Friday, May 05, 2006

Lies and Murder

There's an old saying to the effect that lying and murder are usually found together.


From JunkYardBlog:

PP [Planned Parenthood] is circulating the story of a girl who walked into a Crisis Pregnancy Center (a clinic to help women through a difficult pregnancy) instead of the Planned Parenthood Clinic (a chop-shop for unborn babies) in the same parking lot. According to pro-abortion blog I’, the CPC then harassed the woman and called the police, claiming that a minor was being forced into an abortion against her will, and then harassed her at school and urged her classmates to harass her not to go through with it.

Which sounded a little funny and vague to John at Generations for Life, who wondered how pro-life activists can just show up at a school and start lobbying and harassing people these days. It didn’t make sense to him, so he fact-checked them something wicked. He narrowed it down to the only place in Indiana where a CPC shares a parking lot with a Planned Parenthood clinic, and…

Didn’t happen. No police report. No lawsuit. Na. Da.

As the Raving Atheist notes in the comments, PP is raising money off of this debunked story and may run afoul of Federal mail-fraud laws. They certainly will if they continue to rely on this story knowing it is substantially false and that no police response ever occurred. And then there is the possibility of a libel suit from the CPC; the story certainly contained enough detail for Generations for Life to identify them.

Murder and lies.


Orthodoxy said...

I noted on my blog that John 8:44 applies far too accurately to Planned Parenthood: "You belong to your father the devil and you willingly carry out your father's desires. He was a murderer from the beginning and does not stand in truth, because there is no truth in him. When he tells a lie, he speaks in character, because he is a liar and the father of lies." They murder and speak the language of lies.

BTW, Generations for Life is taking it to the next level - a press release challenging Planned Parenthood to give hard evidence or retract their claims.

Orthodoxy said...

Sorry - to Generations for Life calling Planned Parenthood's bluff. (forgot to end the hyperlink with / a )