VIDEO Unseen undercover abortion videos to go public

2-week hearing set for reporters who revealed baby-body-parts-for-sale scheme
April 21, 2019 by Bob Unruh

 

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An undercover-video investigation that exposed the abortion industry’s sale of body parts of unborn babies will be the focus of a two-week preliminary hearing in a California court.

The case centers on the conflict between the First Amendment-based right of reporters to video people in public places and California’s privacy laws.

California brought the complaint against David Daleiden, founder of the Center for Medical Progress, who released more than a dozen videos in 2015 capturing Planned Parenthood executives and others negotiating for higher prices for body parts.

The videos, which are still available online, prompted some states to pull funding for abortionists and adopt new rules. The U.S. House and Senate investigated and sent referrals for criminal investigation to the Department of Justice.

But the abortionists responded with civil lawsuits against Daleiden and his organization. And they convinced pro-abortion Attorney General Xavier Becerra in California to pursue state privacy violation charges.

The Thomas More Society on Friday it will have lawyers in court Monday for the two-week preliminary hearing on “non-consensual eavesdropping and conspiracy” charges.

California Superior Court Judge Christopher Hite will decide whether Becerra, whose political campaigns have been subsidized by abortionists, can present enough evidence to require Daleiden and associate Sandra Merritt to defend themselves against 15 felony counts at a full-dress jury trial later this year.

“This hearing will mark the first time that the anonymous abortion industry witnesses who complained that they were illegally videotaped will present sworn testimony in court. It will also be the first time that excerpts of the videos – capturing alleged involvement in illegal fetal tissue sales as well as the commission of violent felony crimes against human beings – will be shown in open court,” Thomas More said.

The reference is to videos obtained at a National Abortion Federal meeting that have been suppressed by a federal judge with his own links to Planned Parenthood.

WND reported in January on plans to depose abortion industry executives as part of the case.

The Freedom of Conscience Defense Fund, another legal organization defending the undercover reporters’ work, said Planned Parenthood executive Mary Gatter, who famously said wanted a Lamborghini, will be among the people deposed.

“Backed up by legions of attorneys from two national law firms, Planned Parenthood is spending millions of dollars to destroy a young man who exposed fetal tissue trafficking in the abortion industry,” Charles LiMandri, FCDF’s chief counsel, said earlier. “We have no doubt that officials’ testimonies will shed a light on Planned Parenthood’s illegal operations.”

Here are two of the videos released by CMP:

One of the videos that has been suppressed by Judge William Orrick includes more details about the industry.

It was available only briefly online.

However, transcripts of comments by abortion executives have been preserved.

Lisa Harris, medical director for Planned Parenthood of Michigan: “Our stories don’t really have a place in a lot of pro-choice discourse and rhetoric, right? The heads that get stuck that we can’t get out. The hemorrhages that we manage.”

Susan Robinson of Planned Parenthood of Mar Monte in San Jose, California: “The fetus is a tough little object and taking it apart, I mean taking it apart, on day one is very difficult.’

Talcott Camp, deputy director of the American Civil Liberties Union’s Reproductive Health Freedom Project: “I’m like oh my god! I get it! When the skull is broken, that’s really sharp. I get it, I understand why people are talking about getting that skull out, that calvarium.”

Deborah Nucatola, senior director of medical services at Planned Parenthood Federation of America: “You know, sometimes she’ll tell me she wants brain, and we’ll, you know, leave the calvarium in ’til last, and then try to basically take it, or actually, you know, catch everything, and even keep it separate from the rest of the tissue so it doesn’t get lost.”

Uta Landy, founder of the Consortium of Abortion providers for Planned Parenthood: “An eyeball just fell down into my lap, and that is gross.”

Her comment was followed by raucous laughter from the abortionists at the meeting of the National Abortion Federation.

In December 2015, the Senate Judiciary Committee and the House Select Investigative Panel on Infant Lives referred the Planned Parenthood Federation of American and six regional affiliates to the Department of Justice for criminal investigation.

Operation Rescue noted little attention was given to the issue under President Obama, but after Donald Trump moved into office, the investigations “appeared to show signs of life.”

