Who better to finish off Fox News' Tuesday anti-choice propaganda blast at Planned Parenthood than Bill O'Reilly, an aging Catholic male who uses his show as a conduit for "pro-life" fanaticism and platform from which he engaged in a crusade against an abortion doctor who was later murdered by a "pro-life" fanatic? For his efforts in demonizing Dr. George Tiller, dubbed a "baby killer" by O'Reilly, Bill earned a "courage award" from the hate group, the FamilyResearchCenter. The wealthy O'Reilly is also vehemently opposed to Planned Parenthood, an organization providing health care for low income women. Despite Bill's prediction, Planned Parenthood hasn't been defunded; but the anti-choice lobby is indefatigable in its efforts to do so especially given the Planned Parenthood's 2012 level of government funding. Bill O'Reilly provided a happy ending to Fox's Tuesday lie-a-palooza with more of the same!
O'Reilly set the message, about "aborting babies at taxpayer expense," on an ominous note about a "disturbing situation that may be a violation of federal law." He discussed how the Hyde Amendment which prohibits federal dollars from funding abortion because "many people believe abortion is morally wrong." (Of course, many people don't!) In a totally ROFLMAO moment of irony, anti-choice zealot O'Reillly accused "pro-choice zealots" of trying to get around the Hyde Amendment by using Planned Parenthood. His proof - an increase in federal dollars to Planned Parenthood between 2001 and 2011. After stating this organization has said that it doesn't use federal dollars for abortion, he opined "that's hard to believe." Taking a page from the pro-life playbook, he expressed bewilderment that there were so many abortions and so few adoption referrals. (Hey Bill, we've been in recession lately and when folks are living on the margin, they don't need more babies!!!!)
Despite the FACT that abortion services are only 3% of Planned Parenthood's services, Pope Bill declared, in the lexicon of the anti-choice crazies, that Planned Parenthood is "an abortion mill." (Hey Bill, Our local PP only does abortions on Saturday - hardly a "mill.") He accused them of "conning" the taxpayer with a "blatant ruse." He urged congress to check into the funding of Planned Parenthood because it could be "a gross violation of federal law.
After his Talking Points he spoke with Cristina Page, the author of "How the Pro-Choice Movement Saved America." Using facts and figures, she told him that his "accounting," regarding Planned Parenthood, was wrong and that the organization is a health care provider. He insisted that non-abortion services are cheap while abortions are expensive. When she tried to rebut him, he patronizingly lectured her about the cost of abortion. There was rich irony when O'Reilly, who had no basis on which to make his accusation, asked her how she knew that no taxpayer money was going towards abortion.
He lectured her about the need for an "audit" which she said would be an offensive attack on a safety net provider. Bill didn't understand why it would be a problem. He wouldn't let her finish and lectured her some more on the "need for honest accounting." While not respecting her position, he demanded to know if she respected his anti-choice views and accused her of "dodging the question" and not wanting to know if Planned Parenthood is violating the law. He reinforced his message, that Planned Parenthood might be circumventing the law, with a comment that both Democrats and Republicans would want an audit to make sure that "money isn't going over there which is a violation of federal law."
Planned Parenthood, along with every other entity that receives federal monies, is routinely audited. It also has its own audit. This segment was just more advancement of a pro-life agenda and one for which Bill received praise from one of Lila Rose's website writers who urged O'Reilly to continue his jihad. And while Bill whines about how much money is being given to Planned Parenthood, in bad economic times, he has no problem with bloated defense contracts and other really big ticket items which cost taxpayers far more than an organization that keeps women healthy and, by providing birth control and abortion, helps them to better themselves, economically. As Jon Stewart says, Bill O'Reilly is full of shit!
Well, that and his comment about the black churches has me realizing that it was a waste to give him what time I did, anyways. Nothing but a misogynistic supremacist.
The fact that you say " I ‘could’ care less what you on the left think of me." shows that you are totally ignorant of the proper use and phrasing of the English Language. If, in fact, ‘You could care less…’ Well that means that you care to some extent, as you have the option of caring less. The phrase is ‘I COULDN’T care less…’ So your ignorance is evident in your postings. I suggest you attend ’English as a Second Language" courses.
I finally figured out, that was why you were here. You spend all of your “My Life Is Not Worth Living” time trying to piss off people. Well that’s setting a high bar for accomplishments in ones life. I’M SURE at your wake your local pastor, if he even shows up, will explain, to the smelly homeless man who stopped by for the free Cheese and Crackers, why you have no family or friends.
You label 300K women as murderers. I’m sure you can press charges and get the justice you want since murder is frowned upon an carries with it severe penalties. Let us know how that works out. If you fail to get any convictions don’t be surprised for it could be it isn’t murder. And speaking of misogyny, your characterizing 300K American women as murderers is misogyny in the extreme. I suspect you are a card carrying member of the Taliban.
‘We need to start in the black churches.’ ????
Well you just outed yourself you effin bigoted, racist, moron.
I am SURE we are ALL done wasting our time responding to your crap. Go on your way and be a good ‘God Fearing White Molested Alter-boy.’ I can’t believe I took the time to answer this asshole. For a minute I thought you guys were being hard on him.
Now, be a good boy and run along.
I agree about the churches. We need to start in the black churches.
Although PP is audited constantly, I feel you have a point. We need inspectors in ALL Churches/places of worship to verify that they are not endorsing Candidates or specific Party’s, which would be in violation of their Non Tax status. And since there are Tens of Thousands more of these ‘unaudited’ entities, I believe this probably happens on a far wider scale than is reported (if ever), and could bring in Millions more in taxes than an audit of, lets say, 1 not for profit organization. What do you say?
And honey, you’ve don’t have the ability to “get under” my skin. Your wishful thinking will get you nowhere.
By the way, you didn’t provide a CREDIBLE link to back up the shit you spewed. Be a good little troll and go dig that up, mmmkay?
So you are saying that there are no overhead costs in performing abortions (After all. How much could a dark alley and a coat hanger cost?)
The numbers you throw around are so ridiculous that your whole argument becomes irrelevant. If you feel that abortion should be stopped, than simply state that it goes against your beliefs and your point will be well taken. But to try and sell it by spouting nonsensical ‘facts’ in order to attack the provider of said legal services as per Glenn Beck or Lifenews type twisted logic? Well you will find that a 6th grader could rip apart your ‘arguments’ and see the fact that you are trying to throw ANYTHING against the wall in hope that it sticks.
Did you know that Gas Stations say that 1% of their income is from sales of milk. Well 20% of people who buy milk at gas stations stopped there to by gas also. So that means that 20% of people that go to gas stations buy milk. So they are lying.
That is the logic people like you and Lifenews, especially, are trying to pawn off on the masses.
Than they take it further.
Since the SAME person bought gas, coffee, AND milk, the milk is include as 3 services, not 1 of 3. So now 60% of gas stations “total income” comes from the sale of milk. You see how asinine these comparisons are?
Some MORAL people consider war and/or capital punishment murder.