Crossposted from DemocraticDiva.com
Statement from Center for Arizona Policy President Cathi Herrod
PHOENIX – “Like millions of Americans, I was horrified to see a top Planned Parenthood official callously discussing the strategic dismemberment of preborn children for the possible sale of their organs. As the video revealed, this issue has struck close to home because the Planned Parenthood executive clearly discussed Arizona as a target state for this process due to Planned Parenthood Arizona having a ‘business savvy’ CEO, Bryan Howard.
Mr. Howard has denied any wrongdoing. Yet his words ring hollow, especially after a new video shows another Planned Parenthood executive saying she ‘wants a Lamborghini’ while discussing compensation for preborn children’s organs.
If Bryan Howard and Planned Parenthood truly have nothing to hide, then prove it. They should open up their records to authorities for an immediate investigation.
There is clearly smoke here, and now the onus is on Bryan Howard and Planned Parenthood to prove there is no fire by opening up their books to investigators. According to Planned Parenthood Arizona’s 2013-2014 annual report, they performed abortions on
7,100 women during that fiscal year. Did they compromise the health and safety of these women in order to profit off their preborn children’s organs?
Arizona women deserve to know.
No more talk, no more excuses.”
For more information, contact Aaron Baer, 330.219.1792 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Center for Arizona Policy promotes and defends the foundational values of life, marriage and family, and religious freedom. For more information, visit azpolicy.org.
Wow. So Bryan Howard is guilty of, uh…something…, because a Planned Parenthood rep in another state said something complimentary of him on the second “gotcha” video (produced by a disreputable ,to put it mildly, group) that, once again, showed nothing illegal happening.
Yes, the doctor being scammed by the actor did make a quip about wanting a Lamborghini. CAP appears to be both unable to recognize a joke (which is entirely possible since puckered-up prudes are famously humorless) and stupidly unaware that a $200,000 car would require a lot of “sales” of donated fetal tissue – well over 2000 of them at the highest estimated $100 “sales” price per unit, taking taxes and overhead into account. I’m not the foremost expert on economies of scale but I’m pretty sure this is not an efficient way to acquire a Lamborghini.
And I’ll remind everyone that CAP’s blubbering about the “health and safety” of women in this press release stands in stark contrast to their opposition the HPV vaccine a few years ago:
The vaccine has become a hot-button issue across the U.S. with social conservatives rallying against requiring it because they say it sends the wrong message to young people about sex.
“This is not a disease that schoolchildren catch sitting at a desk,” said Cathi Herrod, president of the Center for Arizona Policy, which backed the prohibition.
You think someone like her might want to scrutinize the records of abortion patients for reasons other than ensuring they were healthy and safe? I sure do.