The Huffington Post broke a rather interesting story a few days ago. I can't stop thinking about it. The story is that Planned Parenthood is freaking out because they think they're about to be exposed by undercover pro-life journalists engaged in yet another sting.
You may remember the stings that showed that Planned Parenthood doesn't do mammograms -- contra what they'd been claiming and to what the media claimed even after that sting. The same sting group showed that some affiliates would accept money for racist aims and coach a pimp and an underage prostitute on how to cover up their illicit business. All of this has been bad PR for the largest abortion provider in the country.
Now, Planned Parenthood worries that the pro-life journalists are at it again, showing that Planned Parenthood is willing to do sex-selective abortions. That is, they are worried about a number of affiliates being asked about killing unborn children who are female just because they are female.
I read through almost this entire Huffington Post story with a question: Does Planned Parenthood do sex-selective abortions? In other words, I wondered, why are they worried? Then I got to this paragraph near the end:
While Planned Parenthood condemns seeking abortions on the basis of the gender of the fetus, Cooney said the provider is also "committed to providing high-quality, confidential, nonjudgmental care to all who come into our health centers." While Planned Parenthood staffers are extensively trained to answer unusual and difficult questions and to refer women to necessary counseling, none of its clinics will deny a woman an abortion based on her reasons for wanting one, except in those states that explicitly prohibit sex-selection abortion (Arizona, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania and Illinois).
Wait, so while they "condemn" killing a baby because of her gender, they'll also do it? This leaves me with two thoughts. One is that I can see, now, why Planned Parenthood is worried about this sting. The second is that they must have a drastically different definition of the word "condemn" than I do.