See a CMP video about Planned Parenthood skirting federal law:

The “Lamborghini” executive:

Paying attention to who’s in the room when infants are born alive:

Altering abortion procedures:

Selling body parts a “valid exchange”:

https://www.wnd.com/2019/04/unseen-undercover-abortion-videos-to-go-public/


 

Texas Backs Chick-fil-A, Come What Mayo!

Chick-fil-A may cater, but not to the demands San Antonio liberals care about. Now, three weeks into the city council’s decision to ban the restaurant from the local airport, Texas conservatives know: this case for their religious liberty bill was made to order.

“Everyone has a place here, and everyone should feel welcome when they walk through our airport,” City Councilman Roberto Treviño told the media after the council’s 6-4 vote to boot the chicken chain from opening a shop in the terminal. Why? Because the owners dare to donate to charities like the Salvation Army. “Ridiculous!” Texas Senator Ted Cruz (R) responded on Twitter. “That’s not Texas,” he argued.

Unfortunately, the state’s conservatives worry, that will be Texas if something isn’t done to protect religious freedom. “With this decision,” Treviño insisted, the council “reaffirmed the work [San Antonio] has done to become a champion of inclusion.” Until, of course, that “inclusion” applies to people who support natural marriage and sexuality. Where’s the equality for them? That’s a question the Lone Star State is trying to answer with the introduction of SB 17, the Free to Believe Act and the First Amendment Defense Act.

Chick-fil-A may be a private company, but that doesn’t mean it has to surrender its beliefs at the dining room door. And the same goes for any American trying to live out their faith in the public square. The San Antonio City Council thinks it can’t, “in good conscience,” sign an airport agreement with a business owned by Christians. But isn’t that exactly what this debate is about — conscience? Just because the Cathy family owns a national restaurant chain doesn’t mean they’re excluded from the First Amendment. Regardless of what liberals say, religious freedom isn’t just for churches. It’s for every business, wedding vendor, adoption agency, charity, doctor — every citizen. And that’s what SB 17 is hoping to remind Texans.

“We’re waking up in an era where Christian faith, specifically, seems to be under attack,” said state Sen. Charles Perry (R). In the current political climate, he’s worried Christians can’t practice their faith openly without facing consequences — including the loss of their jobs and livelihood. Under the Free to Believe Act, government officials can’t punish Texans for thinking differently than the radical Left. That’s just “a license to discriminate,” LGBT activists argue.

Not true, Republicans like Lt. Governor Dan Patrick (Texas) fired back. No one is trying to create a religious excuse for businesses to turn people away. No believer I know would want that — let alone lobby for it. As even Chick-fil-A has said, everyone should feel welcome at its restaurant. This debate has never been about Christians discriminating against anyone — it’s about stopping the government from discriminating against them!

Even in some of the more high-profile wedding vendor cases, where the Left is trying to paint Christians as intolerant monsters who want to slam the door shut on same-sex couples, you’ll find that — to a person — each shop owner was more than happy to sell the activists something off their shelves. In fact, Barronnelle Stutzman of Arlene’s Flowers, considered the man who sued her to be one of her best customers. “I knew he was in a relationship with a man and he knew I was a Christian. But that never clouded the friendship for either of us or threatened our shared creativity — until he asked me to design something special to celebrate his upcoming wedding. If all he’d asked for were prearranged flowers, I’d gladly have provided them. If the celebration were for his partner’s birthday, I’d have been delighted to pour my best into the challenge. But as a Christian, weddings have a particular significance.”

In Chick-fil-A’s case, the Left’s overreaction is almost comical. The Cathy family hasn’t done any overt lobbying on natural marriage for years. In fact, they’ve intentionally backed away from taking a stand on issues of biblical morality — yet still, they’re a target. That ought to show everyone that there’s just no appeasing the Left. Simply being a Christian in the workforce — even a polite and politically silent one — is enough to draw the liberals’ wrath.

But the Democrats’ new terrain, where your personal views disqualify you from participating in society, is a dangerous precedent. If liberals choose not to eat Chick-fil-A, that’s their right. Just like it’s our right not to shop at Target until they stop putting women and children in danger with their bathroom policies. What isn’t our decision — or theirs — is to exclude these businesses from the market altogether. If you agree, join our friends from Texas Values in Wednesday’s Save Chick-fil-A Day! Come to the state capitol for the House hearing on the Free to Believe Act, and then drive-through your local chain on the way home. Help Texas leaders show the country that there’s always an appetite for real religious freedom!

