Planned Parenthood, Donald Sterling and Double Standards
More than a year ago, a secretly-recorded conversation went viral of former Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling expressing offensively-wrong racist remarks. Following a massive social media outcry, this incident was all that was needed to cause the NBA to remove Sterling from his ownership position of more than 30 years and to sentence him “banned for life” from the association.
This week, another undisclosed recording has been shared throughout the social media world of Planned Parenthood senior medical services director Deborah Nucatola speaking matter-of-factly about different fetal organs, including heart, lung, liver, being sold for $30 to $100 a piece after such body parts were obtained from partial birth abortions of unborn children.
Like with Sterling, a public outcry was heard on social media. Unlike the NBA, when confronted with this issue, Planned Parenthood defended Nucatola and justified themselves, sadly, with many rushing to their side.
So in one case, we have Sterling speaking some truly horrible words that nearly everyone today recognizes as wrong, and he is dismissed for good. Nucatola, meanwhile, described actual involvement in “harvesting” and selling of human “fetal tissue” (body parts of unborn children), which according to the Center for Medical Progress, the group who produced the video, “is a federal felony punishable by up to 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $500,000, according to Title 42 of the U.S. Code” – but no immediate action was taken.
Many, including Planned Parenthood, instead are focusing their wrath on the group that recorded the conversation and say they are the ones to be condemned. So what we have here is a double standard developing in which much of the same society that jumped on Sterling for his words during the undisclosed recording, and rightly so, now seems partly hesitant to hold Planned Parenthood accountable.
The days and weeks ahead will be very telling, as to what will happen to Planned Parenthood. Will there be any repercussions? Will the organization lose its federal funding or get a pass?
Will Planned Parenthood supporters distract from the real issue at hand with more “war on women” rhetoric? Will they instead focus their wrath on those who recorded Nucatola’s lunch chat which revealed, in between bites of her meal, she admits her practice involves crushing baby parts above and below valuable organs?
I certainly pray that is not the case because what is at stake is the future, not of women’s health – that is a misnomer. What is at stake is the self-preservation of Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest abortion provider that receives hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars each year to perform their dubious services.
Planned Parenthood has been exposed. For any good they have claimed to do, it is now more apparent than ever that this so-called healthcare provider is guilty of cashing in on their abortion carnage.
It’s time to stop looking away or making excuses for Planned Parenthood. It’s time to face the facts.
Whether or not you consider yourself pro-life, it is time to admit what is really going on through these barbaric practices performed by Planned Parenthood. It’s time to turn away from the culture of death and look toward a day in which all life – born and unborn – is respected and protected.
That’s a standard of which we can all be proud.