe of the fringe by making an unqualified defense of Planned Parenthood and his desire to send them more of your money.
And he thinks you’re the extremist.
If you would like to share your thoughts with Governor Inslee on this issue, you can call him at 360-902-4111 or email him by clicking here.
You can email your legislators and tell them to stop public funding of Planned Parenthood by clicking here.
After you’ve done that, please share this with friends who want to be part of the solution. We are the solution.
LifeNews.com Note: Joseph Backholm is the Executive Director of the Family Policy Institute of Washington.