As seen here at Family Research Council. Posted here with permission.


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VIDEO 50% drop in abortion traffic follows ‘Unplanned’

 

Image courtesy 40 Days for Life

Image courtesy 40 Days for Life

Don’t expect this statistic to appear in Planned Parenthood’s next report to Congress when it seeks more taxpayer money.

At one clinic, following the release of the hit movie “Unplanned,” abortion traffic dropped by half.

At another, it was down 25 percent.

Those are just two of the early reports of the impact of the movie, according to Shawn Carney, the president and CEO of 40 Days for Life.

The organization has conducted 40-day prayer vigils in 816 cities in 56 countries around the globe. They set up volunteers – 1 million so far in a decade – to pray around the clock for 40 days.

Their objective is to save babies, help hurting mothers and help abortion-industry employees move to other jobs.

The movie tells the dramatic true story of a Planned Parenthood clinic manager, Abby Johnson, who quits and becomes a pro-life activist after assisting in an abortion.

When Johnson quit, she immediately went to Carney at his organization’s headquarters across from the Planned Parenthood she managed in Bryan, Texas.

Carney told WND in an interview that he and Johnson had known each other for years, both having attended Texas A&M University. When she started working at Planned Parenthood, he started with 40 Days for Life.

He recalls the day that Johnson, “distraught, completely broken,” walked into his office.

He said he was worried about her future after having turned her back on the abortion industry’s biggest player.

Carney said that with the release of “Unplanned,” participation in the prayer vigils has surged 30 percent.

“It’s just been a wave of enthusiasm,” he said. “People are actually going out and peacefully praying.”

He said volunteers are at Planned Parenthood clinics daily. He’s still assessing all the reports, but one clinic’s traffic was down 50 percent since the movie came out. Another down one quarter.

“Absolutely fantastic,” he said.

He said Johnson is the 26th of 186 abortion workers who have fled the industry since 40 Days began its work.

He praised the movie makers.

“Their boldness in showing pro-life activism in a positive light really took a lot of courage,” he said.

Image courtesy 40 Days for Life

Image courtesy 40 Days for Life

The movie, he said, already is in 56 countries, and he’s anticipating the international impact.

Most people, he said, don’t realize that there have been 61 million babies lost to abortion in America alone since the Supreme Court created that right in 1973.

He said the best way to defund Planned Parenthood is to stand outside and pray that God will keep women away.

No customers means no income, and even Planned Parenthood, with its government subsidies annually, needs income, he said.

See the “Unplanned” trailer:

Last week, WND reported Google categorized the movie as “propaganda.”

Kelsey Bolar took a screenshot of Google’s designation, “Drama/Propaganda,” and posted it on Twitter.

“Who knew that ‘propaganda’ was a movie genre? @Google once again exposing its gross political bias,” Bolar wrote.

A Twitter user noted Google “fixed” the propaganda label after 12 hours.

But a blogger for the Twitter news-aggregator Twitchy said, “We’re not really sure they ‘fixed’ anything … fixing it would also be an apology but we suppose this is a start.

 

Image courtesy 40 Days for Life

Image courtesy 40 Days for Life

“The next time someone accuses you of wearing tinfoil when you point out how politically biased against Conservatives Silicon Valley is send them this story,” said Twitchy. “… It’s hard to deny your bias when you all but create a new movie genre for a movie about Planned Parenthood so people who search it might not take the movie seriously.”

WND reported “Unplanned” has succeeded despite considerable opposition. Over its opening weekend, for example, Twitter had an “error” that shut down the movie’s account and deleted 50,000 followers.

The movie also was given an “R” rating despite no nudity or violence. And networks refused to sell time and space for advertising. A company even prevented the movie from using a piece of music because of the topic.

Actress Robia Scott talked about her role in the movie:

And Matthew West created a music video for “Unplanned”:

Fox News reported Johnson now has a ministry called And Then There Were None that helps abortion workers get new jobs.

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VIDEO Black and Pro-Life – Understanding the New Legislation on Abortion

Fifteen months after the city of Oakland, California, passed a law making it illegal to approach a woman entering an abortion clinic without her consent, Walter Hoye went to jail for standing on a public sidewalk outside an abortion clinic with a sign saying, “God loves you and your baby. Let us help you.”

