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Fri Jul 31, 2015, 08:16 PM

Rebecca Watson: 'Planned Parenthood is Not Selling Baby Parts, You F*cking Idiots'

Thu Jul 30, 2015 at 10:43 PM PDT
Rebecca Watson: 'Planned Parenthood is Not Selling Baby Parts, You F*cking Idiots'
by Leslie Salzillo



By now, most of the country has heard about the 'undercover' videos taped by so-called 'pro-life' activists from the Right Wing political organization Center For Medical Progress. The released footage is aimed at smearing, defunding, and shutting down Planned Parenthood. In addition to several videos referred to as 'new lows' by Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards, the anti-choice have also hacked the organization's website. The attack campaign is slanderous, insidious, and misleading. I could go on, but instead I'm going to step aside and let blogger Rebecca Watson explain the truth and insanity of the situation. Watson founded Skepchick in 2005, describing it as "an organization dedicated to promoting skepticism and critical thinking among women around the world." You can support more videos like this at patreon.com/rebecca.

Here is Watson's transcript followed by the video:

Planned Parenthood is in the news a lot these days thanks to a maliciously edited video making it look like they SELL BABY PARTS.

It’s weird for those of us with two brain cells to rub together, that this is even a thing. Because first of all, obviously Planned Parenthood doesn’t sell BABY PARTS. Jesus fucking christ, get a hold of yourselves. Baby parts!

3% of all Planned Parenthood’s activities are abortions, and more than 90% of those are in the first trimester when it’s about size of a kidney bean, so they do see some pieces of fetal tissue. Which are just going to be thrown away in the garbage, but which the patient can instead choose to donate to important medical research.

HOW DARE THEY! How dare Planned Parenthood allow women to aid in the research and treatment of conditions like H.I.V. and Parkinson’s disease, when instead those women could just be throwing that tissue in the garbage!

So yeah, there’s the fact that Planned Parenthood obviously isn’t “selling baby parts.” And then there’s the fact that the group releasing this video are some of the same people who worked for the group Live Action, which is best known for…editing together misleading videos attacking Planned Parenthood.

So despite the fact that this is an obviously made up and ridiculous accusation, actual politicians are taking it seriously. If you live in the US, your tax dollars are now going toward Congressional Republicans calling for a formal investigation, and the House Energy and Commerce Committee has announced they’ll launch a probe. A probe for baby parts! Good luck, guys!

This all reminds me of a course I took in college on heresy. I remember learning about how multiple times throughout human history, various groups of people have been accused of the very specific act of gathering together and hosting orgies, and then taking the resulting babies from any past orgies and burning them into ashes, which are then formed into cakes, which are then eaten. Usually it’s supposed to be the Jews doing this but plenty of other marginalized groups have been accused as well. And it always baffled me to think that people could really, truly believe that their fellow humans were doing something so obviously stupid and made up.

Well, now it’s 2015 and an organization that is mostly responsible for making sure poor women have access to basic medical care including cancer screenings, checkups, and birth control, are accused of convincing women to abort their babies and then tearing them into parts and selling them on the black market.

And I realize, that if it helps you achieve your goals — whether they be persecuting people of a different faith or cutting funding for poor women’s health care — it becomes surprisingly easy to believe something unbelievable.


Here is the video:



Thank you, Rebecca Watson.

If you've ever considered supporting Planned Parenthood, this would be a crucial time to get involved/contribute. To make a secured Planned Parenthood donation visit: Planned Parenthood Federation of America or call: 800-798-7092

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/07/31/1407462/-Rebecca-Watson-Planned-Parenthood-is-Not-Selling-Baby-Parts-You-F-cking-Idiots

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Reply Rebecca Watson: 'Planned Parenthood is Not Selling Baby Parts, You F*cking Idiots' (Original post)
FourScore Jul 2015 OP
onecaliberal Jul 2015 #1
daleanime Jul 2015 #2
Hekate Jul 2015 #3
calimary Jul 2015 #6
Seeking Serenity Jul 2015 #4
underahedgerow Jul 2015 #7
Seeking Serenity Jul 2015 #8
FourScore Aug 2015 #9
ananda Aug 2015 #20
Fred Sanders Jul 2015 #5
Enthusiast Aug 2015 #10
madokie Aug 2015 #11
Sunlei Aug 2015 #12
n2doc Aug 2015 #13
LostOne4Ever Aug 2015 #14
justiceischeap Aug 2015 #15
Gidney N Cloyd Aug 2015 #16
Scurrilous Aug 2015 #17
EEO Aug 2015 #18
L0oniX Aug 2015 #19
dembotoz Aug 2015 #21
47of74 Sep 2015 #22

Response to FourScore (Original post)

Fri Jul 31, 2015, 08:21 PM

1. Waiting to the pearl clutchers to alert.

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Response to FourScore (Original post)

Fri Jul 31, 2015, 08:25 PM

2. Hell yes....

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Response to FourScore (Original post)

Fri Jul 31, 2015, 09:05 PM

3. So well said, especially the historical links. Witch hunts specifically featured orgies....

....as fantasized by celibate monks. And so much more. For Jews it was the infamous Blood Libel in which the blood of Christian children was supposedly used to make Passover matzohs. And so much more.

I had not really made the connection between then and now, but the perverted imagination and fantastic claims have so much kinship it is remarkable.

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Response to Hekate (Reply #3)

Fri Jul 31, 2015, 11:09 PM

6. Hysteria and scare tactics are as eternal as the Milky Way.

Unfortunately.

