September 3rd, 2015
“We can’t stop the president with just the House. We need the Senate. You need to give us control of the Senate. We need to control the chairmanships and the committees, and once you give us the Senate we’ll be able to do things.” Okay. The 2014 midterms come around and we vote, and we give the Republicans the Senate. And now they are still paralyzed and can’t do anything, and now Mitch McConnell and Boehner say, “Well, we don’t have the White House.
“You know, we… we… we can’t do anything here because Obama’s gonna stop everything we do. I mean, there’s nothing we can do.” So in 2010, “You need to give us the Senate and then you’re gonna see some action.” In 2014 they got the Senate. “Sorry, can’t do anything!” The most recent illustration: Planned Parenthood defunding. Mitch McConnell said, “Sorry. I just don’t have the votes here. We’re gonna need a Republican in the White House for this. We don’t have it; can’t get it done.”
They don’t want to, folks, for whatever reason. What a golden opportunity! I mean, just in the politics of this, what a golden opportunity to defund Planned Parenthood during the Obama administration. Make President Obama take action to maintain funding for all that we have learned that goes on in there! What has happened to the…? I’m sounding like a broken record along with everybody else. What in the world has even happened to the political instincts of the opposition party?
Even if you don’t have the votes, you don’t think, to override a veto, make him veto it! Defund Planned Parenthood! Everybody in the world needs to find out what’s happening in that place. These videos have reached an audience, but they haven’t reached a wide enough audience ’cause the Drive-Bys are ignoring it. Okay, so the Republicans in the Senate and the House pick up the movement to defund Planned Parenthood; this creates its own story. People say, “Why? Why?”
“Take a look these videos, Average American. Low-information voter, take a look at this!” Get the videos out, and you broaden the base of understanding and knowledge. And then you get people all fit to be tied over what’s happening in these clinics, those that will be fit to be tied anyway. Not everybody would be; liberals being liberals. But the point is in the world of politics, even when you can’t win you can, because you can turn this around on the Democrats and make this president veto efforts to defund this.
Put the Democrat Party firmly in everybody’s mind on the side of infanticide.
Republicans don’t want to do it.
They don’t want to get anywhere near it.
RUSH LIMBAUGH; SEPT 2, 2015
August 31st, 2015
We have had some interesting conversations over the past several weeks, as the Great Planned Parenthood Scandal has continued to unfold.
Some have wondered, even asserted: “Well, it is terrible – but isn’t it better that some lives can be saved as a result of these organ donations? After all, the baby has already been killed”. Or variations on that line of reasoning.
Indeed, there is an allure to thinking that medical research will find a way to turn the tragic destruction of innocent lives into some social good.
But such a superficial view of the horror is a seduction into a deep darkness.
We have faced such arguments before, when the national debate was focused on harvesting stem cells from aborted human babies. Now we are talking about the harvesting of whole brains, hearts, livers, neural tissue from babies unable to defend or even speak for themselves.
Let’s start by pointing out that there is a profound difference between an adult deciding to become an organ donor and the organ trafficking-for-profit scheme Planned Parenthood and others are involved with. That profound difference, of course, is that the babies involved cannot give their consent. Planned Parenthood and their co-conspirators will hide behind the argument that the mother has given her consent to the “donation” of organs and tissue.
First, we honestly have no idea whether Planned Parenthood is systematically obtaining consent from women undergoing abortion. And we certainly have no way of knowing whether that consent is truly informed. Their entire operation is shrouded in darkness and shame.
But we would argue that the woman’s consent is irrelevant to this moral crisis.
Various statements of ethics (e.g., The Belmont Report) allow for parents to provide consent in situations where medical research and/or treatment is contemplated for children unable to understand the risks and potential benefits of the medical research. But those protocols assume that the parent is acting in the best interest of the child – naturally inclined to shield him from harm.
Obviously, a woman who has paid people to kill her own baby has forfeited any claim to concern over the baby’s welfare.
No, this whole macabre business of chopping up babies for profit is a societal challenge and is clearly unacceptable, regardless of any possible future social benefit.
Fundamentally, the whole sordid scheme of organ trafficking hinges upon treating these human babies as a commodity, as a means to some other end. At the heart of western civilization is the belief that all human beings are never to be treated as means – but as ends in themselves. The sanctity of the human person cannot be compromised for the benefit of another, no matter how lofty the supposed goal.
This is the core principle which has given rise to democratic government, to the whole notion of human rights. It is what separates us from the barbaric past and from those modern movements of despotism which justify any abuse of the individual to enhance the power of the state.
The revelations regarding Planned Parenthood’s treatment of babies poses a direct and potent challenge to a core value of our civilization. It is a threat not to those babies, but to us, the living. We cannot yield to the temptation of profiting from the barbaric mistreatment of these vulnerable human beings without sorely damaging our own souls.
