This post has been rolling around in my head for months and I just have trouble putting it into words. It tends to get rambly and emotional and I end up really heated and pacing around the house. But, it is important to me, and this blog is nothing if not an outlet for my thoughts and emotions.
Lets talk about Planned Parenthood.
For those of you who don’t know, and I am sure there are plenty of you who don’t because it seems my fan base of 6 people neither follow the news nor keep up on current events, Planned Parenthood has been caught selling dead baby parts.
Yea, you read that right, they are selling dead baby parts.
There was a film crew that went undercover and went to interviews with Planned Parenthood and negotiated the selling of these dead baby parts. The PP people were caught on camera negotiating prices, and killing tactics to get the best prices.
PP, of course, says that they are not doing anything wrong because they are just selling tissue that was donated by the mother. The mother doesn’t want this “clump of cells” so it is her right to get rid of it. If they didn’t sell it, it would just be thrown into the trash, someone might as well get some use out it.
However, there is a problem.
Selling dead babies is illegal in the United States.
Federal Law states that selling fetal tissue for profit is illegal. To be exact… here is the quote..
Federal Law at 42 U.S. Code 289g-2 Prohibitions regarding human fetal tissue
(a) purchase of tissue
It shall be unlawful for any person to knowingly acquire, receive, or otherwise transfer any human fetal tissue for valuable consideration if the transfer affects interstate commerce.
Valuable Consideration- a necessary element of a contract, which confers a benefit on the other party. Valuable consideration can include money, work, performance, assets, a promise, or abstaining from an act.
It’s pretty short, and not very direct, and there a ton of loop holes. Which is exactly what PP is doing. The law says you can’t profit from the sale of fetal tissue, so they are claiming that they make no money from the “donation” of fetal tissue. It would go in the garbage otherwise, so they are simply donating it to companies for research- at the price of about $100 an organ.
Here is a link to one of the videos.
While watching this video, the only thing I can think of is my own daughter and how we found out that she was a girl at 20 weeks. We went for an ultrasound and the techs looked and poked and prodded and laughed at how the little baby on the monitor was constantly wagging her tongue out of her mouth, Wonderful Husband said she must take after her mother and like to talk. The tech announced “I’m thinkin’ pink!” We called all of our friends and family to tearfully exclaim that we were going to be parents to a little girl. We went to a local Chinese restaurant and giddily talked of names and nursery themes. We posted on social media that we were expecting a little pink bundle and got over 100 congratulatory comments.
Funny. Not one of our friends or family told us it wasn’t a baby girl, it was just a clump of cells. None of our congratulations comments said “congrats on your fetal tissue with a vagina”. Not a single person questioned whether or not we were having a baby. And yet, at that time, it was still legal to abort our daughter.
Again at 33 weeks pregnant, I went into preterm labor. My dad had to rush from work to pick me up at my OB’s office because Wonderful Husband was out on the gas wells, and drive me to the hospital where they shoved handfuls of tiny orange pills at me to stop the labor and save the baby.
Not once did a doctor come into my room and say- its ok, it isn’t really a baby, just a clump of cells. When I called my mom to tell her I was so scared I was going to lose my daughter because of preterm labor she did not correct me and say it wouldn’t matter if the fetus was terminated because it wasn’t a baby. No. We all sat in the hospital with stricken looks on our faces while the doctor explained that while the baby would probably be fine if she was born at 33 weeks, they had concerns about her lungs and I would have to get steroid shots for the next three days to help the baby if she decided to come out early… Never once did the doctor tell me that the fetal tissue was aborting itself and we should probably just turn it breech, pull it out, and smash a needle in its cranium so they could sell it to a medical company for medical research.
Funny how that works. It’s only a baby when it’s convenient?
Don’t get me wrong, I am pro choice. I do believe that terminating a pregnancy has its place. Rape victims, ectopic pregnancies, among others. And you can’t have one without the other, to make abortion illegal would be to doom those women. Wonderful Husband has been known to argue that some children are better off dead than being born to their crack addict welfare moms. However, when a pregnancy is terminated, it should be treated like unplugging a loved one from life support. There should be mourning and there should be sadness. There shouldn’t be #shoutyourabortion.
Lets break this down.
PP says they are not receiving any financial gains from selling the tissue, they are simply recouping the cost of shipping and delivery and such. However, they are charging about $100 per specimen, that means per organ, so if there is a baby where they only get a liver then they only make $100. But, if they can convince that woman to wait a little longer and get the abortion at 18 weeks instead of 12 weeks then they would get a liver and lungs and muscle tissue, thats $300. With them already being so close to 20 weeks, they should probably schedule the appointment for 20 weeks because then they can get most vital organs, along with eyes, ears, genitals, and possibly even the brain if they can execute a partial birth abortion, that’s upwards of $1000. How long before they reach the point of- well the woman only gave birth a few hours ago and she didn’t realize the baby was going to be blind, or cry so much, or have blond hair instead of brown, so lets just kill it and pretend we did a partial birth abortion. You think I am exaggerating, but they are already negotiating with these medical companies to crush specific parts on the baby they are aborting so they can salvage the organs and parts they want, really not much of a stretch to kill an already breathing baby.
Soon there will be a contract you sign when giving birth that you have 3 months to return the infant to the hospital to be post partumly aborted.
I had a very close friend tell me that fetuses do not having feelings and do not do anything other than respond to light and sound, so they aren’t “real people”. Well for the first 3 months of her life all my daughter did was cry and stare at the lamp. So she probably didn’t have feelings either.
There are plenty of arguments as to why a fetus is a baby, and that a baby has feelings. Just look up ultrasound videos of in-utero babies getting scared or reacting to outside things. There is a great one of a daddy blowing raspberries on mommys belly and the baby react by scooting away from the daddy. That baby has feelings. There are also videos of abortions being done on ultrasound where you can see the tiny babies mouth moving in silent screams and trying to move away from the instrument that is killing them. Yea. That baby has feelings too.
Now I just got stuck watching abortion videos on YouTube and crying and hyperventilating until I can no longer feel my hands and feel like I am going to pass out.
Fetuses are babies. Babies have feelings. Planned Parenthood is profiting from killing and selling babies.
That’s it. That is the short and skinny of it. I have to be done now, all this typing of death and destruction is making me feel sick.
Watch the videos. Decide for yourself.