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Orrick’s actions were roundly criticized, not only by pro-lifers, but also by defenders of free speech and of journalists. On Wednesday, Fox News host Tucker Carlson addressed the apparent censorship, criticizing Judge Orrick for ordering the video to be removed. Carlson argued that Orrick intentionally “suppressed” the video and that this was an attack on the First Amendment.
Lila Rose, the founder and president of Live Action, also appeared on Carlson’s show. Rose argued that the horrifying nature of the video is exactly why Americans need to see it.
“Is the allegation that — I mean, the only way, it seems to be, that would be legitimate if you could keep something under wraps like this video, is if you could show that they’re not real,” Carlson said. “Is there any evidence these videos are not real?”
“I think precisely because they are real, is why there’s so much opposition,” Rose said. “This is National Abortion Federation and Planned Parenthood’s own trade show. This is where they get together and talk about what they do every day.”“Planned Parenthood commits 900 abortions every day in this country,” she continued. “That’s 900 little boys and girls killed by abortion, by Planned Parenthood, every day. So the fact that they called — they asked Judge Orrick for the injunction, the fact that Planned Parenthood and National Abortion Federation so badly want these tapes to be kept quiet points to the — shows us that they’re very afraid of what’s on these tapes.”
Rose detailed the admissions and gruesome descriptions of abortion made by top Planned Parenthood staff:
“The callous laughter about the abortion procedure, about tearing apart a child’s legs, taking the legs off from the navel when they’re delivering the child, that discussion by Planned Parenthood abortionists on the tapes, their discussion of the head getting stuck in the cervix and complaining about the abortion procedure…
I mean, horrific, so difficult to hear. But this is exactly what the public should hear, Tucker, because Planned Parenthood, the very abortionists that are laughing about what they’re doing on these tapes, are receiving a half a billion dollars every single year from taxpayers.”Live Action News continues