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Washington (CNN)Planned Parenthood's website went down Wednesday afternoon in what the nonprofit health services organization called "an attack by extremists."
The hack comes in the wake of the publication of several undercover videos by anti-abortion activists seemingly showing Planned Parenthood officials discussing the sale of fetal tissue and organs for medical research. Selling fetal organs for a profit is a felony, but the footage is highly edited and it is not clear that is what the officials are discussing.
200,000 people a day are now being blocked from information and care by this attack. For more information about the attack, please visit Planned Parenthood Action Fund's Facebook page.
The website was downed using a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack, a tactic used by hackers to flood a site with traffic and keep users from accessing the site, said Dawn Laguens, Planned Parenthood's executive vice president, in a statement issued Wednesday evening.
"This is a new low for anti-abortion extremists; 200,000 people a day count on Planned Parenthood's website for accurate health information," Laguens said. "Blocking people from accessing information on the full range of sexual and reproductive health -- including birth control, sexually transmitted infections, healthy relationships, parenting and preventive care -- only shows how far opponents of safe and legal abortion will go."
Man, people are just going crazy over this manufactured scandal and now tons of people are going without NON-abortion related services because a bunch of idiotic pro-lifers got over-outraged over a bunch of videos
The Center for Medical Progress, which is going after Planned Parenthood because of its abortion services, created a fake company to gain access to its facilities and meetings with its high-level officials.
Staffers for the California-based pro-life group posed as buyers for a medical research firm to ask Planned Parenthood about fetal tissue donations – a tactic that the lawmakers say could be illegal.
“This elaborate scheme raises serious questions about whether any federal or state laws were violated in securing the LLC or the personal identification that were part of its execution,” the Democrats wrote to Attorney General Loretta Lynch.
The members also raised questions about “possible coordination between the Center for Medical Progress and members of Congress who knew about the first video weeks in advance of its release.”
Additionally, the Democrats said the secretly recorded video may be illegal under California law, as it was filmed without the consent of the Planned Parenthood doctor.
originally posted by: intrptr
a reply to: Krazysh0t
You're just fuming at "the videos". They are revealing aren't they?
As far as all these years of outrage, I happened to live across the street from an "abortion clinic", many years ago. All week it was dark except on Saturday mornings when throngs of people surrounded the place, locked arms and did symbolic battle with those that attempted to get young girls inside to get "treated".
The police on horseback would show up to maintain control. Since I lived there I would just gape in amazement. Not a news agency in sight, not a story in the media about it. Until one day it caught fire and partially burned, another time they found two unexploded pipe bombs outside the doors.
That made the news. The outrage over that was significant.
You say they got hacked? Big deal…
originally posted by: Ultralight
a reply to: Krazysh0t
That VERY LEGAL thing was not voted on by "we the people". Whoever signed this VERY LEGAL thing into approval needs to be known to us, shown to us, and held accountable for the atrocities against innocent human beings. These are, IMO, CRIMES.
Also, I wonder how those mothers now feel, knowing their babies ended up as pieces and sold by the value of their little organs...?
"Blocking people from accessing information on the full range of sexual and reproductive health -- including birth control, sexually transmitted infections, healthy relationships, parenting and preventive care