- - Thursday, July 23, 2015

The abortion debate in America has raged for more than 40 years. Those in favor of abortion frequently site a woman’s right to control her own body. The pro-life side usually points out there is another person, another body, involved — the body of the baby.

Regardless of which side of the debate people are on, you would be hard pressed to find anyone who is publicly in favor of harvesting and selling body parts from the aborted babies. Yet Planned Parenthood is doing exactly that.

In two separate undercover videos, top brass from Planned Parenthood have been caught in conversations talking about selling baby body parts - and dickering on price. Both the content of the conversation and the nonchalant manner in which it is carried out will turn your stomach.

One would assume that Nazi-like harvesting of human body parts for scientific experiments right here in the USA would be a major news story. Yet the American mainstream media has largely ignored it. Toss in the fact that the organization selling baby parts gets more than one-half billion dollars from the U.S. government and the story should be explosive. Why isn’t it?

Human nature is to tune out those things in life that may be too painful. Otherwise decent people ignore the homeless on the street. We routinely change the channel on television rather than watch images of war and terror around the globe.

Such seems to be the case with the story about trafficking in baby body parts. It is so horrific society may not really want to know. The myth that abortion is simply a “medical procedure” is wholly dependent on believing that the woman is the only person involved. When you talk about selling a human heart or human liver that doesn’t belong to the woman it is an acknowledgement that another human being is involved.

As soon as you admit to the presence of another human the debate over abortion becomes much more difficult for the pro-choice crowd. As soon as you admit selling human body parts it is much tougher to justify half-a-billion tax dollars. Planned Parenthood is the single largest abortion provider in the United States. Without all that taxpayer money the “medical procedure” industry known as abortion begins to collapse.That’s good for babies but not so good for abortion-related jobs and easy, conscience-free decision making. If the media covers the sale of baby parts it could be the first domino in ending the slaughter of innocents.

A small ironic side note: This past week former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley, a Democrat running in the presidential race, was chastised for responding to activists chanting “Black Lives Matter” by saying “Black lives matter. White lives matter. All lives matter.” Mr. O”Malley was criticized by the black community for somehow perverting the slogan. He apologized for suggesting that all lives matter. As governor he was a big abortion proponent. By apologizing for suggesting that all lives matter, Mr. O’Malley may have inadvertently saved himself from having to answer whether babies’ lives matter.

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