In this excerpt from Black and Pro-Life in America, we learn about Walter’s first visit to Family Planning Specialists in Oakland, and how his life would never be the same.


 

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Walter Hoye had never heard of Family Planning Specialists (FPS) in Oakland before he was invited to join the sidewalk counselors at 200 Webster Street. “I was focused on my church, on my congregation and the next conference,” he explained. Abortion and its impact on the black community had become issue No. 1 at Progressive Missionary Baptist Church, but Walter had not yet visited an abortion clinic.

Energized by a Walk for Life and intrigued by the possibilities involved in sidewalk counseling, Walter decided to give it a try. With Christiana Downer and Sister Elga Kendall, two women in their 80s from his church, he went to FPS for the first time on Tuesday, March 14, 2006. That very day, FPS called the police. No one was cited or arrested, and Walter and his friends decided to return every Tuesday morning.

During Walter’s time slot at FPS, from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m., he would stand on the public sidewalk near the clinic loading zone and watch for the telltale signs of a woman on her way to an abortion. The pathway to the front door of the clinic, eight steps in length, was on private property and off-limits to Walter. But it was no barrier to the spiritual power of prayer and heartfelt concern that he could exercise from the sidewalk. Walter figured that if by those means he could save just one life each Tuesday, he could save 52 lives each year.

Most clients would walk right past Walter, acting as though they didn’t see him and his sign, which said, “God loves you and your baby. Let us help you.” But once in a while a woman would stop and listen to his soft, comforting voice saying, “Good morning. May I talk to you about alternatives to the clinic?” Sometimes his truthful and hopeful words would change a woman’s mind about having an abortion.

Walter’s sign was a gift from Mary Arnold. It was a copy of one Mary used with some success during one of her vigils outside an abortion clinic in Auckland, New Zealand. A Pacific Islander inside the clinic saw the sign through the window and went outside to talk to Mary. She said that her boyfriend and her boyfriend’s father were at home praying for her and that the message on the sign meant a lot to her. She asked Mary for help, and Mary assisted her through the pregnancy. They stayed in touch after the birth of the baby, and Mary has a photograph of the child, which is dear to her heart.

He Answered Yes

Walter loved the sign and the story behind it, he said. The succinct message summed up everything he would say to a woman in a crisis pregnancy if she would give him the chance. It contained the answers to the three questions women would most often ask him: “Does God love me?” “Does God love me and my baby?” “Are you willing to help me?” Every time a woman asked Walter one of these questions, he answered yes.

During Walter’s visits to FPS he noticed that most of the women seeking abortion were black. Gradually, the number of black clients increased. One Tuesday morning, Walter counted 27 women approaching the clinic, and 25 of them were black. Yet the clinic could not perform 27 abortions in a two-hour period, he said. Some of these women, he discovered, came “not because they had an appointment, but because they knew there was a black man out there, a preacher out there, who was helping the women.” Word had spread about Walter’s two-hour weekly vigil at the Webster Street clinic.

The needs women brought to Walter went beyond those related to pregnancy. “If they were hungry, if they needed a place to stay . . . we were literally helping the women,” he said. Some women simply needed someone to talk to. “Sometimes we would just go have coffee, lunch, and just talk.”

Young men also began coming to Walter, seeking answers and looking for help. Sometimes a pregnant mother dragged along the father of her unborn child, hoping he would listen to Walter. “She wanted him, her boyfriend, to hear me talk about it,” he said, referring to the life of the baby and alternatives to abortion.

As members of the local black community, Walter and his companions from Progressive Missionary Baptist Church became the most effective sidewalk counselors outside FPS — so effective that the clinic turned to Barbara Hoke for help.

Antis and Deathscorts

Barbara Hoke calls all of them “antis” — pro-life demonstrators, protestors, and sidewalk counselors. When the “antis” began squeezing FPS financially, the clinic asked her to recruit escorts for their clients.

For their part, the “antis” referred to the escorts as “deathscorts,” and when the first ones arrived at FPS two months after black folks began sidewalk counseling there, the reason for them was obvious — to counter the Walter Hoye effect.

