The Center for Medical Progress today released yet another abortion endpoint video, their ninth. In it, a Planned Parenthood official implicates herself and her organization again in selling baby parts. More than that, the video speaks of “kickbacks” to clinics from baby parts buyers.
Most striking and disturbing of all, the Planned Parenthood official speaks of a “happy accident” in which an abortion patient, who has done this sort of thing many times, comes to clinic with the unborn child already in the birth canal. There it “just falls out.” But of course the abortion endpoint does not play out by accident. It plays out because no one thought like a depraved reprobate. So neither Henry Hyde nor Ronald Reagan nor any other official ever thought to pass enough laws to forbid this kind of practice. Or did they?
Abortion endpoint: dramatis personae
Three people speak on the ninth video showing the abortion endpoint in all its gory detail:
- Dr. Katharine Sheehan, medical director of Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest until 2013
- Perrin Larton, Procurement Manager for Advanced BioScience Resources. ABR have bought tissue from Planned Parenthood longer than any other firm.
- Cate Dyer, CEO of StemExpress.
The presence of Cate Dyer speaks volumes. StemExpress got a temporary restraining order forbidding CMP to release any more videos involving or naming StemExpress or their officials. But the judge who issued the TRO, refused to enjoin CMP permanently. The judge cited the First Amendment to the United States Constitution:
Congress shall make no law…abridging the freedom of speech…
So CMP may freely release all the footage it has.
Sheehan tells actors posing as a new human biologics company that at Planned Parenthood Pacific Southwest, “We have already a relationship with ABR.” Sheehan explains, “We’ve been using them for over 10 years, really a long time, just kind of renegotiated the contract. They’re doing the big collections for government-level collections and things like that.” When one of the actors negotiates, “We return a portion of our fees to the clinics,” Sheehan responds eagerly, “Right, get a toe in and make it, make a pro–alright.”
What? Government-level collections? What could that mean? The CMP don’t say. What they do quote speaks loudly enough. “We return a portion of our fees to the clinics.” Police have a word for that: kickback.
More to the point: you hear Dr. Sheehan telling one of the actors something interesting. She recalls when embryonic stem cell research became such a controversy that President Bush forbade any funding of new stem-cell lines. But, she says, one could still derive stem cells from unborn children. (She uses the Latin word foetus or fetus and all its derivatives. CNAV refuses to use the term. In Latin, the word foetus stands for an unborn calf, not an unborn human baby. The medical profession might now fail to distinguish between human beings and cattle in this connection. CNAV will not so fail.)
Looking ahead to the abortion endpoint
Every video the CMP releases, incriminates Planned Parenthood the more. As it should. But it should also incriminate all of us.
Sometimes, to stop a depraved person, one must think like one. And to recognized depraved behavior as depraved. Clearly the mainstream media see nothing depraved about abortion or the abortion endpoint. The “tissue” from what they still call an unborn calf, would go to the garbage, anyway. Why not do something useful with it?
Note again what Dr. Sheehan said. Ten years have Planned Parenthood sold the organs of unborn babies to Advanced BioScience Resources. (By the way, that does break the law. Title 42, United States Code, Section 289g-2. Look it up.) Even Bush Junior did not stop this on his watch.
Make no mistake: abortion logically leads to selling baby parts.
Already those who defend the practice, do so by asking what new drugs any of us would give up. Lay aside for a moment whether the defenders are even telling the truth about that. Suppose they are. What kind of people have we become, that we would accept even that kind of knowledge at any price? Especially at that price?
In earlier articles, of course, CNAV has cited the franchise of motion pictures by the Dino DeLaurentiis Group, featuring Thomas Harris’ infamous anti-hero, Hannibal Lecter, M.D. Perhaps this time one ought to recall a different novel, a stand-alone novel this time: Make Room! Make Room! by Harry Harrison. Our theater-obsessed society might remember, not the novel, but the motion-picture adaptation of it: Soylent Green, directed by Richard Fleischer, with Charlton Heston, Edward G. Robinson, Chuck Connors, and Leigh Taylor-Young; MGM Pictures, 1973. A detective in near-future New York City (population forty million!) investigates the murder of a senior executive of a company that makes most of the world’s food in the form of “tasteless, odorless crud.” They make this in wafers of three colors: red, yellow, and green. For some reason, people will riot and kill to get Soylent Green. Why? He discovers the horrible truth. And it has nothing to do with either soybeans or lentils, the supposed roots of the company name:
Soylent Green is made out of people. They’re making our food out of people. Next thing, they’ll start breeding us like cattle for food.
Cattle. Like using the Latin word foetus or fetus for an unborn baby.
In a sense Charlton Heston could never have suspected, the dreaded vision he acted out, has now come to pass.
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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