Was that photoshopped?
This is the question many were asking of a Planned Parenthood tweet that made social media rounds over the weekend. The content was just too unbelievable to take at face-value.
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Every child deserves the opportunity to live up to their God given potential. <a href="https://twitter.com/HillaryClinton">@HillaryClinton</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/blacklivesmatter?src=hash">#blacklivesmatter</a></p>— Planned Parenthood (@PPact) <a href="https://twitter.com/PPact/status/665734815115816961">November 15, 2015</a></blockquote>
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One would think that the absolute guarantee of pushback over this tweet alone would have stayed the hand of that Planned Parenthood tweeter, especially in the climate of skepticism and outright defection bred by expository videos from the Center for Medical Progress. Thanks to that footage, millions of Americans have been apprised of Planned Parenthood’s underlying philosophy, which is the opposite of the content of the above tweet. Planned Parenthood does not believe that any child deserves to live, much less deserve to pursue their “God given potential.”
The tweet was a paraphrase of mega Planned Parenthood cheerleader Hillary Clinton (whose campaign, not surprisingly, is also bankrolled by Planned Parenthood). Clinton made the statement over the weekend in regards to the importance of early childhood education. She also said that “getting off to a good start” is a birthright. Hillary and Planned Parenthood appear to be equally unconcerned with the fact that “living up to potential” and realizing “birthrights” require that one important guarantee of being born.
Our irony meter is officially broken.