The headline is considerably more brutal than the article, I agree. I’ll also agree that LifeSite has a record of using, err, tabloidish headlines that appear calculated to incite an emotional reaction.
But in this case, I think it is accurate to accuse Planned Parenthood of “assault” of pro-life legislators. I’ve been hearing their ads on my local secular radio where they accuse pro-life reps Joe Walsh and Randy Hulgren of attempting to slash prenatal and preventive health care services for women by targeting Planned Parenthood. Nowhere in the ads do they admit to the pesky detail that the ACTUAL and PUBLIC reason for the attempt to defund PP by name(not women’s health services on a general basis!) is the way the organization is structured to use public funds to pay for overhead and general operating services as a de facto subsidy for abortions. The ads are honestly and truly “assaults” on these congressmen that use omission and misdirection to obscure the facts about PP and current congressional efforts to cease funding them.
Even pro-choice people ought to recognize the injustice of forcing ALL taxpayers to fund this organization that is so utterly at odds with the values of a full 1/3 to 1/2 of the people being asked to keep their lights on and pay their rent. Let them fund their OWN choices. There are plenty of hospitals and clinics to which the funding can be diverted for legitimate women’s health care needs.