WASHINGTON, July 31, 2015 – While America obsessed over Cecil the dead Zimbabwean lion, the Los Angeles Superior Court issued a temporary restraining order preventing the Center for Medical Progress (CMP) from releasing yet another undercover video.
This video supposedly continues to expose the lucrative business of selling fetal tissue and body parts while participants are enjoying an excellent pairing of food and wine.
And with talk of congressional investigations and the possibility, remote though it may be, of Planned Parenthood’s losing its taxpayer support, one more embarrassing video showing abortion-mill ghouls feasting while haggling over the price of pint-sized body parts was the last thing abortion proponents needed.
Lucky for them, a California court stepped in to defend the “privacy” of ghouls conducting business outside the public’s gaze. Abortion is much more palatable when discussed in the abstract as “A woman’s right to choose” and “reproductive rights” and not the stark reality that it is the killing of an unborn child.
The videos show the ugly business that occurs after the woman’s “choice” is made. And whenever business, and the chance to make money, enters the abstract “women’s choice” argument, unborn lives become dollars.
What is the difference between killing an unborn life for money and the killing of a lion for money? It is all about facilitating death for cash.
The latest video focused on StemExpress, self described as “a multi-million dollar company that supplies human blood, tissue products, primary cells and other clinical specimens to biomedical researchers around the world… Founded in 2010, we offer the largest variety of raw material in the industry, as well as fresh, mixed and cryopreserved human primary cells.”
That sounds nice, even noble – in the abstract.
StemExpress said in a press release that its attorneys sought the court injunction against the release of an undercover video showing company representatives – what else – conducting business over lunch “on the grounds that CMP… violated California’s anti-wiretapping law under Penal Code 632 (Invasion of Privacy Act)… We will continue to pursue all available legal remedies against CMP,” said StemExpress.
Meanwhile, pro-abortion Democrats in Congress are, like StemExpress, in a mad dash to keep the topic of abortion in the abstract. Its about women’s rights, not that #UnbornLivesMatter. #CatLivesMatter. #BlackLivesMatter.
If there was a video showing veterinarians discussing the aborting of black-furred kittens for the sale of tissue, would #UnbornBlackCatLivesMatter trend? Would the California courts ban that video?
Illinois Rep. Jan Schakowsky told The Hill she is concerned that Washington isn’t focusing its authoritarian power on “investigating the Center for Medical Progress, which looks like they may have violated laws in doing this kind of undercover investigation. I’m waiting to hear from the DOJ [Department of Justice]. I think that’s the way it should be handled.”
Schakowsky then channeled the Prussian autocrat Otto von Bismarck, who said, “Laws are like sausages. It is best not to see them being made.” “There’s nothing very pretty about any kind of medical procedure,” she said. “Frankly, a conversation about exactly what happened in heart surgery would probably make people squeamish as well.”
That may be, but Schakowsky forgets to mention an important distinction between heart surgery and abortion: the purpose of the former seeks to prevent the final destination of the latter.
And what ever happened to that abstract ideal we tell our children — “if you tell on someone to stop something bad from happening, it’s not tattle-telling”?
Getting back to Cecil the dead Zimbabwean lion, the New York Times reported that evidence of public outrage – signs, notes and stuffed animals – were found on and around the front door to the office of Dr. Walter Palmer, the Bloomington, Minn., dentist who shot the giant cat.
A note attached to the front door of Dr. Palmer’s practice reads, “WE ARE CECIL, #CatLivesMatter.”
No court issued a restraining order suppressing videos showing the lion while alive or dead. News reports say Dr. Palmer is currently in hiding.
In a lead editorial, the New York Times, a staunch proponent of abortion, said they hope the lion’s “cruel death” will “refocus attention on the many species that are in danger… President Obama was right on his African trip to forgo the usual safari and instead to announce new legal measures to curtail the transport and sale of elephant ivory in the United States.”
Why ivory and not the “transport and sale” of fetal tissue, organs and limbs?
I’m afraid the answer is because in today’s evolved America, the value of human life does not equal that of lumbering pachyderms or stalking man-killers.
At least in the abstract.