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To Date Almost 900 Abortion Clinics Have Lost Their Federal Funding Due To Trump’s Abortion Rules

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As promised, President Trump recently guided his administration to move toward a more pro-life (or at least neutral) stance on federal abortion funding. The new rules strip Title X funding of any “reproductive healthcare” centers that provide abortion referrals. It was a response to the decades-long argument that pro-life taxpayer should not be required to fund abortions with their tax dollars.

Now comes a report that close to 900 abortion clinics across the nation have closed their doors or are struggling to stay afloat as a result of the loss of federal funding.

Powertodecide.org released a breakdown of the impact of the ruling, lamenting the loss of “healthcare” services nationwide. The impact of just one simple rule change is stunning, no matter what side of the fence you sit on.

Already, more than 8.7 million women in 390 counties across the nation are at risk of losing affordable access to the birth control they need because the clinic they depend on has lost its Title X funding. To date, 876 clinics have been forced out of the program. Since the rule began to be enforced in August, stories of increased costs, shorter hours, and fewer services being offered have flooded in.

The report itself is framed from a pro-abortion stance. It paints the ruling as oppressive, but it should be noted that all the clinics that have so far chosen to close their doors or limit services did precisely that…they chose to close rather than comply. When pro-life pregnancy centers in California were forced to adapt to new state laws requiring they offer information about abortion services or lose state funding, they didn’t close. They chose to stay open in order to provide the myriad of services they offered to single mothers and low-income families.

Trump called the bluff of Planned Parenthood and the pro-abortion lobby who constantly scream about “cancer screenings” and “birth control”. The common refrain is that less than 3% of what Planned Parenthood does involves abortion. If that is truly the case, removing federal funding from abortion-specific services shouldn’t have had much of an impact. With the celebrity class pretty much in lockstep on abortion those funds could be raised privately within days. In fact, we’ve watched it happen several times since Trump took office. Celebrities like Sarah Silverman and Debra Messing have spearheaded very successful campaigns to donate to Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers in the name of Mike Pence or Trump. No one seemed to see the irony of being able to do themselves what they are asking the taxpayer to do.

If the new ruling denies federal funding for this one thing, but these clinics are saying women will literally die in the streets without the important care they provide wouldn’t an organization committed to women’s health simply comply and keep their doors open? All of the referral stuff can be offloaded to private organizations and activist groups.

But abortion is the sacred cow, and to admit that they are really only interested in providing abortions rather than actual healthcare would be to admit that the pro-life movement has been right about them all along. They are not committed to healthcare, only abortion.

The other leg of this issue is that there are still plenty of women’s health clinics being funded…they just aren’t abortion providers. Pro-life pregnancy centers that offer aid from the first test through to kindergarten have been seeing an increase in their funding access as the logjam at the top of the funding food chain finally begins to shake loose. Women still have options. Abortion is still legal. All that has changed is where the money is coming from.

The pro-abortion lobby feels entitled to tax dollars even though they boast the wealthiest donor base in politics.

It doesn’t make sense unless you can see the bigger picture.

For now, pro-lifers count this as a victory. Will we continue to see the tide turning? Will more clinics begin to comply rather than shut down or will the pro-abortion movement remain committed to the cause of women in name only?

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Planned Parenthood has Become Embedded in Hollywood to Promote Onscreen Abortions

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While claiming to downplay the importance of terminations, PPFA has become an entrenched fixture in entertainment.

There has always been a bond between Hollywood and Planned Parenthood. Abortion is something of a sacrosanct act with the celebrity set out there and there has been no shortage of vocal voices in support of the nation’s biggest abortion server. But now we learn that the alliance has developed into more of a professional partnership.

Meet Caren Spruch, who is an outreach liaison for Planned Parenthood working in conjunction with studios and content creators inside the entertainment industry. Caren’s official title is “Director of Arts and Entertainment Engagement”, which is a high-minded way of describing what is her actual position — Hollywood’s abortion lobbyist.

Spruch began her endeavor years ago with the intention of seeing to it that abortions are not only featured with more regularity but also portrayed in a positive light on screen. During her brief tenure Spruch has encouraged more productions to take on storylines in which characters opt for the choice to terminate their pregnancy, as well as to not have it portrayed as a detrimental process for them to go through.

