16 Tweets Reacting to Another Video Exposing Planned Parenthood
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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
Where’s the humanity? @PPact abortionist barters baby parts, says they use “less crunchy method” to get “intact specimen” #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:
#PPSellsBabyParts: The #preborn baby is not the #property of the #mother to #dispose of as she sees fit #tcot #ccot pic.twitter.com/L4Z4ikf3U9 — Martha Lambert (@fiteswithheart) July 21, 2015
Remind me again why Planned Parenthood should receive taxpayer money. #PPSellsBabyParts
— John Scaer (@JohnScaer) July 21, 2015
Yes, @PPact, those people who made the videos are the extremists. Because they think selling baby parts for profit is bad. #PPSellsBabyParts — Angela Nelson (@angelaisms) 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
I’ve never used PP for abortion services, but have for so many others when I didn’t have insurance. This is true for so many. #StandWithPP — Lindsay Ellis (@thelindsayellis) July 21, 2015
As a queer woman, I am incredibly thankful for @PPFA for providing nonjudgmental, inclusive healthcare for all. I #StandWithPP.
— 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:
Let’s check the source for these #PlannedParenthood attack videos, shall we?http://t.co/Lj3Kd8adDt #SketchySource — Planned Parenthood (@PPact) July 21, 2015
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
That edited video tries to distort Planned Parenthood’s image. A new low—even for extreme anti-abortion groups. I’m not fooled. #StandWithPP — favianna rodriguez (@favianna) July 20, 2015
This is blatantly false. There have been NO attacks on doctors, nurses, or patients. #sketchysource#StandWithPPpic.twitter.com/r3sqJ4CQng
— ??????? (@PennyDreadful81) July 21, 2015
However, the hashtag #SketchySource has also been claimed by the other side to call out Planned Parenthood:
I’m pretty sure the #sketchysource would be the one that illegally harvests and sells human body parts. #PPSellsBabyParts #DefundPP #prolife — Christa Baier (@baier_christa) July 21, 2015
So just because our source is exposing you and your evil ways you call it a #sketchysource? #PPSellsBabyParts@PPact
— sara valenzuela (@saadoescatholic) July 21, 2015
Planned Parenthood has advocated on social media for politicians to continue financially supporting it:
We’re fighting back against video attacks & politicians out to defund #PlannedParenthood. Join the fight—#StandWithPP?http://t.co/rtZc77HyyY — Planned Parenthood (@PPact) July 21, 2015
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.