Dems embrace of Planned Parenthood could cost them dearly
As the Democrats kick off their convention, perhaps they should heed the old saying that you are the company you keep. If this saying is in fact the case, the President and his party have some explaining to do.
President Obama and his party have chosen to grant Cecile Richards, President of Planned Parenthood, a prominent speaking slot at their convention this week. This endorsement of Ms. Richards and her enterprise follows President Obama's making numerous campaign stops and running ads on behalf of Planned Parenthood. This support complements other high ranking Dems' support of that same organization, including Nancy Pelosi's enthusiasm over the connection between Planned Parenthood and the Girl Scouts.
This highly visible embrace and support is inconveniently timed with the release of new analysis that links numerous existing whistle-blower lawsuits -- in California, Iowa and Texas -- with strong statistical correlation demonstrating an anomalously solid link between Planned Parenthood's government funding and the abortions it commits. This, of course, runs contrary to Democrat assertions to the contrary[i].
As the analysis concludes, the systemic fraud described in the whistle-blower suits is a potentially perfect explanation for the unusually high positive correlation. It is the hand that fits the glove.
If this analysis and its conclusions are correct, in Planned Parenthood the Democrats are embracing a far greater crime than mere cronyism and Solyndra incompetence. They are embracing systemic fraud and racketeering in violation of well-known federal laws.
Behold: The Democrat Party and the company it keeps.
[i] Rep. Gwen Moore (D-WI): "Title X Has Nothing to Do with Abortion." February 2011. Huffington Post: "Title X, the only federal grant program dedicated solely to family planning and reproductive health services for low-income and uninsured patients, has nothing to do with abortion." April 2011.