The left once touted a trifecta as its mantra on abortion: safe, legal and rare. But things have changed.
"We have lost one of the three big things that the left used to preach about, which was safe, legal and rare. They no longer care about rare," Co-host Stu Burguiere said Friday on The Glenn Beck Program.
Cecile Richards, president of Planned Parenthood, recently stated that she gets excited hearing about how and why women choose to get an abortion:
For too many years, certainly for my generation, all issues about sex and sexuality were stigmatized. Abortion was, homosexuality was. And the exciting thing to me now is that young people are telling their stories and they are living out loud. More women are telling their abortion stories, and I told mine. I think once we get out of the shadows, and I think the LGBT movement has led the way in this, it normalizes what should be an open and honest conversation.
"You know, I get excited when people tell me their stories about killing people, too. Don't you? I always enjoy that," Co-host Pat Gray added.
Read below or listen to the full segment for answers to these uncommon questions:
• Is abortion still a terrible decision women struggle with?
• Has intentionally dehumanizing fetuses led to more abortions?
• Why have women allowed abortion to become a common form of birth control?
• Can fetuses turn into Buicks or brussel sprouts?
• Does Cecil Richards care about human life?
Listen to this segment from The Glenn Beck Program:
Below is a rush transcript of this segment, it might contain errors:
PAT: Oh, Cecile Richards, president of Planned Parenthood gets excited when she hears about how and why women choose to get their abortions. That's great.
You know, I get excited when people tell me their stories about killing people too. Don't you? I always enjoy that.
STU: Well, there's an entire --
PAT: A lot of fun. A lot of fun.
STU: -- you know, billion dollar industry of horror movies. People like to -- they definitely like to engage.
PAT: That's true. That's very true.
STU: Violent video games are --
PAT: So, yeah. Call us and share your favorite murder story.
STU: Again, we have lost one of the three big things that the left used to preach about, which was safe, legal, and rare. They no longer care about rare.
PAT: At all.
STU: They want it to be safe, I guess. I mean, although, you see with Gosnell and others, it's not necessarily at the top of their list of interests.
They want it to be legal. That's the number one. They want it to be legal. And it seems like it's more like, kind of safe, legal, and encouraged is the new slogan.
Because now it is -- it's not about, well, this is a terrible decision, and women struggle with it. And -- that's not the pitch anymore. The pitch is, this is a wonderful thing to help our lives. You know, I wouldn't have been able to get the job I got. My -- who knows, I would have been in debt. Like they say these things as if they're the equivalent --
PAT: It would have been really inconvenient for me at the time.
STU: Yeah. I wouldn't have been able to deal with it. Well, look, it can be very difficult to deal with in certain circumstances.
PAT: Right. That's why there's adoption.
STU: There's other things to address that issue.
STU: You know, but the idea that you're going to praise this, because why? Because I think it's -- they've realized that they're only going to get to a certain point by saying, "This is a really negative activity that we must allow in society." They have to turn it into, this is a very positive activity to make any further in the debate I guess.
PAT: And she says, the exciting thing to me now is that young people are telling their stories, and they're living out loud. More women are telling their abortion stories. And I told mine. I think once we get out of the shadows, and I think the LGBT movement has led the way on this, it normalizes what should be an open and honest conversation.
PAT: And so now, yeah, that's the thing, to normalize abortion. And to make it just the most natural and wonderful thing you can do. We've already had open and honest conversations, at least from our standpoint we're honest about it. We're certainly open about it.
They're not honest about it. It would be nice if they would be honest about it and at least admit, it's human life they're talking about. And they won't. They won't do that.
STU: It's kind of why at some level I respect people like her and the Sandra Fluke's of the world. It's like, at least they're admitting it.
STU: They're saying -- I mean, they're not trying to couch this in a, well, look, I'm personally against it. And I would never say -- after six months, then I think it's bad. They're like, nah, eight seconds before birth, kill it.
PAT: Right. Right.
STU: And while I think that's abhorrent and terrible, at least they're being honest about it. It's very rare from someone on that side of the aisle to be honest about this issue.
STU: And in some ways, it's nice to see. You wonder like, if America has an opportunity to go through an honest debate with one side of the aisle saying, "You know we should be able to kill this thing at any point. Maybe a few months after birth. I mean, if it's really annoying, crying all the time, colic-y, eh, let's pull the trigger." If you have one side of the aisle saying that and the other one saying, "Well, we think human life is kind of important to defend -- if we lose that battle, we deserve everything we get from it.
STU: We deserve a collapse of our entire society if that's one that can be lost.
PAT: Other than aborting Jeffy in his 644th trimester, you know, you can't disagree with what you just said any more. And you've got people like Debbie Wasserman Schultz who wouldn't even admit her own children were human before they were born. Remember that?
VOICE: You have three children, correct?
DEBBIE: I do.
VOICE: What are their ages?
DEBBIE: I have twin 16-year-olds and a 12-year-old.
VOICE: And in your opinion, were they human beings before they were born?
DEBBIE: You know, I believe that every woman has the right to make their own reproductive choices.
PAT: That's not the question.
VOICE: What did you believe about your children though?
DEBBIE: That I had the right to make my own reproductive choices, which I was glad -- a right which I was proud to have.
VOICE: So were they human beings? Just yes or no.
PAT: Well, one of them was. One of them was a Buick. One of them was a brussels sprout before it was born.
DEBBIE: They're human beings today. And I'm glad that I had an opportunity to make my own reproductive --
JEFFY: They're human beings today.
PAT: They're human beings today. I mean, that's just complete dishonesty.
JEFFY: We were amazed when that brussels sprout grew up to be a human.
PAT: Yeah, I couldn't believe it. Hey, I've got a brussels sprout inside my stomach, but let's see what happens. Maybe we eat it for dinner when it comes out. Then it turned out to be human. Imagine my surprise.
PAT: It's just -- it's so dishonest. It's --
STU: She will not give ground in her little argument.
PAT: And there's so many like her. And you're right, Cecile Richards, she doesn't care.
Featured Image: Cecile Richards speaks during the second day of the Democratic National Convention at the Wells Fargo Center, July 26, 2016 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo Credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)