Obama administration will investigate whistleblowers who filmed Planned Parenthood

Planned Parenthood senior executive: organ harvesting so she can get a Lamborghini
Planned Parenthood senior executive: organ harvesting so she can get a Lamborghini

I know, I know. You thought that the Obama administration would investigate Planned Parenthood for being caught selling the body parts of unborn babies. But you were wrong.

The Federalist has the story. (H/T Ari)

Full text:

The U.S. Department of Justice announced plans to investigate the group that produced undercover videos showing Planned Parenthood employees admitting that they harvest and sell organs ripped from the bodies of aborted babies. Politico reported the news of the coming DOJ investigation earlier today:

JUSTICE TO PROBE CENTER FOR MEDICAL PROGRESS — While congressional committees investigate Planned Parenthood’s practices, the Justice Department agreed to look into whether the group that released the sting videos obtained the footage legally. In response to a request by House Democrats, Attorney General Loretta Lynch said Wednesday afternoon that Justice would “review all of the information and determine what the appropriate steps moving forward would be.” Planned Parenthood has staunchly defended its practices and claims that the Center for Medical Progress illegally obtained its footage, then excessively edited it to misrepresent what the organization does.

The DOJ investigation of the Center for Medical Progress, which, unlike Planned Parenthood, is not in the business of killing healthy, viable unborn babies in order to sell their organs for cash, was announced after several Democratic lawmakers called for the organization to be targeted:

Four Democrats in Congress — Reps. Jan Schakowsky, Zoe Lofgren, Jerry Nadler, and Yvette Clarke — have written to Attorney General Loretta Lynch and California Attorney General Kamala Harris, asking them to open investigations into the Center for Medical Progress. The Democrats say the videos were filmed as part of an “elaborate scheme” — using “fake identification” and without the approval of the Planned Parenthood doctor who appears in them.
It’s interesting that Lynch decided so early to make a statement about the group. There are certainly more videos to come, and if Planned Parenthood’s panicked press releases are any indication, the footage may be far more damaging than anything that’s been revealed thus far. However, given the abject politicization of multiple agencies under Obama’s command — including the Internal Revenue Service, which targeted conservative non-profits, and the DOJ, which has been hesitant to investigate Obama allies — it seems unlikely that Lynch and those who report to her will ever crack down on Abortion, Inc.

This is not surprising, given the lead from the White House:

And this from Life Site News.

Excerpt:

The Obama administration has taken a firm position on new undercover videos of national Planned Parenthood leaders discussing the harvesting and sale of aborted babies’ body parts: It’s all a lie.

Rather than dispute whether the abortionists commit partial birth abortions to profit from the sale of human organs, the administration instead echoed concerns raised by a public relations firm hired by Planned Parenthood that the eight-minute-long versions of the videos were misleading.

White House spokesman Josh Earnest said at a press conference today that, while he had not spoken with President Obama about “the actual videos” — and he believed President Obama had not seen either video in question — Earnest was “confident” that Obama had read reports “raising considerable concerns about the way those videos were selectively edited to distort, not just the words of the individuals speaking, but also the position of Planned Parenthood.”

Earnest’s words today were longer than his previous statement on the growing scandal. When asked if the Obama administration would consider withholding federal funds from Planned Parenthood over the scandal, Earnest replied curtly, “no.”

The investigative organization the Center for Medical Progress has released both two shorter videos that are eight minutes long, as well as two videos, each roughly two hours in duration, which it says is the full and unedited conversation.

Planned Parenthood has not disputed the legitimacy of the longer, uncut footage.

Still think it’s a good idea to sit home during the next election, evangelicals? Because, you know… stuff is actually happening in the real world outside your church. Stuff you ought to care about.

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7 thoughts on “Obama administration will investigate whistleblowers who filmed Planned Parenthood”

  1. Richard Nixon merely attempted to politicize the DOJ and the press hounded him from office for it. Barack Obama actually succeeded in politicizing the DOJ and the press hounds us as racists if we object to it.

    It’s going to be hard to change Washington if the press remains corrupt.

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  2. The news coming out of the US is almost unbelievable. Here, we have video of Planned Parenthood executives admitting to illegal activities (selling body parts of aborted babies) and now Nancy Pelosi et al. want to investigate the organization that made the videos?! What about Planned Parenthood?

    Pelosi has now thrown out the meme: “[Planned Parenthood] have only defrayed the cost of mailing [fetal tissue] to someone, which is not breaking the law.”

    Again, unbelievable.

    ref: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2015/jul/23/nancy-pelosi-wants-doj-probe-of-center-for-medical/?utm_source=RSS_Feed&utm_medium=RSS

    The Center for Medical Progress is right on when they say, “Planned Parenthood [is] trying to use the power of their political cronies to shut down free speech, to silence the freedom of the press, to persecute [Executive Director] David Daleiden, and to save their half-a-billion in taxpayer money and avoid accountability to the law and the American people.” (quote from article above)

    We should not start with a top-down approach, but a bottom-up one. The Obama Administration isn’t going to withdraw financial support (easily). However, we can. Find out the organizations around you that raise funds for Planned Parenthood and tell them that you’re not going to give money to them because of it. (I just did it to the United Way in the city where I grew up. They responded the very next day.)

    Whatever the case, don’t let the obvious media bias and skewing make you feel like the minority or helpless. That’s what they want us to feel so we’ll give in or give up more easily.

    I won’t. Millions more won’t, either.

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  3. “Highly edited” actually means moving around words to create sentences that were not actually said. The White House is parrotting (not editing at all) Planned Parenthood’s talking points on this. They are flat out lying. The videos are not “highly edited” but are edited for time just as any TV news video is edited.

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  4. The mask is off, everyone. Make sure you’re not only talking about it.

    Call your representatives, call the companies who support PP. Ask your friends and family to do the same.

    They know they’re losing. They’re telling obvious lies because they’re desperate.

    Get on offense. Hit them now.

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    1. I just saw Carly Fiorina taking on some clown from Emily’s List on Fox News Sunday, and the deer-in-the-headlights look of the clown was priceless.

      Clown: We shouldn’t be empowering politicians to influence women’s abortion decisions.
      Carly: That’s what you do for a living, clown.
      Clown: Oh yeah, I forgot.(makes WHAAAAT? minion face)

      Source:

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