Why Dems Don’t Want to Talk About Planned Parenthood

Over the last three weeks, Planned Parenthood has been the subject of three sting videos that purport to present company officials discussing the sale of fetal tissue.

The videos, produced by the anti-abortion nonprofit and self-described “citizen journalist” project Center for Medical Progress (CMP), have put Planned Parenthood on the defensive—and the Democratic candidates for president, too. For Democrats, the push against Planned Parenthood is eerily reminiscent of a debate their party started to lose nearly 20 years ago, when abortion opponents used the politics of revulsion to sway public opinion on so-called partial-birth abortion.

In other words, the CMP videos have given pro-lifers plenty of gross-out pull quotes, leaving Democrats in the presidential race struggling to respond.

  • Everyone Else

    The system has made abortion too easy. In addition to all the usual big reasons, society is depopulating. We need more babies and we have plenty of people who want to adopt them. Much better to have some teenager donate her child to a loving couple, than to bring in another immigrant. Three cheers for CMP and their anti-abortion activism.