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Sarah Palin Considers Planned Parenthood And Kermit Gosnell The Same

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Former Alaskan governor Sarah Palin doesn’t see any difference between Planned Parenthood and Kermit Gosnell, the provider of illegal abortions who is currently on trial for several counts of murder.

Speaking at a Planned Parenthood event this week, President Barack Obama denied rumors that he was distancing himself from the organization, reassuring them that they’re “not going anywhere.”

In seeming response, Palin took to Facebook to write a lengthy message in which she tied Planned Parenthood to the aforementioned Dr. Gosnell.

“Considering the role Planned Parenthood has played in looking the other way while the mass murdering abortion doctor Gosnell butchered babies born alive from his horrific infanticide procedures and abused his women patients, it’s perhaps not surprising that this same president sees nothing wrong with allowing his name to be so openly associated with this organization,” Palin wrote.

Gosnell currently faces the death penalty if convicted of four first-degree and one third-degree murder charges. He ran an abortion clinic in Pennsylvania where he performed illegal late-term abortions, many allegedly after birth (infanticide). In some cases, his practice resulted in the deaths of his patients, as well.

The tie between Gosnell and Planned Parenthood that Palin is highlighting comes from a quote from Dayle Steinberg. She is the president of Planned Parenthood in Southern Pennsylvania, and said at a gathering last week that some women had visited Planned Parenthood clinics after visiting Gosnell to complain.

“We would always encourage them to report it to the Department of Health,” Steinberg said, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer. “These are criminal, horrendous … acts and should be appropriately punished,” she added.

Pro-life groups have piled on the quote, taking it to mean that Planned Parenthood was aware of the conditions at Gosnell’s clinic, yet failed to report him. This would make them partially culpable, according to Susan B. Anthony List president Marjorie Dannenfelser.

“It seems that nothing – not even eyewitness accounts of Gosnell-style conditions in their own clinics – is enough to make President Obama reconsider his unyielding support for Planned Parenthood, which in a single year performed more than 333,000 abortions and received half a billion dollars in taxpayer money,” she said.

Planned Parenthood maintains that it is unfair to compare their services to Dr. Gosnell.

“We have consistently said that this is a horrifying and outrageous case, that Gosnell ran a criminal enterprise, not a health care facility, and that he should be punished to the fullest extent of the law,” said a Planned Parenthood spokesperson.

But it doesn’t matter to the pro-life crowd. Palin, who spoke at a pro-life women’s resource center in Nevada Friday, urged “There’s no such thing as a coincidence.”

Do you agree with Sarah Palin’s opinion of Planned Parenthood?

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41 Responses to “Sarah Palin Considers Planned Parenthood And Kermit Gosnell The Same”

  1. Jeff Carr

    As usual this nitwit Palin spins her false crap.

    Planned Parenthood does not have anything to do with Gosnell and in fact abortions are les than.0001% of the work that they do.

    Their main purpose is providing vital and necessary tests for women including Cancer.

    These divisive people like Oalin constantly spewing their made up stories and lies is a dis-service to the country and the American people.

    Thank G-d this nitwit never was elected VP, just a breath away from the Presidency. She would have been worse than Bush and he damaged the coubntry greatly. She needs to keep her ignorant uninformed mouth shut.

  2. Ronald Wick

    Right on Mrs. Palin, Thank God you have the guts to stand up to the lies the Political Correct media and Washington are feeding us!

  3. Lawrence Mintz

    Sarah Palin has less intelligence than the dog I foster.

  4. Mer Sean

    I've not heard ANY feminist or liberal really answer thus question: So, given what you support, what is your actual problem with Gosnell that has you in this faux firebreathing "punish him to the fullest extent of the law?" That his instruments were dirty? That his
    employees weren't licensed? That doesn't seem an appropriate
    offense for that level of outrage.

