His name is Matthew Thomas Foster, and last month he spoke in front of the Rhode Island Senate Judiciary Committee about a far-reaching abortion rights bill — and in the span of just over five minutes put a few dents in pro-choice arguments.
After questioning lawmakers for their "uncanny parallel political thinking" to move along the bill — similar to ones in New York and Virginia — "within the span of two months directly after a midterm election," Foster called out what he saw as "semblances of voluntary eugenics."
Foster noted his concern when discussion focused on a baby's "desirable traits, whether a child will be born poor ... where we're deciding quality of life." He added that "the fear is that voluntary eugenics will slowly slip in to state-demanded eugenics," in which thresholds such "if you don't reach a certain income, if you don't reach a certain IQ" will decide life or death.
Foster also said that Planned Parenthood "from the beginning has had a strict plan for forced eugenics" and that the organization's founder Margaret Sanger was a "firm believer in birth licenses. She didn't even believe in the fundamental human right of motherhood."
He also blasted Planned Parenthood for its "hatred"-based initial abortion stance ("we didn't want the poor people to have babies because we thought they weren't good for society") and then shifting to a "loving" reason for continuing to push abortion ("we don't want them to have the babies because it's not good for them; the baby won't be happy; the baby will have a poor quality of life").
The voices of men
Foster saved his best for last: Standing up for the voices of men — many of whom have been shamed and intimidated by the left into staying silent about abortion, even if they silently believe it's wrong.
"Men are told that we can't talk — that when the children are dying, that when we see these things happening — that we have to sit down and be quiet," he said.
But Foster pointed out society always takes a look back at past atrocities and wonders why people didn't speak up.
"Yet, we have the same gumption to look back into civilizations that commit genocide and say, 'Where were you? Why weren't you standing up? Where were all the people in Nazi Germany?' Well, I wonder if maybe people will look back on us that way and say, 'Where were all the people standing up?'" he asked.
Foster said the response later might be that "we were told that we didn't have voices, we were told that we didn't even know morality; as men, we couldn't speak up about our children."
The bill is still in committee, and Foster added that lawmakers should slow down on it, as "71 percent are for abortion" and "73 percent are against late-term abortion."
Check it out:
Foster also posted a clip on his Facebook page as a follow-up to his appearance in front of lawmakers in which he breaks down the abortion issue in Rhode Island:
(H/T: Louder With Crowder)