Frenetic Friday

Warning today’s blog post may be upsetting to those of a delicate constitution. If you are one whose nature is such go retire to your fainting couch. Those of a fiercer nature gird your loins.

Culture of Death update:  The Center for Medical Progress has released its latest video and in response the National Abortion Federation has asked for and received a temporary restraining order keeping the Center for Medical Progress from releasing more videos.  In the mean time in the latest video it shows the Director of Research for Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast, Melissa Farrell, advertising the Texas Planned Parenthood branch’s track record of fetal tissue sales, including its ability to deliver fully intact fetuses.  I hope you read that last part if not here it is again: including its ability to deliver fully intact fetuses.  That is right the whole body not just the limbs or liver the entire body becomes a product.  A commercial good.  Women have now become manufacturing plants just grow a few parts for sale.  Or a whole body if you need one.

So with all this uproar, the senate calling for defunding Planned Parenthood and failing to achieve the necessary votes you would think that maybe the White House press secretary would have seen the videos.  You would be wrong.  When asked by a reporter if he had watched the videos Josh Ernest said, well hear it for yourself:

One of the most despicable things that happened last week was the media’s attempt to deflect the issue of the selling of baby parts by talking about the tragic death of Cecil a lion, that had supposedly been lured out of a protected park in Zimbabwe and shot and killed by a dentist that had paid for a lion hunting license.  This of course caused a big uproar here when a “beloved lion” was killed but let’s actually find out what a native of Zimbabwe thinks about lions.

On the opinion page of the August 4th New York Times Goodwell Nzou writes:  In Zimbabwe, we don’t cry for lions.  Nzou wrote that

Cecil who? I wondered. When I turned on the news and discovered that the messages were about a lion killed by an American dentist, the village boy inside me instinctively cheered: One lion fewer to menace families like mine.

In my village in Zimbabwe, surrounded by wildlife conservation areas, no lion has ever been beloved, or granted an affectionate nickname. They are objects of terror.


Recently, a 14-year-old boy in a village not far from mine wasn’t so lucky. Sleeping in his family’s fields, as villagers do to protect crops from the hippos, buffalo and elephants that trample them, he was mauled by a lion and died.

He ended his piece with:

PETA is calling for the hunter to be hanged. Zimbabwean politicians are accusing the United States of staging Cecil’s killing as a “ploy” to make our country look bad. And Americans who can’t find Zimbabwe on a map are applauding the nation’s demand for the extradition of the dentist, unaware that a baby elephant was reportedly slaughtered for our president’s most recent birthday banquet. <emphasis mine>

We Zimbabweans are left shaking our heads, wondering why Americans care more about African animals than about African people.

Don’t tell us what to do with our animals when you allowed your own mountain lions to be hunted to near extinction in the eastern United States. Don’t bemoan the clear-cutting of our forests when you turned yours into concrete jungles.

And please, don’t offer me condolences about Cecil unless you’re also willing to offer me condolences for villagers killed or left hungry by his brethren, by political violence, or by hunger.

This proves once again that the media will do anything, anything to keep us from looking at what is an actual horror, the selling of baby parts.

Lastly for the culture of death is this article by Rachel Larimore of Slate she writes about the Most Meaningless Abortion Statistic Every

According to Planned Parenthood abortions make up only 3 percent of the services they provide.  However, what does that really mean kindly Ms. Larimore provides and example:

Undoubtedly, some of those services are cheaper than others: To illustrate this, let’s make a comparison with an actual business. Say I open a watch store. I sell lots of those cheap plastic digital ones that you can get at discount stores. And I sell some Timex and Casio, and also some nicer designer watches. But then I also keep a few superexpensive Brightlings and Patek Phillipes in stock. And maybe those only make up 3 percent of my sales. But selling only a handful of fancy watches brings in far more than 3 percent of my REVENUES. And so it is with abortion.

Planned Parenthood gets at least a third of its clinic income—and more than 10 percent of all its revenue, government funding included—from its abortion procedures.

Ask anyone who runs a for-profit business or nonprofit charity if something that brings in one-third of their revenue is “central” to their endeavor, and the answer is likely to be yes.

So yes only 3 percent but that 3 percent funds most of their revenue proving that it is the most important part of what Planned Parenthood does because it brings in the most money.

And that is it for Frenetic Friday.