Posts Tagged: Planned Parenthood Results 16
The recent shooting at Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains, which resulted in the murder of three innocent people, was a tragedy. But it was not a shock.
The Jewish tradition teaches that language can kill. In fact we learn that the tongue can be so dangerous that it is kept hidden from view between the mouth and the teeth to prevent its misuse, and that there is nothing worse than an evil tongue.
Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: The war on women is over, and women lost. In the past five years, states have enacted over 230 new abortion restrictions. Planned Parenthood is under constant attack and losing ground quickly. The promise of Roe v. Wade is lost, its precedents irreparably undermined. Basically, it’s over.
The vote on a measure to defund Planned Parenthood failed in the Senate Monday, falling short of the required 60 votes to move forward. The vote was 53-46.
The attack on Planned Parenthood is only the latest in a campaign by anti-abortion activists and politicians to interfere with a woman’s personal decision-making, to challenge our religious freedom and to push affordable health care out of reach, including abortion. Past efforts to ban federal funds from Planned Parenthood have failed, so now abortion opponents have mounted a new attack targeting the organization, using videos that were surreptitiously obtained and heavily edited to make it appear that Planned Parenthood profits from the “sale” of fetal tissue, which it most clearly does not.