By her own estimate in the five years since she has taken on this role Spruch says she has ushered through up to 150 instances of abortions shown on screen.

Hollywood has embraced her. When she initially began Spruch was in something of a door-knocking position, seeking out potential properties that could incorporate her desired activity and trying to convince others to include it. She would circulate in places like the Sundance Film Festival to begin developing alliances with actors and others in the industry.

Now she has grown in stature to the degree that she is the one sought out. Not only do writers and producers contact Spruch about details in a plot, for instance, but she is now actively working on screenplays, and serving as a script doctor for abortion-heady scenes. Says one writer-producer in an excitable fashion, “She’s like Planned Parenthood’s secret weapon!”

This of course flies in the face of the tired spin often heard from pro-aborts in the debate. It used to be that they tried to downplay the zeal behind their cause, saying things like no one is happy about getting the procedure, and how it is needed service for some. Nobody celebrates getting their abortion, has been the claim.

But nowadays the organization is looking to the glamour of Hollywood to elevate the status. One other program Spruch worked with is “Shrill”. That 30-minute comedy is written by Lindy West, and an abortion was a central aspect of the pilot episode, which launched the character into a new and improved version of her life. West is also the creator of the activist outfit “Shout Your Abortion”. This is all a decided turn in the language used by pro-abortion members, and there is a reason for this.

Despite all the talk of a Democratic Blue Wave last November there has been a noticeable turn politically in the abortion debate. Recently six states have undertaken tougher abortion legislation, and up to thirty have bills offered or have otherwise explored similar laws. Despite the Democrats taking control of the House what has been quietly overlooked is that during the Obama administration on the state and local levels the GOP experienced significant gains. The electorate has become decidedly conservative, and there is a push for these bills.

The tired argument of “old white males” forcing these laws falls apart under scrutiny. Most of the bills have been written or co-written by female politicians. In fact, in Louisiana its new 6-week abortion law was crafted by a black female in the state house, and signed into law by a Democrat governor.

So there is a need for Planned Parenthood to combat this groundswell of opposition to its pet service. Look at how they may try to claim that abortions amount to only 3% of the services the organization provides, but its actions defy that dismissive statistic. Tens of millions of dollars are poured into political donations to entirely pro-abortion Democrat politicians. Just last week PPFA announced it was sinking $45 million into anti-Trump efforts and its desire to see the Senate flipped to Democrats.

This expenditure, and the growing pressure to have Hollywood glamourize abortion defies logic in claiming it is such a minuscule component of its operations. Clearly Planned Parenthood feels this is an important enough procedure that it has embedded an activist into the studio system, with the hopes of altering the culture to a more approving stance.

Normalizing a procedure that polls continuously show is opposed by the public, and at a time when record lows are recorded of abortions being performed, is the needed effort to remain relevant. Just do not believe them any longer when they try to sell the idea of no one actively celebrating abortion – not when celebrities are marshaled to tout the procedure.

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New Planned Parenthood Characterized As a “Regional Haven”… for Whom?

As we’ve covered previously here at RedState, earlier this year, Missouri passed a “Heartbeat Bill” which is one of the strongest pro-life measures in the nation.  As described by Representative Nick Schroer, who sponsored the bill:

“It starts off with a roughly eight-week abortion ban, once the heartbeat or brain activity can be detected in the child,” Schroer explained. “If, for any reason, any court were to overturn that, we have a tiered severance package which would kick it to a 14-week ban.”

If that limit, “which is linked to our scientific and legislative findings,” he said, also were blocked by a court, the law moves the limit to 18 weeks, then to 20 weeks.

The bill also would “ban abortions in the state of Missouri if, for any reason, Roe v. Wade is overturned (or) the Supreme Court dictates that it is going to be up to the states to legislate in the area of abortion,” Schroer said.

The bill’s provisions include allowing criminal charges to be filed against a doctor who performs a nonemergency abortion, with a potential prison sentence ranging from five to 15 years.

The measure includes an exception for an abortion in an emergency situation, but it does not include any exceptions for an unwanted pregnancy caused by rape or incest.

Since the bill was signed into law by Governor Mike Parson on May 24, 2019, it has, not surprisingly, faced legal challenges. One of the biggest ongoing battles has been the contention by Planned Parenthood that its lone abortion clinic in the state would be forced to shut down under the new law.

