As we celebrate the 100th Birthday of Ronald Reagan, one only needs to look back on his service to our nation and among the causes he championed, there is one that stands out: His devotion to the sanctity of life. In fact, Reagan passed executive orders condemning abortion, and during his eight years as President, he did not give a dime to Planned Parenthood.
Fast forward to 2011, the tide has changed, as the Federal and State governments are funding Planned Parenthood. This same organization is now in the news, as recently released videos of their clinics in New Jersey and Virginia have surfaced showing clinic workers allegedly aiding and abetting in child prostitution. These videos were released by Live Action, a group devoted to protecting the sanctity of human life.
Lila Rose, Live Action President, said in a statement about the videos:
“It is utterly disgusting that Planned Parenthood’s response to this is that their employee reacted ‘professionally,’” said Live Action President Lila Rose. “The only acceptable response to encountering a self-identified sex-trafficker of underage girls is zero tolerance.
The only ‘professional’ response is to immediately call law enforcement to the scene and push for an arrest. Our investigation – and their response – continues to show that an institutional crisis has engulfed the highest levels of Planned Parenthood. If you’re a sex-trafficker of minors or young women, you have a partner in Planned Parenthood. But if you are a minor or a young woman, you are not safe at Planned Parenthood clinics,” Rose continued.
Planned Parenthood and other liberal groups have been on the defense about the videos. Paulette McElwain, president of the Virginia League for Planned Parenthood, defended the clinic worker in the Richmond Times-Dispatch, by saying she followed protocol and acted professionally.
With the release of these videos, it only proves we need to de-fund Planned Parenthood. Why should Virginia taxpayers be the ones to foot the bill for the services offered by Planned Parenthood?
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Cross posted at Bearing Drift