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What to Do About Planned Parenthood

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Today, just a day after the United States Senate voted to keep funding Planned Parenthood, The Center for Medical Progress released a fifth undercover video. This one—the latest in a series of sting-style videos depicting Planned Parenthood officials talking about the sale of fetal body parts for research—shows a different executive discussing the ability of doctors at the federation’s Texas branch to extract intact fetal parts. Shockingly, she even alludes to full bodies: they can somehow adjust their process to “obtain intact fetal cadavers,” she says. She goes on to describe details about pricing and shipment. Like the previous videos, this one is highly graphic. Discuss

Justice for All in the Abortion Debate

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The Roots of Christianity’s Pro-Life Stand

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Today, the Center for Medical Progress released another video apparently showing a Planned Parenthood official discussing the ethics and price of selling parts of aborted fetuses. The video shows excerpts of a conversation with Mary Gatter, medical director of Planned Parenthood of Los Angeles. Last week, the organization released a similar undercover video of a different Planned Parenthood executive discussing, more graphically, the same things. And like last week, The Center for Medical Progress again posted what they claim is an unedited, full version of the video to YouTube.

Last week’s video prompted the U.S. Congress to open investigations into Planned Parenthood, which is the country’s largest provider of abortions. In addition, Texas republican governor Greg Abbott and Missouri’s democrat attorney general Chris Koster both announced that their respective states will also investigate Planned Parenthood’s practices within their states. Planned Parenthood seems to chalk up the videos to a smear campaign, maintaining that the original video is misleading. Yesterday, the organization sent a letter to Congress saying that subsequent videos would be similarly misleading. Discuss

Late-term abortions are now illegal in Wisconsin. State governor Scott Walker signed a bill yesterday that bans all non-emergency abortions after 20 weeks, the stage when some experts say fetuses begin to feel pain. Rape and incest are exceptions to the new law. This legislation makes performing a late-term abortion a felony, carrying a punishment of up to three and a half years in prison and up to $10,000, reports Politico. Still allowable after 20 weeks are emergency abortions in situations where the mother may die or incur severe injuries. Wisconsin lawmakers approved this action earlier this month. Discuss