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The Science Is Settled: It’s a Baby

Posted on | August 6, 2015 | 75 Comments

Kirsten Powers on what we might call “The Sonogram Effect”:

Pope Francis has correctly described the unborn as “the most defenseless and innocent among us.” But in the sordid tale of strategic crushing of the unborn to better harvest their hearts, lungs and livers, many Democrats have incredibly cast an organization with a roughly $1.3 billion annual budget in the role of the innocent and defenseless. Hillary Clinton emerged as Planned Parenthood’s highest profile protector Monday, decrying the “assault” against her allegedly helpless campaign donors.
The Democratic Party shilling for barbarism — whether by politicians, liberal media outlets, union officials or unrestricted abortion advocates — is not likely to be viewed favorably by future generations. These Democrats will be remembered for demonizing the activists who lifted the veil on a previously sanitized process and for seekingrestraining orders to silence truth tellers. They will be remembered for publishing dehumanizing decrees — as The New Republic did — that people stop criticizing Planned Parenthood because as a medical matter, “The term baby … doesn’t apply until birth” (that thing on your sonogram is nothing more than a “product[] of conception.”) And they will be remembered for demanding investigations into citizen journalists for meticulously exposing atrocities in our midst.

Read the whole thing. Science is on the side of life. For more than 30 years now, parents have had the experience of staring at that ultrasound screen and seeing their own children alive in the womb at 10 or 12 weeks gestation. And, because of advances in neo-natal care, there are adults alive today who were born more than three months premature.

Madeline Mann, who was born in 1989 weighing less than 10 ounces, graduated with honors from Augustana College in 2012, and last year got her master’s degree in psychology. She is certified in suicide prevention.

Life deserves a chance.

Anyone who tries to tell you otherwise . . . Well, they’re evil.

The science is settled.

“See, I have set before thee this day life and good, and death and evil . . . I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life, that both thou and thy seed may live.”
Deuteronomy 30:15, 19 (KJV)




75 Responses to “The Science Is Settled: It’s a Baby”

  1. Lamprotatia
    August 7th, 2015 @ 2:36 am

    I know way too many people my age (30s) whose parents had that exact attitude about them–“kids cramp our style and take away our stuff”–and basically lived like overgrown teenagers. The generational damage of that narcissism is only starting to be seen…it’s massive and only getting worse.

  2. DeadMessenger
    August 7th, 2015 @ 3:15 am

    Agree wholeheartedly.

  3. DeadMessenger
    August 7th, 2015 @ 3:20 am


  4. DeadMessenger
    August 7th, 2015 @ 3:23 am

    It would be ironic if Cecile Richards slammed into her with her car, killing her, and perhaps then quickly salvaging Hill’s cankles for scientific study. Because at that point, what difference does it make?

  5. RKae
    August 7th, 2015 @ 4:22 am

    Indeed. Once a woman has killed her child (or a man has been a party to it), then the demons can whisper in her ear, “You’re crossed the line; you’re one of us; there’s no going back.”

    I think a large part of Americans’ rejection of God – laughing Him off; pretending to be too sophisticated for religion – is because they’ve believed the demons when the demons said, “God will never have you now.”

  6. Robert Simius
    August 7th, 2015 @ 5:30 am

    God bless you – you still have a soul and a conscience. You will be in my prayers.

  7. Ilion
    August 7th, 2015 @ 7:14 am

    I wonder … will it take PP boxing up the murdered baby pieces parts as “PP Nuggets” before the nation as a whole is willing to admit that abortion is murder, and that PP are mass-murderers?

  8. Ilion
    August 7th, 2015 @ 7:16 am

    Narcissism and solipsism.

  9. Ilion
    August 7th, 2015 @ 7:18 am

    Even *that* is not natural to teens, but is rather *taught* them in the public indoctrination centers.

  10. Ilion
    August 7th, 2015 @ 7:21 am

    “until they have one of each gender”
    The word is ‘sex’.
    “Gender” is the word leftists/feminists use to *deny* that there really are two (and only two) sexes.

  11. Ilion
    August 7th, 2015 @ 7:28 am

    Actually, while both the barbarian and the civilized pagans would murder their “defective” babies, it was more the civilized pagans who murdered their healthy-by-unwanted babies.

  12. RS
    August 7th, 2015 @ 8:05 am

    Satan’s two biggest lies:
    You are good enough for God; and
    You are not good enough for God.

  13. Quartermaster
    August 7th, 2015 @ 8:26 am

    I wasn’t taught it in school, and neither were my kids.

  14. Ilion
    August 7th, 2015 @ 8:37 am

    You certainly were — you were taught, in many ways and over many years, that it is natural and inevitable that teens rebel against their fathers. Moreover, you were taught, in many ways and over many years, that *being* a father is boring, that it’s for “losers”.

    But then, you (you personally) *refuse* to recognize the ways in which the leftists have colonized your mind.

    You don’t want to free yourself.

