Pro-Life Democrat Says: “Even the Abortionist Can See It’s a Baby, Why Can’t the Democratic Party?”

In an article in USA Today, pro-life Democrat Kirsten Powers criticizes her party for standing by Planned Parenthood in the wake of horrifying revelations about their negotiations with organ harvesting companies. In five videos (yes FIVE), Planned Parenthood’s top executives are shown haggling over the price of aborted babies’ body parts, admitting to altering abortion procedures to procure salable organs and casually discussing ways their doctors can “crush” unborn babies to obtain fully intact parts. However, the majority of politicians in the Democratic Party are chalking the videos up to “deceptive editing” and a “smear” campaign by “extremists” even though the full, unedited versions are available online. Thankfully, Powers has a completely different view and believes her party will pay a heavy price for abandoning moral rightness. First, Powers points out that the Democratic Party is doing far more than simply supporting Planned Parenthood; they are attacking anyone who utters a negative word about them, tries to expose them or suggest that they should be defunded. She writes, ”The Democratic Party shilling for barbarism — whether by politicians, liberal media outlets, union officials or unrestricted abortion advocates — is not likely to be viewed favorably by future generations. These Democrats will be remembered for demonizing the activists who lifted the veil on a previously sanitized process and for seeking restraining orders to silence truth tellers.” Then, Powers explains that it is outrageous that Planned Parenthood and all their friends are pretending that children killed in late abortions are not actually babies. Instead, they refer to them as “medical matter” or a “product of conception.” Powers argues that most people,...

Kirsten Powers: Crush Planned Parenthood

[Comment: Kirsten Powers is often described as a pro-life liberal. N. Valko RN] Caught in stomach-turning video, all it can apologize for is the tone. Planned Parenthood head Cecile Richards apologized last week for the uncompassionate tone her senior director of medical research, Deborah Nucatola, used to explain the process by which she harvests aborted body parts to be provided for medical research. Nucatola had been caught on an undercover video talking to anti-abortion activists posing as representatives of a biological tissue procurement company. The abortion doctor said, “I’d say a lot of people want liver,” and “a lot of people want intact hearts these days.” Explaining how she could perform later-term abortions to aid the harvesting of such intact organs, she said, “We’ve been very good at getting heart, lung, liver, because we know that, so I’m not gonna crush that part, I’m gonna basically crush below, I’m gonna crush above, and I’m gonna see if I can get it all intact.” A second undercover video released Tuesday shows another Planned Parenthood official talking about using a “less crunchy” way to perform abortions while preserving salable fetal tissue. This is stomach-turning stuff. But the problem here is not one of tone. It’s the crushing. It’s the organ harvesting of fetuses that abortion-rights activists want us to believe have no more moral value than a fingernail. It’s the lie that these are not human beings worthy of protection. There is no nice way to talk about this. As my friend and former Obama White House staffer Michael Wear tweeted, “It should bother us as a society that we have...