By Cheryl Sullenger
Wichita, KS — Within the past 24 hours, the Abortion Cartel has launched a coordinated attack against Troy Newman and Operation Rescue, calling for Sen. Ted Cruz to “fire” Troy Newman as Co-Chair of his Pro-Lifers for Cruz coalition.
The letter, published by the militant left-wingers at People for the American Way, was signed by PFAW President Michael Keegan, NARAL Pro-Choice America President Ilyse Hogue, and Planned Parenthood Action Fund Executive Vice President Dawn Laguens.
The group of radical abortion promoters falsely accuses Newman of “violent extremism” and “history of violent rhetoric and harassment toward women’s health providers,” among other spurious allegations.
However, Newman and Operation Rescue has a long and fully documented history of peaceful activism and denouncing of violence against abortionists.
What Planned Parenthood and their cohorts call “violent rhetoric” is really a discussion of Old Testament Bible verses taken out of context. What they call “harassment” is peaceful activism that is completely protected by the First Amendment.
But Planned Parenthood and their cronies have a vested interest in attacking Newman. He served as a founding board member of the Center for Medical Progress, which released undercover videos that exposed its involvement in the illegal sale of aborted baby body parts.
In fact, Planned Parenthood sued Newman and CMP head David Daleiden in Federal Court under anti-racketeering laws and the abortion giant is now battling a motion to dismiss their ridiculous suit filed by and Daleiden’s attorneys as well as a motion to dissolve an injunction that has kept hundreds of hours of incriminating undercover videos from being released to the public.
Attacking the messenger is the only way they have to try to discredit the hefty volume of evidence against them. This most recent attack is all about manipulating the public’s perception against those who exposed Planned Parenthood in order to deflect attention from their own crimes.
It is also a feeble attempt to hurt the presidential candidacy of Sen. Ted Cruz, who they know will seek to enforce the laws against them.
The PFAW attack letter was followed almost instantaneously by articles continuing the attack and repeating their falsehoods, which were published by the Huffington Post, Politico, Right Wing Watch, and even Glamour Magazine, among others.
Not one of these publications bothered to reach out to Newman or Operation Rescue’s staff for their response.
Newman’s position on abortion-related violence is clear. He denounces violence against abortion providers as well as the violence perpetrated by the Abortion Cartel against innocent babies in the womb and their mothers.
In the meantime, Operation Rescue staff is taking extra precautions at their headquarters in Wichita, Kansas, which has been vandalized numerous times by abortion supporters. Newman and members of Operation Rescue’s staff have received hundreds of death threats from the pro-abortion crowd over the years – threats ginned up by the false accusations of abortion supporters who irresponsibly fling their lies across the Internet.
A fuller statement on Operation Rescue’s position denouncing abortion violence is easily accessible to anyone who can read here: Operation Rescue’s Non-Violent History is a Matter of Public Record.