Planned Parenthood Abortionist Eludes to Possible Cover-up of Infantcide

By Shane Vander Hart

The Center for Medical Progress released a new video on Wednesday with footage previously not released before and it is disturbing.

The new video shows Dr. DeShawn Taylor, previous Medical Director of Planned Parenthood of Arizona and longtime abortion provider at Planned Parenthood Los Angeles, graphically describing how to deliver intact fetuses in late-term abortions to harvest high-quality body parts, and indicating possible cover-up of infanticide.

The Center for Medical Progress videos have recorded top-level Planned Parenthood leaders negotiating the harvesting and sale of the hearts, lungs, livers, and brains of aborted fetuses for financial benefit.

At a networking reception at a Planned Parenthood conference, CMP investigators posing as buyers from a biotech company are introduced to Dr. Taylor by Dr. Deborah Nucatola, Planned Parenthood Federation of America’s Senior Director of Medical Services.

Taylor in the partial transcript below affirms that she does elective abortions up to 20 to 24 weeks. She also describes the issues she faces with staff when the aborted pre-born baby looks like a baby. She also indicates that Arizona state law regarding pre-born babies surviving an abortion may be skirted depending on who is in the room with the abortionist.

CMP Undercover Investigators: “It’s good to know that someone is kind of constantly going up to 20 to 24 (gestation) weeks, especially when someone wants to neural (brain) tissue..

Taylor: uh huh.

CMP: …they want fetal brain, they want both hemispheres….

Taylor: uh huh

CMP: …And they, for whatever reason, the sweet spot tends to be like 18 to 22 weeks.

Taylor: Well I go up to 24 weeks – there is, there is a practice that kind of preferentially gets the anomaly referrals. You want an anomaly referral?

CMP: Right, no right now we want healthy (fetal) tissue. Yeah, healthy…

Taylor: Oh ok, so yeah. Most of my – most of the patients …read more

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New Orleans teachers union aims to organize fifth charter school since Katrina

By Victor Skinner NEW ORLEANS, La. – The United Teachers New Orleans union is working to unionize its fifth charter school in the city, which rebuilt the local school system with independent charter schools in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. UTNO officials announced last week that more than 93 percent of teachers at Mary D. Coghill Charter School […] …read more

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Is Collective Bargaining a Constitutional Right?

By John Hendrickson

Labor protest in the Wisconsin State Capitol
Photo credit: Emily Mills (CC-By-NC-ND 2.0)

Governor Terry Branstad (R-IA) signed the historic collective-bargaining reform legislation that provides public employee contract negotiations to be limited only to wages. Supporters of the reform measure argue that public employees need to pay more for their health benefits to make it more equitable with those in the private sector. In addition, the reform measure will save Iowa taxpayers money, just as a similar reform measure, Act 10, in Wisconsin saved $5 billion.

The debate over collective bargaining will most likely shift to the Iowa courts as labor leaders argue the law is unjust and violates the so-called constitutional right to collective bargaining. The Des Moines Register reported that AFSCME leader Danny Homan stated the union will “continue to fight this” and that the law is unfair. Under the law, public safety officers such as police officers and firefighters are exempt. This is one aspect, in addition to the “right” to collective bargaining, that opponents of the law are hoping to argue violates the law.

Opponents of the collective bargaining law will argue that it violates the Equal Protection Clause of the of the United States Constitution and a similar clause in the Iowa Constitution. Governor Scott Walker’s (R-WI) Act 10 measure was also challenged in the courts by labor unions. In Madison Teachers, Inc. v. Scott Walker, the Wisconsin Supreme Court found that Act 10 did not violate the United States Constitution or the Wisconsin Constitution. Further, the Court ruled that “collective bargaining over a contract with an employer is not a fundamental right for public employees….”

Act 10 also faced a legal challenge in the federal courts. In Wisconsin Education Association Council, et al. v. Walker, et al., the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit …read more

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Student accused of attacking teacher trying to take away cell phone in class

By Victor Skinner LOUISVILLE, Ky. – A Louisville sophomore may face criminal charges after a video recorded in class shows he attack his teacher, who reportedly attempted to confiscate the student’s cell phone. The video appears to show the student and the teacher at Louisville Male High School up against a wall in the classroom before the student […] …read more

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SNAP: Elementary student attacks teacher, cars with butter knife

By Victor Skinner ASHEBORO, N.C. – A North Carolina elementary student went on a rampage with a butter knife Monday when he assaulted a teacher and school resource officer and damaged several vehicles in the parking lot. Officials at John Lawrence Elementary School instituted a lockdown and called in the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office after a student “became […] …read more

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Gun control advocates say Newtown ruling is bad precedent

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Austere Texas spending bill passes Senate amid budget woes

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Lawmakers send bill changing school takeover rules to Bryant

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Pennsylvania school district Oks pact on immigrant students

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State Senate panel adds money for health, education

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