TWO recent videos in the United States made us decide it’s time to write another pro-life and pro-virtues editorial.
What teachers of morality, whose views mainstream Christians, specially Roman Catholics and Orthodox Church Catholics, and conservative Protestants and Mormons endorse, teach is that compassion and humanity must be taught early to children and be upheld as crucial values. This teaching by secular moralists is not based on the Christian and other faith’s religious doctrine that fetuses in a human mother’s womb are human beings from the moment of their conception.
They simply teach this because not doing so will lead children to become adults lacking compassion in varying degrees. The society these adults form will then, in varying degrees, be heartlessly unconcerned about the suffering of others.
With this basic idea about compassion and humanity, a person who accepts the Christian doctrine that fetuses are human from the time of their conception becomes sensitively pro-life. He or she will consider abortion, and even the use of any drug or devise described as contraceptive but works not merely to prevent conception (the fertilization of the female ovum by the male sperm) but in fact chemically or mechanically kills fertilized ova or makes the mothers’ wombs toxic or hostile to them, an act of murder.
The events separately show that two Planned Parenthood Executives have become so calloused about the harvesting of organs of human babies in the womb being aborted.
The American nation was shocked when videos became available on the Internet and went viral in social media. The videos were reported on by local and national newspapers and The Washington Post even ran a story on Friday titled “Why drug companies need human tissue—especially liver” by Danielle Paquette.
The following is the description made in the LifeNews report about the first video, which shocked even secular pro-choice columnists and TV anchors.
“In the first video, [released by the Center for Medical Progress showing Planned Parenthood Federation of America’s Senior Director of Medical Services, Dr. Deborah Nucatola], Nucatola admits that Planned Parenthood charges per-specimen for baby body parts, uses illegal partial-birth abortion procedures in order to get salable parts, and is aware of their own liability for doing so and takes steps to cover it up.
“The footage shockingly depicts the top medical official at the Planned Parenthood corporation munching on her salad while she discusses the sale of body parts of unborn children victimized by abortions. She brazenly describes how the heads of unborn babies killed in abortions command top dollar.
“The buyers ask Nucatola, “How much of a difference can that actually make, if you know kind of what’s expected, or what we need?”
“ ‘It makes a huge difference,’ Nucatola replies. ‘I’d say a lot of people want liver. And for that reason, most providers will do this case under ultrasound guidance, so they’ll know where they’re putting their forceps. The kind of rate-limiting step of the procedure is calvarium. Calvarium—the head—is basically the biggest part.’
“Nucatola explains, ‘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.
“ ‘And with the calvarium, in general, some people will actually try to change the presentation so that it’s not vertex,’ she continues. ‘So if you do it starting from the breech presentation, there’s dilation that happens as the case goes on, and often, the last step, you can evacuate an intact calvarium at the end.’ ”
The second video shows another lady executive of Planned
Parenthood discussing abortion procedures and how fetal organs would be priced.
Says LifeNews in its report the other day: “In this video, Mary Gatter, the Medical director at Planned Parenthood Pasadena and San Gabriel Valley in Calfiornia, discusses selling aborted baby body parts with undercover investigators posing as officials with a biotech company that acts as a middleman to sell aborted baby body parts to universities and other places that conduct such research. Gatter is a senior official within Planned Parenthood and is President of the Medical Directors’ Council, the central committee of all Planned Parenthood affiliate medical directors.
“Gatter discusses the pricing of aborted baby body parts — telling the biotech company officials that the prices for such things as a baby’s liver, head or heart are negotiable. She also tells the officials that she could talk with the Planned Parenthood abortion practitioners to potentially alter the abortion procedure to kill the baby in a way that would best preserve those body parts after the unborn child is killed in the abortion.”
May these two videos and news about them move those who still favor abortion to change their mentality.