By now everyone’s heard about anti-choice scumbag “Lila Rose“, who slimes her way into Planned Parenthood offices pretending to be a minor and covertly films the interviews she has with clinic staff. Lila Rose, Lila Pose. It’s a sad, scummy tale that starts in a Planned Parenthood office and, after heavy heavy editing, ends on YouTube:
Since 2006, Rose and a friend have been approaching Planned Parenthood clinics pretending to be underage girls, pregnant by older men, seeking an abortion. Their aim: to catch a Planned Parenthood staffer or volunteer violating the law by counseling the young girls to lie about the ages of their adult boyfriends. The videos, according to the Los Angeles Times are then “boiled down to five minutes, with portentous music and fast cuts to heighten the drama,” and posted both to Rose’s LiveAction.org Web site and YouTube.
“There is this stereotype of who we pro-life leaders are, and for the most part it would be white middle-aged religious men trying to impose their will on women,” said the Rev. Patrick Mahoney of the Christian Defense Coalition. “So now with Lila, you bring this young, fresh college student that completely blows any stereotypes away. No one is going to accuse Lila of being mean, vindictive, and harsh.”
I beg to differ: devoting all one’s time and energy to skulking around clinics for the express purpose of denying other women their rights is not only mean, vindictive and harsh, but sleazy douchebaggery of the highest order. But the worm may finally be turning for this vicious little Nazi shrew and her loathesome, spittle-flecked propaganda — YouTube has apparently pulled one of her videos. Predictably, the whining and yammering is rising to an ululating crescendo as the denizens of Nurse Stanek’s Psych Ward & Basketweaving Workshop stroke themselves into a persecution-driven ragegasm:
I AM SO MAD. The media understands the importance of visuals only for causes or movements it supports. The pro-life movement is certainly not one.
Stanek is, as usual, playing “fast and loose” with the truth, suggesting that the video is being “censored” because it features dead fetus images. Unfortunately, YouTube hosts thousands of such videos with the same kind of graphic imagery, identical images in fact — they all use and re-use, renew and recycle the same pictures posted at the Operation Shithead and Army of God websites. The difference is, Lila Rose’s videos are borderline defamatory.
One of Stanek’s commenters (no doubt soon to be deleted for Apostasy) responds:
So there. Lila Hose’s “citizen entrapment” tactics push the bounds of legality to begin with, and hosting her videos is risky. But not for long. Her routine seems to have run its course — the video YouTube pulled, that of a clinic worker disputing the veracity of fetus pron, isn’t exactly pants-pissingly huge breaking news. But it has impacted Planned Parenthood to some degree by focusing the government’s disapproving gaze on its funding.
The real crime is that although 97% of PP’s services are not abortion-related, thanks to outrage generated by Lila Hosebag’s propaganda, PP’s funding has been threatened in some states — and that’s bad news not just for women seeking abortions, but for those needing other services like cancer screening. In some areas, Planned Parenthood is the only convenient place to get mammography screening, and funding cuts mean less access to this essential service. Why does Lila Rose want women to get cancer?
And one other point of interest, if you please: I wonder if any underage girls have been denied abortion care lately, thanks to Lila Rose’s tireless efforts? And I further wonder if Lila Rose will be there to help these unwilling mothers when they give birth, maybe by donating some of the money she gets from the Leadership Institute? When porcine ungulates aviate.