Acquitting the guilty and condemning the innocent-- the LORD detests them both. -Proverb 17:15
Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness. -Isaiah 5:20
The first thing you must understand, if you don't already, is that we live in a nation devoid of justice and hostile to truth. We live in a nation that acquits the guilty, condemns the innocent, calls evil good and good evil. That is America in 2016, and it's been this way for quite sometime.
Once you come to terms with this fact, you will no longer be surprised by anything that happens, no matter how outrageous, depraved, preposterous, or wicked. You will not be surprised that a billion dollar corporation called Planned Parenthood mutilates and murders over 300,000 children a year for profit, and you will not be surprised that our government gives these genocidal killers over half a billion dollars a year of free money, and you will not be surprised when an undercover investigation reveals Planned Parenthood officials selling the corpses of their victims, and you will not be surprised when the justice system clears the corpse-sellers of all wrong doing but indicts the undercover investigators for investigating them.
A sign hangs in the offices of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America on December 7, 2001 in New York City. Image source: Mario Tama/Getty Images
That last one is a recent development. If you haven't yet heard, on Monday a grand jury in Harris County, Texas, allegedly tasked with investigating Planned Parenthood's well-documented practice of pawning the body parts of murdered children, decided to give a pass to the abortion wholesaler and charge the journalists who reported on it instead. This is one of the most remarkable miscarriages of justice I have ever witnessed in my life, but still unsurprising.
Terribly, tragically, shamefully, disgustingly unsurprising.
As you recall, journalist Dave Daleiden, founder of an organization called the Center For Medical Progress, spent several years infiltrating the abortion industry in order to investigate its human trafficking operation. During the course of the project, Daleiden obtained hundreds of hours of footage, and much of that footage proves beyond a shadow of a reasonable doubt that Planned Parenthood serves made-to-order organs to motivated buyers across the country.
Among many other pieces of incontrovertible evidence, the videos capture Planned Parenthood officials saying they'd like to "see how much they can get out of" each "item." Another reveals a different official admitting she wants to "diversify revenue streams" by selling dead children. In another, a Planned Parenthood worker discusses carving up intact babies to hock on the black market. Another catches an abortionist detailing how she can preserve the baby's head during an abortion for harvesting. The video taken at Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast -- the affiliate at the center of this case in Texas -- shows a high ranking official admitting that she alters her abortion procedures in order to obtain "intact fetal cadavers," which is a serious crime.
Of course, apologists have always pretended the videos were "doctored" or "deceptively edited," but Planned Parenthood itself already disqualified that claim. The abortion superstore hired its own experts to analyze the video and their report confirms that none of the footage was doctored, and there is no "widespread evidence of substantive video manipulation.” That's Planned Parenthood's own report. NO WIDESPREAD EVIDENCE OF SUBSTANTIVE VIDEO MANIPULATION.
But the supporters of baby murder have no problem ignoring the truth, even as it yells and screams and flails its severed arms right in front of them. Despite the courageous work of Dave Daleiden, nothing could force the repugnant defenders of infant genocide to face the reality. They just plugged their ears, hummed a tune, and kept marching into Hell right over top the mass graves of dead children.
All that remained was the legal case. But the good guys can only win a legal case in a nation where justice exists, and sadly, we do not live in such a nation. So today Planned Parenthood remains unscathed while Dave Daleiden faces the prospect of a decade in prison.
The grand jury indicted Daleiden on one count of "tampering with government documents" and one count of attempting to purchase fetal tissue.
To review: Planned Parenthood is innocent of selling baby parts to Dave Daleiden, but Dave Daleiden is guilty of buying baby parts from Planned Parenthood.
But how could the buyer be guilty of buying but the seller not guilty of selling?
[sharequote align="center"]But how could the buyer be guilty of buying but the seller not guilty of selling?[/sharequote]
And how could the seller be not guilty of selling even though the seller was caught on camera multiple times offering to sell?
And how could the buyer be guilty of buying when he was clearly not actually trying to buy anything, but merely trying to prove that the seller was trying to sell something?
How does any of this make any sense? And if it's illegal for investigative journalists to assume false identities, why isn't Chris Hansen in prison? Hansen and his team pretended to be little girls in order to catch older men attempting to molest children. I suppose if the Harris County DA had a crack at them, all of the pedophiles would be cleared of wrongdoing, but Chris Hansen would be charged with fraud, harassment, and solicitation.
But if you look deeper, this case is an even greater farce than it first seems. Apparently, one of the prosecutors at the Harris County DA's office also sits on the board of Planned Parenthood. Not only that, she's a board member of the particular Planned Parenthood affiliate that Daleiden exposed.
I guess if I want to keep my "To Catch a Predator" analogy going, this would be similar to a situation where a prosecutor investigating suspects from that show also happened to be a serial pedophile. And before you accuse me of comparing Planned Parenthood board members to pedophiles, just realize that, yes, that's exactly what I did.