Don’t worry overmuch, though. A new “mega clinic” has sprung up nearby – just across the river in Illinois:

Less than 15 miles from the border of Missouri, a state that is barely holding on to its last abortion clinic, Planned Parenthood has quietly erected one of the largest abortion clinics in the nation.

The 18,000-square-foot “megaclinic,” which will open later this month, was constructed in Fairview Heights, Illinois, and is equipped to provide services to 11,000 patients, Planned Parenthood announced Wednesday. CBS News first reported the clinic’s opening.

“Quietly.”  Why “quietly“?

The new clinic has been in construction for more than a year but was built in secret to avoid protesters and delay, officials said.

“Unfortunately, just given all of the stigma associated with abortion care and the targeted regulations against abortion providers, we needed to make the decision to open this facility in secrecy just like many other Planned Parenthoods around the country had to do in order to protect the project and be able to complete it on schedule, because we know that there is so much significant unmet need for family planning and abortion care around our region,” Rodriguez said.

A Post-Dispatch reporter who visited the site Wednesday morning found no signage inside or out indicating it was to be a Planned Parenthood facility. The head construction worker said he only found out Tuesday. Plans on the table were labeled generically “Medical Office Building.”

Yeah. Heaven forbid residents of the surrounding community be informed of the “mega clinic” springing up in their midst. Wouldn’t want them to have any say in it or anything. Democracy may die in darkness; secrecy thrives in it.

Here was the real kicker for me, though.  Local radio host Annie Frey posted a link to this article on her Facebook page yesterday:

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STL Radio Host Annie Frey (97.1 FM Talk) on new Planned Parenthood facility.

 

A “regional haven” for abortion access. That sounds so…warm and fuzzy. If only those hellbent on “quietly” erecting megaclinics so as to avoid the associated stigma were as concerned with providing a haven for the lives their temples will be snuffing out.

I hear ya, Annie, but it’s hard to be still on this.

 

 


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Elizabeth Warren Makes a Joke of Herself by Doing the Worst Thing Possible After Denouncing Lobbying as ‘Legalized Bribery’

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Here’s an odd way to go about things.

On Monday, presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren revealed an anti-corruption plan that would instigate a “cooling off” period for lobbyists prior to being employed by the government.

The plan would also prevent them from donating to political campaigns.

And why? Because, as per Elizabeth in a piece for Medium, that’s “legalized bribery.”

Got that? Lobbying is bad:

“The fundamental promise of our democracy is that every voice matters. But when lobbyists and big corporations can buy influence from politicians, that promise is broken. The first thing to do to fix it is to end lobbying as we know it.”

Duly noted.

So what’d she do the very next day? Hire a lobbyist.

Kimberly Diaz Scott — who, as recently as January, was a registered lobbyist for the Florida Alliance of Planned Parenthood Affiliates — announced her exit from the organization in order to lead Elizabeth’s campaign in the Sunshine State.

But, as Kimberly told the Miami Herald, she’ll still be carrying the abortion torch:

“I won’t be far from the movement, as I’m humbled and proud to announce my transition as the Florida State Director for Warren for President, assuring that we will continue to fight like hell to elect a brilliant leader who will work to protect the health, safety and future of ALL people. 2020 is not for the rich or selfish, 2020 is for us.”

Got that class warfare lesson? 2020 is for Elizabeth, not for the rich or selfish.

Therefore, Elizabeth clearly isn’t rich.

Kimberly oughta check out the Forbes article “How Elizabeth Warren Built A $12 Million Fortune.”

As for selfishness, how would the former lobbyist otherwise explain a woman as white as the chick from Morton Salt using the lie that she’s an Indian to advance her career?

Among the worst politics has to offer, people open their mouths and leak words that have no bearing on reality (here). From my perspective, the moment someone of wealth pretends not to be — or anyone on their staff participates in the charade — that candidate’s as goofy as all get-out (here). That’s one thing, I believe, people have always liked about Trump: He doesn’t apologize for his success.

Anyway, back to lobbying, here’s more from The Daily Wire:

Warren’s plan said lobbyists were effectively bribing politicians by donating to politicians, but her own political campaigns have received at least $95,000 from lobbyists between 2012 and 2018, CNBC reported.

