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July 18, 2013 - 12:03 pm

The Huffington Post laments that after Gov. Rick Perry signed the bipartisan HB2 into law today, Planned Parenthood reports that it will now close three of its operations in Texas. Clinics in Bryan, Huntsville and Lufkin will now shutter.

How can this be, if only 3% of Planned Parenthood’s business is abortion services?

LiveAction looked into Planned Parenthood’s “3%” claim in 2010 and determined that about 36.7% of Planned Parenthood’s income comes from its abortion business. NPR looked into it and their number comes up at about 10%. Neither, obviously, is anywhere near Planned Parenthood’s claim of 3%. A thorough audit of Planned Parenthood’s records is evidently in order, as its public statements on this and a host of other issues have turned out to be misleading or false. For instance, Planned Parenthood claimed that increased regulation would deprive women of mammograms. But Planned Parenthood doesn’t do mammograms.

The closing of these clinics tells us something else as well. In 2011 the Texas legislature cut Planned Parenthood off from state funding, as the organization had come under accusations that it mixes its public and private funding. Taxpayer dollars are banned from being used to fund abortion services. Mixing funds would violate that ban.

The fact that HB2 is now being blamed for closing these three facilities strongly suggests that Planned Parenthood is guilty of the fund mixing charge.

An additional fact worth noting is that when a new EPA regulation forces a power plant or coal-based industry to shut down, no one on the left bats an eye for the jobs lost or the lost business. But pass a modest bill that enjoys bipartisan support, is sponsored by women, and is designed to improve standards in Planned Parenthood’s clinics, and Planned Parenthood itself is a billion dollar corporation that has been caught in numerous scandals while it enjoys corporate welfare, and the vast majority of the left fight the new regulation with every tool at hand. Including, at least in Austin last week, jars of feces.

 

Bryan Preston has been a leading conservative blogger and opinionator since founding his first blog in 2001. Bryan is a military veteran, worked for NASA, was a founding blogger and producer at Hot Air, was producer of the Laura Ingraham Show and, most recently before joining PJM, was Communications Director of the Republican Party of Texas.

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Their opposition to holding abortion providers to the same standards required of every other ambulatory surgical provider also exposes their 'safe' lie. Basically, their three-legged stool of 'safe, legal, and rare' has only one leg: legal.
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LIBERAL = LIARS ...From the top to the bottom with the msm in between enabling the whole wretched scheme. Liberal = Liars every time.

Remember BENGHAZI!
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And that's the part that always genuinely puzzles me about them.

Like everyone I have a worldview and a belief system. I've built it up over my lifetime of experience and observation and I can both articulate and explain it. But if my belief system encounters actual evidence that it's wrong then I modify it... I don't lie about the evidence and continue to advocate for positions I know are wrong!

If you feel the need to lie to people about what you believe and why you believe it then maybe you should re-examine your values.
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I had a "discussion" with a liberal last week and he was shouting (on the interwebs) that because Zimmerman was "ordered" not to pursue, that was the damning piece of evidence. Of course, he wasn't ordered not to pursue and the dispatcher actually encouraged him to pursue by continuing to ask questions. My liberal opponent decided that it no longer mattered that he hadn't been ordered, but that being a wannabe-cop who he would have punched was enough reason for Zimmerman to hang. All emotions, no evidence. Of course, if Zimmerman had been black, this moron would scream about his innocence.
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I think there are people on both sides that do the same thing. But I think liberals are more passionate and more vocal, so their lies and BS get more play than ours do. More likely to get translated into the culture's popular wisdom and the governments's official policies.

I think it's also because they have an actual movement, Progressivism. We have nothing similar, at least not at the moment. If there's a real conservative movement, it's still in its infancy. We've been complacent and played by the rules. That's given the opposition a huge head start. Lots of catching up to do.
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