Two other notes on this story:
I don't believe that Dave Daleiden committed a crime, but no decent, rational person should care if he did.
It's obviously an assault on justice and basic common sense to exonerate one party of selling body parts while charging the other with buying them. As for the "tampering" indictment -- stemming, I assume, from Daleiden using fake documents and identification to gain access to Planned Parenthood -- I believe his actions are consistent with what many investigative journalists have done. To put him in prison as if he were some run-of-the-mill identify thief or fraudster would have a chilling effect on free speech and provide even more cover to powerful organizations that engage in illicit activities.
But even if you can technically find the makings of a crime in the way he filled out some of the paperwork, it is still a travesty of historic proportions to give a free pass to the organization that tried to negotiate the price of baby livers, in favor of indicting the organization that filmed them doing it. No honorable, decent person would applaud such a turn of events. Unfortunately, there are a lot of dishonorable, indecent people out there.
Personally, I wouldn't care if Daleiden broke 100 laws in his crusade against Planned Parenthood. Laws that protect and promote the murder of the innocent are not morally legitimate to begin with. Planned Parenthood itself has no moral right to exist, nor does it have any moral right to conduct its holocaust in secret. That said, Daleiden didn't break 100 laws. I'm not convinced he broke any at all. And he certainly could not have broken the law against buying human organs if Planned Parenthood did not break the law against selling them.
The only way these charges could look even remotely honest is if Planned Parenthood had been brought up on them as well. In that case it still would have been egregiously unfair considering Daleiden didn't actually intend on purchasing any human tissue, while Planned Parenthood did intend on selling it, but at least they would be making a minimal effort to give off the appearance of impartiality. Even that, apparently, was too much to ask.
Let's not lose sight of the fact that Planned Parenthood murders human beings.
Liberals are very good at changing the subject. If deflecting were an Olympic sport, they'd win gold, silver and bronze every year. They're so skilled in the art of obfuscation that somehow they've turned Planned Parenthood's grisly human trafficking ring into a conversation about Dave Daleiden's alleged fake ID. Naturally, the mass media never demonstrated much interest in the Planned Parenthood revelations until just yesterday. Now, suddenly, it's front page news.
That's why we have to work even harder to remain focused. And when in comes to Planned Parenthood, we should never forget that Planned Parenthood slaughters children. Whatever you think about Daleiden and his work -- and personally I think he's a true hero and one of the most significant civil rights champions in American history -- if you are a good person, you will not celebrate the way Planned Parenthood has repeatedly escaped justice. They kill children. Whether they sell the tissue or not -- and they do, for certain -- they should not have anyone rooting for them or taking their side under any circumstance. They kill children. Over the three years that Daleiden investigated them, they killed over a million children. A million.
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If you would take their side and cheer them as they evade accountability, you are a deeply troubled and cruel human being. It doesn't matter that abortion is legal. Slavery was also legal for a long time. Many evils have been legal, but the evildoers deserve no champions and no safe harbor.
Far be it for me to play Monday morning quarterback, but there is a part of me that wishes the Center for Medical Progress had simply focused on exposing the (legal) barbarism of the abortion industry, rather than the various crimes that are committed surrounding the abortions themselves. As we've discovered, Planned Parenthood will never be brought to justice on this Earth, no matter what they do. It was certainly a valiant effort to hold them accountable for illegally trafficking in severed baby limbs, but the fatal flaw is that holding them accountable requires the cooperation of our government. And our government is almost as morally bankrupt as Planned Parenthood, so there was never any chance of that happening.
So, in hindsight, maybe it would have been better to put the legal practices of Planned Parenthood front and center in this investigation. Indeed, the most compelling piece of video captured by the Center For Medical Progress wasn't even officially released, and it had nothing to do with fetal tissue sales.
A few months ago, raw footage taped during an abortionist convention was leaked online. Many explosive conversations were captured, but perhaps none as devastating as the abortionist who stated very explicitly that abortion is "violence, it's a person, it's killing."
She wasn't caught in a crime. Even better: she was caught in a truth. In fact, that one statement, uttered by an abortionist who thought she was speaking only to a sympathetic audience, singlehandedly debunked and destroyed the primary pro-abortion argument. Many of the people who defended Planned Parenthood over the fetal trafficking allegations did so by insisting the babies aren't people anyway. Well, guess what? The abortionists who kill the children disagree with you.
To me, that should be the headline.
But either way, Daleiden did prove for certain that Planned Parenthood sells baby parts, and that should be enough to take the entire organization down. What Daleiden didn't account for, however, is that our government is corrupt to its core and many of our citizens are self-absorbed cowards. He didn't account for the fact that justice is dead in America. In fact, it died long ago. It died the moment they legalized the mass murder of babies.
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