by Leonora Cravotta
Clash Daily Contributor
California Attorney General Kamala Harris has launched an investigation into The Center for Medical Progress, the organization responsible for the two recent shocking Planned Parenthood videos which depicted top executives at the nation’s largest abortion provider discussing the financial upside of providing fetal tissue donations from abortions and the surgical guidelines for ensuring that an abortion is completed in a way that preserves the fetal tissues. Ms. Harris, who was at one point considered a candidate to succeed Eric Holder as the US Attorney General, the position now held by Loretta Lynch, sent a letter to the four House Democratic Reps. Jan Schakowsky, Zoe Lofgren, Jerrold Nadler and Yvette Clarke who requested the inquiry that her office will “carefully review the allegations raised in your letter to determine whether there were any violations of California law.”
The problem with this picture is that Ms. Harris is a known supporter of Planned Parenthood. This past week, she issued a scathing opposing response to Senator Rand Paul’s (R-Kentucky) amendment to the Federal Highway Bill which proposes defunding Planned Parenthood, which currently receives $500 million in federal grants and reimbursements. Is anyone questioning how she could possibly be objective enough to oversee this investigation?
AG Harris responded to Rand Paul’s proposed defunding of Planned Parenthood by stating “Planned Parenthood serves more than 2 million women a year, providing critical health care like cancer screenings, preventative care and birth control.” And she further commented, “That this cynical attempt to block women’s access to health care is even being considered is yet another example of DC’s dysfunction.” Cynical?
How did an exposé of some of the despicable practices of Planned Parenthood get twisted into an attack on the organization who brought the information to light? Let’s not forget that Republican Utah Senator Mike Lee and eleven other senators have asked Attorney General Loretta Lynch to investigate Planned Parenthood for the practices depicted in the undercover videos, a request that her office is honoring. But the left leaning media wants to focus more on attacking on The Center for Medical Progress which has been accused of creating a fictional company, Biomax Procurement Services, and recording the Planned Parenthood representatives without their prior knowledge.
However, David Daidlen, the Executive Director of the Center for Medical Progress, insists that his organization did not violate any rules of investigative journalism in the research which led to the “Planned Parenthood” exposés. Who is going to be his advocate? How is the Center for Medical going to receive a fair, impartial investigation as to whether they actually violated California Law when the person at the helm of the investigation is clearly biased?
Once again we have the left leaning media and liberal members of our government redacting the conversation so that it suits their own narrative. Organizations like the Center for Medical Progress, which try to shed sunlight on the questionable practices of organizations which support a liberal agenda, do not always get a fair shake in the judicial system. And their reputations receive further tarnishing when they go through the liberal media spin cycle. We have seen this scenario play out several times recently including the coverage of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, the Draw Muhammed Contest to name a few. We need to fight back against media bias. All voices needed to heard, not just the ones which support a one-sided argument.
Leonora Cravotta is the lead writer/editor for BugleCall.org; and the Co-Host for the Scott Adams Show, a political radio talk show. Her professional background includes over fifteen years in corporate and nonprofit marketing. She holds a B.A. in English and French from Denison University, an M.A. in English from University of Kentucky and an M.B.A. from Fordham University. The Scott Adams show is available on Buglecall.org, Red State Talk Radio, iTunes, Tune-In, Spreaker, Stitcher and Soundcloud.