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ABC’s 1991 Undercover Investigation of Crisis Pregnancy Centers

Given the reactions of the left to both the Acorn and Planned Parenthood stings you might be surprised to learn that Eyeblast has uncovered a nearly identical sting, at least in terms of tactics, against crisis pregnancy centers ABC did in 1991. Apparently back then the left had zero problems with undercover video investigations which end up as edited and excerpted pieces trying to prove a political point. They were also perfectly fine with showing just how much contempt they had for the “bad guys” they recorded.

In fact, Chris Wallace’s entire ABC report is drenched in condemnation and outrage. What exactly did these crisis pregnancy centers do that was so worthy of ABC’s attacks? Well, as far as I can tell, the overarching criticism is that they don’t want women to have abortions for various different reasons that ABC doesn’t agree with.

ABC doesn’t even show any real evidence that the crisis pregnancy centers had lied to anybody. The closest they come to doing that is when they confronts one of the crisis pregnancy center operators about one of her councilors describing the wrong abortion for the specific point in the faked pregnancy of one of the ABC producers. Essentially all of the other contentions ABC makes in the report are a matter of opinion.

More specifically ABC presents the opinions of Pro-Choicers and plays them off as though they are fact. The number of women killed by abortions, whether abortion causes breast cancer, and how women feel after having an abortion are all hotly debated issues yet ABC presents the Pro-Choice position on all as fact. They reinforce this by continually calling the crisis pregnancy centers, and by extension their supporters, “fake”.

To any honest person who watches this ABC piece side by side with either the Acorn videos or Live Action’s investigation of Planned Parenthood the full frontal assault ABC puts on is stunning. I mean this supposedly objective media outlet does more editorializing on the subject of their undercover investigation than the conservatives who openly oppose the groups they investigated. It doesn’t get more biased than that.

That brings me to another point. One of the most consistent criticisms the left has thrown at the Acorn and Planned Parenthood investigations is that they selectively or maliciously edited the tapes and must release them in full. In the video ABC admits this investigation was done over 3 months yet they only aired a couple of minutes on the program.

So, ABC, I demand you release ALL of the raw video you have from the 3 months in 1991 you spent going after crisis pregnancy centers.

Oh and if you have time, ABC, could you also send along any footage of your reporters expressing the same amount of outrage over Acorn and Planned Parenthood’s documented willingness to assist child sex traffickers as they did over crisis pregnancy centers desire for women to not have abortions? Thanks. I won’t hold my breath.

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  • abortion that is used as birth control is murder.

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    • But more black women getting abortions would mean less welfare, food stamps and liberal voters wouldn't it?

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    • Ironic, perhaps? Or maybe just noble. Conservatives are trying to save babies who will probably grow up as liberals anyway. If conservatives aren't acting in their own best interests, maybe it's because they really do care about the lives of those people. Conservatives caring about others? Gasp!

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    • Thats the problem,It is used as birth control.When they government provides funds ,they become complicite with murder.

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    • And a lot less crime.

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  • Too much money to make in killing babys,PP will protect their cash cows...

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  • Because abortion is the only solution to a "crisis pregnancy"? Seeing what really happens when you go through an abortion is part of making an informed choice. Wanting someone to lie to you and say it is just a fetus while being ignorant of what is going to take place because it will "hurt your concentrate" is despicable.

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  • "...Oh and if you have time, ABC, could you also send along any footage of your reporters expressing the same amount of outrage over Acorn and Planned Parenthood%u2019s documented willingness to assist child sex traffickers..."

    Did you miss the memo? It came out a long while back:

    The "Acorn Sting" was a fucking hoax. Just ignoring that fact? Or did you really NOT get the memo?

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    • What about it was a hoax? Last time I checked, there were long stretches of unedited video in which Acorn workers advised on all manner of illegal activities from prostitution to tax fraud, the release of which prompted Congress, including Democrats, to strip Acorn of funding, after which Acorn went bankrupt and broke apart into various regional groups. Doesn't sound like much of a hoax to me.

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    • I guess you didn't get the memo either.

      Poor sap.

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  • 1991... this was back when falwell, Robertson and their kind were trying to get christians to have a bloody revolt if Clinton got elected.

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    • Clinton wasn't even on anyone's radar in 1991. In 1991, people were still speculating that Paul Tsongas would be the nominee. Clinton, if he was considered at all, was always regarded as some backwoods governor whose crowning achievement was seeing a few massive chicken farms built in Arkansas. It wasn't until the next year that Clinton really hit the national stage.


      And, really, a 20-year-old video? Is that the best anybody can do? If we're going to have a discussion about contemporary p More..

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  • Why is the audio so low?

    On another note. I'm not pro abortion but in Dianna Sawyers mothers case, I would had been happy to make an exception to my rule.

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