We want to thank California Congresswoman Jackie Speier for calling out the fraudulent and unethical behavior of David Daleiden and his anti-abortion group, the Center for Medical Progress, during last week’s congressional inquisition – also known as the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Panel on Infant Lives.
“Today I feel like a time traveler and not a member of Congress. Perhaps we have been transported back to 1692 to the Salem Witch Trials where fanatics persecuted and murdered innocent people who had committed no offenses. Or maybe we have been transported back to the Red Scare where at least 10,000 Americans, in many professions around this country, lost their livelihoods due to the reckless and disgraceful actions of the House on UnAmerican Activities Committees and the infamous Senator Joseph McCarthy who eventually went after an Army General Counsel Mr. Welch and Mr. Welch finally put down Sen. McCarthy by saying ‘Have you no decency?’
Unfortunately this time those being burned at the stakes are our scientists who hold future medical breakthrough in their hands, they are joined by brave women’s health care providers who are simply trying to care for their patients…”
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We also want to thank Professor Alta Charo, Warren P. Knowles Professor of Law and Bioethics at the University of Wisconsin at Madison, for pointing out the unethical and destructive behavior of those who put out the fraudulent videos attacking Planned Parenthood.