There’s been talk on the internet and in some of the media recently about the tactics being used by Lila Rose and her group, LiveAction, “a new-media movement for life!” As glad as I am to see Planned Parenthood exposed for the morally bankrupt organization they are, I’m not proud to see anyone on the pro-life side use morally questionable tactics to achieve this much-desired goal. After all, the ends do not justify the means. I am also loathe to see anyone using tactics recommended by the reprehensible Saul Alinsky in his Rules for Radicals, which is one long diatribe against morality if ever there was one. But perhaps this is not surprising given that until just a few months ago, LiveAction was recommending Alinsky’s book on their website. Continue reading
Holy unCaped Crusaders, Batman! The author of unPlanned (the story of how Abby Johnson, a former Planned Parenthood director, was converted to the pro-life movement–and ultimately, the Catholic Church!–by participating in an ultrasound-guided abortion) has joined forces with LiveAction, the group that has been working for years to Expose Planned Parenthood and has made quite a stir with the release of several undercover sting videos making the news and putting the government-funded organization on the run in recent days.
Abby will be taking on the role of Chief Research Strategist! Read the post on LiveAction’s blog and on Jill Stanek’s blog. Please keep all of these courageous pro-life workers and warriors in your prayers. Look out, sleazy corrupt abortion empire! You ain’t seen nuthin’ yet!!
For everybody pretending that the full video (see below) isn’t available so it must be a hoax, or simply unable or unwilling to surf around to find it (it did take me a couple of minutes of effort, after all), here it is. A short version, then the full thing in two parts. LiveAction has been getting so much traffic that their website is down, but their YouTube channel is up (as well as their blog) and I’m downloading the videos now. Share these with your friends and family! Spread the word! And the word to Planned Parenthood is “Shut Them Down!” (All three videos below.) Continue reading
Back in February of this year I removed the links to LiveAction.org from my site because they listed Rules for Radicals by Saul Alinsky on their recommended books page. And when I contacted LiveAction via email and carried on a brief correspondence with their director of media, he insisted that they had thoroughly vetted the book and still wanted to recommend it. And, worse, he said that they used many of its methods. (:O) After a few exchanges wherein I expressed to him that I was only more horrified after hearing from him than I was before I contacted him, I left it at that and removed their links from my links page. Over the ensuing months, I would pop in from time to time to see if the book was still listed. And it was. But tonight, Oct 5 2010, I peeked in for a look-see and the book is gone! So I’m renewing the links to LiveAction.org. See the Recommended Books section at LiveAction. Continue reading
Regular readers of Catholic Heart and Mind will remember that I took part in our local 40 Days for Life prayer vigil outside Planned Parenthood in Birmingham. While there I learned that the facility was under investigation and I heard that they had been filmed by Lila Rose as part of an undercover operation, but I’m told they were already in trouble before that. Tonight I found the video about that same Planned Parenthood facility! I’m watching it now. Wow. Continue reading