“Under my proposal, current lobbyists won’t be able to take government jobs for 2 years after lobbying, with limited exceptions for when the hiring is in the national interest,” Warren’s plan states. “Corporate lobbyists will have to wait at least 6 years — no exceptions, and no waivers.”

So Elizabeth — who takes money from lobbyists — is against taking money from lobbyists.

That’s…rich.

-ALEX

 

Relevant RedState links in this article: here and here.

See 3 more pieces from me:

Morning Joe’s’ Mika Goes Full Maury, Questions The Paternity Of Barron Trump

The Girl In The Bubble: Alyssa Milano Meets ‘Caricature Of A Villain’ Ted Cruz To Find Out If He’s ‘Really A Human With A Heartbeat’

‘Cause It’s The Best Way To Convince People: Ahead Of The Dem Debate, Climate Change Radicals Suspend Themselves From A Bridge

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And please follow Alex Parker on Twitter and Facebook.

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Elizabeth Warren Makes a Joke of Herself by Doing the Worst Thing Possible After Denouncing Lobbying as ‘Legalized Bribery’

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Here’s an odd way to go about things.

On Monday, presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren revealed an anti-corruption plan that would instigate a “cooling off” period for lobbyists prior to being employed by the government.

The plan would also prevent them from donating to political campaigns.

And why? Because, as per Elizabeth in a piece for Medium, that’s “legalized bribery.”

Got that? Lobbying is bad:

“The fundamental promise of our democracy is that every voice matters. But when lobbyists and big corporations can buy influence from politicians, that promise is broken. The first thing to do to fix it is to end lobbying as we know it.”

Duly noted.

So what’d she do the very next day? Hire a lobbyist.

Kimberly Diaz Scott — who, as recently as January, was a registered lobbyist for the Florida Alliance of Planned Parenthood Affiliates — announced her exit from the organization in order to lead Elizabeth’s campaign in the Sunshine State.

But, as Kimberly told the Miami Herald, she’ll still be carrying the abortion torch:

“I won’t be far from the movement, as I’m humbled and proud to announce my transition as the Florida State Director for Warren for President, assuring that we will continue to fight like hell to elect a brilliant leader who will work to protect the health, safety and future of ALL people. 2020 is not for the rich or selfish, 2020 is for us.”

Got that class warfare lesson? 2020 is for Elizabeth, not for the rich or selfish.

Therefore, Elizabeth clearly isn’t rich.

Kimberly oughta check out the Forbes article “How Elizabeth Warren Built A $12 Million Fortune.”

As for selfishness, how would the former lobbyist otherwise explain a woman as white as the chick from Morton Salt using the lie that she’s an Indian to advance her career?

Among the worst politics has to offer, people open their mouths and leak words that have no bearing on reality (here). From my perspective, the moment someone of wealth pretends not to be — or anyone on their staff participates in the charade — that candidate’s as goofy as all get-out (here). That’s one thing, I believe, people have always liked about Trump: He doesn’t apologize for his success.

Anyway, back to lobbying, here’s more from The Daily Wire:

Warren’s plan said lobbyists were effectively bribing politicians by donating to politicians, but her own political campaigns have received at least $95,000 from lobbyists between 2012 and 2018, CNBC reported.

“Under my proposal, current lobbyists won’t be able to take government jobs for 2 years after lobbying, with limited exceptions for when the hiring is in the national interest,” Warren’s plan states. “Corporate lobbyists will have to wait at least 6 years — no exceptions, and no waivers.”

So Elizabeth — who takes money from lobbyists — is against taking money from lobbyists.

That’s…rich.

-ALEX

 

Relevant RedState links in this article: here and here.

See 3 more pieces from me:

Morning Joe’s’ Mika Goes Full Maury, Questions The Paternity Of Barron Trump

The Girl In The Bubble: Alyssa Milano Meets ‘Caricature Of A Villain’ Ted Cruz To Find Out If He’s ‘Really A Human With A Heartbeat’

‘Cause It’s The Best Way To Convince People: Ahead Of The Dem Debate, Climate Change Radicals Suspend Themselves From A Bridge

Find all my RedState work here.

