Planned Parenthood is still bad

There has been a lot of talk lately about Planned Parenthood’s corruption. A recent video showed a Planned Parenthood employee instructing two pro-life activists  disguised as a hooker/pimp duo on how to get an abortion for underage prostitutes. The activist were trained by Lila Rose’s group, and Glenn interviewed the young leader on radio today.

“There is something really fascinating going on at Planned Parenthood.  Planned Parenthood was started by Margaret Sanger.  Margaret Sanger is one of the most racist people I think in the last hundred years.  I mean, if you think George Wallace was bad, stand in line or sit in line behind Margaret Sanger.  She was part of the eugenics crowd.  She openly, openly wanted birth control because it would rout out the undesirables.  Her words.  That, you know, the infirm, the people that just shouldn't be around because they're hurting society and especially, her words, the Negro.  That's what birth control was all about.  It was the most racist stuff you've ever seen in your life.  It was so bad that she left the United States and she went over to Europe and that's where it went really awry.  Because that's where she learned the propaganda from the Germans on how to make it about compassion, how to make it about, this is compassion, this is to help people out, this is to help struggling mothers who have this horrible choice.”

“She didn't change her point of view.  She changed her language.  She changed the spin.  She watched Edward Bernays, and it became about women.  Not about undesirables.  Those are the roots of Planned Parenthood.  And I'm sorry, but a bad tree cannot bear good fruit.  Planned Parenthood now is being exposed on these videos, and they are pretty amazing.  They are being exposed on Planned Parenthood of saying to, you know, a so‑called pimp, you know what, here's the deal.  I have all these underage girls that are prostitutes for me and I need to get them abortions; how do we do it?  And they show them how to do it.  That's illegal.”

“About a year, year and a half ago, I gave a speech for a pro life group in New Jersey and I had heard of this woman but I had never met her before. And I certainly never heard her speak.  And I leaned over to the person sitting next to me and I said, ‘I don't think I've ever seen such courage in my life.’”

Lila Rose was the young woman giving the speech.

“They have her picture posted like a criminal in every single chapter of Planned Parenthood.  Watch for this woman.  She was in college and she started to speak out and she decided, I'm not going to sit down.  This woman is a hero, a real American hero.  She is the woman who trained the people to go in because she can no longer do it because they're looking for her.  And she trained people how to do it and how to expose it.”

Full Transcript of the Interview is below

ROSE:  Hi, Glenn.

GLENN:  How are you?

ROSE:  I'm great.  How are you doing?

GLENN:  I'm very good.  Tell me, let's start here.  Where, where were you going to college?  If I remember right, it was out in California.

ROSE:  Yes, UCLA.  Go, Bruins.

GLENN:  So you're at UCLA, and what made you say, "I'm not going to change my opinion.  I'm just going to ‑‑ here I go"?

ROSE:  Well, I've been pro life since I was a young girl and I started off with proactive Live Action in high school to do educational and media, educational media for other young people in San José which was my hometown.  And when I got to UCLA I wanted to go there in part to try to reach out to my fellow students and educate them and spread awareness about abortion and about the other related abuses, about the abortion industry and lobby.  I got the greatest human rights abuse is killing of the unborn child, and all the other abuses that can accompany it.  So it was kind of the natural course from my ‑‑ from when I was a young teen, take activism and take educational work to UCLA.

GLENN:  Now, when you say activism, because you are on the anti‑abortion side, of course the media will immediately jump to the conclusions that you endorsed people that would shoot people.  They don't mind, you know, the communist revolutionaries and everything else, but you of course will be a problem because live action has to be violent?

ROSE:  Well, I think that accusation is sick and it's absurd if anyone would say it.  And on our website we're very clear what our mission is, which is to expose threats posed against the defenseless and those that are ‑‑ that group that are weak in our country and the weakest person in our nation today is the unborn child, and a close second is a victim of sexual abuse who might suffer a coerced abortion or be dragged to a clinic to get secret services and put back into a cycle of abuse.  So that's what our mission is and, of course, we're ‑‑ we stand by it and we're going to continue to do that regardless of what any detractors or enemies, people who dislike, for some reason dislike the truth getting out there, that's what we'll stick to.