It is imperative that we take a stand, and demand that our national leaders find the courage to confront this evil.
August 22nd, 2015
Treasure Valley pro-Lifers joined thousands from across America to protest at Planned Parenthood facilities this morning. Here are a few photos from the protest in front of the Meridian Planned Parenthood.
WASHINGTON POST COVERS NATIONAL PROTEST. WILL THE IDAHO STATESMAN OR POST REGISTER?
August 20th, 2015
This week has produced even more ghastly revelations about Planned Parenthood’s organ harvesting business. The details of the horror show that is Planned Parenthood are almost too much to discuss in public.
Dr. Theresa Deisher, a prominent biomedical researcher, has reviewed the emerging videos in detail. It is her opinion that, at least in some cases, Planned Parenthood abortionists are harvesting organs from babies still alive. In an interview with Breitbart News, Dr. Deisher explained that “time is of the essence for biomedical researchers in harvesting fresh organs”. Some of those babies must be alive, particularly when one is trying to harvest a beating heart.
“I have always suspected that the babies in some of these cases were alive until their hearts were cut out,” Deisher said.
If her analysis is correct, then these abortionists are not only violating the federal Ban on Partial Birth Abortions – but the Born Alive Infants Protection Act as well.
But, of course, the issue here is not simply a discussion about legalities or even the criminal conspiracy which is Planned Parenthood. No. These revelations go much deeper.
This is barbarity, evil barbarity. And it is frightening.
It is relatively easy – unless you are a Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama or Mayor De Blasio – to condemn Planned Parenthood. What is harder to face is the grave challenge this practice, now revealed, poses to our society. Will we allow it to continue? Will we allow our federal and state elected officials to continue their financial partnership with the criminals who chop up innocent babies for profit?
This is a time for resolve. We must demand that our government sever its entanglement with Planned Parenthood. And then we must demand that Planned Parenthood be brought to the bar of justice for its crimes against humanity.
July 23rd, 2015
Idaho’s two U.S. Senators issued a joint press release today, calling upon the Secretary of Health & Human Services to investigate whether Planned Parenthood is violating federal law with its program of harvesting the tissue and organs of preborn children after abortions. The two videos released so far showing discussions with senior Planned Parenthood officials strongly suggest that America’s largest abortion provider is intentionally manipulating women into undergoing later-term abortions in order to harvest more mature organs. In addition, the description of abortion techniques by these same officials seems to be referring to Partial Birth Abortions, a procedure outlawed by both federal and state statute.
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July 23, 2015
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Crapo, Risch Join Group of 50 Senators Raising Concerns with Planned Parenthood Practices
Senators call on HHS Secretary to comply with investigations, conduct assessment to facilitate congressional review
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Idaho Senators Mike Crapo and Jim Risch this week joined a bipartisan group of senators in calling on Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell to get to the bottom of what has been going on at Planned Parenthood. In a letter to the Secretary, the Senators draw attention to the legal, ethical and policy issues raised by the recent video footage released by the Center for Medical Progress depicting senior Planned Parenthood Federation of America executives discussing in gruesome detail the organization’s role in the harvesting of the organs of unborn babies.
“The footage raises a number of questions about the practices of the organization, including whether they are in compliance with federal laws regulating both the use of fetal tissue and partial-birth abortions,” the senators wrote. “In addition to questions about Planned Parenthood’s compliance with applicable federal law and medical ethics, we believe the footage prompts important policy questions surrounding the issue of abortions permitted so late in a pregnancy – sometimes even later than 5 months – that an unborn baby’s organs can be identified and harvested.”
The senators also requested that the Secretary confirm the commencement or immediate initiation of “a thorough internal review of the compliance of the Department and Planned Parenthood – one of the Department’s grantees – with all relevant and applicable federal statutes, regulations, and other requirements.”
The full text of the senators’ letter can be found here.
July 22nd, 2015
I am shocked by the callous disregard for human life Planned Parenthood senior officials exhibit in recent videos. Their heinous and atrocious violations against a human life are outrageous. These conversations are proof positive this organization has no regard when it comes to the life of a baby.
Nearly all of my Republican colleagues and I sent a letter to Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Sylvia Burwell asking for Planned Parenthood to be investigated on whether it has violated federal regulations. HHS awards federal grants to Planned Parenthood. The letter also asks HHS to conduct an internal review of its compliance with related government regulations.
I am strongly pro-life and always have been.
During my time as Idaho’s governor, lieutenant governor and state senator, I worked to restore Idaho’s unborn citizens to full recognition and protection under the law. As a United States senator, I am working to do everything I can to promote and protect the sanctity of life here and abroad.