And please follow Alex Parker on Twitter and Facebook.

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Planned Parenthood is Trying to Silence It’s Former President, and That Raises Questions

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Planned Parenthood is an organization that has shrowded itself and for good reason. As recent events have shown us, not only are many clinics not up to par in terms of cleanliness, even to the point where veterinarian hospitals are less filthy, sting operations have shown Planned Parenthood official taking part in the sale of body parts from aborted babies.

This shadiness gets even shadier when you consider Leana Wen, Planned Parenthood’s ousted former President who took over after the departure of Cecile Richards.

According to the New York Times, a letter by Wen showed that Planned Parenthood was “deeply hypocritical” when it came to transparency. Wen essentially stated that that is working to buy her silence by threatening to take her healthcare away should she speak up about the goings-on behind the scenes at the abortion giant:

In her recent letter, she left open the possibility of legal action. “I have no desire to file claims against Planned Parenthood for defamation, retaliation, or discrimination,” she wrote ominously.

She said that Planned Parenthood was demanding her silence “in exchange for my contractually-guaranteed severance and continued health insurance coverage,” calling the efforts “unjust” and “unethical.”

Dr. Wen went so far as to invoke the recent Trump administration rules to accuse Planned Parenthood’s board of hypocrisy.

“It is deeply hypocritical,” she wrote, that Planned Parenthood, “would attempt to enforce a gag order on its immediate past President/CEO while fighting the Trump administration’s gag rule on Title X providers.”

Wen was fired because she was, apparently, not political enough for the organization. According to Wen, she went into the role with the mind that Planned Parenthood was a medical organization first, not a political player. Odd, since abortion and politics is exactly what Planned Parenthood exists for.

What we do know is that as pro-life sentiments gained traction across the nation, Wen’s strategy was allegedly to make Planned Parenthood out to be a healthcare-focused organization, however, the board wanted more emphasis on abortion. Soon, she found herself kicked out of her position after a secret meeting by board members.

We can speculate as to why Wen’s positions didn’t fit with Planned Parenthood’s powers that be all day, including the idea that Wen’s stances softened on abortion after her miscarriage, which was happened around the same time as her firing. Either way, it probably doesn’t matter. What matters is the fact that Wen and Planned Parenthood apparently didn’t see eye to eye so greatly that they decided she was a liability.

So why is Planned Parenthood so adamant about Wen keeping her silence? What does she know that Planned Parenthood doesn’t want us to know, especially as the organization prides itself on being an open book as suggested by Wen? If it is transparent, why the threats to punish Wen financially?

I don’t want to confuse anyone. There are no good guys in this situation. Wen is an abortionist who likely sees a financial opportunity to gain more money with threats of speaking up, and Planned Parenthood naturally doesn’t want to pay a ridiculous amount for her silence.

But it’s odd that this silence is apparently worth a lot of money and threats. What else is going on that we may not know about?

 

 

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Ousted president to Planned Parenthood: Stop trying to “enforce a gag order” on me

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Oh, the irony. Two months after the sudden departure of Dr. Leana Wen as president of Planned Parenthood, the nation’s biggest abortion mill has fought a two-front war on so-called “gag orders.” They have taken the Trump administration to court to fight one on themselves as Title X providers — and fought to impose one on Dr. Wen to keep her quiet about the tactics of Planned Parenthood.

The New York Times got its hands on a letter from Wen accusing Planned Parenthood of being “deeply hypocritical” when it comes to transparency, and issuing a sotto voce threat to sue over discrimination or retaliation:

In her recent letter, she left open the possibility of legal action. “I have no desire to file claims against Planned Parenthood for defamation, retaliation, or discrimination,” she wrote ominously.

She said that Planned Parenthood was demanding her silence “in exchange for my contractually-guaranteed severance and continued health insurance coverage,” calling the efforts “unjust” and “unethical.”

Dr. Wen went so far as to invoke the recent Trump administration rules to accuse Planned Parenthood’s board of hypocrisy.

“It is deeply hypocritical,” she wrote, that Planned Parenthood, “would attempt to enforce a gag order on its immediate past President/CEO while fighting the Trump administration’s gag rule on Title X providers.”