GLENN:  So explore just a bit with me because I'll ‑‑ let me play devil's advocate here, literally devil's advocate.  Let me say this:  Pimp comes in, wants his underage girls who are prostituting for him.  He has these girls under his thumb and they come in and if the pimp can trust them, at least someone at Planned Parenthood could say, when they get there, "Please, you know, can we help you in any way?  How can we help you?"  Where the if the pimp can't trust the people at Planned Parenthood, those girls are pushed down a flight of stairs, they have back alley abortions, they're beaten up, whatever has to happen and they don't get any medical help.  How do you answer that charge, that argument?

ROSE:  First of all, I would challenge anyone listening and anyone who would still support this activity to read some of the testimonies of traffic victims in our country, of children who are prostituted and you describe things that happen to them.  If they did it, go to a Planned Parenthood or whatever it might be.  And the reality, the harsh and brutal reality is those children are being serially raped, these children are being enslaved, these children are sometimes locked away and in dog kennels.  There's a story at ABC News about a girl that was locked in a dog kennel and then she would be serially raped by people all around the city.  I mean, these stories are atrocious.  So the idea that their pimps could be coming into Planned Parenthood clinics, walking in casually, doing business as usual with the staff even though he's self‑proclaiming that he's had these sex slaves, picking up a bag of condoms, walking back to the jail ‑‑ to the place where he's keeping his slave captive and having them serially raped and that Planned Parenthood can get away with that, that that's okay with people?  I don't think anyone would say that's okay.  The reality here is Planned Parenthood is a mandated reporter for sexual abuse.  It's their obligation legally, Glenn.  If somebody walks in and if they in any way suspect child abuse, they have to make an immediate report.  And that's because our legal system is structured to protect children from sexual abuse.  Not to patch it up with secret abortions and condoms which ultimately facilitate more abuse but to rescue these children by making an immediate report to people that can help them.

GLENN:  Who is ‑‑ who's covering this?  Who is ‑‑ what news divisions are all over this?

ROSE:  Well, it's been a slow start, I'll tell you that, because we've been doing this investigative work now for almost four years, showing sexual abuse coverups that's institutional at Planned Parenthood, the biggest abortion chain in our country.  But this past week more and more news has been covering it.  We remarkably had CBS, CBS for the first time covering the story on nightly news last night.  So something's happening I think in public perception and even people in the media, places like CBS can't ignore this incredibly credible rolling body of evidence that we've been collecting that show beyond a shadow of a doubt, Glenn, that this is an institutional problem.  This is systematic in Planned Parenthood.  This is endemic.  This is an organization that from the top down is supporting sexual abuse coverup and is doing it every day in their clinics.

GLENN:  I tell you what I'm going to do.  Lila, I would like to have my producers reach out to you and see your evidence, and where are you now? Are you in California?

ROSE:  Right now I'm in D.C.  I do live in Los Angeles.

GLENN:  Okay.  Are you available tomorrow?  In New York?

ROSE:  I would love to be.  I would love to if I can.  I know we're doing a press conference tomorrow which is, we're going to do it on the Hill with members of congress calling for congressional action, immediate congressional action.

GLENN:  Here's the thing.  If you can make it to New York at 5:00.  But if you can't, that's fine.  But I would like the ‑‑ we're going to reach out.  We want to get this video, as much of it as we can from the four years of work, and I'm going to dedicate an hour tomorrow on Planned Parenthood and the abuse there and this nonsense that we now, the argument on the Hill that we're not funding abortions.  And I'll do the history of Planned Parenthood as well.  I know I've given them over 24 hours to prepare now, but ‑‑

ROSE:  I'm so glad, Glenn, because people need to know it.  I will do my best to be in New York with you tomorrow.

GLENN:  Lila, best of luck to you.  If we see you tomorrow, great.  I mean, you just do what's right.  But we ‑‑ believe me we can cover it here, but it needs to be seen.

ROSE:  Yes.

