Thursday, July 04, 2013

Ignorance is Bliss? If You're the Abortion Lobby, YES!

Austin, TX has become a living display case for the core of the abortion-rights movement. It's hard to stomach the sight of so many people turning out to express such enthusiasm for dismembering pain-capable viable unborn babies. But that's not really what they're there for. They're there to be part of the In Crowd. The disrespect, the shouting, the smugness, and the unquestioning enthusiasm for all things abortionish is just part of the package. It's a style.

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:
  • That every woman "sheds a fertilized egg every month." (WTF?)
  • That an unborn baby's heart doesn't start beating until 24 weeks.
  • That science and evidence are irrelevant -- that, in fact, science and evidence are mere "opinion".
  • That there is no scientific way to determine if something is alive. (What's the point of having death certificates if there's no way of determining if the person is alive or dead? And yeah, your goldfish has gone belly-up, but that's not proof that there is or is not life there. And NASA is wasting TONS of money looking for life on Mars, since there is, according to Planned Parenthood, no scientific way to detect life.)
  • That there is no distinction between viruses and zygotes. (Which would mean that if you have a cold, your pregnancy test will come up positive.)

    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":
  • A 6 - 8 week embryo has "no legs, no arms, no head, no brain, no heart."
  • That at 6 - 8 weeks "there's nothing developed at all."

    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. 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.
  • All this is pretty remarkable in an embryo that's "nothing developed" and has "no legs, no arms, no head, no brain, no heart."

    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.

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