Bitch Slapping Planned Parenthood
Second, I believe that Planned Parenthood does a lot of very good work for a lot of people, including very direct family members of mine.
However, I take exception to their trying to brand any limit on abortion; including partial birth and parental notification; as the end of the world as we know it. Personally I wonder how the president of PP would feel if her son (if she has one) broke his leg in a soccer match, and the coach took him for an amputation, without notifying her, when a cast would work? Abortion is no less a medical procedure, but they'd like to keep parents of juviniles out of it.
Today Karen Pearl appeared before the Senate Judiciary Committee at the Roberts hearings, and as expected opposed him, as the group has every male nominated to the Court since John Paul Stevens. She even referenced the "chill wind" that liberals feel so often in her statement.
However, Arlen Specter, not exactly a pro-life idealogue, beat her down, pointing out that her group had opposed Stevens, Kennedy, and held rallies against Souter, all on the grounds that they were going to over turn Roe v. Wade, and were wrong in each of those cases.
Senator Sessions even produced the fliers claiming if Souter was confirmed, women would die, and advertised a rally against him, co-sponsored by Planned Parenthood.
If anything, Specter was the surprise knowing he's a pro-choice Republican. He basically slapped down Planned Parenthood for their constant harping against any republican nominee, even though they hold the same view on Roe.