Democrats highlight abortion at national convention: ACLJ responds by releasing “Abortion Inc.” movie

By Michael Hernandez

PHILADELPHIA—”Make no mistake: women’s health and rights are on the line and on the ballot in this election,” said Cecile Richards,  president of Planned Parenthood Action Fund on Tuesday.  “The good news is that there has never been a presidential ticket more committed to women’s health and reproductive rights than that of Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine.

“Senator Kaine has been resolute and strong, and his voting record has earned him a 100 percent rating from the Planned Parenthood Action Fund. He understands that personal decisions about pregnancy and to have children belong to women.”

Democratic National Convention delegates cheered the choice made by Ilyse Hogue, the president of NARAL (National Abortion Rights Action League) Pro Choice America (the abortion industry lobbying group) to have an abortion during her address to party delegates Wednesday.

Democrats at the convention changed the party platform to call for repealing the Hyde Amendment, a 1976 provision that bans the use of federal funds for abortion.

According to Cecile Richards:  Planned Parenthood performed 528,400 abortions this past year at 650 clinics or approximately 897 abortions per day at an average cost of $480 per abortion which generated $1.3 billion in revenue.

Palmer Williams, Associate Counsel with the American Center for Law and Justice said Thursday, “Yet what she (Cecile Richards) failed to mention are all the ways in which Planned Parenthood and its big abortion allies lie to and exploit vulnerable women and make a profit off the murder of their children.  They are not pro-women.  They are pro-profit,” said Williams.  See

In response, the American Center for Law and Justice released a new documentary Tuesday, “Abortion Inc.” which “exposes the distortions of the abortion industry for what they are—it’s $1.3 billion annual revenue stream.”

Featured in the movie:  Abby Johnson, a former Planned Parenthood clinic director, Jay Sekulow, Chief Counsel of the American Center for Law and Justice and George Grant, author of “Grand Illusions:  The Legacy of Planned Parenthood” (the handbook of the pro-life movement and a national best-seller from 1988).

According to Sekulow, “the unborn child should enjoy the same rights of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness” as anyone else.   “This is just worship at the altar of abortion.”

“The average abortion procedure takes five minutes,” said Johnson and is not performed using ultrasound technology because that would add “three to five minutes” which would impact bottom-line profits.

According to Grant, “Everyone deserves life.  Justice demands we stand in the gap for the helpless.”

With every donation given online (donations are doubled in size this week) at, you get a special code on your emailed receipt.  Using that code you can watch the ACLJ documentary, “Abortion Inc.” at .

Michael Hernandez, Co-Founder of the Citizens Journal, founder of History Makers International, is a former Southern California daily newspaper journalist and religion and news editor.  He can be contacted by email: [email protected] or by calling (818) 263-9881.


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William "Bill" Hicks

YEP, it was. Legislation from the bench. But does that make it anymore settled than The Hyde Amendment?

William "Bill" Hicks

If you google “can the Hyde Amendment be repealed?” you will get nothing but pro-abortion sites.

William "Bill" Hicks

IF the Hyde amendment can be repealed, then why can’t Roe v Wade? IF it is “settled” law, then it is settled law.

Citizen Reporter

ROE V Wade was a Supreme Court ruling.