Mark Steyn wrote a post today – Bakin’ Baby Syndrome – which is a must read.
He destroys Planned Parenthood’s latest defense for their prenatal pecuniary peccadilloes – “that it’s a small part of what they do.” He reveals an even more sinister reason for why PP is against OTC birth control than a reduction in their parts supply via fewer unwanted pregnancies. Plan-B might render baby parts valueless. Threatens the revenue stream. Nobody wants to buy toxic human parts.
My follow-up question to the assertion that “abortions are “only three per cent” of what Planned Parenthood does” is, “What percent of your income is based on abortion, and have you increased that revenue in exchange for modifying abortion procedures?” I’m not interested in, “How many abortions do you perform compared to, say, mammograms?”
Mark’s only false step in this critique of Mengele-Inc. is in the opening paragraph,
The fifth in an apparent series of twelve Planned Parenthood undercover videos shows Melissa Farrell, director of research for Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast, discussing how to manipulate the abortion procedure in order to ensure the “fetus” is delivered “intact” and thus able to be cannibalized for body parts. As Ms Farrell puts it, if a client “has a specific need for a certain portion of the products of conception and we bake that into our contract, and our protocol, that we follow this. So we deviate from our standard in order to do that.”
I don’t think Mark meant to say “cannibalized,” I think he meant “selectively edited.”