Cecile Richards, President of the federally funded organization Planned Parenthood, came to testify before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform yesterday in defense of the organization and in light of a series of extremely disturbing videos from the Center for Medical Progress.
From her own testimony to the Oversight committee, Richards stated that Planned Parenthood, with a “99- year history,” is “a leading provider of high-quality reproductive health care in the United States” with “more than 10,000 people who work at Planned Parenthood’s national office and 59 affiliates” providing “high-quality health care and information with compassion and a deep commitment to women’s health, well-being, and dignity.”
Federal funding for ‘lucrative’ salary
But Rep. Jason Chaffetz, the chairman of the House Oversight committee, was not persuaded by her words, according to various reports on the matter. FoxNews is highlighting points Chaffetz is making. One point being that “Obamacare makes federal funding for Planned Parenthood duplicative,” due to the facts that “HHS identifies Title X as a service for ‘low-income or uninsured individuals” and “[u]nder Obamacare, individuals should be getting their health care via Medicaid or a Qualified Health Plan.”
What might also be a problem for some, is the big salary being paid to President Richards and other top tier Planned Parenthood executives, which is described as “lucrative” in the Fox story, and many Americans might agree if they knew that right after the U.S. financial crisis of 2008, President Richards was doing well. In fact, it seems “[f]rom 2009 to 2013, Planned Parenthood and its related organizations paid President Cecile Richards more than $2.47 million,… which includes $590,928 for 2013.”
Other media raised objections to Richards and Planned Parenthood as well. Pro-life website CharismaNews in fact, raised an important point from Richards’ testimony. “… Planned Parenthood CEO Cecile Richards confirms that some Planned Parenthood affiliates sell the body parts of aborted babies. In her testimony, Ms. Richards states, ‘Planned Parenthood is proud of its limited role in supporting fetal tissue research.'”
Richards has never refuted the video footage from the Center for Medical Progress it seems. The piece in Charisma News points that out, and there is a post at theAmericanSpectator reflecting on “…a 1926 speech to the KKK by one of their most revered ideological darlings, Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger.”
The information on Sanger’s connection with the KKK, written bySanger openly wrote about this “… in her 1938 autobiography published by W.W. Norton, one of the leading New York publishing houses.”
“One might ask,” Kengor writes, “why would the KKK be so interested in Ms. Sanger? The reasons are obvious, a natural fit.”
In considering the time period of Sanger and of her contemporaries who wanted to make “racial improvement,” we need only recall Adolf Hitler’s genocidal activities during World War II and “…the U.S. Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, who declared that ‘[t]hree generations of imbeciles are enough,'” according to Kengor.
Sanger, the Planned Parenthood founder, “… lamented America’s ‘race of degenerates'” Kengor states. She felt a need to purge the national landscape of its “human weeds” and “the dead weight of human waste.” Sanger believed these people included the “feeble-minded,” the “insane,” and the just plain “idiots.” Apparently, they felt the need to refine the human “gene-pool,” according to Kengor.
Sanger wanted to “Create a Race of Thoroughbreds,” and, as she wrote to Dr. Clarence Gamble, one of her “Negro Project collaborators, on December 10, 1939: “We do not want word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population,” Kengor quotes in his article.
By the way, there is also 13 minute long video from the Center for Bioethical Reform which “… shows the birth of what CBR describes as a ’17 1/2 week fetus,’ according to a report by John Sexton over at Breitbart. “The Center for Bioethical Reform, in partnership with the Grantham collection, has released the full version of a video which became a source of political controversy after the 2nd Republican debate.”
Underneath a “graphic content” warning, comes the description that a fetus “… is placed in a metal pan with a clamp attached to its umbilical cord.” Sexton writes that the source video (available with a warning over at You Tube. You can get the link at the above Breitbart reference.)
Secton also states that “… a comparison demonstrates the new video is the source of the brief segment that appeared in a video produced by the Center for Medical Progress (CMP), a pro-life investigatory group which has produced undercover videos critical of Planned Parenthood.”
So, the ongoing fury in the nation just seems a perfect opportunity for those “teachable moments” all of us human beings might stop to ponder. Does the video seem to buttress the sentiments of one 2016 Presidential candidate Carly Fiorina? She has taken such grief for her last debate remarks on the matter of the videos and Planned Parenthood, including an assault during a speech by some Planned Parenthood supporters in Iowa, per theHill. Per the story by Jonathan Easley, Fiorina is supporting the notion of defunding Planned Parenthood, “… and has said congressional Republicans should take the fight to the White House, even if it results in a government shutdown.”
“I believe this is something we must stand up and fight for,” Easley quotes Fiorina, who also said she believes the federal giveaway of taxpayer money is like “a political slush fund” for Planned Parenthood.