It’s time to get Clinton and the rest of the Democratic field on the record about #PPSellsBabyParts

posted at 11:01 am on July 19, 2015 by Dustin Siggins

On Tuesday, America’s largest abortion company was found to be harvesting fetal parts for a tidy profit. Within days, other abortion industry atrocities were revisited, the House initiated a congressional investigation of Planned Parenthood, and the cry for Planned Parenthood’s defunding became front-page news.

Front page news, that is, if you’re not Hillary Clinton or the rest of the 2016 Democratic presidential field.

According to the main page of Clinton’s campaign website, there has been exactly one thing worth putting out in a press release (the site doesn’t appear to have a news/media page): Her plan to strengthen the economy by raising the job-crushing minimum wage, raise taxes on the wealthy, and encourage immigrant lawbreaking, among other measures.

As far as I’ve seen, none of the four Democratic candidates have made a single peep about this enormous controversy that covers human rights, federal law, good use of taxpayer dollars, and big profits.

It’s time for a Paul/Perry/Walker/Fiorina team-up to see if Clinton and the rest of the thus-far silent Democratic presidential candidates will denounce Planned Parenthood’s practices — or, like House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and several other House Democrats, dismiss acts that are probably illegal and certainly morally horrifying.

Here’s how Operation Get Democratic Candidates on the Record would work:

1. Any time a GOP presidential candidate is asked for their opinion on abortion by a mainstream or liberal media reporter, host, pundit, etc. that candidate should simply take a line from Senator Paul:

Why don’t we ask the DNC: Is it OK to kill a 7-pound baby in the uterus? You go back and go ask Debbie Wasserman Schultz if she’s OK with killing a 7-pound baby that’s just not born yet. Ask her when life begins, and ask Debbie when she’s willing to protect life. When you get an answer from Debbie, come back to me.

Substitute “Debbie Wasserman-Schultz” for “Hillary Clinton” or “Bernie Sanders,” and add in “harvest fetal parts,” and Part 1 of Operation Get Democratic Candidates on the Record is complete.

2. If a media person continues to press the candidate, turn it around as deftly as former Texas governor Rick Perry did with Mark Halperin:

MARK HALPERIN: Governor, I’d like to ask you a couple of questions about Planned Parenthood. There’s a controversy swirling around that you’ve weighed in on. First, I’d like you to say, does Planned Parenthood do anything, provide any services that you think are valuable, and if so what are they, and second, why are you so troubled by this video?”

RICK PERRY: Well, Planned Parenthood does give some services which I would suggest are good for women’s health, but —

HALPERIN: Which ones, Governor? Can you be specific on that?

PERRY: Oh, I think some of the cancer screenings, some of those types of screening are obviously good for women’s health. But when you look at the overall picture of what they do, they are, they’re in a business that people of Texas have a conern about.

And Mark, let me ask you, You looked at that video and you’re good with it?

HALPERIN: I think the video raises a lot of questions and you and others have raised them.

PERRY: It does indeed. And I think you just answered the question for us. Thank you.

 

3. If the candidate still cannot get the reporter to go talk to Clinton, Sanders, O’Malley, and Chafee, or if the candidates refuse to answer questions about Planned Parenthood’s harvesting of fetal parts, then pull a Scott Walker and simply refuse to answer non-critical questions until the Democratic candidates speak up.

4. If rinsing, washing, and repeating Steps 1 through 3 don’t work, then it’s time pull out the big gun: Carly Fiorina.

Like any good conservative, I despise identity politics. But Fiorina has run a fairly effective campaign as the anti-Clinton in the GOP race, largely because they are the only female presidential candidates in their respective parties. And it’s time to use that for the good of the GOP and America.

If Steps 1 through 3 don’t have the media in enough of a tizzy to force an answer out of Clinton, Sanders, and the rest, then perhaps the GOP field should do a joint press conference, with Fiorina leading the way. Decry the media as sexist for pegging the GOP with questions, but not Clinton. Demand that Clinton speak up in defense of the unborn girls slaughtered, and that Sanders decry the billions-dollar industry that is fetal part harvesting.

According to POLITICO, Republicans on Capitol Hill are (finally) seeing political advantage in promoting the life and humanity of the unborn. This focus will only last as long as the advantage does, which means the abortion industry’s evil practices — including the incineration of dead babies for energy and the use of aborted children for beauty products — must stay front-and-center for the foreseeable future.

