Cecile Versus Cecil: One is the World’s Top Predator, The Other is a Lion

Jul 31, 2015 by

By Ryan Bomberger, Life News: Society has a funny way of deciding when to express outrage. Millions of innocent humans (aka pregnancy tissue) are slaughtered and their fully intact body parts are sold. Crickets. A single lion, which most have never heard of, gets hunted for sport. International drama. I despise the thought of big game hunting, but it never ceases to amaze me how rhetorically violent animal rights activists become when these creatures are harmed or killed. PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) has called for the hunter involved, Dr. Walter Palmer, to be hanged. The puppy-killing, celebrity-studded, publicity-stunt-centered organization epitomizes the insanely hypocritical, progressive approach. The death threats through Yelp and Twitter are repugnant, but unsurprising given their disdain for human life. Celebrities have tweeted their utter disgust for the wealthy dentist. Debra Messing (Will & Grace, Mysteries of Laura) says: “I want them to take his citizenship away.” Sharon Osbourne hopes that “#WalterPalmer loses his home, his practice & his money. He has already lost his soul…#WalterPalmer is Satan.” Piers Morgan, proving that being a news journalist was never his forte,tweets: “I’d love to go hunting for killer dentist Dr. Walter Palmer, so I can stuff and mount him for MY office wall.” Jimmy Kimmel even nearly melted down talking about it on his show, having to pull himself together to make it through the segment. Oh, and look…the Obama administration is now offering its help into the investigation of Palmer’s hunting escapade. According to The Hill: “The Service is deeply concerned about the recent killing of Cecil the Lion.” Wow. That was quick. Planned Parenthood’s baby-parts-trafficking elicits nothing but support from the Obama administration. But kill a lion halfway across the world, in a nation riddled with grotesque human rights abuses, and the administration is on it! (Well, on the abuses to lions, not to Zimbabweans). Cecil the Lion’s death warrants outrage from the political left, but their darling abortion mogul–Cecile The Lyin’–can do no act heinous enough (like selling “unwanted” babies’ wanted organs), no Medicaid fraud egregious enough, no teen sex education misleading enough to stir a moment of discomfort for liberals. Read here  ...

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Liberal Clergy Praise Planned Parenthood ‘Doing God’s Work’

Jul 31, 2015 by

By Jeff Walton, Juicy Ecumenism: A group of liberal clergy who advise the largest abortion provider in the United States have praised employees of the organization for “doing God’s work.” A statement released Wednesday by the Planned Parenthood Clergy Advocacy Board attacks what it portrays as “politically motivated, heavily edited, and secretly recorded” videos released by the California-based organization Center for Medical Progress (CMP). The videos, of which a fourth installment was released this morning, reveal Planned Parenthood officials discussing compensation for the potential sale of tissues from aborted pregnancies. Widely shared over social media, the videos sparked uproar among abortion opponents and some medical ethicists because the sale of fetal tissue for profit is illegal under U.S. law. CMP simultaneously released unedited footage of conversations with the officials. To date, 12 states and two committees in the U.S. House of Representatives have launched investigations into the practices of Planned Parenthood, seeking to determine if the organization broke U.S. law and potentially placing continued government funding of the organization in jeopardy. “As faith leaders committed to justice, honesty, and liberty, we are troubled by the decades-long campaign of harassment against Planned Parenthood and those they serve,” the clergy statement reads. “Our faiths demand care for those marginalized by poverty and other oppressions. Faith leaders have supported Planned Parenthood for nearly 100 years because of our shared goals: every person — regardless of income, race, or religion — deserves access to safe, affordable, high-quality health care.” The statement does not mention abortion, instead portraying Planned Parenthood as an indispensable provider of “high-quality care” that “does the best of what religious traditions do.” The clergy also appeal to religious liberty and individual conscience, portraying the abortion provider’s opponents as seeking “to impose their values and work obsessively to limit access to health care on individuals.” “Our religious traditions call us to offer compassion, not judgment,” the clergy declare. “People who work for Planned Parenthood give care and respect to those in need, doing God’s work. For this we are grateful.” Read here  ...