One has to go pretty far into the NYT article to catch this, but their lead is tasty enough. Wen accused PP of attempting to “buy her silence” in the letter, which might only be an issue if it was for sale in the first place, which Wen strenuously denies. “No amount of money can ever buy my integrity and my commitment to the patients I serve,” Wen wrote in the letter.

Planned Parenthood denies all of the above, but the fact that negotiations are still underway makes it clear that they want Wen to keep her mouth shut. It also looks like Wen wants something significant in exchange for quietly returning to “the patients that I serve.” Former execs don’t toss around allegations of “defamation, retaliation, or discrimination” in letters unless they want increased compensation to settle any potential claims along those lines.

Let’s face it: if Wen wants to speak out, she can do so at any time. It might cost her, especially if she signed a non-disclosure agreement, which is pretty common with executives in any organization. No one can “gag” her if Wen chooses to talk; the question is whether she’s willing to forgo the financial rewards of silence — and how much she can increase those by signaling that she wants to speak up.

And speaking of hypocrisy, Wen’s sudden shock, shock to find that Planned Parenthood stridently politicizes abortion ranks up there pretty high with PP’s sudden love of gag orders, too. Perhaps the board told Wen that they wanted to change direction, but that seems doubtful. With Donald Trump in office, their obvious choice was to exploit La Résistance® and double down.

At any rate, to put this fight into cinematic perspective, this looks like a brawl between Clubber Lang and Ivan Drago. Someone will get knocked out, but … it doesn’t really matter who.

Note: The NYT includes a very tragic note to all of this: Dr. Wen’s miscarriage this summer, which played a small role in the conflict. Regardless of her politics, we pray for healing and better days for her and her family.

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Tulsi Gabbard: Yes, abortion should be regulated in the third trimester

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Via Alexandra DeSanctis, who was the last Democratic candidate for president to support any restrictions on abortion?

I don’t mean this year, I mean any year.

Someone in the 2004 field, maybe? I have no memory of any Dem in recent history with a national future daring to challenge “kill ’em whenever” orthodoxy. Gabbard is breaking new ground, which is also old ground:

Gabbard told Rubin she views abortion in a “libertarian” way, saying she doesn’t think government should be dictating women’s choices. “I think that there should be some restrictions though,” she added. Rubin asked if she had a “cutoff point,” to which she replied: “I think the third trimester. Unless a woman’s life or severe health consequences is at risk, then there shouldn’t be an abortion in the third trimester.”

When Gabbard first became involved in politics in the Hawaii state legislature, she called herself pro-life, but later said having been deployed to Iraq changed her view of the issue. Since becoming a member of Congress, Gabbard has maintained a 100-percent rating from Planned Parenthood. She supports federal funding of abortion, but she did not co-sponsor a Democratic bill in the House that would repeal the Hyde Amendment, which prohibits the direct use of taxpayer funds to cover abortion procedures. She also did not sponsor the Democratic “Women’s Health Protection Act,” a piece of federal legislation that would override state restrictions on abortion.

By no means is she pro-life, she’s just a bit — a meaningful bit — less pro-choice than everyone else. Which is something.

And so we turn again to one of the most confounding mysteries in politics this year: Why is Tulsi Gabbard running for president? What’s her political endgame in taking a position like this, which is welcome to people like me who won’t vote in a Democratic primary and not so welcome to people who will?

The Atlantic mulled Gabbard’s strategy a few days ago and had no more luck than anyone else did in figuring out what she’s up to.

Many high-level Democrats I spoke with for this story, who insisted on anonymity to share their true feelings about her, suspect that Gabbard is up to something other than actually trying to win the party’s nomination—even if they can’t quite identify what her goal is. These are people who have been wary since Gabbard became a Fox News favorite for criticizing Obama’s foreign policy. They believed that their distrust was vindicated when Steve Bannon brought her in for a meeting with then-president-elect Donald Trump just two weeks after the 2016 election, which was one of Trump’s first meetings with a Democrat. To this group, Gabbard looks like Jill Stein, who also talked about progressive politics and peace, but whose 2016 Green Party run was, to them, a self-centered campaign that blew a crucial hole in Hillary Clinton’s chances, eating up money and getting Russian support along the way…

