Technicalities vs. Technicalities
Posted on July 28, 2016
Operation Rescue’s intellectual honesty at work: technicalities vs technicalities.
Some liars supported by Wichita’s OR had illegally slandered Planned Parenthood. Yesterday they got off from criminal charges in Houston on a legal technicality. Naturally, OR says they were “vindicated.” (They still face criminal investigations in several other states, as well as a civil defamation law suit.) The technicality is that the Grand Jury had adjourned and reconvened without an official warrant to investigate the criminals.
However in 2006 when George Tiller refused to testify before a Grand Jury, OR referred to Fifth Amendment rights as a “technicality” that prevented Tiller from facing justice.
Memory refresher: the liars belong to an organization called “Center for Medical Progress,” which was supported by Operation Rescue. They had secretly recorded a conversation with PPA where they fraudulently claimed to be medical researchers, then re-edited the tapes to make it appear that Planned Parenthood was selling baby parts. This slander then fueled the nation-wide radical right effort to defund all PPA health clinics (including clinics that do not perform abortion).