South Dakota Republican Lawmaker Says Planned Parenthood Worse Than ISIS

We’ve all heard or read statements from Republicans that have either made us laugh, shake our heads, or both. But then we arrive at a man such as Isaac Latterell, who serves as a representative in the South Dakota state legislature. If you’re like me, you read what he recently wrote on his website and your jaw hits the ground.

While rightly decrying the “revolting methods of execution” used by the terrorist group ISIS, Latterell then decided to make a comparison between the militant group and Planned Parenthood with a post he entitled “Planned Parenthood worse than ISIS and lying about it.”

“Planned Parenthood abortionists in Sioux Falls are similarly beheading unborn children during dismemberment abortions.”

Okay, time out, Mr. Latterell! Gonna have to call you on that one. And that’s exactly what Planned Parenthood did. Spokesperson Jennifer Aulwes remarked:

“I think the majority of South Dakotans would agree that comparing Planned Parenthood to a terrorist organization is just going too far. No matter what you feel about abortion or about Planned Parenthood, it’s an inflammatory and really inappropriate comparison.”

Latterell has long been an extremist on a woman’s right to choose. He has sponsored a bill known as the “Preborn Infant Beheading Ban,” which would outlaw late-term “dilation and evacuation” procedures. Those opposed to the bill say it would be used to imprison doctors who perform late-term abortions.

But Latterell wasn’t quite finished with excoriating Planned Parenthood, and ended his hate-filled Internet post with this tripe that he tried desperately to tie to the Bible:

“While we rightly take the speck out of our neighbor’s eye by holding ISIS accountable, let us be sure to take the plank out of our own eye by holding Planned Parenthood accountable.”

Sounds like Representative Latterell and his fellow sanctimonious stone throwers on the anti-choice side need to read Matthew 7:1, which instructs:

“Judge not, that you be not judged.”

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