At What Point Does Planned Parenthood Become Viable Human Beings?

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Via Ed Morrissey, here’s the equivalent of the video that exposed ACORN for what it is, except for even more tragic than that.

If you needed any more proof that Planned Parenthood is a business that is in business to aggressivly sell abortions, here it is:

New undercover footage from an Appleton, WI Planned Parenthood abortion clinic shows clinic staff, including the abortion doctor, lying to two young women about fetal development and encouraging the one who is pregnant to obtain an abortion because “women die having babies.”

In the undercover video, when the two women ask a Planned Parenthood counselor if the pregnant woman’s 10-week-old unborn child has a heartbeat, the counselor emphasizes “heart tones,” and answers, “Heart beat is when the fetus is active in the uterus — can survive — which is about seventeen or eighteen weeks.” On the contrary, embryologists agree that the heartbeat begins around 3 weeks. Wisconsin informed consent law requires that women receive medically accurate information before undergoing an abortion.

The counselor then says, “A fetus is what’s in the uterus right now. That is not a baby.” Dr. Prohaska, the abortion doctor, insists, “It’s not a baby at this stage or anything like that.” Prohaska also states that having an abortion will be “much safer than having a baby,” warning, “You know, women die having babies.”

Read the rest here.

Below the video. At least Barbara Boxer wasn’t in the room telling the woman she had to have an abortion to make up for some guy on Viagra:

Howard ‘YEEARGH!’ Dean Denounces Obamacare Bill

Howard “YEEARGH!” Dean appeared on Air America’s Bill Press Show (Air America is still on the air?) and told Press that the current health bill in the Senate is nothing but a huge insurance industry bailout, will dramatically raise health costs for consumers, will burden future generations with trillions of debt, is unsustainable and contains no insurance reform.

If Dems won’t listen to Republicans, maybe they’ll listen to the former DNC Chair — although Howard seems to be making the mistake of analyzing the bill from a practical standpoint when in fact the only intent of Reid/Pelosi/Obamacare is as a launching pad for an industry takeover. “Health care reform” has little to nothing to do with health care, Howard. Maybe he hasn’t gotten the internal memo yet.

Dean, a Vermontian Socialist, opposes this bill for vastly different reasons than I oppose it (“this bill doesn’t take over enough of the industry” vs. “the government shouldn’t stick their greedy snouts in private industry”), but the immediate task at hand is to kill this bill, so Howard’s opposition is welcome:

(h/t Yid)

A Perky Poem for Obamacare

Hey Katie, is America’s most unbiased reporter willing to do a dance for Obamacare?

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I thought so.

Katie Couric dedicated her “notebook” segment to a nice little push for Obamacare — in poem form. My only regret is that nobody hacked into Katie’s teleprompter and inserted that “Here I sit all broken hearted…” poem instead, because both of these are only worthy of a bathroom wall at the seediest of rest areas:

“There once was a biased reporter from Nantucket…”

(h/t Newsbusters)

Support for Obamacare Plunges, Meaning America is Becoming Mentally Ill and Needs Obamacare Now!

You have to wonder, given the continual plunge in approval for Obamacare, how Harry Reid can continue to get his 60 votes. Eventually he might even run out of money — our money — that he’s using to bribe people with, but probably not soon enough.

From Rasmussen Reports:

Just 38% of voters now favor the health care plan proposed by President Obama and congressional Democrats. That’s the lowest level of support measured for the plan in nearly two dozen tracking polls conducted since June.

The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 56% now oppose the plan.

Well what do you know… over half of America has become fringe, right-wing wacko teabaggers. Hopefully there’s a treatment for that illness under Obamacare. The vote moves forward, in spite of the Dems failure to create a demand for what they want to supply.

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Health Care Takeover Cloture Vote, Live Debate Link

For most of the rest of the day I’ll be having company over and watching the Michigan/Ohio State game at noon, followed by the Michigan State/Penn State game at 3:30, so we’ll be stuffing our faces with tailgate food and adult beverages — not necessarily in that order — and completely taking a break from politics.

