Advice of the well-seasoned lawyer to the rookie lawyer —- “when you have the facts on your side, argue the facts; when you have the law on your side, argue the law; when neither facts nor law are on your side, pound the table loudly and often.”
In her letter (“Right-wing depravity,” Letters, Aug. 5), Joan Carter did a lot of very loud table pounding in discussing the recent Planned Parenthood videos.
Factually, these videos are all about Planned Parenthood personnel discussing their policies and practices in harvesting and selling human body parts from aborted fetuses.
Their prices seem to vary depending on the body part and how it was harvested. As a matter of law, federal law seems to make this illegal.
Did Carter realize her letter would appear just below Kathleen Parker’s commentary (“Videos may tip scales in abortion fight,” Aug. 5) on this subject? Parker is certainly not known to be a “depraved right-wing woman hater.”
I think it’s only fair to give Carter the chance to read Parker’s column and revise her own letter as she may see fit.