Fox News Hosts Freak Out After Truth About Planned Parenthood Videos Revealed Live On Air (Video)

nation_juan2_080315-2It’s no secret that Republicans have spent the last 40+ years fighting against the Constitutionally protected right for women to have an abortion. While they can’t place an outright ban on abortion (because that would be unconstitutional), what they’ve been doing instead is passing laws that either seek to shame women prior to having the procedure or make it nearly impossible for them to find a clinic where one can be performed.

Naturally, there are many organizations out there who’ve fought alongside Republicans against women having the right to have an abortion. Well, as you might have heard, one of these advocacy groups secretly recorded several videos where some members of Planned Parenthood were caught discussing the selling of fetal tissue for research.

Oh, by the way, that’s a process which is 100% legal.

As we’ve seen before with many advocacy groups trying to slander those who they oppose, these videos were clearly heavily edited to make officials from Planned Parenthood look as if they were illegally selling these specimens for profit – which is not what they were discussing. But when you heavily edit conversations such as these, which for even some pro-choice individuals can be seen as fairly disturbing, it’s easy to distort the context of the discussion.

Well, on Fox News’ The Five this subject was discussed and the debate ultimately spiraled out of control with Juan Williams desperately trying to bring up the legal facts concerning what was in these videos, while the conservatives on the panel continually spoke over anything he was trying to say, often belittling and shouting at him while doing so.

Several times Williams tried to discuss how selling fetal tissue for scientific research has led to all sorts of medical breakthroughs, only to have the other panelists repeatedly refuse to let him make his point.

And the truth of the matter is, this fetal tissue is just remains of an abortion that’s already happened. It’s not as if Planned Parenthood is actively going out and recruiting women to come into the facilities to have abortions so they can sell the fetal specimens for profit. Although, if you listen to many Republicans talk about this entire issue, that’s exactly what they’re trying to insinuate they’re doing.

What’s baffled me most about this entire situation is how there’s plenty of evidence out there showing that the videos released were heavily edited, yet Republicans in Congress (and the conservative media for that matter) are blatantly ignoring that fact to wage this partisan war against women’s rights.

As Juan Williams proved on Monday, Republicans really don’t want to hear the truth about any of this. Their minds are made up so it doesn’t matter what facts you present to them. They’re simply going to believe whatever they want.

At the end of the day, no matter how big a hissy fit Republicans might throw, there’s one thing that is indisputable: The right for women to have an abortion is protected by our Constitution – and there’s not a damn thing they can do about it.

Watch the video below via Fox News by way of Media Matters:

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Allen Clifton is a native Texan who now lives in the Austin area. He has a degree in Political Science from Sam Houston State University. Allen is a co-founder of Forward Progressives and creator of the popular Right Off A Cliff column and Facebook page. Be sure to follow Allen on Twitter and Facebook, and subscribe to his channel on YouTube as well.


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  • Allahu Akbar!

    Im pro choice but the videos were disgusting.At the very least those women should be fired if not jailed for illegally selling fetus parts.

    • Leah Schultz

      They are not illegally selling fetus parts. Can’t you read. You are obviously not pro-choice. Nothing even in the edited versions indicate that.

      • Allahu Akbar!

        Yeah I am pro choice but the way those women casually discussed crushing baby parts while they stuffed their gullets was disgusting.

      • FD Brian

        this is the way the scientific and medical community talks among themselves when it comes to things of this nature. You have to consider who is talking and to whom.

      • usmale475

        what part of you being a moron don’t you seem to understand?

      • Jim Valley

        You are missing the point by a country mile here.

      • PRIME79

        You being a sensitive little thing is a you problem .

      • OMGface

        Not only can’t he read, Leah, he can’t comprehend, think, chase data or evaluate any of it to save his sorry self. Such very damaged, miserable, lost beings exist.

      • o_O

        i know you’r trying to say something here… clearly a few ppl back ya up – but it makes absolutely zero sense. just checkin in. keepin it real for ya.

        how was group today? did ya get to speak up?

      • noah vail

        you again, you f**king troll….you don’t have to keep proving what an asshole you are,,, we got it the first twenty times

      • o_O

        noah – i’m going to just copy and past here, a comment that i left for another one of o-face’s “supporters”: your dearest friend o-face has been harassing me for over a week. i asked her to stop, politely – and she has refused every time. i did nothing more than give her a taste of her own medicine – and as long as she leaves me alone, i’m more than happy to do the same. so relax yourself and have a nice week.

    • debkim1

      Already PROVEN that they did NOT do that sir.

    • usmale475

      No one sells anything you moron

    • disqus_1iBc

      What did you think abortions and medical research looked like? What do you think children killed in war look like? Do you need to see pictures before you are horrified? I get the feeling a lot of obvious stuff surprises you.

    • Jim Valley

      You are startlingly naïve about what goes on in the Real World.

    • noah vail

      your head called…your brain is missing again

  • Allahu Akbar!

    A quote from the 5th video… it for yourself if you dont believe it.Sickening…….”If we alter our process and we are able to obtain intact fetal
    cadavers, then we can make it part of the budget, that any dissections
    are this, and splitting the specimens into different shipments is this. I
    mean, it’s all just a matter of line items,” she adds

    • rossbro

      It’s LEGAL !

      • debkim1

        No, it isn’t, and it has been done since the 1930s with government ect. approval. Just as cadavers are used for other medical and Scientific study.(and only with approval of the mother and without any profit what so ever) And of course, it led to many medical breakthroughs. Those tapes were twisted and complely cut and pasted all over the place. try watching some of the Actual and Unedited ones. I have. Personally I have very high hopes that those that faked this tape go to Prison as they deserve to… Their group has an extemely Bad reputation and history of everything incl. advocating the KILLING OF some Doctors. And hate to tell you Allahu A. but even You can be made to look as if you have said or done anything with the right person editing, cutting and pasting, and enough Slander.

    • usmale475

      Fake video

    • Jim Valley

      It’s phony. You have been taken in by liars.

      • Howard Sands

        He has made it a tradition to be taken in by liars. This is evidenced by the photo of our president as if he’s bin Laden. You know, the man whose death was ordered by our president.

  • Jim Valley

    PP has a higher public approval rating than ANY of the republican presidential candidates. Is this a smart fight to pick?

  • ohknowyoudidnt

    I guarantee you, everyone of these talking heads would take a vaccine or use a cure that was developed by using fetal tissue. To either save themselves or one of their children. Hypocrites the lot of them.