Obama calls harvesting of organs in Africa ‘craziness’ and 'cruel' - so why support Planned Parenthood?

On radio Thursday, Glenn played audio of a Q&A session with President Obama and young African leaders that was practically dripping with irony.

In response to a Kenyan woman's plea to bring attention to the ritualistic killing and harvesting of body parts of people with albinism in Africa, the president decried the practice, calling it a "foolish tradition," "craziness" and "cruel."

Glenn couldn't help but wonder how harvesting body parts of aborted babies was any different.

Watch the following video for Glenn's reaction or read the transcript below.

Below is a rush transcript, it may contain errors.

GLENN: With the conversation that's happening in America, the conversation that the president has been silent about when it comes to Planned Parenthood and the fact that they are positioning women coming into -- for an abortion, they're positioning them in a way with ultrasound to make sure that they can cut the baby up, without cutting the wrong organs that they have already presold. Sick.

Here's the president in Africa. Listen to this.

VOICE: As you may know, Mr. President, persons in Africa are being killed and their body parts harvested for ritual purposes. My request to you is to raise this issue with the heads of states from African countries to bring these atrocities to an end.

GLENN: Stop for a second. Did you hear what the question was? The question was, Mr. President, can you please address with some of the leaders here in Africa, because we have a -- we have rituals that are done here where babies are taken, killed, and their body parts are harvested for ritual purposes.

Here's his response.

OBAMA: And folkways that need to be respected. That's part of who, you know, each culture is; each country is. But there's also just foolish traditions. And old ways of doing business.

PAT: So the ritualistic harvesting body parts is foolish.

GLENN: Is foolish.

PAT: It's a silly old tradition. We don't need that.

GLENN: Now, if you were doing that for research.

PAT: That's perfectly legitimate.

GLENN: Right. This is not wrong. It's foolish. You have more?

PAT: No.

GLENN: That was it?

PAT: Yeah.

GLENN: Because he did go on. And he did go on to say that the harvesting of body parts needs to stop.

PAT: But not here in America. Not here by Planned Parenthood.

GLENN: Just in -- just in Africa.

PAT: Now, he should have asked the questioner, well, are they also doing mammograms? I mean, sure, they're harvesting body parts for ritualistic purposes. But do they also do mammograms?

GLENN: Yes. Also, I don't want to stop them if they're doing any kind of health care services for women.

PAT: Right. Do they provide contraceptives?

GLENN: Yes. If they provide contraception, then you can harvest all you want.

PAT: Then it's okay. Then we're sending you $500 billion a year to continue to fund that.

STU: Do they donate to the Democrat National Committee?

GLENN: Yeah. I'm not really sure. But if they do --

STU: If they do that, then...

GLENN: They might be foolish, but I'm not going to look into it.

STU: No. Not at all. They won't even watch the videos. If they're doing something illegal, they wouldn't even watch the videos to see if it's illegal.

GLENN: Right. Right.

STU: Other than that, they're on top of it.

GLENN: I haven't seen anything about harvesting. What? Harvesting?

PAT: I don't know if she had in clue as to what's going on with the Planned Parenthood thing. I don't know if she's making that connection. But amazing coincidence, if not.

STU: I don't think so. It seems like she's concerned with issues going on in Africa.

PAT: And then it happens to coincidence with this Planned Parenthood stuff. I mean, his answer is not even that strong for harvesting body parts ritualistically.

GLENN: No, it is. I posted this up on Facebook.

PAT: It's a foolish tradition?

GLENN: Yeah. No. As my head was about to explode, I posted this on Facebook. You won't believe this. It reads like the Onion. I don't have any words for the lack of self-awareness for our president. Here it is.

He told a group of young African leaders on Monday that harvesting organs for humans that are killed as part of African ritual was, quote, craziness and a cruel tradition that needs to stop.

He warned of dehumanizing margin groups of humans and the problems that arise when, quote, you are not able to see someone else as a human being.

People are being killed and their body parts harvested for ritual purposes. My request to you is to raise these issues with the state of African countries and bring these atrocities to an end. That is what the reporter said.

He decried the practice and encouraged the people to do everything they can in their power on behalf of all vulnerable humans.

Young people, you can lead the way and set a good example. But it requires some courage because of old thinking. People will push back at you. And if you don't have convictions and courage to be able to stand up for what you think is right, then cruelty will perpetuate itself. If there's one thing I want all leaders to come out with, it's this notion of, if you're strong by taking care of people who are vulnerable, if you look the after the minority, look after the disabled, look after all the vulnerable, you will be strong. You are not strong by putting people down. You're strong by lifting them up. That's the measure of a leader.

I couldn't take it. There's no self-awareness in this man.

PAT: No.

GLENN: Zero self-awareness. He's literally talking about the harvesting of organs in the most vulnerable. He's talking about -- there's trouble when you stop seeing people as humans with a right to disagree. Oh, my God.

Sen. Ted Cruz: NOBODY should be afraid of Trump's Supreme Court justice pick

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Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to weigh in on President Donald Trump's potential Supreme Court nominees and talk about his timely new book, "One Vote Away: How a Single Supreme Court Seat Can Change History."

Sen. Cruz argued that, while Congressional Democrats are outraged over President Trump's chance at a third court appointment, no one on either side should be afraid of a Supreme Court justice being appointed if it's done according to the founding documents. That's why it's crucial that the GOP fills the vacant seat with a true constitutionalist.

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Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) joined Glenn Beck on the radio program Wednesday to talk about why he believes President Donald Trump will nominate Judge Amy Coney Barrett to fill the Supreme Court vacancy created by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death.

Lee, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee that will consider and vote on the nominee, also weighed in on another Supreme Court contender: Judge Barbara Lagoa. Lee said he would not be comfortable confirming Lagoa without learning more about her history as it pertains to upholding the U.S. Constitution.

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This week on the Glenn Beck Podcast, Glenn spoke with Vox co-founder Matthew Yglesias about his new book, "One Billion Americans: The Case for Thinking Bigger."

Matthew and Glenn agree that, while conservatives and liberals may disagree on a lot, we're not as far apart as some make it seem. If we truly want America to continue doing great things, we must spend less time fighting amongst ourselves.

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'A convenient boogeyman for misinformation artists': Why is the New York Times defending George Soros?

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On the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" Tuesday, Glenn discussed the details of a recent New York Times article that claims left-wing billionaire financier George Soros "has become a convenient boogeyman for misinformation artists who have falsely claimed that he funds spontaneous Black Lives Matter protests as well as antifa, the decentralized and largely online, far-left activist network that opposes President Trump."

The Times article followed last week's bizarre Fox News segment in which former House Speaker Newt Gingrich appeared to be censored for criticizing Soros (read more here). The article also labeled Glenn a "conspiracy theorist" for his tweet supporting Gingrich.

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