The Center for Medical Progress has been dropping videos right and left showing some seriously disturbing statements by Planned Parenthood employees. So disturbing that left-wing politicians, actors, comedians, and judges are circling the wagons.
Planned Parenthood's chief isn't bothering responding; she'd rather smear. First, she resorted to the old "highly edited video" dodge, implying that the fact that a producer might have removed extraneous material from a video (something all producers do) is evidence of wrongdoing. Of course, the complete videos were released, neatly defeating the claim that the intent was to deceive. Then she broadly attacked the Center for Medical Progress, who produced the video, claiming it has "no credibility". This was merely an assertion; she didn't provide anything substantive to support it. Refusing to respond to questions and accusations is typical for her; she's ducked key questions in the past.
The most common statement by others on the left is that they "support women's health blahblahblah." Apparently, Planned Parenthood is the sole provider of women's health. This seems odd to me, because claims by the president that Planned Parenthood provided mammograms to women were shown to be false. But that many left wing politicians and actors and comedians couldn't possibly be wrong. Therefore, it makes perfect sense to conflate the existence of Planned Parenthood with availability of women's healthcare.
This is why the left must obviously love Halliburton. Oftentimes, Halliburton received government contracts because it was believed that the service being purchased was only available from Halliburton. Kind of like the belief that women's health is only available from Planned Parenthood. So, when many of Halliburton's practices were questioned, the left was obviously okay with this. Halliburton was supporting the troops in Iraq and various other things, therefore being against Halliburton clearly is the same as being against the troops. The same way being against Planned Parenthood must obviously be the same as being against women's health. Right?
If only there were a few places that offered the services Planned Parenthood actually does offer. Things like STD screenings, cancer screenings, and pregnancy tests. Places like, every doctor's office. Or, for some of those things, a CVS or a Walgreen's. Then we wouldn't be stuck with Planned Parenthood if we found out they were breaking the law. In this scenario, we could defund Planned Parenthood if we caught them breaking the law and give those funds to other women's health providers.
Sadly, Planned Parenthood is clearly the only women's health option available. It must be. Hillary Clinton and Elizabeth Warren are insisting that attacks on Planned Parenthood are attacks on women's health, so they absolutely have to be the only provider. The only plausible explanation for the left's defense of Planned Parenthood is a lack of options. They must believe that even if Planned Parenthood is breaking a million laws, shutting off government funds would kill women's health. Not a single investigation can be tolerated, unless it's investigating the Center for Medical Progress.
Ten years or so ago there were claims that Halliburton was a unique provider. Ending the contract would have hurt the troops, and apparently there was no alternative. Because to not do so would have hurt the troops. Giving the contract to someone else wasn't an option. Investigations into law breaking would just be hurtful. At least, that's what we were told. Therefore, I predict Hillary Clinton will come out in support of future Halliburton contracts. For the same reason she supports funding Planned Parenthood. Because to do otherwise would be hypocritical.