The time for platitudes has passed. Planned Parenthood can no longer evade the truth. Nor can the country’s chief law-enforcement officers. The world’s largest abortion mill truly does traffic in baby parts. And they specifically seek to make the best profit at the least risk of someone prosecuting them. The proper authorities must prosecute them now. Or America no longer has a government of laws.
Abortion mills, video, and courts
First, a word about the National Abortion Federation, and a judge enjoining the Center for Medical Progress from releasing any videos involving that concern or its officers. The Center, first of all, says:
The Center for Medical Progress follows all applicable laws in the course of our investigative journalism work. The National Abortion Federation is a criminal organization that has spent years conspiring with Planned Parenthood on how to violate federal laws on partial-birth abortion and fetal tissue sales. The Center for Medical Progress will contest any attempts to suppress our First Amendment rights to free speech or silence the freedom of the citizen press.
The CMP did not mention this next part, but others have: Judge William Orrick, who enjoined those NAF video releases, has “bundled” political gifts for Barack Obama before. Recall that Barack Obama said he did not think a woman having an illicit affair “should be punished with a baby.” The Democratic Party has held abortion on demand and without apology as part of its platform in every Presidential election cycle since at least 1980. Given that, Judge Orrick’s “bundling” activity raises a bias question in the NAF case.
But: no one identifies the NAF with Planned Parenthood. So the CMP released another video of a Planned Parenthood medical officer this morning.
Intact fetal cadavers
This video runs for fifteen minutes, the longest short video to date from CMP. (CMP has released three “full footage” videos, each running for nearly three hours.) With the latest video came this press release from the CMP.
Melissa Farrell serves as Director of Research for Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast. What kind of research? Human abortion tissue research, that’s what kind. She boasts PP Gulf Coast have played this game for “many years.” She speaks of abortion doctors changing the way they do abortions, to get “intact fetal cadavers.” She speaks of how to evade technically the law against selling human body parts. Then she gives the two hidden-camera actors a tour of their laboratory. She calmly, almost indifferently, describes the kinds of body parts one can get from a second- or third-trimester abortion. Your correspondent used to describe gross dissection at autopsy with that kind of clinical detachment. But he would do that in the context of an untimely death. Dr. Farrell seems to take the attitude of a salesperson selling a product.
This video also has what almost seems obligatory: a scene showing the subject discussing this gruesome subject over dinner. Anthony Hopkins gained fresh reason for envy. So also did Dino De Laurentiis’ production company.
The CMP quote the federal laws they say this abortion facility breaks with this practice:
The sale or purchase of human fetal tissue is a federal felony punishable by up to 10 years in prison or a fine of up to $500,000 (42 U.S.C. 289g-2). Federal law also requires that no alteration in the timing or method of abortion be done for the purposes of fetal tissue collection (42 U.S.C. 289g-1).
So why won’t the United States Attorney for the Southern District of Texas even investigate? Because this Justice Department have flushed out all the old-line career prosecutors. In their places, they placed Democratic Party loyalists. Those loyalists will never prosecute Planned Parenthood. Incredibly, Barack Obama once praised them for “doing God’s work.” (What God is he talking about? Beelzebub, maybe?)
Aside: Abby Johnson, former Director of the Planned Parenthood clinic in Bryan, Texas, testified under oath on July 29 to such activities. She also left the Protestant Episcopal Church of the USA, finding them too liberal on the subject of abortion.
Terry A. Hurlbut has been a student of politics, philosophy, and science for more than 35 years. He is a graduate of Yale College and has served as a physician-level laboratory administrator in a 250-bed community hospital. He also is a serious student of the Bible, is conversant in its two primary original languages, and has followed the creation-science movement closely since 1993.
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