While women are 'betrayed,' media ignores PP story

Monday, July 27, 2015
Bill Bumpas, Charlie Butts (OneNewsNow.com)

Young people throughout America will be conducting rallies Tuesday to take action against Planned Parenthood.

Americans urged to take action

(OneNewsNow) - American Family Association is calling people into action in the aftermath of the latest Planned Parenthood scandal.


"When you abandon the sanctity of human life as a foundational principle in a culture, you wind up with the kind of ideological nightmare that we see manifested by Planned Parenthood," says Ed Vitagliano, executive vice president of American Family Association.

"This organization has so departed from the sanctity of human life that they are selling children's body parts like they're at a buffet."

AFA is asking people to contact their elected representatives in Washington, urging them to vote to defund Planned Parenthood.

"The fact that we are just now finding out some of these horrific details about the sale of body parts from aborted children means that we probably have no idea the depths of depravity that have gone on in the shadows. So this is at least a first step that we're asking people to take so that our dollars are not spent on this organization."

Kristina Hernandez of Students for Life tells OneNewsNow her organization had been hearing from young members nationwide who have seen the two videos released so far of Planned Parenthood officials talking about selling aborted baby parts and tissue.

"It was horrifying, yet you know a lot of us in the pro-life movement weren't surprised, because Planned Parenthood does not care about women and only cares about their bottom line," Hernandez laments.

Knowing that more than a half billion dollars in federal tax dollars go to Planned Parenthood each year, Students for Life chapters throughout America will be staging "Women Betrayed" rallies at various Planned Parenthoods and state capitols tomorrow.


"So many of us have just had enough of it, and we are demanding through these rallies that the federal government and state government both investigate Planned Parenthood and defund them of all taxpayer money," the pro-lifer explains. "We give Planned Parenthood over $500 million a year in [federal] government funds."

Meanwhile, House Democrats are asking the Justice Department to investigate the Center for Medical Progress, the organization that conducted the revealing probe of Planned Parenthood discussing the sale of aborted baby parts.

But the media's treatment of the controversy has come under scrutiny, as the Media Research Center (MRC) has researched how the broadcast TV networks covered two separate stories about Planned Parenthood.

MRC compared the news coverage of the Planned Parenthood undercover video investigation versus coverage of the Susan G. Komen Foundation's decision to defund the giant abortion provider – a decision the cancer charity later reversed due to public pressure.


According to Katie Yoder, staff writer at MRC-Culture, over the same length of time after the stories broke, ABC, CBS, and NBC reported on the Komen story three times more than the videos revealing human body part trafficking.

"It's ridiculous and horrific, really, that the networks focused more of their time and effort on money and funding than on this story of baby parts being trafficked and harvested," Yoder contends.

She believes ABC, CBS, and NBC should be reporting on this latest controversy more. Nevertheless, the coverage is waning as the days go by.

"Planned Parenthood is taxpayer funded," the MRC writer reiterates. "They receive more than $528 million taxpayer dollars per year. So this is in the public's interest to know."

Yoder explains the lack of coverage coming from the liberal media is due to their relationship with Planned Parenthood, which she describes as "best friends."

Editor's Note: The American Family Association is the parent organization of the American Family News Network, which operates OneNewsNow.com.

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