I cannot and will not support legislation that would destroy a human’s most basic right–the right to life. This includes voting against government funding that would be used for promoting or performing abortions and that includes voting against Planned Parenthood funding.
– U.S. Senator James Risch, (R-Idaho)
July 21st, 2015
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LABRADOR DISGUSTED BY PLANNED PARENTHOOD ACTIONS AND COMMENTS
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Raúl Labrador, R-Idaho, issued this statement after watching videos showing Planned Parenthood officials negotiating the sale of fetal organs:
“I am sickened and disgusted by the inhumane attitude Planned Parenthood officials displayed as they discussed the sale of aborted fetuses over lunch. Their attitude towards human life should be condemned. I believe that all life is sacred, and should not be for sale. The fact that these officials view aborted fetuses as mere commodities is a sad commentary on our society.
“As a member of the House Judiciary Committee, I will participate in a vigorous investigation into whether Planned Parenthood is illegally profiting from the sale of organs and body parts from aborted babies. Nothing is more sacred than human life. Indifference to these grotesque practices demeans every American, regardless of their view on abortion.
“These videos pull back the curtain on the horrors of the abortion industry. Today I am joining as a cosponsor of a new bill, the Defund Planned Parenthood Act, to place a one-year moratorium on any federal funding of Planned Parenthood. I also urge the Senate to schedule a vote on the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, which passed the House with bipartisan support in May.”
July 21st, 2015
A number of news organizations have reported on a macabre discovery at the Strasbourg Medical Institute, located in Strasbourg, France. Tissue samples, carefully collected from the victims of the Nazi holocaust for medical research, were acknowledged to exist by research center just this week. Turns out the vials contained such things as skin samples, and tissue from various victim organs – like liver, stomach, intestines.
The human experimental tissue was carefully marked with the matching identifying numbers from the tattoos used to track each of Jewish victims of the Nazi assault on humanity some 70 years ago.
According to news reports, the human tissue was originally collected for the medical experiments of an SS officer and doctor, August Hirt.
The current research director of Institute, Raphael Toledano, explained that the superb Nazi record keeping system allowed him to connect the tissue samples with 86 specific victims of the Holocaust.
We bring this story to your attention because it seems horribly connected to the recent revelations of Planned Parenthood’s dark practice of harvesting and selling tissue and organs from carefully destroyed human babies. Like the Nazi researchers before them, Planned Parenthood has justified such unethical conduct as “advancing medical science”.
Many people who have viewed the luncheon meeting of Dr. Deborah Nucatola have been dumbfounded: How can a person so casually discuss the dismemberment of a human baby while sipping a glass of red wine? How could anyone talk about harvesting livers and hearts from defenseless babies to meet the growing demand from medical research companies while chewing down a lovely Caesar salad at a high class restaurant?
The truthful answer is similar to the one to be discovered by confronting the evil of the Nazi regime. There is a powerful movie available on cable which recreates the scene of key Nazi leaders meeting at “liberated” Jewish mansion outside Berlin in about 1943 to discuss the “Final Solution” over wine and the most delectable cakes and sandwiches. The viewer is left wondering how men could talk about the destruction of millions of human beings while slurping down the finest wine? The answer, in part, is that Nazi leaders had convinced themselves that Jews were actually not people. They were vermin, who could be used, temporarily, for profit. Likewise the folks over at Planned Parenthood look at preborn human children as some kind of virus to be cleansed.
In the wake of WWII, civilization rose up to deliver a considered moral judgment on the madness of Nazism. Trials were held at Nuremburg – including a series of trials known as the Nuremburg Medical Trials. We will write more about the relevance of this history to today’s scandal involving Planned Parenthood’s harvesting of human tissue and organs. It seems that we have lost the wisdom we purchased at such a terrible high price.
But the question we must ask ourselves right now is simple: What is the moral difference between the conduct of Nazi medical researchers and Planned Parenthood?
Will we allow this gross abuse of humanity to stand in our America?
Here is a link to the story in France:
July 15th, 2015
A firestorm has been lit by the release of a video showing Planned Parenthood actively involved in the gruesome business of harvesting, packaging, marketing and selling body parts and human tissue harvested from the thousands of babies it destroys each day.
Many talking heads are rightly outraged. Plenty of fresh material for bloggers, presidential candidates and talk show hosts. And, certainly, in the Age of Obama, the last thing Americans need is more cause for outrage: the bucket is overflowing.
But this issue is different. This outrage carries with it tremendous spiritual and societal consequence.
What happens now?
We are guaranteed to have a week or so of media attention and discussion regarding the true scope of evil surrounding Planned Parenthood and legalized abortion in America. We believe God has created a window, has pulled back the curtain on the institutionalized evil in our midst. But after the shock passes, what will America do about this heinous practice?
