I’ve been sitting here trying to figure out what to write after I saw the latest Planned Parenthood sting video released by The Center for Medical Progress. That little blinking cursor hadn’t moved for some time, and even as I type this, I’m still not sure what to say.
All I can think about is what David Daleiden, the man behind the videos, told Dana Loesch about what’s coming: “I’m sad to say, it does get worse, Dana.”
Days later, after that interview, I would be sitting in a friend of a friend’s living room in Wyoming, watching horrified as a woman picked up the tiny arm with a tiny hand of an aborted baby from a dish. I didn’t know what to say then, either. I wrote an article about Bernie Sanders, then went on a walk with my friend and didn’t detail what I had seen the rest of that day to any of them.
“I’m sad to say, it does get worse, Dana” was going through my head when I watched that one too. I wondered what could be “worse” than what I was looking at, but even then I kind of knew. I was terrified of it, and expressed the feeling on Twitter.
Some of them are alive when they do it, I thought to myself.
If I had said it out loud, the idea would have seemed ridiculous to me. If anyone had heard me say it, they would have likely shook their heads and denied that anyone could be that horrible. Surely, that kind of thing only exists in horror movie ideas, and those ideas would be rejected by producers for being too awful.
Yet here I sit at my desk, my neglected coffee getting cold, watching an underdeveloped baby move all on its own in a basin, and hearing a woman tell the story about how she was told to cut through that living baby’s face to get to the brain.
I never in my life thought that I would ever have to type a sentence like that.
This is no longer “abortion.” This is a human child, living outside of its mother’s womb, being cut to pieces while it is alive. This is murder, barbarous and heinous murder, being performed to get the best quality when cutting the organs out of a baby.
Not a fetus, a baby.
The world should be standing still right now. This video should be echoing to the four corners of the Earth, and everyone with a soul who hears it should be rocked to the point of speechlessness.
But most of the world is speechless about it, but because they have no idea it’s happening, or believe it’s just some trumped up hit by the Right. The media will remain silent until it finds only the weak threads it can sew together in Planned Parenthood’s defense. The calls for this butchery to lose its government funding (I remind you it receives over $500 million in taxpayer dollars) will go ignored or even resisted.
The Daily Signal compiled a list of those who voted for and against, and you can easily see the vote was divided among party lines. The opposition to defunding Planned Parenthood was primarily Democratic, with two Republicans, Senator Mark Kirk from Illinois and Senator Mitch McConnell from Kentucky. South Carolina’s Lindsey Graham decided he would abstain.
Here is Daily Signal’s list.
You’ll recall that I’ve written before about the Democrats relationship with Planned Parenthood. The provider donates exclusively to Democratic causes so those Democrats turn around and provide grants and, as you can see above, protection.
I’ve called before that those in office who support Planned Parenthood should be made to own it. I reiterate that call with more fervor now than I did before, but I bring up another point.
These votes to keep shoveling cash into this corrupt partisan monster are now votes to keep money flowing to support, whether directly or indirectly, monstrous and unjustifiable acts such as this. They are votes to financially support murder.
Remember, this wasn’t a fetus anymore. This was a baby with a beating heart moving around outside the womb. What they did is legally considered murder, and they voted to use money they force out of our earnings to turn around and give it to an organization that performed an act that many Americans can’t even watch.
The defense that they provide cancer screenings and birth control is no longer a valid talking point to keep Planned Parenthood alive. There is no task performed by the provider that is exclusive to it. Any doctors office can do what Planned Parenthood does, and very likely better. It doesn’t even do mammograms. It has to make referrals. I’ll also remind you that many of their locations closed down in Texas due to not having the same sanitary standards required by veterinary clinics.
Every politician, every celebrity, every person walking around with a t-shirt that says “Care. No matter what.” on it – what a joke – should be made to answer for this. Any vote cast that continues giving support to Planned Parenthood needs to be juxtaposed with this atrocity and asked for an excuse.
But there is no excuse now. Defund Planned Parenthood. End the careers of those who resist its collapse.
May God have mercy on their souls, and the soul of this nation.
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Hailing from Austin, Texas, Brandon Morse has been writing about politics and culture across many websites for the last six years, with a heavy emphasis on anti-authoritarianism. Aside from writing articles, he is also known for voice acting and authoring scripts. He is an avid gamer, dog person, and has a bad habit of making vague references to things no one has heard about or seen. Follow him at @TheBrandonMorse on Twitter.
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