The Senate is expected to vote at 8 p.m. to see if the Obama/Reid/Pelosicare bill ($850 billion to cover 4 million people?) will move on to a final vote sometime after the Thanksgiving holiday. Until then, debate is ongoing and you can watch it live here.

Assuming they get to a vote tonight (if Reid knows he as the votes, he’ll get to it), I’ll update this post with the results later if I’m still conscious. Will $100 million be enough for the Dems to buy off the vote of Mary Landrieu? We’ll find out soon enough.

Hopefully there are enough Senators who are willing to put the future of America ahead of their immediate wants, greeds and lust for increased power (pause for laughter).

Update: Michelle M. reports that Harry Reid has his 60 votes. We’ll find out for sure in a while.

Update II: Senate votes 60-39 to move the bill forward. Landrieu was effectively bought off in the Louisiana Purchase II. Republican Senator Voinovich did not vote.

BOHICA.

Who Should Read the Senate Health Bill Aloud?

Sen. Tom Coburn is threatening to have somebody read the entire Senate version of Obamacare™ — all 2,074 pages of it — aloud in the Senate chamber before it’s voted on.

Who should read it? Some are suggesting speed readers or certain celebrities, but that’s missing the point.

America’s survival may depend on finding somebody to read the bill who will never finish. My suggestion would be for a member of The Slow Talkers of America organization read the thing aloud, and with any luck it would never make it to a vote — and even if it did, the current batch of bunko artists in Washington will have long since gone on to their eternal punishment:

Either that or grab a random person from one of these cities to let them read it aloud and there’s a better than average chance they’ll barely even get started let alone finish in our lifetime.

Nancy ‘Cousin Eddie’ Pelosi: With Your Money, We’re Gonna Buy You a Real Nice Christmas Present, America!

Remember the scene in National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation when Clark Griswold offered to help the destitute Cousin Eddie and his family have a good Christmas, so Eddie whipped out a long list, “alphabetical starting with Katherine,” and then selflessly pledged to buy Clark a “really nice” Christmas present?

That’s kind of what Nancy Pelosi is doing — the exception to the above scenario being that the money to buy Clark a nice “Christmas present” is going to be taken from Clark and his kids forcibly.

The Democrats’ generosity knows no bounds.

And what’s with the departure from the diversity heaven that government is always trying to create? A “Christmas” present? No health care for Jews? Muslims? Non-believers? I’m disappointed in you, Nancy, and the president must be too.

But I guess there’s no better way to get a liberal politician to find Jesus than by dangling the promise of controlling one-sixth of the nation’s economy in front of them:

(h/t HotAir)

Liberal Group Buys Ad Thanking ‘Republican’ Cao for His Support of Obamacare

Just think how much health care for somebody all this money could have paid for:

Healthcare reform advocates will spend about $1 million in the coming days on television spots thanking vulnerable lawmakers for supporting the healthcare bill that passed the House on Saturday.

Americans United for Change (AUFC) plans to air two sets of advertisements in local media markets on Wednesday, totaling about $350,000.

One of those ads will air in Louisiana and thank Rep. Anh Cao, the lone Republican to fall in line with Stretch Pelosi and support Obamacare.

Cao took over the seat from Democrat William Jefferson, and if he inherited Billy’s freezer, all he got to put in it (besides possibly a Dove bar from Pelosi) were minimal promises from Democrats and a feeling of faux self-importance because the president “spent weeks courting him.”

More than likely those promises will go by the wayside totally if the bill fails in the Senate, and no doubt the DNC will support any Democrat who runs against Cao next year.

With a district that went 75% for Obama in 2008, and a GOP that realizes it needs to de-RINO itself or face a donation drought — and as a result will expend few resources to save him — Cao’s political days are numbered.

Good luck with your new friends, Fredo:

Liberals Vow to Oppose Healthcare Bill if it Doesn’t Pay for Killing Babies in Order to Reduce the Infant Mortality Rate

Huh? Yeah, that’s what I thought too.

That title may seem harsh and not make sense in the real world, but I couldn’t think of any other way to word this kind of madness:

More than 40 lawmakers vowed to oppose the final healthcare bill if the House language on abortion is not removed.