Shutting down most media access to the GOP until the Democratic field is on the record about fetal parts should accomplish that nicely.

Of course, this whole strategy is predicated upon the largely pro-life GOP field putting aside their differences and personal aspirations to work together. I’d like to think the fates of millions of babies would be reason enough to do that.


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Won’t hold my breath.

leftamark on July 19, 2015 at 11:03 AM

I think that Carly should challenge Hillary to a one-on-one debate about “women’s issues”. Offer to debate at any place, any time. She should challenge her loudly and frequently and claim that if women’s rights are important (as Hillary claims) and having a women in the white house is important (as Hillary believes is the main reason for voting for her), then the two female candidates should highlight these issues with an open debate on national TV. Carly increases her profile and Hillary either looks like a coward and hypocrite on women’s issues for refusing or she debates her and gets destroyed.

panama on July 19, 2015 at 11:10 AM

It’s time for a Paul/Perry/Walker/Fiorina team-up to see if Clinton…

They’ll be too busy denouncing Trump. They think the Republican primaries are about pretending to be more conservative than their obviously incompetent rivals for the nomination. Although you’re right, Fiorina has made some arguments against Clinton.

So watch for Trump to make an issue out this. Something along the lines: Sure I’ve been pro-choice, but this is just beyond the pale. It must be stopped, and Planned Parenthood will not get a dime under a Trump administration. He’s the only one that won’t use weasel words.

Fenris on July 19, 2015 at 11:12 AM

Bless your heart, Dustin.
Your ideas are laudable, but … We’re dealing with the Media and Republicans.

justltl on July 19, 2015 at 11:12 AM

They are already on record.

F X Muldoon on July 19, 2015 at 11:12 AM

On Tuesday, America’s largest abortion company was found to be harvesting fetal parts for a tidy profit.

…and contribute?….heavily to what campaigns?

JugEarsButtHurt on July 19, 2015 at 11:13 AM

Why should Hillary say anything?

When politicians talk their minds and ideologies, they end up like Trump, Obama or W.

Just sit down, shut up and let your ads, lackeys and teleprompters do your talking for you and this game of gotcha can’t happen. Especially when the political establishment and media are in sync for attack politics.

Skywise on July 19, 2015 at 11:13 AM

panama on July 19, 2015 at 11:10 AM

That’s an interesting idea. It could only help Carly. Can’t imagine Cankles doing it, but it would be fun to watch her squirm around trying to avoid it.

Flange on July 19, 2015 at 11:14 AM

I stand by the question I have had for leftists all along:

You admit that it is human organs that are being sold. How is it that you can have human organs, and yet argue that the source of those organs isn’t human?

GrumpyOldFart on July 19, 2015 at 11:17 AM

This is the hard part for me to understand. They preach it a clump of worthless and in most cases lifeless tissue, but then they ask to have the organs donated. I guess in their world they can have it both ways and nobody cares.
Dr. Frank Enstine on July 19, 2015 at 9:59 AM

this quote is from the headlines thread. i just wanted to say that this is the most important thing we need to make a big deal of to the abortion supporters. they say “tissue” and not “organs.” they don’t want people to remember that the organs come from a real human body. it is disturbing but the general public needs to think deeply about this.

Sachiko on July 19, 2015 at 11:22 AM

Sure. Hold the Democrats to account and ask them these questions. But the Republicans’ bigger problem is that they are unprincipled lying hacks that don’t care about much of anything other than making themselves and their cronies money, and getting more power for themselves and the government so that they can make even more money for themselves and their cronies.

besser tot als rot on July 19, 2015 at 11:29 AM

Hillary first has to do some nationwide polling about the issue and then she will form her opinion based on what the majority in the poll think.

If there is no clear majority then Hillary has no opinion on the subject until a clear majority opinion appears.

albill on July 19, 2015 at 11:31 AM

Hillary is 100% for ALL forms of abortion. She said so.

Even Gosnellian? You betcha.

Come on hack D-media – why not ask her?

Are abortion questions only reserved for one party?

AprilApple on July 19, 2015 at 11:34 AM

Hillary first has to do some nationwide polling about the issue and then she will form her opinion based on what the majority in the poll think.