Theories I’ve heard from top Democrats include that Gabbard is trying to get a TV show—“I already know which network: Fox,” one senior Democrat not affiliated with any campaign said, speaking anonymously to remain publicly neutral—and that she’s gearing up for a Trump-benefiting third-party run. “Green Party. Willing to take bets on this,” Center for American Progress President Neera Tanden tweeted last week after Gabbard appeared on Tucker Carlson’s Fox News show to trash the Democratic National Committee because she hadn’t qualified for the September debate. Gabbard later tweeted the clip with the banner “No transparency = no trust.” (Gabbard has said publicly, and confirmed to me, that she will run only as a Democrat, but when I repeated that to Tanden, she remained skeptical.)

Is that her game, winning over the hearts of Fox News fans with guest shots on Tucker, broadsides at Kamala Harris, and support for abortion regulations in the third trimester? I don’t know how well a “Tulsi!” show on Fox would fare if Trump ended up bombing Iran after all and the adamantly anti-war Gabbard had to face the Fox audience in “rally ’round the flag” mode. And if ingratiating herself to Fox viewers while damaging her chances at the Democratic nomination is her new aim, she’d have been better off renouncing support for abortion altogether. “I oppose it in the third trimester” is a nice start but still leaves Gabbard in the position of supporting the vast majority of abortions in the U.S.

As far as I’m aware, there’s no meaningful constituency for her position in a Democratic primary. Black Democrats are often called socially conservative by pundits, which may be true relative to the fringy weirdness of leftists on an array of “values” issues. But black Protestants support abortion in all or most cases to the tune of 64 percent, a higher percentage than white mainline Protestants. Overall, 82 percent of Democrats favor abortion rights in all or most instances. Gabbard’s in roughly the same position here as a Republican candidate who supports abortion rights in the first trimester: Most pro-lifers wouldn’t dare vote for that person even though his or her position on the issue is “moderate” since they wouldn’t be able to trust the candidate not to “evolve” further once in office. Likewise for pro-choice Dems who want a president who’ll show indomitable resolve in holding the line on abortion rights against Republicans, I assume. To those people, Gabbard’s a nonstarter.

Increasingly I think she’s just speaking her mind and letting the chips fall where they may, knowing that she has no chance at the nomination and believing/hoping that American politics will catch up with her in a few years. She’d be one of the more compelling politicians in the country if not for her Assad baggage. Maybe she’ll renounce that over the next few years, reposition herself as an unorthodox Democrat, and test her luck in 2024 with the benefit of higher name recognition and a national political scene that seems to be in constant flux. Gabbard’s just 38 years old. Going her own way on issues — within reason — and refusing to apologize for it might build her a base over time.

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Planned Parenthood Is Now Aiming to Teach Your Child to be Transgender

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If it can’t succeed in killing the child, then Planned Parenthood will try its level best to ruin their lives.

According to Fox News, the abortion giant is now advising parents on how to teach preschoolers about their bodies via their website, by telling them that “boy” and “girl” are just words:

On a page of its website titled “How do I talk with my preschooler about their body?” the abortion provider says if a child inquires why boys and girls have different bodies, a parent should introduce the concept of transgender identity.

“While the most simple answer is that girls have vulvas and boys have penises/testicles, that answer isn’t true for every boy and girl,” the organization says. “Boy, girl, man and woman are words that describe gender identity, and some people with the gender identities ‘boy’ or ‘man’ have vulvas, and some with the gender identity ‘girl’ or ‘woman’ have penises/testicles. Your genitals don’t make you a boy or a girl.”

The biological reality is that we use these words to describe sexes that are very different from each other in many ways, from muscle and bone density to brain function, to the fact that one type of body can develop and give birth to children inside them, and one cannot.

But the obvious scientific facts are beside the point. The real question is why Planned Parenthood wants us to sit down and introduce transgender concepts to small children. What’s the point? Children that young may ask about girls and boys, but they don’t agonize over it as social justice identitarians do. They’re more concerned about who is going to play with them and when they can eat ice cream next.

The introduction to these concepts isn’t education at this point. It’s brainwashing in order to grease the wheels for an agenda. As tinfoil hat as that sounds, it’s not only true, the social justice left is proud of this idea. They hold drag queen story hour in order to inject this into children’s minds.

