It is no secret that God Blogging has little to no respect for Planned Parenthood, so it won’t be a surprise to readers that I’m passing on a video of an undercover taping at a PP clinic done by LiveAction, an anti-abortion movement led by young people. (Note: I label LiveAction anti-abortion instead of pro-life because I can’t determine from their web site if they are also against the death penalty and unjust war or for massive social services and extensive educational funding for those born into poverty — all pro-life values. Note #2: I point out that LiveAction is spearheaded by the young because, for most of its existence, the anti-abortion movement was led by older folk who wouldn’t know YouTube if it smacked ’em up side the head. This youth-led movement is a serious change.)
For people who wonder – and surely some do – my distaste for PP comes from their shift from supporting access to birth control (their aim in the early days) to an almost total focus (and financial dependence) on abortion. The final straw was when a nurse I met in Dallas showed me a memo encouraging her and her PP clinic co-workers to “push” more abortion services so the clinic could makes its monthly revenue budget. The report a few years ago in Consumer Reports showing that two of the most ineffective condoms to use were sold by PP, which was followed by a report that showed those were the two most popular condoms sold at PP at the time, lent fuel to the fire. (Fair and accurate reporting note: CR also noted that there was one condom sold at PP that received CR’s higher rating.)
Now, there are the LiveAction videos, the latest of which you can find over at Fallible Blogma here, where the doctors and nurses speak for themselves. And before anyone jumps on me in the comment section saying I’m an ignorant prude or a religious nut trying to push my agenda, please read my post on birth-control here, and keep in mind that some of us view unwed pregnancy as an economic and societal issue, not a religious one. Additionally, not all of us who are against abortion came to that conclusion through Divine inspiration but rather, like my agnostic and atheist friends, through reason: As one such friend told me, wrong is wrong, even if there is no God.