The right wing lies and smears about Planned Parenthood are showing up again after that ridiculous video that was dishonestly edited to make it sound like they sell fetuses (they don’t, but they do allow the donation of them for research at the request of the woman seeking the abortion). Ben Carson is adding to the lies:
In an interview with Iowa talk radio host Jan Mickelson, Carson responded with outrage to an audio clip of President Obama saying “God bless you” during a speech to Planned Parenthood.
“You wonder if he actually knows the history of Planned Parenthood and Margaret Sanger, who was trying to eliminate black people,” he said. “That was the whole purpose of it.”
This lie has been debunked again and again, but if there is one thing we can say incontrovertibly about the Christian right it is that no lie that fits their narrative will ever stop being repeated. And boy, if they’re trying to eliminate black people, the over 95% of the services they provide other than abortion, like cancer screenings, are sure a funny way to go about it.
Carson also promised that he would use Hillary Clinton’s praise for Sanger and her relationship with Saul Alinsky against her in the presidential race, claiming that he would “educate the people” that the campaign is really about a divide between “American and anti-American things.” This led him to attack the Affordable Care Act, which he said was illegitimately “shoved down our throat” … even though it became a law just as any other law does through an act of Congress.
Yeah, how dare Congress shove a law down our throat by passing it as the Constitution requires. This is an outrage! This is tyranny! This is utter stupidity.