Answer to yesterday’s puzzle: One life is all we have and we live it as we believe in living it. But to sacrifice what you are and to live without belief, that is a fate more terrible than dying. Joan of Arc
More terrible than dying William Lawrence Sr Cryptowit 6-8-19
Babies Kept Alive To Harvest Organs — The wonderful Laura Ingraham, yesterday, Feb. 12, posted on Twitter a link to a 2015 Washington Times story about how Planned Parenthood keeps aborted babies alive to harvest organs.
Which they of course sell.
And now it makes clear the push for legal infanticide.
There are people who have positions of power and influence in our country who are no different than Nazis.
The sickness and evil that is being revealed makes one numb.
Planned Parenthood is an organization with about $1.4 billion in revenue with more than $500 million coming from tax dollars.
Planned Parenthood and affiliated organizations donated $30 million to the Democrat Party in 2018.
Someone explain how exactly is it acceptable for a organization that gets a half-billion in tax money be allowed to make political donations.
Planned Parenthood Kicks Tax Dollars Back To Dems — Charlie Kirk made the observation last week that Planned Parenthood spent $30 million to help the Democrats win back the house and yet we still give them $500 million in taxpayer funding each year.
Explain how that’s right.
And that’s leaving aside the fact they sell the body parts of the babies they kill and use the power of government to stifle real journalism.
Planned Parenthood is ineffective at decreasing teen sexually transmitted diseases and pregnancies. Actually, there is pretty good evidence that it makes things worse despite what one might hear from the group’s apologists.
Ask yourself why can’t a school district handle sex and health education itself? And while you are asking yourself that, ask how much Planned Parenthood is getting in tax money for its school-based clinics. The organization makes a whole lot of people very nice livings.
Bob Small sent me a note regarding comments made by former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee this morning (Nov. 29) on CNN’s “State of the Union” concerning Friday’s shootings at the Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs.
“What he did is domestic terrorism, and what he did is absolutely abominable, especially to us in the pro-life movement, because there’s nothing about any of us that would condone or in any way look the other way on something like this,” Huckabee said.
Megadittos Governor. No decent person can defend this sickness.
We are still not quite willing to give the incident the T label until more information comes out as we may find that the shooter, 57-year-old Richard Dear, might fall into the “I hear voices” category rather than someone with a religious or political agenda.
It has been learned to the dismay of some that Dear, an ugly bearded man, identified himself as a woman on his voter registration form and did not affiliate with a political party.
He also has a long history of violence and petty violations.
It seems wiser to have the taxonomy of evil categorize “terrorism” as something requiring more planning than whim else just about every act of violence could be labeled such.
Regardless, Dear is scum and as he was taken alive we will soon learn his motives and the amount of thought he put into the attack.
And here’s a quite inappropriate but rather important question for those of us concerned about the integrity of the voting process to ask: Was Dear, who identified himself as a female voter, allowed to vote?
The videos released by Center for Medical Progress (CMP) showing monstrous behavior by the once-esteemed Planned Parenthood have been reported as “heavily edited” by the pro-abortion lapdogs in the old media.
Well, that’s what Planned Parenthood paid for. The vile organization hired Fusion GPS, a left-wing public relations firm, to try and spin them out of their difficulty. They came up with the idea to push that the videos were “heavily edited.”
To say the videos that establish that Planned Parenthood sold the parts of the bodies of the human beings they killed are “heavily edited” is like saying surveillance video showing a hold up at a drug store was heavily edited because it didn’t include the entire day.
Senator and Republican presidential contender Ted Cruz will host a telephone town hall, 4 p.m., today, Aug. 25 in which he will unveil a plan to end tax subsidies for the monstrous, racist Planned Parenthood organization.
The public is invited. The dial-in number is 877-229-8493 and the pin number is 114559.
Archbishop Charles Chaput’s hard-hitting column concerning the monstrosities occurring at Planned Parenthood — which have been given a wink and a nod by our “elites” — deserves greater play.
The column makes a searing rebuttal to Chicago Archbishop Blase Cupich who, on Aug. 3, condemned Planned Parenthood but basically said what they were doing was no different than being against open borders and gun control.
Archbishop Chaput’s column, written Aug. 10, can be found at this link or read below.
