Americans were shocked this week when a video surfaced showing a Planned Parenthood representative speaking casually about donating fetal tissue to outside laboratories. The video, which was the result of an undercover investigation by an activist group, had nearly every Republican presidential contender condemning the organization. But one contender, Senator Rand Paul, intends to go a step further.
“I plan to do whatever I can to stop them and will introduce an amendment to pending Senate legislation to immediately strip every dollar of Planned Parenthood funding,” Paul said this week. The Kentucky Senator is likely to attach the amendment to the upcoming transportation bill, a piece of legislation that must be passed by the end of the month.
The Hyde Amendment prevents federal tax money from directly funding abortions, but Planned Parenthood currently receives nearly $500 million a year from the federal government. These funds are supposedly used only for the organization’s non-abortion activities. Of course, any fool can see how easy it is to get around that meaningless distinction. If Paul is successful in defunding Planned Parenthood, he will merely be upholding the will of the American people.
“The continued disregard and disrespect for human life at Planned Parenthood, a partially taxpayer-funded organization, is shocking and appalling,” said Paul. He accused the organization of having “absolutely zero respect for the sanctity of human life,” a brutal critique that is nonetheless tough to argue against.
On the other side of the aisle, it’s worth noting that Hillary Clinton is a Planned Parenthood favorite. A day after the controversial video was released, campaign financial records revealed that Clinton has received nearly $10,000 in donations from Planned Parenthood employees. The Democrats in general have enjoyed longstanding financial support from Planned Parenthood, taking in nearly $6 million since 1990. That says nothing about the money the organization has donated to outside groups that support Democrats.
And what do you know? So far, not a single Democratic candidate has even mentioned the disgusting video. It seems that a little bit of campaign money can go a long way. It can even convince you that it’s okay to ignore a Planned Parenthood official who muses lightly about the proper way to mutilate a baby without crushing valuable organs.
No one who believes in a higher power can possibly mistake this type of evil as anything other than a national crisis. There will be a day of reckoning for the sins of modern America. These godless liberals are going to make sure of it.