[guest post by Dana]
Cecile Richards, president of the extremist group, Planned Parenthood Federation of America, is crying
“If you’re concerned about what’s going on, you should release all at once. Leaking one at a time, that’s politics.”
In the tweet, Richards links to a Wall Street Journal article in which the very definition of “ethicist” is rendered null and void by one Arthur Caplan* of the New York University School of Medicine who claims “the latest video doesn’t raise any red flags” and yet is nonetheless very troubled:
“What is bothering me is the leaking of the tapes one at a time,” he said. “If you’re concerned about what’s going on, you should release all at once. Leaking them one at a time, that’s politics. This type of water torture is to maximize political impact.”
Because there is nothing quite as torturous as waiting for yet another shoe of brutal truth to drop and expose you for the lawbreaking, depraved savage you really are, right? Not even that “less crunchy” torture comes close…
Anyway, Caplan is right in that there is very much a purpose behind the slow leak of the videos. It certainly maximizes the impact of Planned Parenthood’s baby harvesting scheme on the public conscience, as well as keeping the organization in the negative spotlight of their own making. Moreover, the slow leak provides no opportunity for Planned Parenthood to brush it all away, ignore it, or whitewash their barbaric butchery. They are kept off balance and unable to be in control and make a preemptive strike before the next video is released. Neatly, control remains beyond their well-financed reach. This is particularly problematic given that they know there are more videos to come and with no idea of what to expect or when to expect it, they will again find themselves at a disadvantage and in frantic damage control mode. The slow leak also maximizes the opportunity to push for defunding. And further, as more videos effectively show laws being violated , the greater the pressure on the DOJ to open an investigation into the extremist group.
Clearly Richards realizes that CMP’s strategy is working. Because that foul odor wafting through the air? It’s the smell of sheer desperation and fear.
*For the record, after watching the first PP video, Caplan expressed concerns that Planned Parenthood could be profiting from selling baby body parts and altering procedures in order to obtain tissue in the best condition possible, both of which are illegal.