Here’s a simple exercise in basic reasoning. On a spectrum of bad things to do, theft is bad, assault is worse and murder is worst. There’s a similar texture of ill will connecting all three crimes, but only a very confused conscience would equate thieving and homicide. Both are serious matters. But there is no equivalence. The deliberate killing of innocent life is a uniquely wicked act. No amount of contextualizing or deflecting our attention to other issues can obscure that.
This is precisely why Cardinal John O’Connor, Bishop James McHugh and others pressed so hard for the passage of the U.S. bishops’ 1998 pastoral letter, Living the Gospel of Life. As Cardinal Joseph Bernardin once wisely noted, Catholic social teaching is a seamless garment of respect for human life, from conception to natural death. It makes no sense to champion the cause of unborn children if we ignore their basic needs once they’re born. Thus it’s no surprise that – year in and year out – nearly all Catholic dioceses in the United States, including Philadelphia, devote far more time, personnel and material resources to providing social services to the poor and education to young people than to opposing abortion.
But of course, children need to survive the womb before they can have needs like food, shelter, immigration counseling and good health care. Humanity’s priority right – the one that undergirds all other rights – is the right to life. As the American bishops wrote in 1998:
“Opposition to abortion and euthanasia does not excuse indifference to those who suffer from poverty, violence and injustice. Any politics of human life must work to resist the violence of war and the scandal of capital punishment. Any politics of human dignity must seriously address issues of racism, poverty, hunger, employment, education, housing, and health care . . . But being ‘right’ in such matters can never excuse a wrong choice regarding direct attacks on innocent human life. Indeed, the failure to protect and defend life in its most vulnerable stages renders suspect any claims to the ‘rightness’ of positions in other matters affecting the poorest and least powerful of the human community. If we understand the human person as the ‘temple of the Holy Spirit’ — the living house of God — then these latter issues fall logically into place as the crossbeams and walls of that house. All direct attacks on innocent human life, such as abortion and euthanasia, strike at the house’s foundation. These directly and immediately violate the human person’s most fundamental right — the right to life. Neglect of these issues is the equivalent of building our house on sand. Such attacks cannot help but lull the social conscience in ways ultimately destructive of other human rights” (22).
A case is sometimes made that abortion is mainly a cultural and moral issue, and politics is a poor solution to the problem. The curious thing is that some of the same voices that argue against political action on the abortion issue seem quite comfortable urging vigorous political engagement on issues like health care, homelessness and the environment. In practice, politics is the application of moral conviction to public discourse and the process of lawmaking. Law not only constrains and defends; it also teaches and forms. Law not only reflects culture; it shapes and reshapes it. That’s why Christians can’t avoid political engagement. Politics is never the main content of Christian faith. It can never provide perfect solutions. But no Christian can avoid the duty to work for more justice and charity in our life as a nation, a task that inescapably involves politics. Thus the recent Senate vote to defund Planned Parenthood was not only right and timely, but necessary. And the failure of that measure involves a public failure of character by every Catholic senator who voted against it.
Memory is important: Two years ago Kermit Gosnell was stripped of his medical license and convicted of murdering three infants born alive from abortion procedures. He operated a Philadelphia abortion center that more closely resembled a butcher shop than a medical clinic. His clinic environment was uglier than the pleasant restaurants and offices captured on recent Center for Medical Progress (CMP) undercover videos. Those videos show a face of Planned Parenthood – senior staffers chatting blithely about the dismemberment and sale of fetal body parts – that can only be called repugnant. But it’s not surprising: If aborted children are simply lumps of potentially useful (and profitable) tissue, what’s the problem?
Again, memory is important: Thirty years ago “pro-choice” groups tried a strategy of using the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act to shut down certain forms of prolife witness. The strategy ultimately failed but – maybe it’s God’s sense of irony — the word “racket” very quickly comes to mind in watching Planned Parenthood staff on the CMP videos.
I’ll close with a word of thanks to Ruben Navarette, Jr. Navarette is a veteran “pro-choice” voice, but his August 10 column at the Daily Beast is worth reading and sharing for its honest revulsion at the whole, ugly, system-wide barbarism of Planned Parenthood’s fetal trafficking. And his column’s best lines come in quoting his prolife wife:
“Those are babies that are being killed. Millions of them. And you need to use your voice to protect them. That’s what a man does. He protects children – his own children, and other children. That’s what it means to be a man.”