Abortion, Big govt, Politics

Planned Parenthood Fires President for Not Being Political Enough

Planned Parenthood just confirmed that it’s more about big blood money politics than it is about “women’s healthcare,” with its latest move in firing the organization’s president, Leana Wen, just eight months into the job. “Wen had tried to refocus the organization’s mission and image as a health provider offering a wide array of services, including abortions,” insiders told the Washington Post. In other words, Planned Parenthood confirmed that abortion politics is its priority.

Here’s more from National Review…

Planned Parenthood’s board has fired the organization’s president, Leana Wen, after less than a year on the job. According to reports, Wen was dismissed because the board deemed her insufficiently dedicated to expanding Planned Parenthood’s political advocacy, particularly on abortion.

The news comes as a shock for a few reasons. For one thing, Wen was appointed just last fall to replace Cecile Richards, who resigned on good terms after leading the institution for twelve years.

But it’s surprising, too, if Wen’s ouster was due to her reluctance to focus more on politics than on public health, as several reports suggest was the case.

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Madonna Says Jesus Would Support Abortion

Pop icon Madonna says she wants a meeting with Pope Francis to discuss her interpretation of what Jesus’ views would be on abortion. The 60-year-old “material girl” explained to interviewer Andrew Denton that Jesus would support a “woman’s right to choose,” and she’s hoping for an opportunity to ask Pope Francis, “What do you really think he thought of women? And don’t you think Jesus would agree that a woman has the right to choose what to do with her body?” One might expect that in the unlikely event such a meeting did occur that the obvious response would be: What about women in the womb? What does Madonna think about those women? Clearly not much.

Here’s more from The Daily Wire…

Madonna wants a meeting with Pope Francis to discuss abortion, the 60-year-old revealed during an interview with Australian journalist Andrew Denton. According to the pop icon, Jesus would be completely on board with abortion, viewing it as a “woman’s right to choose,” not the ending of an innocent human life.

“Let’s talk about Jesus’ point of view about women. Let’s talk about it,” Madonna said of a hypothetical meeting with the pope on an episode of “Andrew Denton’s Interview,” The Daily Mail reported.

The two leading questions Madonna said she would pose to Pope Francis were, “What do you really think he thought of women? And don’t you think Jesus would agree that a woman has the right to choose what to do with her body?”

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Biden Abandons Hyde Amendment

During the DNC’s IWillVote Gala in Atlanta on Thursday, Joe Biden abandond his pro-life principles in the wake of 24 hours of criticism from within his increasingly pro-death party. NBC News correspondent Mike Memoli noted that Biden abandoned the teleprompter when making the comment that the current culture makes it impossible for him to continue supporting the Hyde Amendment, which prohibits federal funding for abortion, but is being portrayed by the Left as an attack on the constitutional rights of poor and minority women. Biden, who allegedly is devoutly Catholic, is the latest to support the “no pro-lifers allowed” policy of the Democratic Party.

Here’s more from The Daily Caller…

Former Vice President Joe Biden reversed his position on the Hyde Amendment Thursday after facing intense backlash from within his own party.

Biden, while speaking in Atlanta, first reaffirmed his support for Roe v. Wade.

He was noted saying the following at the DNC’s IWillVote Gala in Atlanta, Georgia:

But then he took things a step further, saying that the current culture made it impossible for him to continue to support such an amendment.

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Sanders, Harris Attack Fellow Democrat Over “Heartbeat” Bill

Democratic presidential candidates Senators Bernie Sanders (VT) and Kamala Harris (CA) attacked fellow Democrat Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards for signing into law “heartbeat” protections limiting abortions in his state. “Dangerous attacks on women’s constitutional right to an abortion are outrageous no matter what party you’re in,” Harris tweeted. Sanders called the move an “outrage.” Once again, Democrats are making it clear that pro-life Democrats are anathema and shall be purged.

Here’s more from The Hill…

Democratic presidential hopefuls Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) criticized Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards (D) on Thursday for his support of a bill that would ban abortion when a fetal heartbeat can be detected.