If there is no clear majority then Hillary has no opinion on the subject until a clear majority opinion appears.

albill on July 19, 2015 at 11:31 AM

Close, but not quite. There is a majority opinion about late term abortions, and it is definitively against allowing them. So Hillary will dissemble and avoid instead.

Fenris on July 19, 2015 at 11:35 AM

Rand Paul already did this.

fossten on July 19, 2015 at 11:42 AM

You admit that it is human organs that are being sold. How is it that you can have human organs, and yet argue that the source of those organs isn’t human?

GrumpyOldFart on July 19, 2015 at 11:17 AM

They have no problem with organs being human. It’s the baby vs fetus part.

leftamark on July 19, 2015 at 11:46 AM

This has been my thoughts about it also. Why don’t the GOP candidates, such as Perry, turn this around much like Rand did with the abortion of a late term baby. By doing that, he effectively ended the questioning of GOP candidates. Ok, so now it is time for the GOP candidates and leadership to demand a response from the Dem leadership and candidates. I cannot understand why they don’t do this.

Puma for Life on July 19, 2015 at 11:57 AM

They have no problem with organs being human. It’s the baby vs fetus part.

leftamark on July 19, 2015 at 11:46 AM

A fetus is a baby so I don’t understand your point.

Form MedicineNet
Fetus: An unborn offspring, from the embryo stage (the end of the eighth week after conception, when the major structures have formed) until birth.

You will get the same definition from pretty much any dictionary.

Prior to becoming a fetus the baby is an embryo.

Dr. Frank Enstine on July 19, 2015 at 12:07 PM

They have no problem with organs being human. It’s the baby vs fetus part.

leftamark on July 19, 2015 at 11:46 AM

Yet again, it’s about who controls the language.

Drained Brain on July 19, 2015 at 12:10 PM

Ok, so now it is time for the GOP candidates and leadership to demand a response from the Dem leadership and candidates. I cannot understand why they don’t do this.

Puma for Life on July 19, 2015 at 11:57 AM

Because they rather attack their own. For repubs the fight is with the contenders in their own party and not the opposition. For the most part they also agree with the opposition party so it gains them nothing to attack them. What they have to do is attack those that would upturn the apple cart and put the GOP in a bad light from the MSM an opposition. That means going after only rouges in the GOP.

Dr. Frank Enstine on July 19, 2015 at 12:11 PM

None of which would be as effective or personally gratifying as a brick thu the window of the Planned Parenthood office.

If you are waiting for a politician to make up their mind, you don’t understand the gravity of the situation.

They’ll be harvesting your vitals next. A Government that will allow this, will allow the other.

papertiger on July 19, 2015 at 12:16 PM

Dr. Frank Enstine on July 19, 2015 at 12:07 PM

True. It’s just that the left doesn’t consider it to be a “baby” until at least a day after it emerges from the womb. Until then, it’s just a fetus, a mass of tissue, an accident, a problem.

leftamark on July 19, 2015 at 12:17 PM

Counter proposal. We burn down every root and branch of PP, and let the politicians debate what happened.

papertiger on July 19, 2015 at 12:19 PM

Nice post Dustin. Any plans for you to replace MKH? :-)

Indiana Jim on July 19, 2015 at 12:27 PM

Sorry, to busy destroying Trump.

Cindy Munford on July 19, 2015 at 12:29 PM

I have a question. Shouldnt the money theyre making on these body parts be returned to us, the taxpayers? I say audit their azzes!!

Indiana Jim on July 19, 2015 at 12:29 PM

They drink the blood of dead babies are part of their communion with Satan. Nothing will stop them from denouncing it. Not even the killing of a baby on live television.

SouthernGent on July 19, 2015 at 12:31 PM

Just realized how close “PP sells body parts” is to “bring back our girls”. That moochelle is a genius…

Indiana Jim on July 19, 2015 at 12:31 PM

Until then, it’s just a fetus, a mass of tissue, an accident, a problem.

leftamark on July 19, 2015 at 12:17 PM

By definition a fetus is a baby, but I get your point and you are right.
Allowing the liberals to redefine words is one of the biggest problem we face. They do it all the time and nobody as the guts to take them to task for it. Not only do they redefine words they redefine labels. Hence illegal alien border jumper becomes undocumented immigrant or undocumented citizen.

