Sixteen Year-Old Schools Sen. Jeff Flake On Planned Parenthood

Sen. Jeff Flake – Photo: Gage Skidmore

A 16-year-old from Tucson, Arizona, schools Republican Sen. Jeff Flake:

“I’m wondering, as a Planned Parenthood patient, and someone who relies on Title X, who you are clearly not – why is it your right to take away my right to choose Planned Parenthood?”

(h/t Boy Culture)

Planned Parenthood CLEARED Of Wrongdoing, Anti-Abortion Activists Indicted For Tampering With Governmental Record

The Houston Chronicle has the surprising developments in the Planned Parenthood story:

A Harris County grand jury investigating allegations that a Planned Parenthood clinic in Houston illegally sold the tissue of aborted fetuses has cleared the organization of wrongdoing and instead indicted two anti-abortion activists behind the undercover videos that sparked the probe.

Secret videographers David Daleiden and Sandra Merritt were both indicted on charges of tampering with a governmental record, a second-degree felony that carries a punishment of up to 20 years in prison. Daleiden received an additional misdemeanor indictment under the law prohibiting the purchase and sale of human organs.

Colorado Shooter In Court: “I Am Guilty. There Will Be No Trial. I Am A Warrior For The Babies.”

In case anyone had any doubt as to why the Colorado Planned Parenthood shooter went on his wild spree last week.

In a court appearance to determine formal charges, accused Planned Parenthood gunman Robert Dear reportedly announced his guilt–and strongly hinted at a motive. “I am guilty. There will be no trial. I am a warrior for the babies,” Dear reportedly exclaimed before the charges were read.

Reporter Rick Sallinger with our partners at KCNC left the courtroom early to report the outburst, which is how 11 News obtained this information. Our reporters remain in the courtroom, where phones and laptops are not allowed.

Sallinger also reports that that Dear is refusing to meet with attorney after Wednesday, and stated, “This is my life.” If convicted, Dear could face a minimum sentence of life on prison or a maximum sentence of death. The DA’s office has several weeks to decide whether to seek the death penalty or not.

Moderate Senate Republicans Step Up To Stop Defunding Of Planned Parenthood

Sen. Susan Collins from Maine

God bless the moderate Republicans in the U.S. Senate – sometimes, they are about the only thing that keeps their party from imploding from ignorance.

Today, three GOP Senators – Mark Kirk (R-IL), Susan Collins (R-ME) and Lisa Murkowski(R-AK) – introduced a measure to stop fellow Repubs from defunding Planned Parenthood.

Collins led the charge on Senate floor Thursday announcing that defunding Planned Parenthood could lead to “the closure of several hundred clinics across the country, depriving millions of women of the health care provider of their choice.”

Collins amendment was to strike language in the Senate’s budget reconciliation bill, which redirected money from Planned Parenthoods to other community health clinics. Republican leaders included the defund language as a statement against Planned Parenthood, which sting videos alleged was selling fetal tissue.

Planned Parenthood has denied those accusations.

If the defunding language ends up being included, President Obama has pledged to veto the legislation.

Mike Huckabee: I’ve Never Heard Any Pro-Lifer Suggest Attacking Planned Parenthood

“I don’t know any pro-life leader, any – if you can tell me one, please correct me – but I don’t know of anybody who has suggested violence toward Planned Parenthood personnel.”

I think The Huckster is walking a fine line there. He may not want to name a “pro-life leader” but he knows there are those in that tribe that call for violence to close down Planned Parenthood. That’s not news to anyone.

(h/t JMG)

Colorado Springs Shooter Mentioned “No More Baby Parts” To Law Enforcement

The day after a gunman killed three people and shot nine others at a Colorado Planned Parenthood office, officials tell NBC News a motive remains unclear, but say the suspect talked about politics and abortion.

Robert Lewis Dear, a North Carolina native who was living in a trailer in Colorado, made statements to police Friday at the scene of the Colorado Springs clinic and in interviews that law enforcement sources described as rantings.

In one statement, made after the suspect was taken in for questioning, Dear said “no more baby parts” in reference to Planned Parenthood, according to two law enforcement sources with knowledge of the case.

(more at NBC News)

President Obama On The Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood Shooting

In the aftermath of the Planned Parenthood shooting by gunman Robert Dear Lewis, President Obama issued this statement:

The last thing Americans should have to do, over the holidays or any day, is comfort the families of people killed by gun violence — people who woke up in the morning and bid their loved ones goodbye with no idea it would be for the last time.

And yet, two days after Thanksgiving, that’s what we are forced to do again.

We don’t yet know what this particular gunman’s so-called motive was for shooting twelve people, or for terrorizing an entire community, when he opened fire with an assault weapon and took hostages at a Planned Parenthood center in Colorado. What we do know is that he killed a cop in the line of duty, along with two of the citizens that police officer was trying to protect. We know that law enforcement saved lives, as so many of them do every day, all across America. And we know that more Americans and their families had fear forced upon them.

This is not normal. We can’t let it become normal. If we truly care about this — if we’re going to offer up our thoughts and prayers again, for God knows how many times, with a truly clean conscience — then we have to do something about the easy accessibility of weapons of war on our streets to people who have no business wielding them. Period. Enough is enough.

May God bless Officer Garrett Swasey and the Americans he tried to save — and may He grant the rest of us the courage to do the same thing.

Shooting In Colorado Springs Near Planned Parenthood

UPDATE:

Congressman Luis Gutierrez Lays Out The Truth At Planned Parenthood Hearing

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Telling Republican the TRUTH About Planned ParenthoodThis is AMAZING. The ending is the best part.The congressman is Luis Gutierrez. Video by Occupy Democrats, LIKE our page for more!Posted by Occupy Democrats on Friday, October 9, 2015

This is seriously a ‘must-see’ moment from Congress.

Congressman Luis Gutierrez doesn’t leave anything out as he speaks the truth at the recent Congressional hearings regarding Planned Parenthood.

All of it gets brought up here – abortion, LGBTs, immigration. He leaves no stone unturned.

Go, Gutierrez.