|The Mothership - 2016-01-26 |
This is pleasing.
|badideasinaction - 2016-01-26 |
The comments are stellar too.
|bawbag - 2016-01-26 |
Waa waa waaaaaaaa
|chumbucket - 2016-01-26 |
"HAAA-HAAA-HAAA-HAAA-HAAA" would have linked
|StanleyPain - 2016-01-26 |
The wonderful irony here is that in an attempt to buy human organs to falsely prove that PP was selling fetuses or whatever, they technically violated the laws about buying human organs so they are charged with organ trafficking.
Sort of like when James Keefe committed voter fraud to try and prove that Clinton supporters would approve of voter fraud (which they didn't).
|Meerkat - 2016-01-26 |
The thing is Carly Fiorina will continue going on TV talking about how PP is selling baby parts and the people that want to continue believing it will continue believing it.
This should really mobilize Carly Fiorina's five remaining supporters.
|Robin Kestrel - 2016-01-26 |
Thank you, Texas Republicans, for making this happen.
|il fiore bel - 2016-01-26 |
|jangbones - 2016-01-26 |
damage has been done
even if they are found guilty, they won
PP is still around.
Republicans always have, and always will be, grandstanding using lies about abortion.
Everyone won. Planned Parenthood stopped accepting "reimbursements" for fetal tissue, which is better for them, given that steeper economic costs is one of the best deterrents against unnecessary spending (contrast against the for-profit prison system) and honestly, accepting any money at all for the trade of baby parts - whether that money technically generates profit or not - is ethically worrisome. The actual officials under investigation were cleared of any legal wrongdoing, so on an individual level, that's clearly a win for them (that they were apparently cleared by a largely Republican jury, after seeing all the facts, is a very strong sign that despite affective partisan polarization, jury trials still work). The public won, because we got to examine both the history and current realities of Planned Parenthood, as well as being exposed to complex ethical questions that are usually obscured under a veil of jingoistic, political tribalism. And I guess antiabortion activists won - a moral victory, if nothing else - because thanks to this ruling, they now have a couple more martyrs to rally behind.
Abortion is still legal, taxpayer money currently earmarked for Planned Parenthood may get diverted to better causes; ultimately, there is really nothing in this that's bad for anyone. (except maybe whistleblowers and investigative journalists)
|Aress - 2016-01-26 |
Mmm, this is as delicious as glistening, soft embryo organs.
|EvilHomer - 2016-01-27 |
Yes, it's hilarious when the state finds bureaucratic reasons to punish would-be whistleblowers. Maybe these two could be charged as terrorists, and detained indefinitely?
|Stopheles - 2016-01-27 |
And now the right-wing noise machine is trying REALLY hard to prove that there were no edits in the videos that have been repeatedly proven to have been edited.
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