Saturday, August 1, 2015

Planned Parenthood Video Underscores Gruesome Practices

By Clarence McKee

Recent video revelations showing Planned Parenthood executives calmly discussing barbaric abortion practices and procedures have caused national outrage and will hopefully lead to accountability for Planned Parenthood. The series of undercover videos show Planned Parenthood executives discussing, among other gruesome things:
  • How they were good at getting body organs such as heads, hearts, livers, and lungs.
  • That prices for such organs were negotiable.
  • The use of partial birth abortions to supply intact body parts.
  • The altering of abortion procedures to kill babies in such a way that would best preserve those body parts after the unborn child is killed in the abortion.
As a result of the disclosures, anti-Planned Parenthood marches were held in over 60 cities; Florida Gov. Rick Scott has ordered the investigation of 16 Planned Parenthood offices in Florida that perform abortions to ensure they are following state laws; nine other states have indicated they will undertake similar investigations; and, the Senate will vote before its August recess on a Republican effort to block or restrict Planned Parenthood’s half billion dollars in annual federal aid.

Two years ago, when black Philadelphia physician Dr. Kermit Gosnell was found guilty of several felony counts, including first degree murder and involuntary manslaughter, related to gruesome abortions, anti-abortion and black pro-life groups said that Gosnell was just the tip of the iceberg.

Gosnell, whom I called in this space Philadelphia’s “black angel of death,” took the coward’s way out and struck a deal to avoid the death penalty and chose life without parole.

It looks like those groups have been proven right. The videos showing Planned Parenthood officials casually discussing barbaric abortion procedures and negotiating the price of aborted fetal organs as if they were bargaining at a garage sale expose a little bit more of the abortion iceberg.

The dirty little secret in the abortion debate is the impact of abortions on blacks. According to the anti-abortion and prolife Radiance Foundation, abortion is the No. 1 killer of blacks with over 360,000 black babies aborted each year. Based on the undercover videos, that means that potentially thousands upon thousands of black fetal organs are trafficked each year.

GOP Presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson called abortion a “blatant evil going on in our society,” that Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger was “an advocate of eugenics,” and, noted that “the plurality of their clinics are in minority neighborhoods.”
In light of these new revelations, my fellow Newsmax Insider colleague Dr. Alveda King, niece of Dr. Martin Luther King, has challenged the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) to condemn these practices saying in her Newsmax post that the CBC “cannot serve both Planned Parenthood and your constituents. By serving Planned Parenthood you are not only hating the other or despising the other but your position is helping to kill our people.”

Not only is the CBC silent and hiding behind the skirts of Planned Parenthood refusing to condemn or even call for an investigation of such barbaric practices, the NAACP and groups in the “Black Lives Matter” movement and much of the black church and civil rights leadership are also silent. To them, apparently the lives of these black babies killed while still in their mothers’ wombs — and those of their white and brown counterparts  — do not matter!

As one writer noted: “Human organs come from human beings, and the only way to harvest them from unborn human beings is to kill them first.”

The CBC, NAACP and most of the Democratic Party and black political establishments accept abortionists’ arguments that a fetus is a bunch of cells and look the other way. The same can be said about the main stream media. As Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, also a GOP presidential contender, has said: “virtually every reporter, virtually every editor, virtually every person who makes decisions in the mainstream media is passionately pro-abortion.”

Cruz is on target. Recall that the mainstream press failed to cover the Gosnell abortion trial until it could no longer be ignored.

And what about the first black president? He and Planned Parenthood are joined at the hip in the same political bed.

If the videos have done nothing else, they have aroused the conscience of much of the nation to the fact that all lives matter — black and white — even in the womb.

Clarence V. McKee is president of McKee Communications, Inc., a government, political, and media relations consulting firm in Florida. He held several positions in the Reagan administration as well as in the Reagan presidential campaigns and has appeared on many national and local media outlets. Read more reports from Clarence V. McKee — Click Here Now.

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