In Glenn Beck’s universe, Planned Parenthood is not just an organization that provides reproductive health care and education to those in need of it. Planned Parenthood, as he “revealed” during his program yesterday, is a nefarious ring of criminals involved in child sex trafficking. With this on top of the House’s vote to remove its federal funding, it’s not fun right now to be Planned Parenthood.
Watch as Beck spins a yarn about child sex trafficking in Egypt and Afghanistan, just to set the mood I guess?
And then enlists anti-abortion activist Lila Rose, who went undercover as a 13-year-old girl at numerous Planned Parenthood clinics:
Rose’s organization, Live Action, was responsible for a series of videos that showed someone posing as a pimp asking Planned Parenthood to treat his teenage prostitutes. What Beck and Rose didn’t mention, as Media Matters points out, is that Planned Parenthood asked the Department of Justice to investigate those incidents before the videos were even released. The organization contacted Attorney General Eric Holder to report a possible multi-state sex trafficking scheme. From a Planned Parenthood press release on the matter:
Planned Parenthood’s top priority is the health and safety of our patients and the health and well-being of women and teens across the country, and we have been in contact with federal and local authorities to identify the persons involved in these visits.
Nice try, Glenn.