In Brief—Witless and misinformed Republicans are targeting not only the innocent Planned Parenthood, they are also targeting and forcing the cancellation of fetal tissue research that’s essential in the fight against devastating diseases.
Cutting Off Your Nose to Spite Your Face—
Deliberately and falsely maligning the Planned Parenthood organization combined with ignorant and pandering Republican politicians is now harming the health of Americans.
I am aware that some of my readers may be Republicans and that they might think that I am simply opposed to the Republican Party. While I believe that Republican policies and actions are harming America, I can’t believe that all Republicans support the fraudulent campaign against Planned Parenthood and cutting essential fetal research that is providing improved health for all Americans.
The Editorial Board of the New York Times has recently labeled the attacks on Planned Parenthood as “scurrilous”—and they certainly are scurrilous—but the editorial goes on to point out how utterly counterproductive the Republican opposition to fetal tissue research is. The Editorial Board has once again pointed out the lies of the Republicans in their “scurrilous” attacks on Planned Parenthood and poor women throughout America. Please take time to CLICK on the highlighted areas to read the very important facts on the damage being done to vital research using fetal tissue and to women everywhere.
Republican or not, I urge all readers to oppose any Republican efforts to limit or end vital fetal tissue research that provides essential health benefits to Americans today and in the future. You or someone you know, perhaps a relative or friend, depends on such research. Keep it going. Use your brain and your moral center to support America’s health regardless of your views on other issues.
As you may know from reading my recent pieces on the attacks on Planned Parenthood, the core of opposition to abortion is based on flawed—deliberately or through ignorance—scientific and medical facts. I recommend you take a look at the facts presented.
Some folks who have left their brains at the door may not want to accept the evidence, but the simple fact is that the nonsense presented by the anti-abortion proponents is dangerous wishful thinking that doesn’t comport with reality.
What’s more, the abortion opponents are shortsighted in utterly failing to recognize the negative impact of their campaign on the overall economy, health and welfare of the nation. Though moral views vary, accepting falsehoods is approving dishonesty, deceit and fraud. Accepting falsehoods is simply immoral. That cannot be emphasized enough: The path being followed by the anti-abortion movement is immoral.
Stand With Morality—
Both the dishonest and destructive pillorying of Planned Parenthood and the cutting of essential research using fetal tissue that would otherwise be discarded is morally wrong. Insist on honesty and high integrity. Stand with honesty and improving the health of America.