    The common deflection I've heard is that this is what happens when abortion isn't "safe, legal and
    rare.". So your suggestion is to
    LEGALIZE Gosnell's procedures at that stage?? What's the real difference? You already support partial birth abortion! what did Gosnell do differently, other than pull the baby completely out of the birth canal and fail to dispose of the bodies? I fail to see much of a distinction.
    that stage??

  5. Gary Jackson

    Planned Parenthood and Kermit Gosnell ARE one and the same. I love how these liberal "journalists" are so completely ignorant as to the facts about this. Planned Parenthood knew all about Gosnell and what he was doing. Gosnell isn't the only one of these murderers in Planned Parenthood land.

    BTW, the very fact someone would defend Planned Parenthood makes them just as evil as evil gets, and yeah, that includes Obama. Planned Parenthood was created with one goal in mind, wiping out the Negro race. Margaret Sanger, a HERO to the democrats, was a regular at KKK rallies [another longtime democrat activity] and sold the notion of murdering innocent children to the Klan as a way to "purify" the world and kill off all of the blacks.

    The amount of evil among liberals is too great to even measure.

  6. Gary Jackson

    Typical remark from a hate filled and incredibly stupid democrat [Is there any other kind] You people love to project you inferiority on others don't you.

  7. Gekko Gordon

    Lawrence claims to be a teacher. What a surprise. At least the dog knows where to soil.
    Teacher(useful idiots) = liberal = progressive = socialist = Marxst = Communist

    Liberals are like cockroaches, once they infest your area, they are hard to remove and they ruin everything with their filth.

  8. Erna Broad

    if you would have one baby yourself you would never again critizies planned parenthood it strikes me funny how men even considering this topic never ever had the pleasure to bear a baby

  9. Erna Broad

    i thought she was gone she gives repl. a bad taste in their mouth,she has a piece of paper where her brain is, saying here supposed to be my brain

  10. Butch Smith

    Erna Broad —we know a murder when we see it and the man doing the killing. Get a grip Erma.

  11. Greg Hurd

    You are not a former anything if you quit. A recruit who drops out of basic training is not a "former soldier".

  12. Michael D. Wolff

    "The dog I foster?" He cares more about animals than children in the womb or just out of the womb. He probably thinks humnas are to blame and we need less of them. well, just the ones he dose't like

  13. Michael D. Wolff

    Greg Hurd. Your don't count in children's lives because you are a man! I guess only lesbians shuold be the only ones to raise children. Men have no say unless the child is born and lives long enough.

  14. Anonymous

    Of course Sarah Palin is right, for you to deny it, you agree with those filthy savages at planned parent hood.What is wrong with democrats to support planned parenthood is there something mentally wrong with you? To actually agree to give money to a group that basically slaughters babies. You are pathetic and will be judged one day!

  15. Anonymous

    Sounds like been drinking some of obumas kool aid Erna and you can get past the garbage in your head

  16. Angelo Castellano

    What is the differance between murdering a child at conception or in the ninth month? Murder is murder plain and simple. But we turn our heads and hide behind the womans rights vs. her child's how does one persons rights out weigh anothers.

  17. Anonymous

    This site sucks big time. You are insulting the very notion of conscious humanity. Put down a good women? No way. Sara good woman. Confused? Arn't we all?

  18. Lawrence Mintz

    She is the perfect result of the dumbing down of America.

  19. Jeff Brownlee

    Sorry Michael, until they're actually born, you don't have a child. Fact of the matter is, neither your religion nor your dick have magical powers over things you stick them into, and regardless of whether you've fertilized her eggs or not, it's still her body and her choice.

  20. Jeanette Ulvila

    No they are not. Planned parenthood provides low cost birth control so there is less of a need for abortions. You can attempt to sque the facts all you want but they are still lies.

  21. Ashlie Atkinson

    Michael D. Wolff SO interesting that you think care for the beasts God gave us is an indicator of something lacking in a person. I pity your congregation.

  22. Jen Winberry

    Gosnell is the reason we need safe, legal access to abortion!

  23. Burleigh Bob

    It is unfair to call Palin a half-wit; she's an insult to half-wits everywhere.

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