German Media Silent On Planned Parenthood’s Dealings With “Unviable Tissue”, Süddeutsche Bemoans “Attack Campaign”


I’ve been waiting patiently for the German media to react to the explosive undercover video of a Planned Parenthood (PP) director, Deborah Nucatola, rolled by the Center for Medical Progress.

Warning – not easy to watch for people who even have just an inkling of compassion or any sense of humanity:

Sadly all this evil is happening now, and within the borders of the global “beacon of liberty and democracy”, of which I am a citizen, the United States of America.

It’s now been three days since the shocking video has been released and the reaction from the German media has been almost totally muted – just as I expected. Why? Here the predominantly center-left German media need time to carefully craft and spin the shocking story in a way that will not cause too much public disgust. They’ll get to it, though – dryly and curtly, and then rapidly move on to other things.

One major media outlet has gotten around and done a report on the PP video: the center-left Süddeutsche Zeitung (SZ) here – penned by Claus Hulverscheidt. How did he spin it?

As expected Hulverschidt presents the video as something that is part of an orchestrated attack campaign on a reputable “health and family planning provider”, of course one led by right-wing “Republikaner” (a harsh derogative in Germany) such as Jeb Bush, Ted Cruz, Carly Fiorina.

Hulverschidt bends over backwards to depict the PP franchise abortion organization as “not just some organization” but as a respective one “that has made a name for itself” in services like “family planning“, “cancer prevention” and “the search for health insurance for low income earners“. He writes of PP:

“Especially in large cities it enjoys great respect among women, is supported by celebrities such as actress Scarlett Johansson, and gets funding from the federal government in Washington.”

Hulversheidt claims that the damage done by the video is not so much because of what Deborah Nucatola says at the dinner table, but because of the matter-of-fact way she says it: one professional speaking to another in her field. Never mind Nucatola openly admits in the video that PP centers are harvesting baby parts, organs and tissue for profit (maybe not PP’s profit, but certainly that of its scrupulous buyers).

Hulverscheidt concludes his piece:

In any case she indeed does say that they are operating in an ethical-moral gray zone. But with the help of the tissue samples, there is the opportunity to achieve progress in the fight against incurable diseases like Alzheimer and Parkinson, which otherwise would not be possible.”

Sorry, but the generational cannibalization of the unborn to the tune of millions of lives is not the way to cure diseases. Only a hopelessly, morally bankrupt and twisted mind could think so. Also disturbing is that Hulverscheidt fails to even bring up a single point or argument on behalf of the defenseless unborn.

Also no surprise, given the leanings of the SZ: Hulverscheidt does not bother to provide a link to the video itself to his readers, probably in the hopes they will just believe his every spin and not bother watching and deciding for themselves.

He also fails to mention that even Planned Parenthood Director Gloria Feldt is disturbed by the video and denounced (through clenched teeth, no doubt) “what seems to be totally inappropriate.”

This circling of wagons around a pet issue and defining it as black vs. white is typical of the German media, especially also when it comes to climate change, for example.

The media providing cover for an organization as loathsome as PP tells me that there are still many dark undercurrents at work in modern Germany.

Shame on Germany’s media.

Full version here.

12 responses to “German Media Silent On Planned Parenthood’s Dealings With “Unviable Tissue”, Süddeutsche Bemoans “Attack Campaign””

  1. BobW in NC

    So, I’m a biologist. Trained in identifying and analyzing data, biologic phenomena and the processes by which those come to pass.

    Somehow, I can’t find any biology to support clear divisions in the life stages of a human being; rather life is a continuous process. A woman’s first menstrual cycle? The body’s been preparing for it for a long time. The same is true for any other ‘stage’ attending to a man or woman. When I read that PP holds an unborn, forming human being to be nothing more than a “blob of tissue,” I am sickened and find such willful blindness reprehensible and evil. To then add to this travesty dismemberment and sale of “body parts” is beyond condemnation.

    And as to the media in Germany? Can’t speak to that, but they sound to be a twin to that in the US. Yesterday, a columnist in the Washington Times called the media out. He described the core of the hypocrisy of such ‘reporting.’ Witness the title “Journalists aren’t refs, they play for the other team,” the “other team” seeking anything but the truth. Its author, Dan Gainor, devastatingly documents the evasions, deconstructions, omissions, etc. To gain a full perspective, I invite you to read it to form your own opinion. For me, the shoe fits perfectly.


  2. Jeff

    “…there is the opportunity to achieve progress in the fight against incurable diseases like Alzheimer and Parkinson, which otherwise would not be possible.”