GLENN:  Because there is a ‑‑ there is a growing evil in the world and there is a growing number of people that are willing to turn their head and look the other way.  And that's got to stop.  That's got to stop.  Lila, thanks.

ROSE:  Thanks, Glenn.

This week on the Glenn Beck Podcast, Glenn spoke with Vox co-founder Matthew Yglesias about his new book, "One Billion Americans: The Case for Thinking Bigger."

Matthew and Glenn agree that, while conservatives and liberals may disagree on a lot, we're not as far apart as some make it seem. If we truly want America to continue doing great things, we must spend less time fighting amongst ourselves.

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'A convenient boogeyman for misinformation artists': Why is the New York Times defending George Soros?

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On the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" Tuesday, Glenn discussed the details of a recent New York Times article that claims left-wing billionaire financier George Soros "has become a convenient boogeyman for misinformation artists who have falsely claimed that he funds spontaneous Black Lives Matter protests as well as antifa, the decentralized and largely online, far-left activist network that opposes President Trump."

The Times article followed last week's bizarre Fox News segment in which former House Speaker Newt Gingrich appeared to be censored for criticizing Soros (read more here). The article also labeled Glenn a "conspiracy theorist" for his tweet supporting Gingrich.

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The former ambassador to Russia under the Obama Administration, Michael McFaul, came up with "7 Pillars of Color Revolution," a list of seven steps needed to incite the type of revolution used to upend Eastern European countries like Ukraine and Georgia in the past two decades. On his TV special this week, Glenn Beck broke down the seven steps and showed how they're happening right now in America.

Here are McFaul's seven steps:

1. Semi-autocratic regime (not fully autocratic) – provides opportunity to call incumbent leader "fascist"

2. Appearance of unpopular president or incumbent leader

3. United and organized opposition – Antifa, BLM

4. Effective system to convince the public (well before the election) of voter fraud

5. Compliant media to push voter fraud narrative

6. Political opposition organization able to mobilize "thousands to millions in the streets"

7. Division among military and police


Glenn explained each "pillar," offering examples and evidence of how the Obama administration laid out the plan for an Eastern European style revolution in order to completely upend the American system.

Last month, McFaul made a obvious attempt to downplay his "color revolutions" plan with the following tweet:

Two weeks later, he appeared to celebrate step seven of his plan in this now-deleted tweet:



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Modern eugenics: Will Christians fight this deadly movement?

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Last month, without much fanfare, a new research paper disclosed that 94 percent of Belgian physicians support the killing of new-born babies after birth if they are diagnosed with a disability.

A shocking revelation indeed that did not receive the attention it demanded. Consider this along with parents who believe that if their unborn babies are pre-diagnosed with a disability, they would choose to abort their child. Upwards of 70 percent of mothers whose children are given a prenatal disability diagnosis, such as Down Syndrome, abort to avoid the possibility of being burdened with caring for a disabled child.

This disdain for the disabled hits close to home for me. In 1997, my family received a letter from Michael Schiavo, the husband of my sister, Terri Schiavo, informing us that he intended to petition a court to withdraw Terri's feeding tube.

For those who do not remember, in 1990, at the age of 26, Terri experienced a still-unexplained collapse while at home with Michael, who subsequently became her legal guardian. Terri required only love and care, food and water via feeding tube since she had difficulty swallowing as a result of her brain injury. Nonetheless, Michael's petition was successful, and Terri's life was intentionally ended in 2005 by depriving her of food and water, causing her to die from dehydration and starvation. It took almost two excruciating weeks.

Prior to my sister's predicament, the biases that existed towards persons with disabilities had been invisible to me. Since then, I have come to learn the dark history of deadly discrimination towards persons with disabilities.

Indeed, some 20 years prior to Germany's T4 eugenics movement, where upwards of 200,000 German citizens were targeted and killed because of their physical or mental disability, the United States was experiencing its own eugenics movement.

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas documented some of this history in his concurring opinion in Box v. Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky, Inc., Justice Thomas describes how eugenics became part of the academic curriculum being taught in upwards of 400 American universities and colleges.

