Planned Parenthood is under a lot of scrutiny at the moment. So, you would think that it wouldn’t be the best time for the abortionists to pull some sort of scam donation campaign off the back of the negative coverage – but it appears that is exactly what it did yesterday.
Early in the day PP claimed that its website had been hacked by anti-abortion “extremists”.
PP used the “attack” as a way of suggesting that Americans were being denied vital care and support, with a link to their Facebook funding page to “learn more”.
It seems rather odd that at no time did the extremist hackers use their access to the site to post any sort of anti-abortion message or manifesto or redirect visitors to their own site.
Numerous people also began spotting strange inconsistencies with the hacking claim, given that the homepage still seemed to be controlled by PP, and included links to parts of the organisation’s website.
Their site is so hacked right now that someone has been rearranging CSS fonts and alignment. pic.twitter.com/7vxO4siXJH
— Stephen Miller (@redsteeze) July 30, 2015
A redirect button on the page also asked visitors to “share your story” on why you “stand with Planned Parenthood” and forwarded anyone who clicked on it to a fully functioning secure, working page that just happened to be a mailing list page collecting names, email addresses, and phone numbers.
Then some clever people on Twitter looked into the code of the website and found some very revealing things:
— Manny Garza (@Boldmanny316) July 30, 2015
Now, a visit to the website returns a message that it is currently ‘undergoing maintenance’:
PP claims that control of the site was quickly regained after the attack, allowing them to put up messages, and that they are now in the process of boosting website security.
“The website is under our control now but it is down until we can restore the site and put safeguards in place,” a spokesperson said.
While this seems dubious at best, the story is still inconsistent. A post to PP’s Facebook page claimed that “anti-abortion extremists briefly blocked any traffic” from going to plannedparenthood.org. However, on the donations page, it was claimed that hackers “brought [the site] down.”
It appears that this was all an orchestrated campaign to drive people visiting the website to a donation page. If so, this would literally be a false flag attack by Planned Parenthood on its own website in an effort to dupe people into donating money to them.
At this point nothing seems to be beyond the realms of possibility with this organisation.
Steve Watson is a London based writer and editor for Alex Jones’ Infowars.com, and Prisonplanet.com. He has a Masters Degree in International Relations from the School of Politics at The University of Nottingham, and a Bachelor Of Arts Degree in Literature and Creative Writing from Nottingham Trent University.