The video sting that the group Center for Medical Progress pulled on the Planned Parenthood people reminded me of a quote from George Bernard Shaw, “This above all else is the world’s treason, to do the right thing for the wrong reason.”
They turned this saying on its head when they deceptively edited the video to make it seem that Planned Parenthood performed abortions so that they could sell fetal tissue for a profit, setting up the content of the videos to put PP in a bad light.
In their zeal to prevent funding for PP, they were willing to be dishonest for their cause. They felt justified to do the wrong thing for what they see as the right reason.
It is also ironic that the group with medical progress in its name objects to the constructive use of by products of this unfortunate process.
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Ray Hollmann, Fairview Heights