That level of enthusiasm for abortion requires careful coaching in willful ignorance. And such ignorance does not come easy.
Among YouTube's more vaulable offerings is a video that Planned Parenthood struggled to get taken down. One view will tell you why:
One YouTube viewer comments:
And relating to the video; these kids didn't make much sense, but how about you interview people actually in charge of Planned Parenthood instead of using a few unprepared comments by some undereducated undergrads at an obscure college to analyze the intentions of Planned Parenthood?Yeah, those kids are pretty ignorant. How did they get to be that dumb? Were they dropped on their heads as babies? Did they eat a lot of paint chips? Are they all recovering from acute alcohol poisoning? No. There's no organic brain dysfunction to explain this level of idiocy. These are all college students, fairly bright to start with. So what happened to make a bunch of bright kids into such laughable morons?
Here's where we get to the real point: These kids are members of "Advocates for Choice", a Planned Parenthood college outreach. Those kids, who "didn't make much sense", were trained and "educated" by Planned Parenthood. This video shows us very clearly what the best "educated" and "trained" youth come away from Planned Parenthood with: not only staggering ignorance, but blithe and militant over-confidence in their misinformation and ignorance.
It took a lot of work to make those kids that stupid. I'm betting that most of the gang of rabble being rabble-roused in Austin right now were also the craftsmanship of the kind of training that Planned Parenthood provides.
Listen to the highly-trained and carefully-coached college students again. Immersion in abortion-rights training has taught them:
How do we see this promotion of ignorance in other contexts? Let's go to a completely other state, in a completely other context:
So the "education" Planned Parenthood provides a prospective abortion patient includes the following "facts":
Let's go ahead and assume that the patient is at the 6-week end of this window. I've blogged already about 6-week embryos. MayoClinic.com notes these developmental milestones:
Just four weeks after conception [6 weeks LMP, the way pregnancy is calculated], .... your baby's heart is beating with a regular rhythm.
Basic facial features will begin to appear, including an opening for the mouth and passageways that will make up the inner ear. The digestive and respiratory systems begin to form as well.
The ignorance displayed in the Colorado video isn't some flukey thing. The ignorance displayed in that video is something the abortion lobby deliberately plants, nourishes, and cultivates. Such ignorance is vital in order to convince otherwise decent, caring people that they should take a strong pro-choice stand. It's that kind of ignorance that is necessary to maintain the dog-and-pony show going on right now in Austin.
It would be downright laughable were the stakes not so tragic.