Reps. Diana DeGette (Colo.) and Louise Slaughter (N.Y.) led the group of Democrats in writing to Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) threatening to withhold support for a final conference report if it strictly prohibits federal funding for abortion services.

“Slaughter” … insert your own tastelessly appropriate joke here.

And what is one of the main justifications used to keep federally funded abortion in the Obamacare bill? “The infant mortality rate in the U.S. is too high.” I heard at least one Democrat during the House debate — I don’t recall which one — speaking of the high infant mortality rate in the U.S. as if America were a third-world toilet. That assumption alone is a big pile of Pelosi, but that aside, it’s how Dems plan to help lower the infant mortality rate that is most perplexing.

The Stupak Amendment has caused a great rift among those who otherwise would support the healthcare bill by causing a division between pro-abortion socialists and anti-abortion socialists.

The irony here is that many of those who support stripping the Stupak Amendment from the health care bill are those who are the most loudly harping about America’s infant mortality rate (what’s the infant mortality rate at an abortion clinic?).

Do these liberal members of Congress know what does have a dramatic effect in dropping the infant mortality rate? A drop in the abortion rate — and for more than just the obvious reason.

Demanding federal funding for abortion while demagoging the infant mortality rate is like calling for funding a match and lighter fluid handout in order to bring about a decline in arson.

Also, before believing all the horrible “data” about the high infant mortality rate in the United States, remember this:

It’s shaky ground to compare U.S. infant mortality with reports from other countries. The United States counts all births as live if they show any sign of life, regardless of prematurity or size. This includes what many other countries report as stillbirths. In Austria and Germany, fetal weight must be at least 500 grams (1 pound) to count as a live birth; in other parts of Europe, such as Switzerland, the fetus must be at least 30 centimeters (12 inches) long. In Belgium and France, births at less than 26 weeks of pregnancy are registered as lifeless. And some countries don’t reliably register babies who die within the first 24 hours of birth. Thus, the United States is sure to report higher infant mortality rates.

And in the liberal halls of Congress, a fetus must first vote Democrat before it counts as a live human being.

BOHICA Alert: Health Care Scam Moving Towards a Weekend Vote; Capitol Hill Switchboard Recording Still Pitching Obamacare

With unemployment at 10.2%, record debt and a faltering economy, why not drop another trillion dollars on a stimulus program for lawyers, unions and politicians disguised as a health care program?

A vote on the bill — which is 1,990 pages and any Reps who even tried to read it would have had only eight days to do so — could come this evening, but if it’s pushed into Sunday or beyond, that’s good news because it will mean they don’t have the votes:

And after a month’s worth of legislative wrangling and deal-making, the bill is approaching its final destination: a vote on final passage, expected sometime before the sun rises on Sunday. Pressing toward dawn on Saturday, the Rules committee passed a rule after nearly 12 hours that would set up a vote on the healthcare bill at 6 p.m.

What all this boils down to if this passes is that by 2016, you could have to buy a $15,000 health insurance policy from the government or go to jail for five years — the latter penalty will fall under the umbrella of a “housing program” to add even more compassion to the Obamacare bill.

The good news is that President Obama is expected to visit Capitol Hill today to lobby for the bill’s passage, and lately his campaigning on behalf of certain politicians has been their kiss of death, so we can only hope he does the same for this insane and unconstitutional “health care” bill.

The Capitol Hill switchboard number is 1-800-828-0498, so light it up. But be forewarned: I just called it and found out that, just as was the case a couple of months ago, the recorded message you hear tells callers to “urge their member of Congress to vote yes on health care reform.” How is this even ethical, let alone legal? Sorry, dumb question — as if those things even matter anymore.

The switchboard is used by Republicans, Democrats and Independents alike, and paid for by all taxpayers, but obviously the majority party also gets control of the answering machine. I can’t imagine if the tables were turned that the Dems would allow that to stand — but then, that’s why the Dems are in control.

Update: I’m live-blogging the House health care debate and vote in this post at Michelle Malkin’s blog.