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Response to FourScore (Original post)

Fri Jul 31, 2015, 10:42 PM

4. Who is she? Why is this video particularly highlighted?

Does her opinion carry more weight than any other person who puts videos on You Tube?

Help me out here.

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Response to Seeking Serenity (Reply #4)

Fri Jul 31, 2015, 11:16 PM

7. Well why NOT this video? In the War on Women her voice is just as valid as everyone else's and

highlights what I'm thinking, for example. The headline is the exact phrase that pops into my feeble mind whenever I see this sort of hysteria popping up.

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Response to underahedgerow (Reply #7)

Fri Jul 31, 2015, 11:33 PM

8. I can't say why not this video

That really wasn't my intended point. I was just asking because the OP headline lead with her name as if she's somebody important or someone people are just supposed to know of. And I don't.

Never mind. 'S OK.

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Response to Seeking Serenity (Reply #8)

Sat Aug 1, 2015, 12:44 AM

9. Rebecca Watson is a blogger and founder of Skepcheck.

Her site offers more information about her.

The links are in the first paragraph of the OP.

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Response to Seeking Serenity (Reply #8)

Sat Aug 1, 2015, 06:16 PM

20. I never heard of Skepchick either, until now..

.. and I'm so glad to learn about it and hear
from the great Rebecca Watson!

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Response to FourScore (Original post)

Fri Jul 31, 2015, 10:49 PM

5. The fucking idiots I get, they are idiots, but the fucking politicians that use this malicious lie to advance malicious

law on the backs of the fucking idiots for their own self-serving interests....I have several other things I want to do to them.....starting with impeachment.

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Response to FourScore (Original post)

Sat Aug 1, 2015, 06:33 AM

10. You FUCKING idiots!

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Response to FourScore (Original post)

Sat Aug 1, 2015, 06:51 AM

11. It sucks

That we have to suffer these gop fools.
Why can't they just go get layed and and leave us the fuck alone. Oh thats right they don't really have willing partners cause after a while no one likes a wham bam thank you Ma'am kind of fellow now do they. I know I sure wouldn't if I was a woman.

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Response to FourScore (Original post)

Sat Aug 1, 2015, 07:39 AM

12. anti womans rights groups/republicans have to use scare tactics, outright lies and scam videos.

I added republicans because they are the ones who call for planned parenthood to be closed and their religious RW groups don't like birth control either.

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Response to FourScore (Original post)

Sat Aug 1, 2015, 08:00 AM

13. And yet michael savage wiener was spewing this nonsense on his show yesterday

Over and over, how Obama and PP are Nazis who are depraved, and how he doesn't even believe the parts are used for medical research. And guess who reaches more listeners?


We need the fairness doctrine back. And we need some laws that require disclaimers on these RW fantasy hate shows.

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Response to FourScore (Original post)

Sat Aug 1, 2015, 08:06 AM

14. Gotta love the founder of Skepchick. nt

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Response to FourScore (Original post)

Sat Aug 1, 2015, 11:00 AM

15. Sadly, my sister believes this shit

So I guess that makes her a fucking idiot! (Not offended at all)

It's sad that so many people have allowed themselves to be dumbed down to the point where they don't even consider basic biology.

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Response to FourScore (Original post)

Sat Aug 1, 2015, 11:26 AM

16. Fucking Idiot John Kass wrote an overwraught column in the Chicago Trib a couple Sundays back.

If you enjoy seeing a tiny little conservabot brain on a meandering idea safari to support a baseless opinion, Kass as usual doesn't disappoint with this one:
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/columnists/kass/ct-kass-planned-parenthood-met-0719-20150719-column.html

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Response to FourScore (Original post)

Sat Aug 1, 2015, 12:05 PM

17. The GOP is totally deranged.

Every last one of those @#$% knows full well those videos are complete BS yet they wake up in the morning, slap on their flag pins, and mosey on over to the world famous US Capitol to lie and posture and bloviate over completely made up @#$%. Meanwhile our real problems, climate change, crumbling infrastructure etc., are completely ignored and unacted upon. @#$% these guys. @#$% them to @#$%. @#$%!

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Response to FourScore (Original post)

Sat Aug 1, 2015, 12:56 PM

18. But ignorant, civically-challenged Americans don't care and are excited for Monday...

And the rubes will continue to demand Planned Parenthood be defund, and the lying slime politicians will use their stupidity as far as it will take them. USA! USA! USA!


Civically-Challenged Americans Excited About Defunding Planned Parenthood on Monday


McConnell confused the civically-inept even more when he added, "And Obama's veto is definitely going to come into play if Congress passes any legislation defunding Planned Parenthood. Because guess what? Republicans control Congress, but we don't have the votes to override a veto in the event our bicameral legislature can even pass a defunding bill."

Upon hearing McConnell's excuses, Americans who were looking forward to defunding Planned Parenthood asked, "Who is Mitch McConnell and do we need him?" and, "Who is 'veto' and what is the nature of Obama's relationship with him?" and, "How long have they had camels in Congress?"

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Response to FourScore (Original post)

Sat Aug 1, 2015, 01:10 PM

19. Nazi doctors and Dr. Frankinstein find it very interesting too.

 

Fucking idiots indeed. Of course Sick Rott has to do his idiot thing too ...fucking dumb ass batboy wanna be pushed for an investigation. WTF Does he think he is going to do? Look important? No ...he looks just like the fool he is.

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Response to FourScore (Original post)

Sat Aug 1, 2015, 08:09 PM

21. have shared this all over facebook

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Response to FourScore (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2015, 03:00 PM

22. Just saw this today.

K and Fucking R.

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