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The Political Impact of the Planned Parenthood Videos

Jul 30, 2015 by

By Fr Dwight Longnecker, Patheos: As the Center for Medical Progress continues to roll out their YouTube videos the impact on American consciousness and on the American political scene is bound to be immense. Paul Shimek details some of the political fallout here. John Zmirak weighs in here with his usual biting and scathing wit and style. This one is a must read. First of all, putting the videos out bit by bit in short and easily watched segments is a brilliant move. This will keep the issue alive throughout the rest of the summer and into the fall. One film is soon forgotten in our instant entertainment age. One feature film is seen by a few and swept under the carpet. These short films can be shared online and the result will be devastating. The latest film is very clear and very simple. The camera goes into a Planned Parenthood clinic. The fetal remains are shown on a dish. The Planned Parenthood doctor and the specimen buyer pick through the parts and discuss their value. The truth cannot be avoided. Not only do we see the shredded, crushed and crunched tiny human being, but we see and hear them discuss how much they will be paid. There will be no way Cecile Richards can back out of this one. Furthermore, as the American public wakes up to the reality of what is going on in Planned Parenthood clinics using our tax dollars the outrage must grow, and as the outrage grows the politicians who support Planned Parenthood must surely start to run for cover. It will be more and more difficult for them to talk about “women’s health” when the video shows them to be concerned mostly about picking over the shredded remains of a baby. Read here Read also:  “A Lot of People Want Intact Hearts These Days” — Planned Parenthood, Abortion, and the Conscience of a Nation by Albert Mohler...

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3rd Shock Video Catches Planned Parenthood Vice President Selling Body Parts of Aborted Babies

Jul 29, 2015 by

SIGN PETITION TO DEFUND PLANNED PARENTHOOD By Steven Ertelt, Life News: After two shocking videos caught Planned Parenthood doctors discussing and arranging the sale of body parts of aborted babies, a third video has been released today catching a Planned Parenthood vice president negotiating the sale of aborted babies and attempting to get as much money as possible from the deal. As LifeNews reported, the first video of undercover footage shows Planned Parenthood Federation of America’s Senior Director of Medical Services, Dr. Deborah Nucatola, describing how Planned Parenthood sells the body parts of aborted unborn children and admitting she uses partial-birth abortions to supply intact body parts. In the second video, Planned Parenthood doctor Maru Gatter discusses the pricing of aborted baby body parts — telling the biotech company officials that the prices for such things as a baby’s liver, head or heart are negotiable. She also tells the officials that she could talk with the Planned Parenthood abortion practitioners to potentially alter the abortion procedure to kill the baby in a way that would best preserve those body parts after the unborn child is killed in the abortion. A total of 9 states have already launched an investigation including Massachusetts, Kansas, Missouri,Arizona, Indiana, Ohio, Georgia, Texas and Louisiana and members of Congress have launched an investigation as well. Now, the pro-life advocates behind the investigative videos have released a third video that catches Planed Parenthood doctors Katherine Sheehan and Savita Ginde discussing and arranging for the sale of aborted baby body parts. Read here Read also:  Planned Parenthood Threatens TV Stations Demanding They Censor Shocking Undercover Videos...

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Planned Parenthood aborts babies in a ‘less crunchy’ way. What’s wrong with harvesting baby body parts?...

