Originally posted at American Thinker. blog
Sports teams with Indian names, candy, the First and Second Amendment, and skull-smashing football are some of the things that offend and/or concern the left. Therefore, interdiction has become a favorite liberal pastime. So far lefties have successfully curtailed or outlawed: large sugary sodas, Caucasians uttering the “N” word, the word “terrorist,” Muslim slurs of any kind, Christian prayer, Christmas carols and Nativity scenes, and smoking in public settings.
To convince those who would normally oppose relinquishing another constitutional freedom, ‘ban-happy‘ liberals use scare tactics to persuade the resistant to submit to their edicts. Yet, with death and disease as the criteria, somehow the bloodshed that defines abortion has remained exempt from the hot lights of liberal scrutiny.
Democrats denounce gun violence while federally funding a genocidal industry responsible for the deaths of more women and unborn children since 1973 than Rwanda, Pol Pot, Nazi Germany, Stalin, Tojo, the Armenian slaughter in Turkey, and Leopold II of Belgium — combined. At any stage and for any reason, Barack Obama, the most radically pro-choice president to ever quote Scripture and his merry band of pro-death supporters will rise to the occasion and defend abortion on demand.
Rest assured the do-gooders on the left would have no problem doing battle on behalf of abortion while gleefully confiscating all guns, junking SUVs, and smacking a Big Gulp right out of the hands of a corpulent soda drinker.
Supposedly, to save lives, liberals are now using the massacre in Aurora, Colorado to call for more stringent firearm restrictions. Salivating in anticipation of exploiting a crisis to further control the sale and ownership of guns, President Obama flew to Aurora to comfort the victims’ families and injured survivors.
As Obama publicly lamented the 12 untimely deaths at the hands of a gun-wielding madman, 1,005 miles away on S. Michigan Avenue in Chicago a young black woman named Tonya Reaves exercised her reproductive rights by subjecting herself and her unborn child to a scalpel and suction-wielding clinician who vacuumed the child from her womb and scraped any remaining fetal tissue from the walls of her uterus.
The second trimester abortion was incomplete and during the procedure the abortionist perforated Tonya’s uterus. After Planned Parenthood waited 5 hours to get her the care she needed, Reaves hemorrhaged to death in a local hospital. Planned Parenthood, the premier provider of women’s health care services, called the young woman’s death an “accident.”
Four days after Tonya’s death while campaigning in Portland, just as he acknowledged the dead in Colorado, Ban-Happy Barack also paid homage to Tonya Reaves’ death when he said, “Mr. Romney wants to get rid of funding for Planned Parenthood. I think that’s a bad idea. I’ve got two daughters. I want them to control their own health carechoices.”
While Democrat enablers malign gun ownership, babies and their mothers perish at the hands of those who view death as business and life a throwaway commodity. Outside the clinic’s death chambers, where more blood is spilled than any gun-related massacre in history, Planned Parenthood markets itself primarily as a mammography and women’s health screening center.
But the truth is, if the world could see behind the sunny smiles, pink balloons and fun “games and quizzes,” the brutality against humanity that defines Planned Parenthood makes the innocent blood spilled in Aurora pale in comparison, and Christensen Farms, Wal-Mart’s pork supplier, look like a day at the beach.
Moreover, despite the kitschy public service announcements and a cool “Safe is Sexy T-shirt design” contest, 24 -year-old Tonya Reaves and her never-to-be-born child found out the hard way that Planned Parenthood is neither safe nor sexy.
After Reaves’ death went public, Carole Brite of Planned Parenthood of Illinois attempted to do damage control by issuing a statement: “We were shocked and saddened upon learning of a tragic development at a nearby hospital. Our hearts go out to the loved ones of this patient.”
Ms. Not-So-Brite maintained the party line, saying, “While legal abortion services in the United States have a very high safety record, tragedy such as this is devastating to loved ones and we offer our deepest sympathies. Planned Parenthood of Illinois cares deeply about the health and safety of each and every patient.”
If a “high safety record” is the standard for not banning the brutality of abortion, how can you ban guns for one tragic incident in a highly safe environment like a movie theatre?
Moreover, if Planned Parenthood really “cares that deeply about the health and safety of each and every patient,” why do they stock up on all those fetus-sized biohazard bags, and in Tonya Reaves’ case, the occasional full-sized body bag?
Forging ahead for women’s health and in anticipation of the 2012 election, Planned Parenthood launched a Barack Obama-friendly “gutting women’s health and rights” political action website called www.womenarewatching.org. The “Women are Watching” slogan warns that “Politicians need to know we will hold them accountable on women’s health issues.”
Planned Parenthood enthusiast and “Women are Watching” video star Representative Gwen Moore (D-WI) contends that “Planned Parenthood is healthy for women, is healthy for children, and is healthy for our society.”
Contrary to Gwen Moore’s argument, Tonya Reaves found out that Planned Parenthood is not healthy for women, children, or society and poses a threat more dire than a sole madman going berserk in a movie theater with a semi-automatic rifle. Yet, despite the peril it poses, Planned Parenthood remains blameless in the eyes of the patron saint of abortion, Barack Obama, who favors bloodshed in the name of the right to choose in one venue while trying to deny the right to bear arms in another.