“Excessive Political Correctness” Prevents EU From Issuing Statement Condemning Attacks Against Christians

Baroness Ashton

This may be the worst case of political correctness I’ve ever seen. The EU’s Foreign Minister, Baroness Ashton, is under fire because she refuses to name the specific religious group, “Christians”,  who have been under attack in the Islamic world in a statement condemning the attacks, presumably in deference to Muslim sensibilities.

The UK Telegraph reports:

Italy accused Lady Ashton, the EU’s foreign minister, of ‘excessive’ political correctness. A meeting of EU foreign ministers failed to agree on a condemnation of sectarian attacks over the Christmas period that targeted Christians in Egypt and Iraq.

Talks ended angrily when Italy accused Lady Ashton, the EU’s foreign minister, of “excessive” political correctness because she refused to name any specific religious group as a victim of attacks.

Franco Frattini, the Italian foreign minister, demanded an EU response on the persecution of Christians after a New Year suicide bombing at a Coptic church in northern Egypt in which 23 people were killed.

The Egyptian bombing followed attacks in Baghdad and fears, expressed by the Vatican, of persecution leading to a Christian exodus from the Middle East.

Mr Frattini, backed by France, said it [is] pointless to issue statements defending religious tolerance without any references to the specific minority, Christians, that was under attack.

“This position is an excess of secularism, which is damaging the credibility of Europe,” he said on Monday night. “The final text didn’t include any mention of Christians, as if we were talking of something else, so I asked the text to be withdrawn.”


“Those who thought the creation of a high representative would lead to a more unified and coherent EU foreign policy have been very disappointed with Ashton,” said a diplomat. “She cannot even finesse a statement from Christian Europe condemning attacks on Christians.”


On the bright side, at least some of the ministers are rejecting Ashton’s craven stance.


This story reminded Gabe at AoSHQ of something:

I bring this up only because it echoes President Obama’s statement, wherein he had to make up fictitious Muslim victims because he couldn’t just admit that the New Years attacks were against Christians.

As I wrote then, it doesn’t fit within the warped worldview of leftists to admit that Christians are being murdered by members of the Religion of PeaceTM.

Good call.

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Hat tip: Weasel Zippers


Undercover Video: Planned Parenthood Aids Child Sex Traffickers

Live Action, a pro-life new media organization led by 22-year-old Lila Rose, has released a sting video featuring a Planned Parenthood office in New Jersey giving advice to a pretend pimp and his hooker girlfriend regarding their underage sex “workers”. We are talking about girls as young as 14, here.

Clinic manager Amy Woodruff, LPN, of Planned Parenthood Central New Jersey’s Perth Amboy center, warns the pimp and his prostitute to have their trafficked underage girls lie about their age to avoid mandatory reporting laws, promising, “even if they lie, just say, ‘Oh he’s the same age as me, 15,’…it’s just that mainly 14 and under we have to, doesn’t matter if their partner’s the same age, younger, whatever, 14 and under we have to report.” She says, “For the most part, we want as little information as possible.”

Woodruff also recommends how the pimp can get his prostitutes cheaper contraception by claiming they are “students”: “If they’re minors, put down that they’re students. Yeah, just kind of play along that they’re students–we want to make it look as legit as possible.”

If one of the young trafficked girls needs an abortion, Woodruff refers the pimp and prostitute to the Metropolitan Medical Association, where “their protocols aren’t as strict as ours and they don’t get audited the same way that we do.” The prostitute in the video asks how long after the abortion until the girls can have sex again, and when Woodruff says “minimum of 2 weeks,” she asks what sex acts the girls could still do to make money. Woodruff advises, “Waist up, or just be that extra action walking by” to advertise sex to potential clients.

Wow. This is just so sick. I know I’ve said this before, but abortion corrupts everything that touches it.  Planned Parenthood is rotten to the core.

For he who finds me finds life and obtains the favor of ADONAI.
But he who misses me harms himself; all who hate me love death.”

