The Center for Medical Progress unveiled another covertly filmed video that exposes a Planned Parenthood executive negotiating the price of aborted fetal body parts.
Social media has been erupting with responses from both sides of the aisle since the release of the video. Common hashtags surrounding the scandal include #DefundPlannedParenthood, #PPSellsBabyParts, #SketchySource and #StandwithPP.
Among those weighing in are activists like Lila Rose, president of Live Action. Rose tweeted that the issue should not be partisan and asked where humanity has gone:
Human decency, human rights should not be partisan. No matter your politics we can all stand against these inhuman acts. PPSellsBabyParts
— Lila Rose (@LilaGraceRose) July 21, 2015
Rose isn’t the only one outspoken about the scandal. Others have been outraged by the recent videos as well:
Remind me again why Planned Parenthood should receive taxpayer money. #PPSellsBabyParts
— John Scaer (@JohnScaer) July 21, 2015
Corruption in human endeavors differs only in the details; the underlying pathology is always the same: FOLLOW THE MONEY #PPSellsBabyParts
— Linda Suhler, Ph.D. (@LindaSuhler) July 21, 2015
Despite this, Planned Parenthood maintains a loyal base of supporters. Some have tweeted support for the organization, noting the “judgment free” care received and that the organization provides services to those without health insurance.
#StandWithPP because they have provided me with shame and judgment free sexual and reproductive health care when i had no insurance.
— . (@GloriaMalone) July 21, 2015
— Sarah Hogg ? (@SarahLovely) July 21, 2015
Meanwhile, Planned Parenthood and other sources have rejected the credibility of these videos, calling the producers “extremists.” Some of the responses have used the hashtag #SketchySource:
The extremists behind the #PlannedParenthood videos: ????Spent 3 yrs creating a shell company ????Built a phony nonprofit ????May have broken tax law
— Planned Parenthood (@PPact) July 21, 2015
— ??????? (@PennyDreadful81) July 21, 2015
However, the hashtag #SketchySource has also been claimed by the other side to call out Planned Parenthood:
— sara valenzuela (@saadoescatholic) July 21, 2015
Planned Parenthood has advocated on social media for politicians to continue financially supporting it:
Just last year, Planned Parenthood received more than $500 million in taxpayer funding, sparking a congressional debate playing out in Washington this week. In response to the videos, more than 100,000 people have signed a petition to defund Planned Parenthood.