On Tuesday afternoon, The Hill ran an article attempting to make a very weak defense for the damning video of Planned Parenthood’sÂ senior director of medical services,Â Deborah Nucatola. In case you missed it, the nearly nine-minute long video shows Nucatola bragging over lunch and wine about the selling of harvested body parts from aborted fetuses.
“Yesterday was the first time she said people wanted lungs,” Nucatola says in the video. “Some people want lower extremities too, which, that’s simple. I mean that’s easy.”
Instead of showing outrage about Planned Parenthood or the video, The Hill titled and angled their piece as “Republicans Seize On Planned Parenthood Video.” It’s a sorry attempt to turn an heinous issue into one of Republican talking points, and one that didn’t play very well.Â The Hill, in every sense of the word, should feel ashamed, and pretty foolish. No little flare is going to distract this T-Rex.
But while The Hill brought up Republican reactions, it did not cover any Democrat responses to the scandal… if scandal is a fitting enough word.
That’s because there are none. Democrats are typically staunch defenders of Planned Parenthood, and Planned Parenthood are ardent supporters of Democrats. They’re closer than prostitutes and chlamydia.
Hillary Clinton won a Margaret Sanger award from the abortion provider in 2014. Obama himself has set aside hundreds of millions for them. But it just goes beyond recognition and grants. It would appear that Planned Parenthood itself does a lot of Democrat back-scratching in return.
According to OpenSecrets.org, in 2014 Planned Parenthood did contributed quite a bit to political candidates, and exclusively to Democrats. Contributions includedÂ $574,701 to federal candidates, and $50,000 to state and local parties.
The large part of 2014 breakdown looks like this:
So it’s no wonder that Democrats are staying mum about the Planned Parenthood video. Why would they want to say sour words about such a generous donor?
Democrats can’t hide forever. At some point they’re going to have to address the issue, especially those who benefit from the abortion provider.
Hailing from Austin, Texas, Brandon Morse has been writing about politics and culture across many websites for the last six years, with a heavy emphasis on anti-authoritarianism. Aside from writing articles, he is also known for voice acting and authoring scripts. He is an avid gamer, dog person, and has a bad habit of making vague references to things no one has heard about or seen. Follow him at @TheBrandonMorse on Twitter.
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