I have to wonder what the outcry would be if gun owners started calling people with illegal firearms, people with undocumented firearms or undocumented people with firearms.

Dr. Frank Enstine on July 19, 2015 at 12:35 PM

leftamark on July 19, 2015 at 12:17 PM

Sorry, I already covered the fetus definition. I thought I did that in another thread.
I’m sick and not with with it today so I think I will just pack it in and go lay down for a while.

Dr. Frank Enstine on July 19, 2015 at 12:39 PM

See, now this is a job for Trump. He can say something incendiary and get the media clucking about Planned Parenthood for days….

All the candidates need for find their role. Trump role is throwing hand grenades and watching everyone dive for cover.

village idiot on July 19, 2015 at 1:07 PM

I think that Carly should challenge Hillary to a one-on-one debate about “women’s issues”. Offer to debate at any place, any time. She should challenge her loudly and frequently and claim that if women’s rights are important (as Hillary claims) and having a women in the white house is important (as Hillary believes is the main reason for voting for her), then the two female candidates should highlight these issues with an open debate on national TV. Carly increases her profile and Hillary either looks like a coward and hypocrite on women’s issues for refusing or she debates her and gets destroyed.

panama on July 19, 2015 at 11:10 AM

I wouldn’t hold my breath.

alanstern on July 19, 2015 at 1:28 PM

They won’t be asked. They won’t be asked if McCain was a war hero, POW or both.

alanstern on July 19, 2015 at 1:29 PM

Thanks Dustin. The left has done a good job of picking away at conservatives with wedge issues. Like the confederate flag. They know that we will resist just because but it will make us look bad because most people have come to see it negatively.

Well the abortion issue seems to now have science on our side. People can now see the baby in great detail all through pregancy and the “clump of cells” argument just doesn’t work anymore. I would say most middle class people my age (30’s) know that a baby is a living human being and that abortion is the killing of a person. The distinction now is how OK you are with that.

But this video really shows how evil, callous, and monstrous Planned Parenthood really is. It’s a clear case of right versus wrong. And it’s a perfect trap for the Democrats. They absolutely cannot say anything derogatory about PP. So we have to repeatedly make them defend it. It’s their hill to die on and we should make sure they do.

How? Just use the same kind of hyperbole they do. Our candidates should make over-the-top statements about how Hilary favors trafficking human baby parts and such. Whatever gets the media’s attention. Then make them denounce it. They end up looking bad no matter how they answer.

stefanite on July 19, 2015 at 1:29 PM

village idiot on July 19, 2015 at 1:07 PM

Totally agree with this.

stefanite on July 19, 2015 at 1:35 PM

The corrupt Ministry of Truth has absolutely zero interest in this story or getting any of the progressive’s on record regarding PP’s odious program. There’s nothing to gain from it – and it will damage not only PP, and the candidates, but reopens the entire abortion debate once again.

While that might add some fuel to the ‘war on women’ mantra the left likes to foist, that was the meme for 2012. 2016’s meme, as demonstrated in the Nutroots Convention, is #BlackLivesMatter and the race, class wars based on greed, envy, and canards.

And, thanks to the Perry interview where he turned the tables on the feckless Halperin, the sycophants in the media will not press to avoid the risk of the same happening to them.

Athos on July 19, 2015 at 1:40 PM

They have no problem with organs being human. It’s the baby vs fetus part.

leftamark on July 19, 2015 at 11:46 AM

Sure, but that’s the point. They’re perfectly willing to concede that the organs are human organs… and yet the fetus from whom those organs came isn’t a human, even though it is a source of human organs.

I keep trying to get leftists to explain that one, but they never manage it.

GrumpyOldFart on July 19, 2015 at 1:51 PM

I keep trying to get leftists to explain that one, but they never manage it.

GrumpyOldFart on July 19, 2015 at 1:51 PM

I have the same challenge trying to get them off the ‘product on contraception’ definition – or to define at what point it becomes ‘human’. Some say at birth, others when ‘viable’ outside the womb, still others refuse to answer and try to change the subject. With one of the latter, I asked, well – since Obama says that those up to age 26 have to stay on their parent’s health insurance, maybe that’s the age? They actually thought about it for few seconds before walking away….