Walter and his companions kept their Tuesday-morning appointment at FPS like clockwork. Christiana Downer and Sister Elga Kendall went to their usual curbside spots and handed out literature. Walter, in his early 50s, moved back and forth in his own area, closer to the white loading zone. “I would say to the women, ‘Good morning. May I talk to you about an alternative to the clinic?’ so they would know I wasn’t crazy,” Walter said. If a client chose to listen, she would walk closer to him.

The first sign that FPS was worried about Walter Hoye was the increase in visits by the police. They started to come at regular intervals. As had been the case before, the police would leave without making any arrests. There were federal and state laws governing activities outside abortion clinics, some of them strongly worded and court tested, but what Walter was doing remained in compliance with those laws. He was holding a sign and offering an alternative to abortion on a public sidewalk. There was no law against that. Officers would arrive, briefly talk to Walter, and then quickly leave. Those police visits were a blessing in disguise, Walter said. “They were actually helping me be a better sidewalk counselor,” he explained. “I obeyed everything they told me to do. Women were still stopping.”

When the first escorts arrived at FPS, they were cold and hard toward Walter, as if he were a dangerous enemy. But their treatment didn’t bother him. He was as open and friendly with them as he was with anyone else, and it wasn’t long before they began talking to him when no clients were around. The conversations were unavoidable since the escorts shadowed Walter’s every move by standing or walking right next to him. The topics ranged from the trivial to the more serious and personal. Walter was training to run a marathon, which one escort found interesting. Another escort wanted to talk about her gravely ill mother, and Walter listened to her concerns with kindness and sympathy.

Sharing the Love

Walter looked upon these conversations as opportunities to share the love of God with the volunteers. One escort, one of the few black volunteers, stopped coming to the clinic. “She saw what I was seeing,” Walter said. “She knew what was going on, and she got to the point where she never came back. She just couldn’t do it anymore.” Her departure became another problem for the clinic.

After a while, the escorts stopped talking to Walter, and he and his companions concluded that the clinic had ordered the escorts to stay away from him. “They would come out and say, ‘We can’t talk to you anymore, Walter. We can’t talk to you,’ ” he said. The escorts then waited in their cars or in the lobby for clients to arrive.

In April the escorts began more aggressive tactics. As they stood next to Walter or walked alongside him, they blocked his sign or his face with blank whiteboards. “In some cases, I was literally surrounded and followed by four white women wherever I went,” he said. The spectacle slowed traffic on Webster Street as drivers rubbernecked to see what the fuss was about.

Sidewalk counselor Mary Arnold recalled how the circus caused clients to approach her with questions about what was going on. It was an open invitation for her to reach out. It worked for a while, but the constant harassment by the escorts ultimately caused Mary Arnold to give up, leaving Walter there with his two elderly companions.

By November 2006 there was public talk about crafting a bubble law for abortion clinics in Oakland. The clamor for action against Walter Hoye had reached city hall, where abortion providers had powerful allies who proved willing to go to extremes to stop him. “They were afraid that if one black pastor was out there, more would come,” he said. “They couldn’t let one black pastor get away with counseling black women about alternatives to abortion.”

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Walter Hoye went to jail for standing on a public sidewalk outside an abortion clinic with a sign saying, “God loves you and your baby. Let us help you.” Learn more about Walter’s story in the book Black and Pro-Life in America.

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VIDEO ‘Unplanned’ Actress Says film is ‘Going to Change History’, Change Hearts and Minds on Abortion

‘Unplanned’ Actress Says film is ‘Going to Change History’

Abby Johnson, left, is seen on the set of the movie “Unplanned” with actress Ashley Bratcher, who plays her. The movie details the story of Johnson, a former Planned Parenthood administrator who quit that job to join the pro-life movement after her up-close interaction with abortion.
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By Denis Grasska, Catholic News Service

To say that actress Ashley Bratcher is enthusiastic about her latest film project is an understatement.

“I think it’s going to change history,” she said of the real-life story upon which the film is based. “I really do. I think it’s just that impactful.”

Bratcher portrays Abby Johnson, the former Planned Parenthood clinic director who became an outspoken pro-life activist, in “Unplanned.”

