STOP the Lies and Attacks Against Planned Parenthood!
Abortion On Demand and Without Apology!

by Sunsara Taylor | July 27, 2015 | Revolution Newspaper |


A vicious new and extremely dangerous attack has been launched against Planned Parenthood, a major provider of abortions to women in this country. A Christian fascist anti-abortion organization released two highly edited undercover videos which they claim show Planned Parenthood agreeing to sell fetal organs and tissue. In fact, the video shows no such thing. Still, fascist governors in Louisiana and Wisconsin have seized upon these dishonest videos to open investigations into Planned Parenthood in their states. At the federal level, Republican leaders in both houses of Congress are contemplating measures that would defund Planned Parenthood, even at the risk of a government shutdown.

This attack on Planned Parenthood is a major move in a fascist assault to completely annihilate women’s right to abortion. It is a move aimed at returning to the days when women were much more openly viewed as property of their husbands and breeders of children. The fact that national government figures are openly contemplating shutting down the government over this reveals just how deadly serious they are. They want to force women to have children against their will. This is a form of enslavement and it must be STOPPED.

But the situation is not dangerous only because of the cold-hearted aggression of Republican law-makers to further strip women of the right to birth control and abortion (not to mention many cancer screenings and other basic health care) by de-funding Planned Parenthood.

This danger is exacerbated by the craven defensiveness of Democrats and leading pro-choice figures in the face of this attack. Rather than speak positively in defense of abortion rights, Bernie Sanders, the “progressive” Democrat running for president, joined in criticizing one of the Planned Parenthood executives for what he said was a “terribly wrong” tone. Democratic Senator Harry Reid made sure to mention that these videos “raised questions” before admitting that, as far as he knows, no law has been broken. Hillary Clinton, after nearly a week of deafening silence, very passively expressed that she is “hoping that this situation will not further undermine the very important services that Planned Parenthood provides.”

No! Those who made this video are completely illegitimate. They are dishonest and they are motivated by nothing but a stark, cold hatred for women. They know very well that demonizing abortion providers in this way has directly contributed to unleashing Christian fascist terrorists to bomb abortion clinics and kill doctors. There is nothing moral about any of this!

And those in government who are using this video as a pretext to spread lies about, viciously demonize, and shut down clinics that provide women with birth control and abortion are threatening the lives and the future of millions of women. They have no right to claim the “moral high ground.” They must be called out and STOPPED.

There is no reason—and can be no room—for defensiveness in the face of these fascists. Fetuses are NOT babies. Abortion is NOT murder. And women are NOT incubators.

It is more important than ever for people who do not want to see women forced to have children against their will to speak openly and boldly about the tremendous positive importance of abortion rights. It is important to counter the lies being spread, including through reading and spreading this article about what a fetus and an abortion actually are. And it is critical that people join in politically resisting and refuting all the lies and attacks being made against Planned Parenthood—and against any other abortion providers who may come under attack.




To learn more about the fight to break the chains and unleash the fury of women as a mighty force for revolution:

Break ALL the Chains! Bob Avakian on the Emancipation of Women and the Communist Revolution

A Declaration: For Women's Liberation and the Emancipation of All Humanity


To get involved in the summer effort to Take Patriarchy By Storm:

End Pornography and Patriarchy: The Enslavement and Degradation of Women section of this website


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