Evil In Our Time

My latest column is up at AND Magazine.

Before I present the normal excerpt, allow me to say a few words about this column:

The release of these videos has brought Planned Parenthood’s unmitigated evil into the limelight.  So far, the leaders of our government have done NOTHING to stop it.  According to Press Secretary Josh Earnest, President Obama still hasn’t watched any of the videos, yet he has pledged to veto any bill defunding Planned Parenthod, and the White House merely continues to regurgitate Planned Parenthood’s lies as their official response to this atrocity.

Personally, I am not only against Planned Parenthood because of the scheme they have cooked up to sell babies’ body parts for profit.  I believe that abortion itself is evil, and its prevalence in our society makes it one of the worst horrors ever visited upon mankind.  The continual efforts to deny the humanity of unborn human children – in defiance of all logic and basic biology – to justify these unjustifiable acts makes it that much worse.

Right now, my wife is pregnant with our third child – a boy.  Today is my younger daughter’s third birthday.  At no point, from finding out that my wife was pregnant the first time, until today, have I ever considered any of my three children to be less than human.  I find the very idea that someone would dehumanize their own child to justify its extermination – often as a matter of convenience – to be inexplicable.

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Last weekend, in preparation for writing this column, I watched all of the videos that had been released to that point.  The only thing that prevented me from openly weeping was concern for my daughters – I want to preserve their innocence, and I didn’t want to have to explain to them why I was crying.  Before this, the only times a “video” had this profound an impact on me were when I watched American Sniper and Saving Private Ryan.  When I finished the Planned Parenthood videos, I had to fight the urge to vomit, and as I wrote this column, I had to stop several times and work on something else for a while so that my stomach could settle.

If you are in any way ambivalent on this issue, watch the videos.  If you are concerned about the allegations that the videos are deceptively edited, full versions and transcripts of each video are there, as well.

There is no doubt in my mind that this is the most important issue of our time.  Millions of unborn children are slaughtered every year by Planned Parenthood and other abortion clinics.  It has been the greatest genocide known to man, and it must be stopped.  The media, politicians, and much of the American public have very short attention spans.  With the Senate failing to pass its bill to defund Planned Parenthood, I’m sure that Democrats and abortion advocates are hoping that this issue will just fade away, like so many others have.  We must not let that happen.  Talk about this with your friends and family members.  If they are skeptical, and haven’t seen the videos, show them.  Call your Congressmen and your Senators.  Call them every day, if that’s what it takes to get the point across that this issue is that important.

Here is the excerpt:

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Over the past several weeks, The Center for Medical Progress has released a series of videos (with more to come) exposing how Planned Parenthood has developed its abortion mills into a thriving organ harvesting business. The videos show high-ranking muckety-mucks in Planned Parenthood discussing the sale of body parts from aborted babies – haggling over prices, discussing how to circumvent federal laws, and crafting the language so that if word were to get out that they were doing this, they could minimize the damage.

The first video, showed Planned Parenthood’s Senior Director of Medical Services, Dr. Deborah Nucatola, eating lunch while haggling over prices, and discussing what types of organs and body parts organizations tend to be looking for from Planned Parenthood clinics. It gets particularly disturbing when she flippantly mentions that “a lot of people want liver,” and then takes a bite of her salad. I have to admire the people at The Center for Medical Progress – I was about to lose my lunch just watching the discussion.

After the video’s release, Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards released her own video in response, in which she told lie after lie after lie in her attempt to discredit CMP. As they do each and every time their official endorsement (and funding) by the U.S. Government are threatened, they trot out the “women’s health” card – if you’re against Planned Parenthood, then you pretty much want women to die. For Planned Parenthood, the problem is thatthey don’t actually perform the services they claim to provide. “Women’s health” is just a smokescreen – one of the main tenants of the abortion industry’s campaign to craft the language surrounding abortion in order to hide the extreme evil that they represent.

Recently, presidential candidate Mike Huckabee was criticized by pundits and politicians on both sides of the political aisle after he stated that, with his Iran deal, President Obama “will take Israelis and march them to the door of the oven.” He wasn’t wrong, per se, but these days, invoking Nazis or the Holocaust is frowned upon in political circles, primarily because the meme has been so overused, but also because we tend to bestow Hitler, Nazis, and the Holocaust with its own special status of evil, as though it were unfathomable that anyone in a Western society could possibly do such a thing today.

But if the Nazis were a special kind of evil, Planned Parenthood is their rival for the top spot in the Evil Hall of Fame.

Continue reading here.

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