Planned Parenthood is a hot topic in the media right now – but only when it comes to playing defense. The networks are silent on the abortion giant’s many offenses.
Multiple videos exposing Planned Parenthood’s gruesome practices now boast more than 55 million views on social media. But the three broadcast networks (ABC, CBS, NBC) still haven’t mentioned them.
Published by pro-life group Live Action, the videos are a part of an “Abortion Corporation” series, which launched Jan. 24. The project investigates how Planned Parenthood (PP) is “pushing profitable abortions, often at the expense of health care services for the women it claims to serve.”
The most recent videos, released in March, show a former Planned Parenthood manager and nurse recalling what happens in the “products of conception” lab where abortionists would sift through baby body parts and, in some cases, even reconstruct babies piece by piece.
In February, two of the videos showed former Planned Parenthood employees discussing how women were “treated like cattle” and “herded” through clinics. In another, a former manager admitted Planned Parenthood had “abortion quotas” that, if met, would result in pizza parties.
While the videos haven’t made the network news shows, they boast tens of millions of views on Live Action’s Facebook page:
Live Action “Abortion Corporation” Facebook video views:
1/24: PP Pre-Natal Care Phone Calls video: 19 million views
1/26: PP “Marketing vs. Reality” video: 863 thousand views
1/31: PP Ultrasound Phone Calls video: 11 million views
2/3: “PP Workers Speak Out: Ultrasounds Only for Abortions” video: 2.5 million views
2/7: “PP Workers Speak Out: Abortion Quotas” video: 6.5 million views
2/14: “PP Workers Speak Out: Not Real Healthcare” video: 5.5 million views
2/28: “PP Workers Speak Out: Treated Women Like Cattle” video: 3.4 million views
3/7: “PP Workers Speak Out: Not Clumps of Cells” video: 4.9 million views
3/14: “PP Workers Speak Out: Desensitized to Killing” video: 2.3 million views
TOTAL: 55+ million views
In a press release earlier this month, Live Action President Lila Rose expected Planned Parenthood to refute the videos.
“I anticipate Planned Parenthood will respond as it usually does by denying the findings of this investigation,” she said. And, it would seem, the networks are in agreement.
But the “science is clear,” Rose added. “Despite the lies they tell their clients, Planned Parenthood knows they aren't aborting clumps of cells, but innocent little human beings.”
In a Feb. press release, Rose stressed that Planned Parenthood’s priority is “not women’s health care, but abortion.”
“It’s time to redirect Planned Parenthood’s taxpayer funding to more worthy local health clinics that aren’t in the abortion business but that instead provide holistic health care to women,” Rose added.
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Methodology: MRC Culture searched network transcripts including the term “Planned Parenthood” in the morning and evening news shows of ABC, CBS and NBC from Jan. 24 to March 16.