First the kill the small human life, then they market his or her body parts, counting profits, but missing the true cost.
In the case of other horrifying stories, like just over a year ago when ISIS burst onto the global radar of awareness with beheadings graphically carried out on video that got posted online, the crimes against humanity continued at such a pace that they a) didn't all make the news, nor even a small percentage of the mass scale of atrocities carried out weekly, daily, against innocent human lives, and b) got no less inhumane and barbaric, but did get more familiar and therefore part of the landscape of modern crises we must steel ourselves against when they come cascading out in the news. Remember Boko Haram? Remember the Rwandan genocide? Remember the atrocities in Kosovo?
Here's what President Bill Clinton said about the latter:
"We see these pictures of the refugees on television every night and most people would like another story, but we must not get refugee fatigue."
That's the usual human response. Crisis fatigue. Outrage fatigue. Inability to feel the shock and horror anymore.
Not so with the video revelations coming out of the abortion industry, filmed at Planned Parenthood clinics or at other locations with their officials talking about the business of selling the dismembered body parts of aborted babies. The outrage is building.
Enough is enough.
Here's the ninth video, just released, focusing on "Advanced Bioscience Resources, Inc. (ABR), the small and secretive company that has harvested and sold fetal body parts at Planned Parenthood clinics longer than any other entity…"
The video features undercover conversations with Dr. Katharine Sheehan, the long-time medical director of Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest until 2013; Perrin Larton, the Procurement Manager for ABR; and Cate Dyer, the CEO of rival fetal tissue procurement company StemExpress.
At one point, Larton said
"I literally have had women come in and they'll go in the [operating room] and they're back out in three minutes, and I'm going, 'What's going on?'" Perrin said. "Oh yeah, the fetus was already in the vaginal canal whenever we put her in the stirrups. It just fell out."
This is so sick, so devoid of any sense of human life in the abortion business. The industry already profits hugely from doing abortions, taking the human life from the womb of his or her mother by any number of gruesome and barbaric procedures. These videos reveal how much more that industry profits, Planned Parenthood in collaboration with multiple businesses for the buying and selling of baby body parts, and each video is worse than the last.
The video also reveals that organ brokers vying with one another for access to Planned Parenthood's "volume" of aborted babies' body parts sometimes boast that, by paying taxes, they fund the abortion giant.
That's right, this is still a taxpayer funded organization, as mind-boggling as that is. Until these videos came out, attention was focused on abortion as a 'cause', whether "pro-choice" (a true misnomer), or "pro-life". Organizations like Project Rachel and others directed people, energy, resources, to helping post-abortive women. Who thought about post-abortive babies?
Planned Parenthood and 'bioscience', 'tissue procurement' companies. And all the while, Larton said in this latest video
federal policy had focused on banning taxpayer funding of embryonic stem cell research, but medical experimentation on aborted cadavers "got lost in the mix,"…
So they were easily able to get away with it, with no real push back from an unaware public.
No more. One of the most vocal and active pro-life leaders, National Director of Priests for Life and Abolishing Abortion author Fr. Frank Pavone, said this:
"The bottom line is simple. To deny the fact that Planned Parenthood sells body parts, alters the abortion procedure to do so, and is involved in this illegal activity at the highest corporate level, is now tantamount to asserting that the Earth is flat…
"As Congress convenes again next week, Priests for Life, and numerous other national and local pro-life organizations, will press our elected officials to do their job and investigate Planned Parenthood and hold the organization accountable for its actions."
This is indefensible. Planned Parenthood has no cover anymore. They may have complicit partners in media and politics trying to silence growing opposition to their callous and unethical treatment of women and barbaric handling of aborted human bodies, but they cannot erase what we have now seen nor silence what we have now heard.
Everyone in or running for public office will be held accountable for what they do to protect and defend human life and dignity, at the most vulnerable stages, no matter what.