President Obama yesterday became the first President to address Planned Parenthood.
In his twelve minute speech ( the amount of time to abort seven babies at PP clinics), the President praised the organization for the "quality health care" and "important services" the organization provides women across America. Using words like outstanding, remarkable, extraordinary, Obama praised his audience for tirelessly striving for the core principle "that women should be able to make their own decisions about their health care."
President Obama specifically mentioned only three aspects of health care: cancer screening, contraception, and abortion. Well, maybe only TWO. He did not specifically mention abortion. Four times, however, Obama alluded to our contemporary euphemism: the right to choose.
(Even the mainstream media for a decade or more has adopted this sugary sweet synonym. Abortion rights advocates introduced it. Soon, abortion rights supporters in the Social Democratic Party picked it up. Then one evening, I did a double take when I heard Dan Rather begin a report on "another battle brewing over a woman's right to choose." If any viewers arrived recently to this country, they wouldn't know what the hell Dan was talking about.)
The President mixed in anecdotes about individuals helped by Planned Parenthood, and he noted how he thinks about "the millions of mothers and daughters, wives and sisters" who "walk through those doors every year."
Not much thought given to those unborn potential mothers, daughters, wives, and sisters who never made it out alive, even as the "house of horrors" trial of Kermit Gosnell looms in the background.
Abortion rights advocates, as well as the mainstream media, have remained silent on the Gosnell trial. One brave abortion rights supporter wrote an article arguing that the Gosnell clinic is what illegal abortion looks like.
Unfortunately, a spokeswoman for Planned Parenthood suggested something different a few weeks back. Alisa LaPolt Snow testified against a bill under consideration by Florida lawmakers that would legally require emergency care for a baby born alive owing to botched abortion. According to Snow, even when a baby is struggling for life on clinic table, life or death decisions should remain with the woman and her health care provider (abortionist.)
Commenting on this testimony, George Will noted another service of Planned Parenthood that the President overlooked: consumer rights. As Will tersely put it,
Planned Parenthood, which receives more than $500 million in government subsidies, is branching out, expanding it mission beyond the provision of abortions to the defense of consumer rights: If you pay for an abortion, you are owed a dead baby.
The President closed by invoking God's blessing on the workers of planned parenthood.
I wonder what deity he could have meant. There's one that comes to mind.
In the ancient Middle East, a cult surrounded a local deity called Molech, who demanded child sacrifices. Hebrew writings warned against offering up infants to "pass through the fires of Molech."
Although few people recognize it, Molech lives on today.
THAT'S the deity he meant.