The left "celebrates" 40 years of Roe vs. Wade

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?

Irony alert.

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."

On the radio program Thursday, Glenn Beck sat down with chief researcher Jason Buttrill to go over two bombshell developments that have recently come to light regarding former Vice President Joe Biden's role in the 2016 dismissal of Ukrainian Prosecutor General Viktor Shokin.

"Wow! Two huge stories dropped within about 24 hours of each other," Jason began. He went on to explain that a court ruling in Ukraine has just prompted an "actual criminal investigation against Joe Biden in Ukraine."

This stunning development coincided with the release of leaked phone conversations, which took place in late 2015 and early 2016, allegedly among then-Vice President Biden, Secretary of State John Kerry, and Ukraine's former President Petro Poroshenko.

One of the audiotapes seems to confirm allegations of a quid pro quo between Biden and Poroshenko, with the later admitting that he asked Shokin to resign despite having no evidence of him "doing anything wrong" in exchange for a $1 billion loan guarantee.

"Poroshenko said, 'despite the fact that we didn't have any corruption charges on [Shokin], and we don't have any information about him doing something wrong, I asked him to resign,'" Jason explained. "But none of the Western media is pointing this out."

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A recently declassified email, written by former National Security Adviser Susan Rice and sent herself on the day of President Donald Trump's inauguration, reveals the players involved in the origins of the Trump-Russia probe and "unmasking" of then-incoming National Security Adviser, Gen. Michael Flynn.

Rice's email details a meeting in the Oval Office on Jan 5, 2017, which included herself, former FBI Director James Comey, former Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates, former Vice President Joe Biden, and former President Barack Obama. Acting Director of National Intelligence, Richard Grenell, fully declassified the email recently amid President Trump's repeated references to "Obamagate" and claims that Obama "used his last weeks in office to target incoming officials and sabotage the new administration."

On Glenn Beck's Wednesday night special, Glenn broke down the details of Rice's email and discussed what they reveal about the Obama administration officials involved in the Russia investigation's origins.

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Fellow BlazeTV host, Mark Levin, joined Glenn Beck on his exclusive Friday episode of "GlennTV" to discuss why the declassified list of Obama administration officials who were aware of the details of Gen. Michael Flynn's wiretapped phone calls are so significant.

Glenn argued that Obama built a covert bureaucracy to "transform America" for a long time to come, and Gen. Flynn was targeted because he happened to know "where the bodies were buried", making him a threat to Obama's "secret legacy."

Levin agreed, noting the "shocking extent of the police state tactics" by the Obama administration. He recalled several scandalous happenings during Obama's "scandal free presidency," which nobody seems to remember.

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Colleges and universities should be home to a lively and open debate about questions both current and timeless, independent from a political bias or rules that stifle speech. Unfortunately for students, speaking out about personal beliefs or challenging political dogma can be a dangerous undertaking. I experienced this firsthand as an undergraduate, and I'm fighting that trend now as an adjunct professor.

In 2013, Glenn Beck was one of the most listened to radio personalities in the world. For a college senior with hopes of working on policy and media, a job working for Glenn was a ticket to big things. I needed a foot in the door and hoped to tap into the alumni network at the small liberal arts school where I was an undergrad. When I met with a career services specialist in early March 2013 about possible alumni connections to Glenn Beck, she disdainfully told me: "Why would you want to work for someone like him?" That was the beginning and end of our conversation.

I was floored by her response, and sent an email to the school complaining that her behavior was inappropriate. Her personal opinions, political or otherwise, I argued, shouldn't play a role in the decision to help students.

That isn't the kind of response a student should hear when seeking guidance and help in kick starting their career. Regardless of the position, a career specialist or professors' opinion or belief shouldn't be a factor in whether the student deserves access to the alumni network and schools' resources.

Now, seven years later, I work full time for a law firm and part time as an adjunct teaching business to undergraduate students. The culture at colleges and universities seems to have gotten even worse, unfortunately, since I was an undergrad.

College is a time to explore, dream big and challenge assumptions.

I never want to see a student told they shouldn't pursue their goals, regardless of their personal or political beliefs. College is a time to explore, dream big and challenge assumptions. I never got access to the alumni network or schools' resources from the career services office.

Lucky for students in 2020, there are several legal organizations that help students protect their rights when an issue goes beyond what can be handled by an undergraduate facing tremendous pressure from a powerful academic institution. Organizations like Speech First and the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE), for instance, are resources I wish I knew about at the time.

When I experienced mistreatment from my college, I spoke up and challenged the behavior by emailing the administration and explaining what happened. I received a letter from the career services specialist apologizing for the "unprofessional comment."

What she described in that apology as a "momentary lapse of good judgement" was anything but momentary. It was indicative of the larger battle for ideas that has been happening on college campuses across the country. In the past seven years, the pressure, mistreatment and oppression of free expression have only increased. Even right now, some are raising concerns that campus administrations are using the COVID-19 pandemic to limit free speech even further. Social distancing guidelines and crowd size may both be used to limit or refuse controversial speakers.

Students often feel pressure to conform to a college or university's wishes. If they don't, they could be expelled, fail a class or experience other retribution. The college holds all the cards. On most campuses, the burden of proof for guilt in student conduct hearings is "more likely than not," making it very difficult for students to stand up for their rights without legal help.

As an adjunct professor, every student who comes to me for help in finding purpose gets my full support and my active help — even if the students' goals run counter to mine. But I have learned something crucial in my time in this role: It's not the job of an educator to dictate a student's purpose in life. I'm meant to help them achieve their dreams, no matter what.

Conner Drigotas is the Director of Communications and Development at a national law firm and is a Young Voices contributor.