Recently, an undercover video was published online, which showed Dr. Deborah Nucatola, Planned Parenthood’s Senior Director of Medical Services, describing how they harvest and sell the body parts of aborted fetuses, admitting they use partial-birth abortions in the process.

The video was the first in the Center for Medical Progress‘s Human Capital series, an investigative journalism study of Planned Parenthood’s illegal trafficking of aborted fetal parts. In it, Nucatola is at a business lunch with actors posing as buyers from a human biologics company.

The woman’s conduct in the video is so cold, heartless, and disturbing, that I’ve elected not to embed the video into the body of this article as I normally would; instead, a simple link is provided above, for anyone who hasn’t already seen the video (but be warned, it is rather chilling to watch).

(UPDATE: The Center for Medical Progress published a second undercover video exposing Planned Parenthood’s process of harvesting and selling fetal body parts after I wrote this article).

But those videos are not the point of this article.

The point of this article stems from the age-old abortion debate, which once again exploded onto social media after the Planned Parenthood video went viral. It is that debate—at least much of what I saw of it online in recent days—which prompted me to write this article, express my lamentations.

The actual impetus for me was a quick little post by someone in my Facebook network:

“The pro life crowd is seriously so absurd. Put up to pay for the children people dont want or cant afford until they are 18 or shut up.”

Man, talk about absurd—the absurdity of that statement is staggering. Is it the product of nearly unfathomable denial? Willful ignorance? Or just plain idiocy?

I find it astonishing that so many in the pro-abortion crowd continue to speak on the issue as if they are entirely unaware of any connection whatsoever between having sex, and getting pregnant. I mean, isn’t “sex ed” still being taught in school? Don’t we know—and haven’t we known, for some time now—what causes pregnancy, wanted or not?

But they speak as if “getting pregnant” is akin to “getting cancer”—a chance affliction rather than a highly predictable consequence of their own actions—and if the rest of us aren’t willing to support their unwanted child, then we should shut the hell up and let them kill it.

(Obviously, the intent of such an argument is to cast the illusion that the predicament they’ve suddenly found themselves in is somehow our fault, rather than their own—”Since you’re all too greedy and selfish to support my child, I’m gonna have to get an abortion!”—but it’s not so clever, and is easily exposed for what it is).

And apparently, it’s okay to kill the baby—to chop it up into pieces, to suck its brains out before it (heaven forbid!) accidentally escapes the womb alive, and must therefore be preserved as a living human being—just as long as you’re not caught harvesting and selling the body parts afterward, because THAT would be disgusting and criminal and evil!!

And as if millions of women killing their own babies isn’t bad enough, evil enough, we’re also killing millions of innocent people around the world, invading sovereign nations which have done nothing to us; we’re killing people in far away lands via remote computer-controlled drones; here at home, police officers sworn to protect us are instead killing us on a daily basis, and are killing our family dogs at an estimated rate of one every 98 minutes; we’re poisoning much of our own food supply; all the world’s currencies have been debased to the point we are now teetering on global financial collapse; many talk, rather flippantly, of inevitable war—WW3, which would likely go nuclear—as if humanity (or any life on earth, for that matter) could survive such an apocalyptic event; the list goes on and on and on.

At this point, I’d like to point to a recent article by Paul Craig Roberts, aptly entitled The Eroding Character of the American People, in which he laments much of the same observations as I just did:

“The question is: why do Americans not only sit silently while the lives of innocents are destroyed, but also actually support the destruction of the lives of innocents? Why do Americans believe “official sources” despite the proven fact that “official sources” lie repeatedly and never tell the truth?

The only conclusion that one can come to is that the American people have failed. We have failed Justice. We have failed Mercy. We have failed the US Constitution. We have failed Truth. We have failed Democracy and representative government. We have failed ourselves and humanity. We have failed the confidence that our Founding Fathers put in us. We have failed God. If we ever had the character that we are told we had, we have obviously lost it. Little, if anything, remains of the “American character.”

“We see the same inhumanity in the American police who respond to women children, the elderly, the physically and mentally handicapped, with gratuitous violence. For no reason whatsoever, police murder, taser, beat, and abuse US citizens. Every day there are more reports, and despite the reports the violence goes on and on and on. Clearly, the police enjoy inflicting pain and death on citizens whom the police are supposed to serve and protect. There have always been bullies in the police force, but the wanton police violence of our time indicates a complete collapse of the American character.

The failure of the American character has had tremendous and disastrous consequences for ourselves and for the world. At home Americans have a police state in which all Constitutional protections have vanished. Abroad, Iraq and Libya, two formerly prosperous countries, have been destroyed. Libya no longer exists as a country. One million dead Iraqis, four million displaced abroad, hundreds of thousands of orphans and birth defects from the American ordnance, and continuing ongoing violence from factions fighting over the remains.”

The fact is, there is so much unabashed evil on ready display out in the world today, I’m fast reaching a point where I can no longer deal with it all. If humanity doesn’t have a global awakening, and reverse its present course—and soon—we truly are going to destroy ourselves, and probably all other life on this planet, too.

So today, I’m grappling with a difficult decision: do I carry on, continue to fight the good fight, try to change the hearts and minds of whomever I can, and help effect a sea change, a shift in conscieousness, a cultural revolution—or do I simply let it all go, hang it up, and spend my remaining years in peaceful solitude as the rest of the world collapses around me?

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