    Aside from the fact that it’s not an ethical grey area, it’s more of an ethical black area, as in DON’T DO IT, he’s going beyond abortive stem cells, which are not necessary in any case to do medial research.
    I fear what they really want to do is create a profile so that potential Alzheimer’s patients can be rooted out an eliminated even before birth, much like Down-Syndrome children are now…

    Margaret Sanger, and William Gates, Sr. (yep, same family as Bill who is working to get rid of too many of the wrong kind of people in Africa), co-founders of Planned Parenthood, felt that only certain “kinds of people” should be allowed to live, the same Eugenics that is often blamed on Germany. Malthus was from England, and like many Ecofreaks, used faulty maths to pursue a questionable, indeed dastardly goal.

    The main-scream media has been bought, and each day is less, erm, discreet about its propaganda spreading. When I first read Focus, Stern, and Spiegel 30 years ago, I noticed a difference in their points of view, and Focus was quite a ways from Spiegel. Now it more-or less “spiegels” Spiegel, indeed having Bild and the “Puff Ho” as sources. I doubt any of the media here will have the guts to take
    it one, much less report fairly on it. IDEA Spektrum might, but who knows what they’ll do with it.

    One hopes the Malthusian miscreants at PP and SCOTUS would get their comeuppance and all of this would change, but…..

    “6 But whoso shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea.”

  3. DirkH

    “the center-left Süddeutsche Zeitung (SZ) here”

    Well, yes, they are “center-left”; one should take into account though that the “center” (the Black Hole formed by the collective mass of SPD and CDU) is, well approximately what would 50 years ago have been described as hard left (pro abortion, pro minimum wage, pro limitless mass immigration of illegal immigrants and everybody else in Europe who feels like it, anti free market (to wit, the 24 bn EUR per year in subsidies for contraptions that for sweet life just can’t produce energy when you need it.)).

    So, yes, the SZ is even farther left.

  4. Mike Heath

    Pierre, you really pick the stories and you have some great commenters on board. I am always surprised by this blog and encouraged that there are still people with clear vision about these things.

    The elephant in the room though is the same as in other postings. There are only two possibilities for the existence of life, and these are natural or supernatural. If natural then life is only chemicals and the laws of physics, nothing more. In that case the “blob” idea is correct and of course that is where it comes from as it did in Hitlers day and the period leading up to it with Haekels powerful Darwinian ideology.

    However, supernaturalism implies either a God or perhaps some other intelligent life (Aliens). The laws of physics are against the idea of aliens visiting, and even if they did, what is their own origin? — Darwinism on another planet? so the “blob” still stands.

    Sorry to say it guys, but..

    If you remove God, all you have is a “blob”.

    1. DirkH

      That is very well understood here.
      For your pleasure:

    2. Mindert Eiting

      You may try Thomas Nagel’s latest book:

      1. DirkH

        Teleology-diven automatic complexity emergence (to an extent that is GREATER than what we would expect via combinatorial/probabilistic reasoning) is of course totally opposite to what we observe – that entropy tends to grow universally (life forms manage to reduce entropy within their bodies but only by shedding entropy out into the surroundings) (and the drive to higher, not lower entropy prevents the forming of the first life form in the first place, via the chemical preference to decay of long amino acid chains vs spontaneous formation).

        Also, why can’t this super-probabilistic drive to higher complexity not be observed if it exists? As a universal force, it should be omnipresent, shouldn’t it.

        1. Jeff

          Werner Gitt ( has a number of books on that, e.g. “In 6 Tagen vom Chaos zum Menschen”, “In the beginning was Information”, and “Without excuse”. These are available in a number of languages (some as downloads).

          There’s also (Dr. Gitt has worked with them too, lots of articles).

          Funny how the libs, etc., look for continuous improvement, yet we (especially as we get older) just seem to wear out – as do all things…..

          “All my ‘get up and go’ has got up and left”…

          1. DirkH

            Thank you, Jeff. Just listening.

  5. Walter H. Schneider

    The problem is a long-standing one. The Alberta Report Newsmagazine published a report on it in 1999.

    It seems that the undercover video on the involvement of Planned Parenthood in the trade in fetal body parts touches only the tip of the iceberg.

    1. Jeff

      “Got you some good specimens,”…

      OMG. That article says it all – the absolute, clinical detachment of these murderers, in this case a doctor who has supposedly taken the Hippocratic oath to preserve life and do no harm. I suspect now it should be renamed to the “Hippocritical Oath” or some such.

      The detachment seems almost psycopathic – could it be that the changes in society and the related changes in the “educational” system have attracted a new breed of (“psycho”) scientists?

      Sadly, I think Biologists such as Bob W. above are becoming increasingy rare in this day and age.

      Thanks, Pierre for bringing this up and posting your article. The MSM seems oddly quiet on the subject (no surprise there…).

      1. Jeff

        Also, thanks Walter for the link to that article.

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