It was not solely race that was the target of the U.S. eugenics movement. Eugenicists also targeted the institutionalized due to incurable illness, the physically and cognitively disabled, the elderly, and those with medical dependency.

In 1973, the U.S. Supreme Court handed down Roe v. Wade, which wiped out pro-life laws in nearly every state and opened the floodgates to abortion throughout the entirety of pregnancy. Since then, 60 million children have been killed. Abortion as we know it today has become a vehicle for a modern-day eugenics program.

Since the Catholic Church was established, the Truth of Christ was the greatest shield against these types of attacks on the human person and the best weapon in the fight for equality and justice. Tragically, however, for several decades, the Church has been infiltrated by modernist clergy, creating disorder and confusion among the laity, perverting the teachings of the Church and pushing a reckless supposed “social justice" agenda.

My family witnessed this firsthand during Terri's case. Church teaching is clear: it is our moral obligation to provide care for the cognitively disabled like Terri. However, Bishop Robert Lynch, who was the bishop of the Diocese of St. Petersburg, Florida, during Terri's case, offered no support and was derelict in his duties during the fight for Terri's life.

Bishop Lynch had an obligation to use his position to protect Terri from the people trying to kill her and to uphold Church teaching. Indeed, it was not only the silence of Bishop Lynch but that of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), which also remained silent despite my family's pleas for help, that contributed to Terri being needlessly starved and dehydrated to death.

My family's experience, sadly, has turned out to be more of the rule than the exception. Consider what happened to Michael Hickson. Hickson was a 36-year-old, brain-injured person admitted to a Texas hospital after contracting COVID-19. Incredibly—and against the wishes of Michael's wife—the hospital decided not to treat Michael because they arbitrarily decided that his “quality of life" was “unacceptably low" due to his pre-existing disability. Michael died within a week once the decision not to treat him was imposed upon him despite the efforts of his wife to obtain basic care for her husband.

During my sister's case and our advocacy work with patients and their families, it would have been helpful to have a unified voice coming from our clergy consistently supporting the lives of our medically vulnerable. We desperately need to see faithful Catholic pastoral witness that confounds the expectations of the elite by pointing to Jesus Christ and the moral law.

A Church that appears more concerned with baptizing the latest social and political movements is a Church that may appear to be “relevant," but one that may also find itself swallowed up by the preoccupations of our time.

As Catholics, we know all too well the reluctance of priests to preach on issues of abortion, euthanasia, assisted suicide, and other pro-life issues. We have heard that the Church cannot risk becoming too political.

At the same time, some within the Church are now openly supporting Black Lives Matter, an organization that openly declares itself hostile to the family, to moral norms as taught by the Church, and whose founders embrace the deadly ideology of Marxism.

For example, Bishop Mark J. Seitz of El Paso, Texas, knelt in prayer with a cardboard sign asserting his support for this ideology.

Recently, during an online liturgy of the mass, Fr. Kenneth Boller at The Church of St. Francis Xavier in New York, led the congregation with what appears to sound like questions affirming the BLM agenda. Moreover, while reading these questions, pictures of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery, assumed victims of racial injustice, were placed on the altar of St. Francis Xavier Church, a place typically reserved for Saints of the Catholic Church.

Contrast these two stories with what happened in the Diocese of Lafayette, Indiana, where Rev. Theodore Rothrock of St. Elizabeth Seton Church fell victim to the ire of Bishop Timothy Doherty. Fr. Rothrock used strong language in his weekly church bulletin criticizing the Black Lives Matter movement and its organizers. Consequently, Bishop Doherty suspended Fr. Rothrock from public ministry.

In 1972, Pope Pius VI said, “The smoke of Satan has entered the temple of God." It seems that too many of our clergy today are enjoying the smell.

I encourage all who are concerned about the human right to life and about Christ-centered reforms in our culture and our Church to raise your voices for pastoral leadership in every area of our shared lives as Christian people.

Bobby Schindler is a Senior Fellow with Americans United for Life, Associate Scholar at the Charlotte Lozier Institute, and President of the Terri Schiavo Life & Hope Network.