AUL in the News: Denise Burke Op-Ed in The Washington Times
An op-ed in today’s Washington Times by Denise Burke of AUL is entitled Dead wrong
– Nearly 40 years after Roe v. Wade, states seek to end tyranny of abortion industry.
Last year was a bad year for the abortion industry. Each passing month seemed to expose more of the industry’s “dirty laundry” and, in direct response, state legislatures enacted a record number of laws intended to put an end to the tyranny of abortion-on-demand and to the American taxpayers’ unwitting complicity in it.
January opened with undercover videos showing Planned Parenthood employees appearing to aid and abet purported sex traffickers in their ongoing abuse of young girls and with grisly revelations from Kermit Gosnell’s “house of horrors” abortion clinic in Philadelphia, where unlicensed, nonmedical personnel performed abortions in squalid conditions and where viable babies were delivered and then killed when their spinal cords were cut with scissors.
By the end of the year, several states had acted to eliminate or limit taxpayer funding for abortion providers including, most notably, Planned Parenthood, while others had taken strong action to ensure that women considering abortion were no longer subjected to the abhorrent conditions and practices so common at many of the nation’s abortion clinics.
Seemingly caught off-guard by the ferocity of the opposition it was now facing in statehouses across the country and by the damage being done to its increasingly tattered reputation, the abortion industry resolutely refused to address its culpability and instead doubled down on misleading rhetoric.
For example, Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards lamented the “unprecedented attacks” and criticized lawmakers who, in her view, were not responding responsibly to apparent violations of both federal and state law, as well as to very real threats to women’s health and safety, but instead were “escalating their anti-women rhetoric as they try to outdo each other in their attacks on Planned Parenthood and women’s health.”
This naked attempt at misdirection is laughable, given the current state of the abortion industry in America.
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