Monday, March 28, 2016

The anti-abortion witch hunt in response to those now discredited doctored Planned Parenthood videos is still going strong.

Rep. Marsha Blackburn.
Courtesy of the New York Times:  

A special House committee empaneled to investigate fetal tissue research is preparing to issue 17 subpoenas to medical supply companies and laboratories, seeking the names of researchers, graduate students, laboratory technicians and administrative personnel — and prompting charges of intimidation. 

Abortion rights advocates and some university officials say the House investigation into how some of the nation’s most prestigious universities acquire fetal tissue threatens to endanger the lives of scientists, doctors and their staff members. The new subpoenas will only escalate a battle that some researchers fear could shut down studies seeking cures for Parkinson’s disease, the Zika virus and other illnesses. 

Representative Marsha Blackburn, Republican of Tennessee, who opposes most fetal tissue research because of its association with abortion, intends to issue the subpoenas on behalf of the Republicans on the House Select Investigative Panel on Infant Lives. The panel was created to investigate fetal tissue research after the release of surreptitiously recorded videos purporting to show Planned Parenthood officials trying to profit illegally from the sale of such tissue.

The article goes on to remind us that twenty states have investigated Planned Parenthood over those videos, and all of them have found cleared them of any wrongdoing.

Other states that were urged by conservative lawmakers to launch investigations decided there was not enough evidence to warrant such a response.

And yet Republicans in Congress see no problem with potentially destroying the lives of these lab technicians, students, and doctors, not to mention halting important research that could save thousands of lives, simply because they don't like abortion and the doctored Planned Parenthood videos gave them an excuse to overreact.

23 comments:

  1. Anonymous11:42 AM

    An "Investigative Panel on Infant Lives"? That is just straight up bullshit right there. FU Marsha Blackburn.

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  2. 66gardeners11:49 AM

    Marsha Blackburn epitomizes the stupidity and hypocrisy of the republican party.

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  3. Anonymous12:03 PM

    She is truly a twit and it's always embarrassing when she stands in front of a mic on TV. She's not young but comes across as young and also attractive and her peers have liked seeing her be the one out there going nuts over all things having to do with abortion--they think she comes across as approachable and trustworthy. But she is so dumb. I'm sure there are many people who are bright who have earned home ec degrees, but she obviously had no talents and no noteable level of intelligence and majored in home ec because there was nothing else she could major in with a high grade point average.

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    1. Anonymous5:15 PM

      She pursued a Home Ec major or as they call it a MRS degree. That's when you're not smart enough to take on a substantial degree and are looking for a man.Plus she has been caught again and again stealing from her campaign funds and giving lucrative positions to family members.How the fuck she keeps getting reelected shows how STUPID the people from Tennessee are.

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  4. Anonymous12:05 PM

    OT- http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/mar/28/cia-photographed-naked-detainees

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  5. Blackburn and her cronies in the GOP are a bunch of uneducated idiots that stand in way of scientific research that may save even more lives! The stupid is strong in this one.

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  6. Randall12:13 PM

    Conservative Republicans equate abortion with killing babies
    ...because they're sick in the head.

    They can't be reasoned with - because you can't reason with sickness.

    They can only be stopped.

    VOTE.

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  7. Anonymous12:20 PM

    All my feelings about Blackburn have been mentioned so far on this thread. She is a class A idiot.
    Blackburn=Palin

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  8. Anonymous12:20 PM

    STUPID HAS A HOME.

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  9. If you tell a lie loud enough people will believe it.

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    1. “If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it." -- Joseph Goebbels
      Nazi Minister of Propoganda

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  10. Anonymous12:41 PM

    Does anyone else despise the GOP as much as I?

    May every one of them that is up for reelection in our U.S. Congress (our in state legislatures) lose their positions in the upcoming election.

    This voting cycle cannot come soon enough to save the USA! They are a plague upon our country - doing nothing but dastardly deeds!

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    1. Anonymous2:29 PM

      Some think they are a threat to mankind on earth: I concur.

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  11. Anonymous1:02 PM

    REAL>
    http://thinkprogress.org/health/2016/03/28/3763898/brazil-abortion-pill-confiscated-zika/

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  12. Anonymous1:09 PM

    She always looks like she just banged a whole High School football team.

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  13. Anonymous1:25 PM

    Sounds like harassment !!!!

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  14. Anonymous1:54 PM

    Let's hope that Karma does a pre-emptive run on the assholes who support and would vote for such a bill. Let them contract diseases that are being researched with said fetal tissue. Ones with no known cure. See how fast they change their minds!

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    1. Anonymous4:23 PM

      Please don't hold back, we hate that. Love it.

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  15. Anita Winecooler6:18 PM

    Wbat else do they have left? Someone's gotta step forward and keep kicking the dead horse. Marsha Blackburn just needs a software update, and perhaps a ball gag. Anyone with two functioning brain cells, vision and logic can see how heavily edited those clips are, they're proof of nothing except there's a sucker born every second.

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  16. Anonymous4:44 AM

    Here's the results of votin' your 'values'. I'm ashamed to have been born in TN(left ASAP). This bitch is an idiot bought and paid for by lobbyists and is a "C Street" member. Her WIki page is a riot. VP for Trump?
    Moron must've had TONS of abortions back in the day to be so rabidly against women and intimate personal medical choices. This bitch and paylin should get together oh they already have.
    We'll be hearing WAY too much from her soon. She is just getting started.
    It burns her that she's old. Like paylin, she's tied up in appearances. Gotta stay pretty!
    "Women don't want equal pay laws." That's a direct quote from this shill.

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  17. Anonymous4:46 AM

    Oh Shit, meet Fuck No.

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    1. Anonymous6:57 AM

      How about "You and the rest of ur ilk,Marsha,can just kiss my ass."
      Perfect reply to any summons.

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