“Dangerous attacks on women’s constitutional right to an abortion are outrageous no matter what party you’re in,” Harris tweeted after Edwards signed the bill, which would outlaw abortion around six weeks into pregnancy.

“My message to the Gov. of Louisiana: women have agency, women have value, women have authority to make decisions about their own lives—and we will not go backward,” she added.

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Netflix, Disney Threaten Hypocritical Georgia Boycott

Disney has now joined Netflix and others in the entertainment industry in threatening to boycott filming and production in Georgia after the state’s governor signed “heartbeat” protections into law. Except the Left wing elites see no problem in continuing to do business in Egypt and Jordan, where abortion is illegal and China, where abortions are routinely forced on women by the government in accord with its strict one child policy. According to The Daily Caller, Disney even recently opened a $5.5 billion resort in Shanghai without a peep of alarm about the internment of more than a million Muslims in internment camps. Hollywood’s political correctness is merely a domestic ideology convenient only when it aligns with traditional Leftist intrigues.

Here’s more from Fox News…

Entertainment giants Netflix and Disney are threatening to pull their business out of Georgia over the state’s recently-enacted “heartbeat” abortion bill but maintains unwavering partnerships with countries like Egypt, where abortions are illegal, and China, where Muslims are being held in internment camps.

Earlier this week, Netflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos issued a statement on the growing movement in Hollywood to boycott Georgia over the new pro-life legislation which prohibits abortions if a baby’s heartbeat is detected, which is roughly six weeks into the pregnancy.

“We have many women working on productions in Georgia, whose rights, along with millions of others, will be severely restricted by this law,” Sarandos said. “Given the legislation has not yet been implemented, we’ll continue to film there, while also supporting partners and artists who choose not to. Should it ever come into effect, we’d rethink our entire investment in Georgia.”

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Netflix Threatens to Boycott Filming in Georgia

Netflix is the latest Hollywood elitist company to threaten Georgia with a boycott after the state’s new abortion restrictions were signed into law. Netflix reports it may “rethink” filming and their “entire investment” there if the law isn’t scrapped, but conservatives are already mounting their own boycott threats against Netflix if it follows through, and with the success of conservative and Christian films in recent years, pressure from Hollywood may result in an entirely separate cottage industry. We approve!

Here’s more from The Daily Wire…

In response to Georgia’s new law prohibiting aborting babies with a detectable heartbeat, Netflix said that the company may “rethink” filming in Georgia if the law goes into effect. In response, some conservatives are saying they will consider boycotting Netflix if they follow through on the Georgia boycott.

In a statement to Variety, Netflix’s chief content creator Ted Sarandos said the company will work with the ACLU to fight the Georgia law in court.​

“We have many women working on productions in Georgia, whose rights, along with millions of others, will be severely restricted by this law,” Sarandos said. “It’s why we will work with the ACLU and others to fight it in court.”

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Los Angeles County Bans Official Travel to Alabama

The pro-abortion zealots sitting on the County Board of Supervisors just banned official travel to Alabama except for emergencies because of Alabama’s pro-life law. A statement from LA County Supervisor (and Obama administration veteran) Hilda Solis calls Alabama’s protection of innocent life an attack on Alabama residents. “Today’s vote sends a strong signal that infringing upon an individual’s rights to reproductive health and privacy are not American values,” quoth Solis. This is the same board that voted to ban plastic straws to save fish, but you know, priorities.

Here’s more from PJ Media…

Welcome to the era of ridiculous political posturing.

Los Angeles County, home to the county seat that is so concerned with the lives of fish that it has waged war on plastic straws, isn’t as concerned with human life.

Unhappy with Alabama’s new abortion law, the County Board of Supervisors spent taxpayer-paid time addressing the issue.

From WBRC.com:

One of the largest counties in the country says it’s not doing business with Alabama because of the recently passed abortion bill.
This week, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted to implement a one year travel restriction to Alabama for official LA County business except for emergencies.