Opened nationwide in theaters March 29, the film is based on Johnson’s book of the same title and recounts how Johnson, once honored by Planned Parenthood as its “Employee of the Year,” came face-to-face with the reality of abortion and converted to the pro-life cause.

Bratcher knows the story’s transformative power because she has felt it herself.

Though she auditioned for the role without even knowing that Johnson was a real person and not the fictional creation of a screenwriter, Bratcher later went home and did some research online. She watched a video of Johnson sharing her story and, she said, it “shook me to my core.”

Bratcher had identified as pro-life, but admits that she had been “middle-of-the-road” on the issue, having limited understanding of fetal development, not knowing much about what an abortion procedure actually involved, and being unwilling to tell another woman what to do with, “so to speak, ‘her body.’”

But that video filled the gaps in her understanding, she said, and “really convicted me in my spirit to say, ‘Wow, people don’t know this. … America needs to know the truth.’”

If video footage of Johnson describing her experience in words can be that powerful, a dramatization would be even more powerful.

“With this movie, we allow people to see for the first time what they’ve never seen before, and I think that is going to be … really compelling,” Bratcher said during a telephone interview with The Southern Cross, newspaper of the Diocese of San Diego.

In a separate telephone interview a day earlier, Johnson recalled the life-changing moment that is at the center of the new film.

Despite growing up in a pro-life family, she began volunteering with Planned Parenthood in the early 2000s. At first, though she disliked abortion, she felt that women’s lives would be at risk if they were denied access to it. Over her eight years with the organization, her views gradually became more extreme, to the point where she was “very much pro-abortion” and saw the procedure as “just another form of contraception.”

However, that all changed in September 2009, Johnson said, when she was asked to provide “an extra set of hands” during an ultrasound-guided abortion.

“I saw this 13-week-old baby appear to fight and struggle against the abortion instruments, trying to move away, to find a safe place,” said Johnson, who became Catholic in 2012, “and I knew then that there was life in the womb, that there was humanity there, and that what I had just witnessed was truly an injustice.”

The filmmakers’ effort to share Johnson’s eye-opening experience with theatergoers met with an R-rating from the Motion Picture Association of America for “some disturbing/bloody images.”

Johnson sees “a political agenda at play” in the rating decision, but also feels that the MPAA “stumbled backwards into the truth” that abortion is inherently violent.

“I don’t think the irony is lost on anyone that a 15-year-old girl can’t go watch this movie without her parents’ consent, but can go get an abortion without her parents’ consent,” she said. “But I hope that it won’t deter parents from taking their kids.”

A parent herself, Johnson gives her assurance that children “have seen much worse on cable TV than they will see in this film.”

Bratcher also acknowledged the irony that young girls will not be admitted to the film without a parent, but she said that “abortion is R-rated” and “to make a movie about abortion and not have it be rated R would be a disservice.”

Both the real-life Johnson and her onscreen counterpart hope that the film’s audience will include both pro-life theatergoers and those who support legal abortion. And they said it will challenge both sides.

For those who are “pro-choice,” Johnson said: “If you’re going to support something, you need to know what that is and what it looks like, and that’s exactly what this film is going to show them.”

But, she added, “even within our own pro-life movement, there’s room for conversion,” especially among those who are “willing to check a box and say that they’re pro-life, but they’re not actively engaged in the movement.”

In another interview with a Catholic paper, The Compass of the Diocese of Green Bay, Wisconsin, Johnson said she also hopes the film opens the hearts and minds of Catholics in particular.

“Over 50 percent of women having abortions are coming from our churches,” she said. “I wholeheartedly believe that God is going to put the right people in that theater to see this film. I’m excited to see what happens.”

(Editor’s note: Unplanned is currently scheduled at a number of theaters located within the Diocese. Visit www.unplannedtickets.com for locations and information. Read the movie review by Catholic News Service.)

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Culture War: Google Labels ‘Unplanned’ As ‘Propaganda’

The pro-life film is under a new attack, and this time it’s hard to describe it as accidental.

 

The MPAA, record publishers, cable networks and Twitter all took their hacks at the pro-life film “Unplanned.”

Now, it’s Google’s turn, apparently.

“Unplanned” follows the true story of Abby Johnson, a Planned Parenthood director who had a massive change of heart regarding abortion.

