New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D) is truly fired up and ready to take action over the recent Planned Parenthood videos showing top-level officials cavalierly discussing fees for harvesting organs from aborted fetuses. Just maybe not in the way you’d imagine.
No, whereas most people saw the disgustiing videos and thought these abhorrent acts call for an investigation into Planned Parenthood, Gillibrand saw them and said to herself, “fundraising op.”
Via the Weekly Standard:
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, a Democrat from New York, sent out a fundraising email on Monday condemning congressional efforts to investigate Planned Parenthood’s practice of harvesting and selling aborted baby organs to biotech companies.
Gillibrand writes that the congressional investigation of Planned Parenthood “makes my head explode.”
“I’m confident that if we had more women leading in Washington, we would not still be dealing with the right wing’s efforts to trample women’s health care,” she says. The fundraising email concludes by urging supporters: “Please, click here to give every dollar you can right now.”
So, she is unfazed by the descriptions of fetal torsos being “crunched” in order that the liver and heart can be preserved intact, but the idea of investigating a group that admits to such atrocities makes her “head explode”? What a gal!
It’s not a mystery as to why Gillibrand would fight to preserve Planned Parenthood’s ability to provide abortions and maybe make a profit off of them on the side. During the 2012 election cycle, she was the leading recipient of campaign donations from the group, which donated over $19,000 to her campaign.
Money talks for Kirsten Gillibrand.
Meanwhile, abortion clinics such as those operated by Planned Parenthood continue to go unregulated and uninspected in Gillibrand’s state thanks to Democrats like her.
Cross-posted at the Mental Recession