How to Get Rich Suing For Jesus - 2015-09-09
On July 31, the day that the Center for Medical Progress was sued over the release of a series of undercover videos targeting Planned Parenthood, Jay Sekulow, a prominent Christian conservative lawyer, released an ad attacking President Obama over his support for the group.
"I call him the defender-in-chief," said Sekulow, who looks like Saul Goodman with money and a good tailor. Dramatic background music akin to the score of a Hitchcock film played as he attacked Obama for "defending, relentlessly, the Planned Parenthood Federation of America in light of all the videos that have been released this week." The White House's support for Planned Parenthood, Sekulow argued, was "unthinkable" on its own, but to blame the creators of the sting videos for anything at all, he said, "well, that just doesn't work."
"The veneer of Planned Parenthood has been peeled back," Sekulow said, and that meant whether or not Congress halted federal funding to Planned Parenthood, the group would never win the larger battle.