Athos on July 19, 2015 at 1:57 PM

In the words of Monica Lewinsky’s ex-boyfriend’s wife:

What difference, at this point, does it make?

Galtian on July 19, 2015 at 2:04 PM

Good point, Dustin. Unfortunately, the media reserves tough questions for Republicans, or at least conservatives.

Dustin is my choice to replace Noah. It would be nice to see a conservative author at Hot Air for a change.

bw222 on July 19, 2015 at 2:08 PM

That isn’t the only thing they need to be on the record about.

I’m keeping a list of questions that should be asked of Hillary.

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1d9FsUTCHJ_BcDCSdD4ZcuJIU_BlOsgydqAkahO7BLDg/edit#gid=760127186

Its editable. And we can keep a list of questions for other public figures as well.

ChrisL on July 19, 2015 at 2:08 PM

Oh, good Lord. Why waste key strokes on such a crappy article. The liberals don’t give a crap about killing babies in the womb, or pulling them out of the womb to kill them. Their supporters don’t give a crap either. So getting them on the record once again does what exactly? They will never NOT support killing babies, no matter what. They could support killing infants up to the age of preschool and their evil communist brainwashed useful idiots would support it. Remember, only black lives matter unless it is aborted black babies or black on black murders. Then, black lives don’t matter. Actually, as for as the dems. are concerned, the only black lives that matter are those that help further the communist agenda.

they lie on July 19, 2015 at 3:22 PM

Unfortunately, the only questions “journalists” will ask Democrats have to do with “How can we address income inequality and transgender rights?”

I wonder if anyone will ask Trump if he still favors abortion on demand, and would he sell baby parts to reduce the deficit or just declare bankruptcy again.

Adjoran on July 19, 2015 at 5:25 PM

I would soooooo love to see this happen. :)

Theophile on July 19, 2015 at 6:24 PM

Great ideas. I’d be thrilled if it actually happened.

cat_owner on July 19, 2015 at 7:12 PM

Dustin is my choice to replace Noah. It would be nice to see a conservative author at Hot Air for a change.

bw222 on July 19, 2015 at 2:08 PM

I like him too. He’d be a great addition here.

cat_owner on July 19, 2015 at 7:15 PM

They are cold blooded murderers. Do you really expect a democrat to tell the truth. Obama took lying and changing his mind on things to a new level. They were for things before they were against them. Lies are their truth and they will not change no matter what the record. Call them as we see them….baby killers….democrats are baby killers…

crosshugger on July 19, 2015 at 9:03 PM

How is it that you can have human organs, and yet argue that the source of those organs isn’t human?

GrumpyOldFart on July 19, 2015 at 11:17 AM

I can see you haven’t met my ex-wife.

Younggod on July 20, 2015 at 2:06 AM

I love this idea, but actually, in Step 2, I don’t think Gov. Perry handled it just right. “Some concerns in that video?”

No.

What transpired in that video needs to be recounted for those viewers unaware due to the biased media’s blackout. That needs to happen in every combative interview involving a GOP candidate.

“You’re asking me about my feelings on Planned Parenthood’s positive services. The pressing question at the moment, however, is this taxpayer-funded agency’s medical director discussing — over wine and salad — carefully crushing unborn fetuses specifically to harvest their organs. And for the financial transaction from those organ sales to allow the Planned Parenthood affiliates to do a little better than break even. Both of those activities as she stated them are felonies under federal law. So it’s time to ask Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders, who’ve avoided this issue, and who always profess unwavering support for Planned Parenthood, where they stand on altering abortion procedures to harvest and sell fetal brains, heads, hearts, lungs and livers.”

FishingwFredo on July 20, 2015 at 12:08 PM

Of course, this whole strategy is predicated upon the largely pro-life GOP field putting aside their differences and personal aspirations to work together. I’d like to think the fates of millions of babies would be reason enough to do that.

Yeah, good luck with that. Most of the GOP field is “pro-life” only because the voters they’re courting are pro-life. If they thought the voters would approve having a meat market at the back door of Auschwitz, they’d advocate that; as “recycling”, reducing the CO2 footprint, or something.

Most of the GOP leadership has the backbone, of a puff of smoke.

ReggieA on July 20, 2015 at 5:08 PM