  15. Quartermaster
    August 7th, 2015 @ 8:58 am

    You know little of human nature my friend. Very little. Any teenager that doesn’t kick against there parents some isn’t growing up. It has always been thus.

  16. theoldsargesays
    August 7th, 2015 @ 5:24 pm

    So willing to go all technical aren’t they?
    I wonder if, when they make a grilled cheese, do they call it a “grilled processed cheese-food product sammich”?

    I’ve had it.
    Up until very recently my stance has been that I do not like the idea of abortions but since I’m beimg a man would not presume to tell women what to do with their bodies.
    Very convenient for me wasn’t it ?

    Now, after all this stuff has come out and I’ve seen pictures of these children who are being killed, The Old Sarge’s new stance is ” Fu©k that, this is murder and these people are at the very least aiding and abetting the murder of
    children and in the case of those actually performing the abortion they are murderers.”

    I understand and agree that in some extreme situations that abortion may be in the best interests of mother and child and should be allowed and that’s it allowed.
    But this sh¡t about using abortion as a form of birth control ain’t going to cut it anymore. It is immoral, it is inhumane and it is evil.

    I don’t know whether or not there is a hell but if there is, these people are on a priority waiting list for it.

  17. DeadMessenger
    August 7th, 2015 @ 9:30 pm

    Well, I know there’s a hell, and that someday unrepentant abortion workers (and participants) are going to receive a one-way ticket courtesy of Yeshua Airlines for an eternal sub-sub-sub-tropical getaway at the Lake-o-Fire Resort.

  18. ubik
    August 7th, 2015 @ 9:48 pm

    Freud theorized about Thanatos, the human desire for death.
    He’s a blind squirrel, he found an acorn of truth. Abortion is that desire for death. Sometimes, I hate humanity.

  19. Daniel Freeman
    August 8th, 2015 @ 2:44 am

    I think the biggest one is “you are like unto a god so do as thou wilt.” Then comes “there will be a red carpet for you at the pearly gates no matter what, so do as thou wilt,” and finally “no one can love you now so do as thou wilt.”

    I’m not sure, but I sense a theme.

  20. Daniel Freeman
    August 8th, 2015 @ 3:13 am

    For all that Carthage has been demonized, Rome practiced infanticide too. Just more of the “leave it out to die of exposure” kind.

  21. Mr Black
    August 8th, 2015 @ 6:33 am

    Let me put this idea out there. Would anti-abortionists agree that in trade for a ban on abortion, they, and they alone, will be charged extra tax to pay for the state care of unwanted children and/or adopt said children at their own cost?
    It’s one thing to say you believe in life, another to have to pay for it. Is this a trade you’d willingly make?
    And the bargain is, that if not enough people adopt/cover the costs of these unwanted children, abortion is back on the books.

  22. RS
    August 8th, 2015 @ 12:18 pm

    Fallacy of the excluded middle/false dilemma. Not mention an unstated premise which attempts to reduce human dignity to a monetary value or commodity and allows irresponsible humans to foist their own responsibilities on others.

    As for your question, would your average Progressive wish to be solely responsible for welfare payments or take your average welfare receiving family into their own homes? If not, then we’ll remove public assistance from the budget.

    You see how patently absurd such questions become? You see how such questions are only conceivable if you deny the inherent dignity and worth of all humans as individuals and not base it on whether they are “wanted” or can contribute to the collective. Truly, that way lies madness.

  23. Mr Black
    August 8th, 2015 @ 10:56 pm

    I take it that your waffling equates to a No. I can only conclude that you feel this “dignity” of life is rightly served as a punishment on the unwilling parent, a lifetime sentence for their mistake. And I’m sure you are right, the average progressive would not want to pay for the welfare state and as such, it too should be abolished. But an adult can always improve their own life with work. A baby can only rely on others for continued life. If the parents are unwilling, and your answer is to stand in as anti-abortionists are also unwilling, then what is the solution? Neglect and then jail for the parents? State care for the child? Higher rates of infanticide? Your solution makes you feel moral by placing all the burdens on people who expressly reject them. I cannot imagine that would ever work out well, but it seems that you feel it’s no longer your problem once the baby is popped out.
    It’s not quite what I’d call the moral position, but each to their own I suppose.

  24. Daniel Freeman
    August 8th, 2015 @ 11:14 pm

    Point to evidence that unexpected babies were not provided for in 1970, or retract your questions as unnecessary.

  25. RKae
    August 9th, 2015 @ 2:20 am

    You’re certainly making a carefully selected argument. I’m sure you can believe that you’ve got us anti-abortionists cornered with your clever idea.

    But what you’re missing is: If you’re forcing me to pay for raising them or murdering them, then the act that begets them is suddenly in my jurisdiction.

    I will demand that fornication and adultery be punished. Is that what you want? That I should impose my sexual ethics on you? ‘Cause that’s what you’re gonna get.

    Stop. Having. Sex. With. People. You. Don’t. Like.

    Sex is not a game.