The 40th anniversary of Roe vs. Wade is this week and groups on both sides of the issue have been doing different things to bring attention to the abortion debate. Earlier this week, Glenn spoke to pro-life activist Lila Rose about the great work she is doing at Live Action and the March for Life. Today, Glenn highlighted a more disturbing side of the anniversary.
Abortion advocates seem to be "celebrating" the anniversary in rather creepy ways…Here's one example:
So…apparently abortion is a middle aged male?
Aren't pro-life conservatives constantly being accused of a "war on women" and abortion is a women's rights issue? Conservative men are constantly maligned for even taking a stance on an issue that couldn't possibly understand? So who better to be the representative figure of abortion…than a creepy man who appears to be hitting on all women?
"It is so disturbing," Glenn said after hearing the ad. "He is talking about Roe versus Wade and the way they're ‑‑ I mean, they've made it a sexual commercial."
Not only have that sexualized the sensitive issue — remember, the debate is over whether or not abortion is murder — they've turned it into a joke. This video was designed to make you laugh.
"I particularly enjoyed the use of the word "baby" so many times," Stu pointed out. "'Hey, baby, we killed you.'"
"I just, I find it amazing that they thought that was appropriate to take a guy and make him sound like, "Yeah, baby. We're going to get some lovin' now," when this is the argument against it is that you don't kill children for birth control. And that's what ‑‑ this whole thing just felt that way," Glenn said.
But that's just one of the less disturbing pieces of media to come out of the activists on the left side of the issue.
A new documentary is being released on the four doctors left in the United States still perform late [3rd] term abortions.
"Who in their right mind would do that?" Glenn asked.
"I'm surprised they are doing it," Stu answered. "They are doing it like, we're the fantastic four. Like, they're like profiling them like they're heroes essentially of course."
One would think that doctors involved in any documentary focused on such a controversial issue would be very clinically based and well spoken — not the case. Stu played audio from an NPR show called Shades of Grey that displayed the complete disconnect from reality.
If these individuals in this audio and the documentary are in favor of making late term abortions legal, it seems like they would make sure the issue was discussed in a light where is leaves you asking questions or less polarized.That's not really what's going on.
"I don't think you'll feel that way when you hear these clips," Pat commented.
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VOICE: Of course there is another aspect to this and, umm, you know, I always do kind of in a way have a moment's thought of thinking of the end of this fetus and that I think of this as a life necessarily but it's a loss.
As Glenn, Pat and Stu point out, what exactly is one losing if not a life? Tissue? Cysts? Cells? Do they not make life?
And on that note, they don't "necessarily" think of it as a human life…okay…would this doctor liked to be described as not "necessarily" a murderer? In order to perform a procedure like this, there should probably be a very definitive line, right? If your doctor tells you that you don't "necessarily" have cancer, you're probably going to want to confirm that before taking any actions moving forward.
"What's it going to grow into?" Pat asked rhetorically. "It's not ‑‑ you don't think of it as life necessarily. What is it?"
In a different clip a nurse discusses her experience with partial birth abortion:
NURSE: We have a sonogram in the room and one person is in charge of manning the sonogram. So the transducer is on the mom's belly. So you can see calcified structures. So skull, ribcage, arms and legs and that kind of thing.
Interviewer: Doctors learn to look at very gruesome things. It is the nature particularly of being a surgeon.
NURSE: You break the bag of water and the umbilical cord gets kinked and the infant dies pretty quickly so that the procedure's being done on, you know, a dead ‑‑ a dead fetus. I reached in with the forceps and the sonogram was on one of the limbs, I believe it was the arm and so I pulled and I pulled and put it in a dish. And he moved the sonogram over and the heart was still beating.
"Imagine if I came over and I put something around you or your child at any age or your grandfather who has Alzheimer's and doesn't really understand and I put a chain or a clamp around his arm and I pull it off his body," Glenn said after hearing the audio. "What do you think grandpa, with no quality of life, doesn't really know what's going on, has Alzheimer's. Do you think Grandpa feels any pain? That doesn't ‑‑ that doesn't seem to bother her."
And remember, many of these people on the far left are the same people that will organize a protest to protect a tree or won't let you transport lobster because of the "comfort level".
"And they don't care what the baby experiences," Pat said. "They don't care."
Remember, this is also what groups like Draw The Line and The Center for Reproductive Rights consider to be "women's rights" and "reproductive rights". These groups are endorsed by individuals like Meryl Streep, Kevin Bacon, and others who are paid millions to star in our favorite movies.
Stu noted that the woman in that clip was clearly disturbed by the experience and was very uncomfortable with it.
"But she at the end came — she's still doing it. She's still doing abortions after that experience," he said.
Here's another clip where a woman discusses having seven abortions:
VOICE: Where you are now I've been. It took me years to get to where I'm at now. I've had seven abortions; I have three kids. Take the time. Think about your decision. Weigh out your pros and cons. Having a child is not an easy chore.
"That's why you have seven abortions because babies, they're not easy chores," Stu said disgusted. "That's the way to look at a newborn life? It's a chore, and it's not an easy one."
The lack of value for life in these audio clips, to put it lightly, is wildly disturbing. Glenn recalled a line from Les Miserables that puts, not just the late term abortion debate, but the entire abortion debate into a powerful perspective. At the end of the movie, when Jean Valjean is about to die, he and his adopted child, who he has sacrificed everything for, have a moving exchange.
"He knows he's going to die, and he says ‑‑ such a simple line. "You're the best of my life." That gets me every time," Glenn said. Because when you stop and think of it, all of the trouble that you might be having with your kids, all the trouble that you might have had with the kids or all the trouble that you are going to have with your kids, when you stop, you will look and say, "You're the best of my life." And when somebody can look at a child and say, "You're not an easy chore," wow. I don't even begin to relate."