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originally posted by: reldra
originally posted by: rupertg
When are the mods gonna move all those PP propaganda threads into the Hoax bin?
Please, I hope soon.
Cummings noted that CMP's "disturbing actions raise questions about whether [CMP] has broken federal or state laws and whether some members of Congress may have been aware of these potentially illegal activities before they were made public earlier this year." The letter also states that CMP appears to have created a fake company to film the videos and that CMP employees falsely posed as sales representatives. Further, the letter notes that while CMP has been asking for charitable donations since 2013 as a biomedicine and bioengineering not-for-profit, it currently holds itself out as an organization of citizen journalists.
According to the Journal, Cummings' letter represents the latest action in a "growing offensive from state and congressional [lawmakers] in their support of Planned Parenthood." CMP is also under investigation for potential violations of the law in Texas and in California. In addition, some members of Congress have asked the Department of Justice to investigate whether CMP violated laws, such as recording without consent (Wall Street Journal, 8/20). Meanwhile, states that have completed investigations into Planned Parenthood have not found any wrongdoing (The Hill, 8/20).
originally posted by: introvert
I hope the anti-abortion people have learned that using lies and manipulation is no way to reach people. They should use facts to educate people about abortion and/or other options.
They only make themselves look fanatical when they approach it in this way.
Needless to say, I'm not surprised.
The Anti-SLAPP action is a legal response to an arguably legally baseless effort on the part of the plaintiff, the National Abortion Federation, whose objective is allegedly to deny Daleiden his First Amendment free speech rights. Daleiden's whistleblowing videos depict the roles of Planned Parenthood, Stem Express and others in the illegal harvesting and selling of fetal body parts for profit, as well as the violation of laws against partial birth abortion, killing of born alive infants, and altering abortion procedures so as to enhance possibilities for securing "intact fetal cadavers." Following the release of these films, the National Abortion Federation sued Daleiden and his affiliated entities, as well as Operation Rescue head Troy Newman (represented by separate counsel), under the federal Racketeer Influenced & Corrupt Organizations Act known as RICO. This 1970 federal law was designed to combat organized crime. The suit also, as well as under another twelve California state law claims.
originally posted by: olaru12
a reply to: Benevolent Heretic
This won't make a bit of difference to the Right Wing that only listens to AM Rush jockeys and Fox.
Their distorted world view is so far removed from reality that the truth has no impact on their ideology and dogma.
The right is so desperate for an agenda and talking points that if it doesn't exist...it can be fabricated.
The **** my old Baptist, Republican mother believes would be funny if it wasn't so sad. At least she says that Trump makes her want to puke.
originally posted by: dawnstar
a reply to: Dragoon01
yes fighting hard for the rights to have weapons they can use to protect the lives of themselves, their families, their possessions, their way of life.....
while fighting hard to prevent women from using a medical procedure to do the same.....
It shall be unlawful for any person to knowingly acquire, receive, or otherwise transfer any human fetal tissue for valuable consideration if the transfer affects interstate commerce.
if the transfer affects interstate commerce.