published Monday, June 11th, 2012

America rotting

In recent days, a worker at a Planned Parenthood location that contributes to the group's approximately 33,000 abortions annually was videotaped counseling a pro-life groups' acting "client" on how she could decide the fate of her unborn child based on the desired gender.

While the left rails that abortion is necessary only for the "life of the mother" and in extreme circumstances around an unwanted pregnancy, this video demonstrates the ease with which a Planned Parenthood employee guided a young lady from the life-affirming group Live Action into a decision-making process that had absolutely no safety "reproductive rights" involved. The acting mother was directed to "wait until her baby is five months along to get an ultrasound that reveals the sex of the child" to know the gender of the unborn child.

The soul of America is on display at moments such as these.

In the wake of this revealing act, the U.S. House brought forward legislation, the Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act, that would impose fines and prison terms on health care providers who perform abortions for the sole purpose of gender selection or "sex-selection abortion."

You've heard of a similar practice in China. The Communist nation permits only one child per family. That results in the desire of many families to choose a male through sex-selection abortion.

The legislation introduced in this country failed in the U.S. House in a 246-168 vote under a parliamentary procedure, a suspension of the House rules that allows only limited debate and requires approval by a two-thirds majority of the chamber. Thirty more votes were needed for passage, news accounts show.

Mara Hvistendahl wrote in her book, "Unnatural Selection: Choosing Boys Over Girls, and the Consequences of a World Full of Men" that "by August 1969, when the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development and the Population Council convened another workshop on population control, sex selection had become a pet scheme. If a reliable sex-determination technology could be made available to a mass market," there was "rough consensus" that sex-selection abortion "would be an effective, uncontroversial and ethical way of reducing the global population."

Hvistendahl notes that "there are over 160 million females 'missing' from Asia's population. That's more than the entire female population of the United States."

Research by Sunita Puri published in 2011 looking exclusively at Indian women who emigrated to the U.S. noted that 40 percent of the women interviewed had terminated prior pregnancies with female fetuses, and that 89 percent of women carrying female fetuses in their current pregnancy pursued abortions.

The White House response in its most pure essence is captured in a phrase by Jay Carney, the president's spokesman, refusing to speak against the use of gender selection as the criteria for abortion "when it comes to a very personal and medical decision."

Personal? Medical decision?

America is rotting, with its core of decay and those whose politics supersede all, even the basic decency that knows right from wrong.

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Easy123 said...

You only gave examples of Chinese and Indian women using the sex of the baby as a reason for abortion. How does that imply that "America" is rotting in any way? Because of one video taped case? ONE! And you dare say that "America is rotting"? If America is rotting, it is because of people like the author of this editorial that think they have the right to decide what a woman does with her body and then demonizes the entire moral construct of our country based on one case.

June 11, 2012 at 12:16 a.m.

Actually, that video was shown to be edited and doctored.

Weeks ago. Go to this page,

http://mediamatters.org/mobile/blog/201205310024?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=tweet&utm_content=mmfa&utm_campaign=ppact

Tell us what you want the person to do. Fly into a rage and have them arrested? Yeah, no, that would not meet my standard of medical ethics.

Not only that, the left doesn't make any such claim about it being only for the life of the mother. That's the dogma of certain groups who still want to restrict abortions to only those they can't argue against.

Though they do try, such as with the honest rape standard.

It's funny though, now you want a massive government intervention. Great. I'm sure the Sex Police you want to add will be as effective as your TSA. Did you know sperm can be sorted too. What are you going to do ban centrifuges?

But anyway, stop producing these lying videos. Don't you care about honesty?

June 11, 2012 at 1:40 a.m.
joneses said...

happywithsupportingmurder

You called me a sinner yesterday but you support the murder of innocent babies? You are one of the worst hypocrites I have ever witnessed.

June 11, 2012 at 7:47 a.m.
conservative said...

It is astonishing how wicked the proponents of abortion have become. They now know beyond any doubt that this unborn child is a human being yet they would take his or her life!

June 11, 2012 at 8:52 a.m.
nucanuck said...

China has recognized and dealt with one of the most important issues facing humanity...that of population. Just as too many people have out-stripped Haiti's ability to sustain itself, so is the world pushing against resource limits. We have stripped 90% of the fish from our oceans; we have polluted our air,land,and water; and we are still unwilling to have the conversation about sustainable numbers of earth inhabitants.

