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The trend of fruitless investigations has prompted governors in Washington, New York, New Hampshire, Minnesota, and Virginia to deny calls for probes in their own states. Most recently, Idaho Governor Butch Otter announced last week that his administration would not investigate the state’s Planned Parenthood affiliates.
"]There is no evidence a crime has been committed,” he wrote in a letter to the state legislature.
Most of the other states investigating Planned Parenthood are unlikely to produce any evidence considering that the organization’s regional affiliates only facilitate fetal tissue research in three states: California, Washington, and Oregon. No investigations into Planned Parenthood are underway in Washington and Oregon. The California Attorney General’s office is investigating the Center for Medical Progress (CMP) for potential violation of privacy and tax laws. [Source]
Recently, Gov. Scott Walker led an effort that forced Planned Parenthood to close several Wisconsin clinics, and the latest attack to cut federal funds would do nothing to solve the issues faced by women in Wisconsin, Safar said. "We're not even coming close to serving the need that there is with the funding that we do have," she said.
"Cutting the federal funding would be going in the absolute wrong direction. We would see more unintended pregnancies, more cases of sexually transmitted diseases and more abortions." Planned Parenthood handles 60,000 patients in Wisconsin every year. Safar said one in five Wisconsin women has been a Planned Parenthood patient. Nationwide, she said,
Planned Parenthood helps prevent 345,000 abortions every year. Only 3 percent of Planned Parenthood's activities involve abortion, she said; the vast majority of its work is providing health care for women.
originally posted by: TexasTruth
Yes, of course. The 'new'ish' laws of this this once great land are just wonderful. Selling aborted baby parts, NDAA, AHCA, eminent domain laws, looking to give Iran billions, protecting Monsanto through the FDA. Quite the legacy we are building here.
Americans broadly support providing federal funding for free women's health exams, screenings and contraception services, a Reuters/Ipsos poll has found, suggesting risks for Republicans criticizing Planned Parenthood as part of the 2016 campaigns.
Support for federal funding of Planned Parenthood itself to provide those services was even stronger, according to the Reuters/Ipsos released on Wednesday.
Seventy-three percent of respondents said they supported federal funding for an unnamed group to provide women's health exams, 69 percent backed federal dollars for prenatal services, and 59 percent were in favor of it for contraception. Both Democrats and Republicans polled supported federal funding for the services.
originally posted by: darkbake
a reply to: ~Lucidity
I read the full transcripts of the Planned Parenthood videos and consulted with a friend of mine who is a lawyer and learned that they had not, in fact, talked about violating any laws in those videos.
Planned Parenthood Tapes: Full Transcripts
It is legal to donate fetal tissue for things like scientific research, and the cost is to cover the cost involved with the donation, not make a profit.
originally posted by: Simmderdown
a reply to: TheLegend
Of course they cant, because they didnt watch them, they just parrot
originally posted by: ~Lucidity
Their hoax was to set up people and then deceptively edit videos to take peoples' words out of context and intermingle them with erroneous or outright false information.
All to create an uproar surrounding something that was not true.
Also see above.