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Progressives Purging Pro-Life Democrats

The radical abortion-on-demand Leftists leading the Congressional Progressive Caucus are now targeting the five remaining pro-life Democrats in Congress. CPC cochair Representative Pramila Jayapal (D-WA) argued, “You can’t say you’re a Democrat if you’re against immigrants, if you’re against abortion, if you’re against gay marriage, and LGBTQ rights. I’m not sure what it means to be a Democrat if all of those things are true.” Ye, somehow it’s conservatives who are intolerant, doctrinaire, and fascist. Funny how that works. This trend will only push what’s left of the more centrist, traditional Democrats to the GOP side of the ledger.

Here’s more from The Daily Wire…

Leaders of the Congressional Progressive Caucus are demanding that the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee abandon its support of the five remaining pro-life Democrats in Congress and allow abortion advocates to compete for their seats.

Newsweek reports that the CPC’s co-chair, Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-WA), has now said, in no uncertain terms, that Democrats who do not support the practice of ending unborn life in the womb are no longer welcome in the party, and that they should be primaried out of office by more reliable Democrats.

“I think we should allow for strong primary challenges, so that people can really put their Democratic chops on the line, if you will, and let the Democratic voters decide who they want,” Jayapal told a press conference. “You can’t say you’re a Democrat if you’re against immigrants, if you’re against abortion, if you’re against gay marriage and LGBTQ rights. I’m not sure what it means to be a Democrat if all of those things are true.”

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Poll: America Supports Fetal Heartbeat Protections

A new Hill/HarrisX survey reveals that a majority of Americans support banning abortion after a fetal heartbeat can be detected, much to the consternation of those now determined to defeat Georgia’s latest legislative victory to protect innocent life. According to the poll, 55% of voters believe fetal heartbeat bills or other six-week abortion ban measures are either “just right” or do not go far enough. Alternately, 45% of those polled call such measures “too restrictive.” When split by age groups, younger voters were revealed as more likely to support fetal heartbeat protections. This comes as a massive blow to the pro-abort Left, who are clearly losing the culture war on abortion.

Here’s more from The Daily Wire…

Among all the hullabaloo over the state of Alabama’s new, strict pro-life law, it is almost easy to forget that the hot-button abortion topic prior to this week was actually Georgia’s slightly less strict pro-life law which would ban all abortions after a fetal heartbeat is detected (typically around six weeks). The Daily Wire previously explained the Georgia legislation, which has since been signed into law by Republican Gov. Brian Kemp:

H.B. 481 states that the “full value of a child begins when a heartbeat exists” and requires “physicians performing abortions to determine the existence of a detectable human heartbeat before performing an abortion,” stating, “it shall be the policy of the State of Georgia to recognize unborn children as natural persons,” and asserting “unless otherwise provided by law, any natural person, including an unborn child with a detectable human heartbeat, shall be included in population based determinations.”

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Democrat On “Unwanted” Babies: “Kill Them Now or Kill Them Later”

Alabama Democrat State Representative John Rogers remarked during debate that “Some kids are unwanted, so you kill them now or you kill them later” in his defense of abortion. As if not disgusting enough, Rogers continued his vile invective: “Some parents can’t handle a child with problems…It could be retarded. It might have no arms and no legs.” Rogers infanticidal comments were made prior to a 74-3 vote to outlaw nearly all abortion in the state.

Here’s more from The Daily Wire…

Democrat Alabama State Rep. John Rogers made horrifying remarks on the floor of the Alabama House of Representatives on Tuesday about abortion, saying: “Some kids are unwanted, so you kill them now or you kill them later.”

Rogers remarks came as the Republican-controlled Alabama House voted overwhelmingly — 74-3 — to outlaw nearly all abortion in the state.

“Some kids are unwanted, so you kill them now or you kill them later,” Rogers said. “You bring them in the world unwanted, unloved, you send them to the electric chair. So, you kill them now or you kill them later.”

 

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