Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Planned Parenthood Soundbites Just Aren’t Working

By Maria Gallagher, Legislative Director
Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation

The soundbite machine at Planned Parenthood just isn’t working as well as it used to.

There was once a time when Planned Parenthood officials could deliver a focus group-tested soundbite to a news-hungry media and rest easy. Just repeat a few catchy phrases —“war on women,” “trust women,” “trusted health care provider,” and it was onto the next question.

But that was before undercover videos showed Planned Parenthood doctors nonchalantly discussing over salad the harvest of and compensation for baby body parts. Livers? Lungs? Legs? Heads? The American public had never heard Planned Parenthood talking about human organs, heads, and extremities before. What’s all that got to do with choice and women’s rights and breast cancer exams? I mean, those lunchtime conversations were just way off script.

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