Statement by Lila Rose on assisted suicide legalized in CA
(October 6, 2015) — “It breaks my heart that my home state of California is legalizing assisted suicide. Instead of focusing on end-of-life care and pain management, this law effectively tells sufferers and their families that it’s better off if they are dead. Besides their physical suffering, those with potentially terminal illnesses struggle emotionally and mentally, and many feel like burdens to family and friends. When we tell them that physician-assisted suicide is even an option, it becomes a subtle form of pressure.
“Additionally, terminal diagnoses are often wrong. Many of us have heard of someone who was diagnosed with sixth months to live who recovered and was living a full life five years later.
“If we as a society think that suicide is never the answer, how does allowing a physician to commit it make it any less wrong? Helping someone to commit suicide is neither loving nor merciful. The healthy should fight for the sick, not tell them that they will help kill them.”
Statement by Lila Rose on Planned Parenthood funding
(September 30, 2015) – “President Obama and some in Congress have opted to keep taxpayer funds flowing to Planned Parenthood, even though the nation’s largest abortion chain is under four congressional investigations, and several state investigations, looking into at least three criminal acts it has committed.
“Yesterday, to get that money, Cecile Richards continued to mislead the American people by claiming that the horrific videos showing her employees talking about illegally harvesting and selling baby body parts were deceptively edited, even though a forensic analysis released just yesterday determined that there was no evidence of manipulation.
Statement by Lila Rose on hearing regarding Planned Parenthood funding
(September 29, 2015) – No matter what her spin, Cecile Richards’ words can’t take back what high-ranking officials at Planned Parenthood already said when they didn’t realize they were being recorded. The undercover video footage is undeniable, and it shows Planned Parenthood violating at least three federal laws in its criminal baby organ-harvesting operation.
Planned Parenthood admits on video they put profits over their clients’ health by subjecting women to longer, more dangerous abortion procedures to harvest more intact baby organs to sell.
Statement by Lila Rose, president of Live Action, on 10th video in baby parts scandal
(September 15, 2015) – The newest video by Center for Medical Progress shows at what length Planned Parenthood executives will go to cover up the illegal harvesting of and profiting from baby parts. Multiple executives also discuss the public relations nightmare should these illegal practices become public. The nightmare is a reality, and along with continuing its multiple investigations into the abortion giant, Congress should immediately stop funneling over half a billion taxpayer dollars into Planned Parenthood and instead redirect the money to the over 13,000 community health centers that provide comprehensive healthcare to women.