Abortion battle on Capitol Hill
All-Star panel weighs in
- Duration 6:07
- Date May 30, 2012
All-Star panel weighs in
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This is when he needs that need to know yeah there's -- funny that we don't know whether or not the way -- -- -- -- a video by the pro life group live action.
Taken -- -- Planned Parenthood clinic in Texas.
The woman went into the clinic allegedly.
Posing as expectant mother who.
Only wanted to abort her baby if it turned out to be a girl this video -- released.
On that day that the house is debating the prenatal nondiscrimination.
Act which would make it a crime.
To perform an abortion solely on the basis of the gender of the unborn child now Planned Parenthood has released a statement.
In which they dispute this video saying it was highly edited.
And also they took care of this particular workers saying quote.
-- six weeks ago former staff -- serving in an entry level position did not follow our protocol for providing information and guidance when presented.
With a highly unusual patient scenario within three days of this patient interaction the staff.
Members employment was ended -- all staff members at this affiliate were immediately scheduled.
For retraining and managing unusual patient encounters today opponents of Planned Parenthood are promoting an edited video of that hoax patient encounters they.
Say that this is not a statistic there are a lot of stats of this happening.
But this particular case was taking care.
That said there's a debate on the house floor back with the panel.
Charles what about this.
Well it's advancing debate because it will probably not succeed.
In the house and the reason is that liberals in the house Democrats -- smoke.
Oppose this and you ask yourself.
How good a feminist opposed to this kind of legislation.
After all gender selection.
Is the ultimate and gender discrimination.
It's the killing of a female and it's almost always a -- In hero.
And you would expect to be huge protests here it's probably very small issue that we know it's a huge issue.
In India and China what it's done a mass scale.
The normal -- a hundred and the five women.
A female children to.
Two boys in China and -- about a 110115.
Which creates huge social imbalances as being unbelievably.
I'm just from sex and so why wouldn't feminist oppose -- the reason is because of our -- politics.
Because it was Supreme Court ruling which makes impossible.
To have a debate about abortion itself we have to have debates on the periphery.
And liberals in general -- -- because they're afraid.
But it's a crack in the door and if you if you wanted to -- This it kind of restriction on abortion they'll be other restrictions as well but it's -- we've debated it puts people.
And extremely hypocritical positions and here's a quick listen to tears.
Odds of this today -- on has continued on the house floor today.
The people of this country are overwhelmingly for this deal.
And liberals are gonna have to make up their mind whether they're so committed to abortion on demand that they think that that includes killing little girls because -- little girls.
Don't get me wrong.
Of course we -- are opposed to sex selection based on gender that's not what this is not about women's health care.
And gender discrimination.
Boy B I guess the question is how big a deal is this and is this kind of as Charles mentioned an avenue to getting at the abortion issue overall.
-- with a lot of very interesting abortion related legislation.
Popping up around the country the last eighteen months and and it is always an effort to chip away.
On both sides.
And and we -- politically what's problematic first of all.
Just legally this is problem problematic is that really don't know how it can be enforced and I don't know how it it doesn't.
And friends on this doctor patient confidentiality really don't know how.
This video that you show this disturbing video.
That we shouldn't seem like it resentment a regular event -- Planned Parenthood I'm sure the woman's been fired but she did not cite any.
I'm from Manuel saying we don't do this certain mindset about this.
If this is happening at this is obviously -- -- but.
But it is it's it's not -- conclusive how will -- doctor of the women will never be punished only doctors -- an abortion provider.
Determine whether or not sex selection is the reason behind the termination of the pregnancy so.
So that makes it hard the other problem politically is that the Republicans -- -- had race language put in the original bill which they've since taken out.
Congressman franks said upon measure actually -- minority babies currently five times more likely to be -- than a white baby.
And so this allows the Democrats to portray this as an effort on Republicans.
Two to take away them the right to choose from African American women men and the right to doctor patient confidentiality as well.
It's funny -- on the key point in the Planned Parenthood -- or or statement.
They talk about unusual patient encounters and they say that they condemn this fraction practice of sex selective abortions.
But at the same time Planned Parenthood policy is to provide non judgmental.
Advice and counsel to people who come and so they don't actually discouraged this in any way.
And I think he saw and what I think was rather weasel language in the Planned Parenthood statement.
You have somebody like a group like Planned Parenthood.
That is continuing to give people this kind of advice you have somebody like -- on the floor of the house who I would argue is maybe the furthest left member.
In of the House of Representatives.
About refusing to to support this it -- it's -- tough stuff so.
That's -- the bad I was stay tuned.