The abridged 11-minute video is available at: LiveAction.org

Media Matters is no doubt, already working hard on a defense for the Planned Parenthood teenage sex slave enablers. Like their attempts to debunk the ACORN sting videos – it will be weak.


Ed Morrissey:

Update II: TPM Muckraker reported a week ago that Planned Parenthood’s national office notified the Department of Justice of the pair’s activities:

In the course of five days this month, eight Planned Parenthood clinics in five states and D.C. reported getting the same visit: A man said he needed treatment for a sexually transmitted disease and then, once alone with a staff member, implied that he ran an interstate sex trafficking ring that involves minors and illegal immigrants.

The Planned Parenthood Federation of America thinks that the visits, which happened between Jan. 11 and 15, are part of a James O’Keefe-style “sting.” But the group called in the FBI anyway.

“These multi-state visits from men claiming to be engaged in sex trafficking of minors may be a hoax,” Cecile Richards, president of Planned Parenthood, wrote in a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder last week. “However, if the representations made by this man are true,” she wrote, they indicate violations of several sex trafficking, prostitution and child sex laws.

It seems that the national office figured out what happened — but that doesn’t explain the enthusiasm with which this clinic advised the undercover reporters, nor of the manager’s offer to personally streamline the process for the putative pimp, either.  Plus, if she played along with the pair, why then refer them to MMA for abortions because MMA doesn’t get audited stringently?

At some point the offices caught wind of what was going on. But this video shows what it shows. If Woodruff really turned them in after that performance, she deserves the  Oscar for “Best Actress”..

Personally,  I don’t believe  abortion workers are that talented or they would be in another line of work.


LifeNews: Planned Parenthood Sex Trafficking Coverup May Prompt Christie Veto:

…the video comes as Governor Christie, who has already yanked state taxpayer funding for Planned Parenthood, has a bill the state legislature has sent him to restore those family planning funds. Marie Tasy, Executive Director for New Jersey Right to Life, tells LifeNews.com the new video should make it easy for the governor to veto the bill.

“Over the last year, several New Jersey lawmakers endorsed by Planned Parenthood have continued to defy the Governor and push legislation to use taxpayer money to fund these clinics,” she said. “” Using buzz words and phrases like ‘gender equity’ and ‘poor women’s access to health care,’ these lawmakers have invoked ‘mothers, daughters, wives, sisters and friends who may one day find themselves without health care’ to try to obtain support for their misguided attempts to fund Planned Parenthood.”

“After viewing this video, we ask, who in their right mind would trust their mother, wife, sister, friend and especially their minor daughter to Planned Parenthood?” she asked.

Eyeblast TV: Left’s Celebration of Planned Parenthood’s Ethics Blows Up in Their Face

Anybody who has any knowledge at all of Planned Parenthood’s despicable practices, especially those already exposed by Live Action in the past, should have been able to guess that Planned Parenthood isn’t the least bit ethical. Their primary concern is killing children while they are at their most vulnerable moments in life. Everything else is secondary.


Verum Serum:Planned Parenthood Caught Aiding Pimp to Abuse Underage Girls for John’s thoughts on the case.


Big Journalism: Correction Request: Government Radio Invents Facts to Protect Planned Parenthood

Lila Rose at  Big Government:

We are calling on Congress to immediately freeze all funding of Planned Parenthood. We request that the Department of Justice and FBI launch a full-scale investigation of Planned Parenthood and prosecute the aiding and abetting of human trafficking.

We are also calling on state authorities to immediately revoke the licenses of all Planned Parenthood clinics found covering up sex abuse.

As we release this footage, it disturbs me to think of the Planned Parenthood supporters who will watch this video and still refuse to believe their own eyes and ears. No matter the evidence, a few people will refuse to believe Planned Parenthood would ever do anything wrong. To these people I ask: What more will it take?

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Hat tip: The Blaze