William “Bill” O’Brien said two days ago at a rally against funding Planned Parenthood from taxpayer money that the organization was no different than Germany’s Nazis in the World War II.
O’Brien electrified the crowd when he rhetorically asked how long Americans are going to fund the group’s “journey to hell” and sponsor its business that kills 4,000 babies every day.
He also noted that nearly 60 million children have been silently murdered since Roe vs. Wade was enacted in 1973. People gathered in front of the State House in Concord cheered and nodded.
The controversy about Planned Parenthood spurred earlier this month when a covert video showed a PP executive casually negotiating the selling of baby parts, also known as “fetal tissue,” with the video makers disguised as representatives of a biotechnology research start-up.
Following the movie, Sen. Rand Paul proposed a bill to defund the group. That bill is now being analyzed by the U.S. Senate and should be voted within the next weeks. Moreover, Planned Parenthood’s contract is about to expire next month when the organization needs to renegotiate it with the Executive Council.
At the rally, organizers urged participants to get in touch with Executive Councilor Chris Sununu who may have the decisive vote on the issue since two of his peers are for the contract while two others are against.
Susan Olsen, an activist involved in the pro-life movement, told the crowd gathered at the “Women Betrayed” rally to ask Sununu to make the decisive move and stop taxpayer money from reaching “murderers”’ bank accounts.
Yet, doing that may prove a daunting task since Planned Parenthood has ties at the political level so its lobby was rarely unsuccessful. For instance, in 2011, although the Executive Council declined to grant it a contract to provide health care services at its facilities, PP eventually received the contract directly from the Health and Human Services Agency.
Currently, pro-life activists and attorneys requested that Attorney General’ Office conducts an investigation into the organization’s practices unveiled in the footage. Planned Parenthood replied that the controversy has a political stake.
Jennifer Frizzell, head of PP’s branch in New Hampshire argued that Planned Parenthood of Northern New England never donated fetal tissue, so a defunding of its clinics is about “political grandstanding, not facts.” Frizzell also called the video’s makers a “fanatical group” that is on “the wrong side of history”.
Rally organizers urged participants to keep a close watch on their representatives and see how they vote on the issue.
“What they do with our money is our business. It is time to get taxpayers out of the abortion business,”
one of the rally speakers said.
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