“Representatives from Coca-Cola, Ford Motor Co. and Xerox say they’ve asked Planned Parenthood to remove their names as corporate donors to the embattled organization.”

In addition, Planned Parenthood has removed the list of advertisers from their website. You can expect companies to back down as the controversy has upset pro-choice people almost as much as pro-lifers. However, the New York Times claims there is a campaign of deception against the organization.

“A hidden-camera video released last week purported to show that Planned Parenthood illegally sells tissue from aborted fetuses. It shows nothing of the sort…Clearly, the shorter version was edited to eliminate statements by Dr. Nucatola explaining that Planned Parenthood does not profit from tissue donation, which requires the clear consent of the patient.”

The New York Times goes on to note that according to a letter sent by Roger Evans, who is a lawyer for Planned Parenthood, the (edited) video is a result of a huge campaign of deception. Of course, not everybody is buying into this.

Whether the video is being blown out of proportion or not, one thing is for sure: The abortion issue will be very important to the upcoming presidential campaign. You can bet that for the next year, Bill O’Reilly will have a report on abortion and the evils of Planned Parenthood almost every night. It’s just like the issues of illegal immigration and the “War on Christmas.”

Bill O’Reilly knows his audience.

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