(READ: Photos Show Children Laying On Top Of A Drag Queen At A Portland Library’s Drag Queen Story Hour)

(READ: Two Moms Expose Drag Queen Story Hour Featuring Stripping Drag Queen, Are Forced Out By Police)

What’s horrible is that Planned Parenthood is trying to get you to get your child to believe things that end up being very damaging to the psyche. The suicide rate of transgender teens, in particular, is unbelievably high.

The public should be pushing back against this with all its might, but the media has made transgenderism out to be holy, sparking something of a fad that has only caused depression and suicide.

Planned Parenthood is a dealer in death. Period.

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Former Sex Educator: Planned Parenthood is Grooming Girls for Abortion Via the Public Education System

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Monica Cline — who worked as a sexual health education instructor for Planned Parenthood for ten years — claims young girls are being groomed for abortion via public education.

So reports The Daily Caller.

Monica began her career in 1996 as an HIV prevention educator the Center for Health Training. In 1997, she became Planned Parenthood’s Title X Training Manager for New Mexico and Texas.

The former instructor says she was ordered to teach children about every kind of sexual activity — because, according to the Director of Prevention Education, the kids had probably already done it all:

“It was very explicit. Oral, vaginal, and anal sex, and the use of sex toys.”

To bolster the argument, her superior pointed to multiple PP studies revealing girls as young as 10 coming to clinics for sex-related injuries and the removal of foreign objects, in addition to abortions.

In light of the evidence, Monica asked the director how they could convince children not to have sex. This was the purported response:

“No dear, we aren’t teaching them not to have sex. We are teaching them how to do it safer.”

“Risk reduction is simply telling them how to make the high risk safer by using lubrication and condoms,” Monica clarified. “The next step is to make them understand they need to be tested for STD’s every couple months.”

From The Daily Caller:

She explained that children’s introduction to sex is “illicit sex,” referring to a video children were shown at a Waco, Texas, conference where Cline was present.

Cline taught twelve and thirteen-year-old students a module on healthy relationships while her co-worker taught the same students a module on STD training, which included a video depicting a couple who has just had sex.

The video, called Nicole’s Choice, and sold by sexual educators for $125, shows a girl wake up after a one night stand and realize she must handle the sexually transmitted disease she received from her hookup.

Monica insisted kids were encouraged to engage in sex and then guided into abortion as the solution to pregnancy:

“We were supposed to identify what they are going through. Say, ‘You’re just a teenager, the last thing you want is a baby.’ Identify with her fears. ‘Your parents are probably going to be so mad at you. We can take care of this for you, it’s not a problem.’”

Her characterization is in line with a video I featured in July, which allegedly shows Planned Parenthood counseling teachers on how to help their students hide abortion from parents. See the startling clip here.

As per Monica, PP told her directing the kids to abortion was a must:

“They always went to the extreme. If we don’t do this for this girl, she will live in poverty. Or her parents will commit acts of violence.”

By 2009, she could no longer take the organization’s approach to children.

More from TDC:

Cline attended a human trafficking conference in 2009 while she still worked with Planned Parenthood, thinking she could teach Planned Parenthood employees how to spot red flags and aid victims of human trafficking. At this point, she was Title X Training Manager for Texas and New Mexico.

But when she returned to a Corpus Christi, Texas, clinic to explain her findings to employees, she was met with dismissal.

She recalled them telling her, “Honey, if she’s not having sex with this man this month, she’ll be having sex with another man next month.”

Monica left her post, with a very negative view of the abortion giant:

“Teens are being given false ideas that condoms will cover all the bases. They do tell them to get tested and treated – which means coming back to the clinic – and if they are pregnant they are encouraged to get an abortion. … [Planed Parenthood’s] view of our children is very skewed. They believe that this is what our children want. They don’t see our children as victims, they see them as willing participants.”

What has happened to “education”? That is to say, education was once about…education. Our schools appear to have become indoctrination centers covering topics so far outside of reading, writing, and ‘rithmetc that they couldn’t see one another with a telescope. For more evidence, just see the stunning evidence here.

Personally, I miss the days when kids’ time in school was spent learning academic subjects. Beyond those, it seems to me, we’d be much better off if developing minds were taught how to think, not what to think.

-ALEX

 

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