Will we continue until we cause our own extinction? Are we going to fight over the smaller moral issues and leave the greater moral issues to fester?

Human life is rapidly becoming less precious.

June 11, 2012 at 10:29 a.m.
conservative said...

Gee and I was fixin to predict that some Socialist heathen would resurrect that old lie of unsustainable world population to justify killing the unborn.

June 11, 2012 at 11:12 a.m.
Easy123 said...

Joneses and Conservative,

Who are ya'll to say what a woman can and can't do? Why do you believe you should be allowed to have a say in that decision?

June 11, 2012 at 11:20 a.m.

joneses, you'll have to work hard to find where I've ever been responsible for any abortions anywhere. I would actually prefer to prevent almost every abortion in a different manner than criminalizing the process, namely through availability of contraceptives. There would inevitably be some, but you know what? There are going to be miscarriages too, and yet nobody treats that as murder.

More importantly, the real story, which you are ignoring, is how this entire incident was created in a distorted and dishonest manner. Do you feel you are allowed to lie and deceive the public about an issue? If so, you are demonstrating exactly what I said yesterday, that private integrity is very important.

Be honest in your arguments, don't make up lies.

If you do oppose it, please do make your opposition clear.

But really, your attempts to criminalize the act instead of effective prevention is a sign that you don't want a real solution.

June 11, 2012 at 1:34 p.m.
jjmez said...

More importantly, the real story, which you are ignoring, is how this entire incident was created in a distorted and dishonest manner. Do you feel you are allowed to lie and deceive the public about an issue? If so, you are demonstrating exactly what I said yesterday, that private integrity is very important.

happy, be prepared for more of the same with this new conservative editor on board. Maybe it's alright to exaggerate, distort and out right lie as long as it's being carried out in the name of the Lord? At least that's the way today's conservatives seem to think.

June 11, 2012 at 3:04 p.m.

It does seem to be how they act.

June 11, 2012 at 4:27 p.m.
joneses said...

happywithbeingaliar

You are a lying hypocrite. You support a political party that has no issues with killing unborn babies. That is it plain and simple. You might not have ever been responsible for an abortion but your are doing something worst by supporting people that have no issues with killing unborn babies. Also you might want to check in with yourself on the dishonesty as you are one of the biggest liars on here. The other day you lied about the Republicans suppressing voters in Wisconsin and there has not been one bit of proof that happened. It was a lie you fabricated and you know it. When a dummycrat looses an election you liberals cannot stand they lost because your agenda is one of complete failure as proven by this fool you put in the White House. So you make up lies about racism, voter suppression, or the best, more money was spent by the opposition. You cannot stand it that your socialist, communist agenda is one of failure as proven time and time again. Your only defense of someone that disagrees with you is they are lying because in your weak mind you believe that you are correct about your failed political beliefs and are to stupid to realize they are failures. All you dummycrats want is for the government to control every aspect of everyones life and you actually think this is good. It is amazing how mismanaged your mind is, simply amazing.

June 11, 2012 at 6:54 p.m.
JustOneWoman said...

conservative said... It is astonishing how wicked the proponents of abortion have become. They now know beyond any doubt that this unborn child is a human being yet they would take his or her life!

It is astonishing how wicked the proponents of the anti-abortion movement have become. They now know beyond any doubt that this unborn child is a fetus yet they count his or her potential life that has not reciveved the breath of life from God as a life! Even further, they count all unintended pregnancies as abortions. These people are such liars and have fooled many.

According to the bible you cherry pick from everyday, life begins with breath. Are you challenging the bible? Or are you just siding with those you THINK are your fellow good christians!?

There is a reason men don't carry babies until they are born. People like joneses and conservative are good examples of why it is WOMAN that has the gateway to life.

(I do wonder how the birth certificate bonding has gotten past these nitwits. They seem to jump on everything else.)

June 12, 2012 at 3:12 p.m.
jazzman said...

joneses said. 'All you dummycrats want is for the government to control every aspect of everyones life'

begs the question as to why you and the rest of the anti-science, regressive right-wing crowd, if your so 'less government', feel the need to interfere and force women to have medical procedures not recommended by their doctors, just to satisfy the weird cravings, (religious and otherwise) of republicans.,

why do republicans who say they are for less, smaller government demand control over women?

a woman does not lose her rights as a free citizen in America because she becomes pregnant

re: 'weak mind ..... to stupid to realize they are failures.'

you should have that on your tombstone

June 15, 2012 at 6:14 p.m.
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