In recent weeks the Motion Picture Association of America slapped an “R” rating on the indie feature. That’s despite “Unplanned” having no adult language, violence, nudity or sexual situations. The film’s abortion scenes are a little challenging, visually. They’re still a far cry from what PG:13 horror films evoke.

Next, a crush of music publishers denied the film’s producers rights to their songs citing vague reasons.

Multiple high-profile cable channels refused to air the film’s commercials. Think HGTV, Lifetime and more.

Twitter briefly suspended the film’s official account during its opening weekend run. Hours later, some people tried to follow the page once it came back online … but couldn’t. Some posted video of their attempts to prove their point.

Is Google joining the culture war fight against “Unplanned?” One key piece of evidence suggests that’s the case. Type the word “Unplanned” into the mighty Google.com search engine. Here’s what you find on the very first page, a critical search criteria (Hat Tip: T Becket Adams)

Unplanned Google Propaganda (1)

Have any other films been similarly labeled?

Yes, “Unplanned” is unabashedly pro-life. If you want to label it as propaganda, then you must do the same for other pop culture entities, including:

  • Obvious Child” -The 2014 dramedy packs an aggressive pro-choice message
  • Any Michael Moore movie. Period.
  • Saturday Night Live” features content with a uniformly hard-left tilt
  • The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” is Progressive Messaging 101.

That’s just a short list. And here’s how Google lists two of the aforementioned films.

“Unplanned” co-director Chuck Konzelman defended his film against the Google attack:

“We tell the true life story at Abby Johnson.The last time Planned Parenthood challenged her version of events —in court — the judge threw out all charges, without Abby even having to mount a defense,” Konzelman says. “And yet, many in the media slavishly insist it’s Abby who’s lying… and Planned Parenthood that’s telling the truth.”

https://www.hollywoodintoto.com/culture-war-google-labels-unplanned-as-propaganda/

Ohio makes it crime to stop a fetal heartbeat

Joins growing coalition imposing restrictive abortion measure

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April 11, 2019

 

It now is a crime in Ohio to perform an abortion once a fetal heartbeat can be detected, usually about six weeks into pregnancy.

The bill signed by Republican Gov. Mike DeWine poses the threat of fines of up to $20,000 from the State Medical Board of Ohio.

Abortion advocates immediately promised a court challenge. But at least five states have such laws and several more have plans under consideration.

The Republican-majority legislature had no difficulty passing the bill. It turned back several amendments proposed by Democrats, including one that would have required a DNA database for all men in Ohio “so that child support orders can be enforced.”

Another required paid maternal leave and accommodations for mothers in the workplace.

A statement from Created Equal said, “If the pro-abortion lobbies angered by this victory present a legal challenge, we will defend these babies all the way up to the Supreme Court.”

The organization said changes on the court “signify an even better day for preborn babies may be on the horizon.”

“The legislature and Gov. DeWine have declared that no longer should the beating hearts of humans too young to be born be violently torn apart by abortion,” Created Equal said.

State Rep. Niraj Antani said a baby “with a beating heart in the womb deserves the opportunity of being born.”

“As a co-sponsor of the Heartbeat Bill the moment I was elected, today’s vote will save countless lives,” Antani said.

South Carolina, West Virginia, Missouri, Mississippi, Maryland and Florida have passed similar laws.

“I commend Ohio lawmakers for fighting for precious babies and passing this heartbeat bill,” said Liberty Counsel founder Mat Staver. “The beating heart of a priceless unborn child should awaken the conscience of our nation to the violence of abortion.

“I am grateful that Ohio is not afraid to take significant steps toward making the womb a safe place again.”

The act now is a fifth-degree felony.

NBC said doctors report a fetal heartbeat can be detected as early as five weeks.

The bill’s backers welcomed the threat of legal action from abortion backers.

The ACLU of Ohio immediately announced it would sue over the 56-39 vote in the House and 18-13 decision in the Senate.

Pro-life activists hope to provoke a legal challenge that could overturn the U.S. Supreme Court’s 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling, which legalized abortion up until viability, usually at 22 to 24 weeks.

The bill contains exceptions if the pregnant woman’s life is in danger, but there are no exceptions for rape or incest.

https://www.wnd.com/2019/04/ohio-makes-it-crime-to-stop-a-fetal-heartbeat/