Will we simply turn the page? Go back to our comfortable space and pretend this is not happening?
Will we allow ourselves to be too disgusted to turn our outrage into persistent, undeniable demands for action by our government and elected officials? Will Planned Parenthood be brought to account? Will Congress enact legislation to clearly prohibit the disgusting practice of trafficking in human remains for profit? Will they move to strip these gangsters of all public tax subsidy?
In short: Now that this huge morsel of evil is in our mouths … will we spit it out as the moral poison it is? Or will we allow ourselves to swallow another chunk of evil, going back to the ball game, movie or even a discussion of any other political issue beside abortion and its broad bevy of consequence?
If we collectively digest this evil, America will fall another ten or twenty fathoms into the moral abyss. One would be left to wonder what obscenity or practice Planned Parenthood could commit that would finally be “too much” for our collective conscience to bear.
Of course, the sale and marketing of fetal tissue pales in comparison to the industrialized slaughter of the babies themselves. But it is a concrete place from which to reinvigorate our battle against evil.
So what is to be done?
First, we ask you to speak, personally, with your pastor or priest. We need the moral leadership of our clergy to confront this evil and to rally the Body of Christ to concrete action.
Second, we need to call upon on our Congressional delegation to ensure that there are broad investigations into this practice on a national scale – by both the House and Senate.
Third, we call upon Governor Otter and Attorney General Wasden to launch independent, state-based investigations into the practices of Planned Parenthood here in Idaho. This is likely a criminal conspiracy, and it must be taken seriously at the local, as well as the national, level. Not only is the trafficking in human tissue-for-profit illegal – the evidence produced thus far strongly suggests that Planned Parenthood may be violating the national and state bans on Partial Birth Abortions. The state must also make demand on Planned Parenthood to establish whether the mothers involved in aborting their children have given informed consent regarding the harvesting and sale of their baby’s remains to various research firms and universities.
Will YOU take a moment to pick up the phone and demand action from your elected officials and pastors?
May God save us from spiritual lethargy at this critical hour.
June 28th, 2015
Many Christians across America are grieving this weekend over the Supreme Court edict on homosexual marriage. Many must be wondering: Where did my country go? And where is it going?
Just a few years ago, homosexual behavior was illegal in every state of the Union. Today, with the meandering paragraphs of a few judges, it has become a right. How did it come to this?
Students of modern American history will see the obvious correlation between Roe v. Wade and the imposition of homosexual marriage upon a resistant nation. The process for imposing “social change” came upon us in nearly identical fashion – through the blatant abuse of power by the federal judiciary and the possessed agitation of a motivated, moneyed, small band of conspirators.
So now we shall enshrine another sin in America’s Constitution, calling it “freedom”. The two radical, lawless rulings share that commonality as well.
But they also share something deeper: They are edicts of death. The sanctification of homosexuality will harm real people, enticing some to wander into a lifestyle with notorious health and spiritual hazards. And for those homosexual couples who seek legalized marriage as a way to legitimize their unhealthy relationships, we predict they will find the institution of marriage to be very problematic.
A few years into this social experiment, it is rather easy to foresee dramatic rates of divorce among homosexual couples. The legal and financial entanglements of the institution will become more of a burden than it’s worth to many in the homosexual community, renowned for a casual and promiscuous sexual ethic.
We don’t, however, think that huge problem will diminish the luster of the victory for activists in the homosexual community. The drive to establish homosexual marriage is not about marriage, per se: it is an assault on Christianity. And make no mistake – the dragon is now on the sanctuary steps.
How will the Christian churches respond to the threat by government that they jettison parts of the Gospel to preserve their tax benefits? How will pastors and clergy react to charges that they are but purveyors of “hate speech”? We have already seen many denominations and so-called clergy make their accommodations with evil. It is likely more will do so.
But we predict many churches and pastors will be led by the Holy Spirit to a deeper appreciation of their duties under Christ. We believe that the Lord is hard at work, even in this apparently dark hour for America, to intensify the light by which we might find our way out of this swamp. Churches will not find it so easy to evade the issue of homosexual marriage as they have the abortion holocaust. The dragon is coming to find them in the quiet of their communities. They shall have to choose whom they shall serve.
Those who choose to proclaim the Gospel will be used by God to lead America into revival and redemption.
Christians are right to grieve over their nation, over the plight of those men and women who will be enticed into a destructive lifestyle by the Supreme Court and other social elites. But this is no time for despair. Christ specializes in taking what Satan has intended for our harm and turning it into a means for redemption.
The healing touch of the Savior is what this nation desperately needs.
Perhaps this is the hour that His Church will once again rise up to confront sin; to offer genuine love and hope for a sickened society
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