Jul 27, 2015 by

By Archbishop Cranmer: “A lot of people want intact hearts these days, because they’re looking for specific nodes,” explains Dr Deborah Nucatola, Senior Director of Medical Services for Planned Parenthood, the largest provider and promoter of abortion in the United States. “We’ve been very good at getting heart, lung, liver, because we know that, so I’m not gonna crush that part,” she adds, as she crunches on her green-leaf salad and swills it down with a nice Chianti. “Some people want lower extremities, too, which, that’s simple. I mean that’s easy.” There has been something of a furore over the past month about the revelations that Planned Parenthood is harvesting unborn-baby body parts (or, if you prefer, foetal tissue) and selling them for between $30-$100 per specimen, “depending on the facility and what’s involved”. Dr Mary Gatter is President of Planned Parenthood’s Medical Council, and along with her Senior Director of Medical Services she ensures that there is sufficient “dialogue with the person who’s actually doing the procedure, so they understand what the end-game is (because) there are little things, changes they can make in their technique to increase your success”. The videos of their gruesome discussions and callous haggling over price have been shown around the free world. But in a country which routinely aborts babies as a matter of gender liberty, and which permits vaguely-defined partial-birth abortion as a matter of legal latitude, the price of foetal parts is a matter for the market, surely? Why is the liberal media in a ‘quandary’? Is it because employees of Planned Parenthood declare rather ruthlessly that babies can be killed in a “less crunchy” way in order to extract unbroken and unblemished organs? Is it the lighthearted banter that they’d like to make enough money from the sales of these body parts to buy a Lamborghini? On average, Planned Parenthood perform an abortion every 94 seconds, amounting to almost 400,000 a year, for which they are paid $542.4 million in the form of ‘Government Health Services Grants and Reimbursements’. With an annual turnover of $1.2 billion, you might think their thriving business was adequately profitable, but where there’s Molech there’s Mammon, and the love of that is the root of all evil. It is curious that as we in the United Kingdom are content to send our aborted babies to the gas ovens as part of the final solution, that we should object so strongly to a bit of Mengele-like genetic research and human experimentation. If we may ethically shovel buckets full of foetal tissue into furnaces to heat our hospitals as part of a ‘waste-to-energy’ policy, why may we not sell unborn-baby body parts for profitable and beneficial research? The Department of Health was so appalled by the rise in foetal-central-heating that they issued an instant ban on the “totally unacceptable” practice. And now Planned Parenthood is being threatened with all manner of illiberal menace as the liberal media turn against them. Why, exactly? Read here Read also:  The...

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Looking Away From Abortion

Jul 26, 2015 by

By Ross Douthat, New York Times: IN an essay in his 1976 collection, “Mortal Lessons,” the physician Richard Selzer describes a strange suburban scene. People go outside in the morning in his neighborhood, after the garbage trucks have passed, and find “a foreignness upon the pavement,” a softness underfoot. Looking down, Selzer first thinks he sees oversize baby birds, then rubber baby dolls, until the realization comes that the street is littered with the tiny, naked, all-too-human bodies of aborted fetuses. Later, the local hospital director speaks to Selzer, trying to impose order on the grisly scene. It was an accident, of course: The tiny corpses were accidentally “mixed up with the other debris” instead of being incinerated or interred. “It is not an everyday occurrence. Once in a lifetime, he says.” And Selzer tries to nod along: “Now you see. It is orderly. It is sensible. The world is not mad. This is still a civilized society… “But just this once, you know it isn’t. You saw, and you know.” Resolute abortion rights supporters would dismiss that claim of knowledge. Death and viscera are never pretty, they would say, but something can be disgusting without being barbaric. Just because it’s awful to discover fetuses underfoot doesn’t mean the unborn have a right to life. And it’s precisely this argument that’s been marshaled lately in response to a new reminder of the fleshly realities of abortion: The conversations, videotaped covertlyby pro-life activists posing as fetal organ buyers, in which officials from Planned Parenthood cheerfully discuss the procedures for extracting those organs intact during an abortion and the prices they command. It may be disturbing to hear those procedures described: “… we’ve been very good at getting heart, lung, liver, because we know that, so I’m not gonna crush that part, I’m gonna basically crush below, I’m gonna crush above, and I’m gonna see if I can get it all intact.” It may be unseemly to hear a Planned Parenthood official haggle over pricing for those organs: “Let me just figure out what others are getting, and if this is in the ballpark, then it’s fine, if it’s still low, then we can bump it up. I want a Lamborghini.” But in the end, Planned Parenthood’s defenders insist, listening to an abortionist discuss manipulating the “calvarium” (that is, the dying fetus’s skull) so that it emerges research-ready from the womb is fundamentally no different than listening to a doctor discuss heart surgery or organ transplants. It’s unsettling, yes, but just because it’s gross doesn’t prove it’s wrong. Read...

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