What the ‘abortion king’ taught us about humanity
By Terry Beatley
In light of the Planned Parenthood videos, the question Americans must answer is how do we want our government to view us – as creatures or as Creations?
I visited with Dr. Bernard Nathanson, the former co-founder of what is known today as NARAL Pro-Choice America, and he had some strong opinions about this question and his 1970s pro-abortion propaganda campaign. He gave me his personal parting message to deliver to America, along with instructions to teach the 8-point strategy of how and why he deceived our country, especially women. I promised him I’d do it, and success is centered on returning Americans to the simple question – creature or Creation?
I’d bet that the staunchest atheist and I can agree that we would rather be viewed as Creations because history has made it bloody clear what happens when government views people as anything less. Even Planned Parenthood’s founder, Margaret Sanger, “The Birth Control Queen,” could attest to that. She was publicly (keyword here) opposed to abortion BECAUSE she knew it killed a human being – and, oh my, gentle reader, wasn’t she right? I bet even Margaret would cringe and get queasy, just like we did, if she could view what her employees are doing today!
That queasiness comes instinctively to us because written onto our hearts, unless they are callous, is the ability to triangulate between beauty, goodness and truth. We know instantly when looking at a mother cuddle and kiss her newborn baby that that is an image of absolute beauty. Because of the beauty, we can triangulate and see goodness and truth. Juxtapose that image to a chopped up baby in a dish with little arms and eyeballs swirling in his or her blood and we know instantly that that is not beauty, nor goodness. It’s a multi-billion dollar lie. Thank you, Miss Margaret, for making that unequivocally clear.
Perhaps you’re wondering, “If the Birth Control Queen was not officially for abortion, what in Hades happened to her organization centered on controlling the births of those she deemed unfit? I wanted to ask her, but she had died and gone to … well, somewhere.” So, 43 years later, while doing what feminists said I would despise, that is, I quit my salvific, self-actualizing career to stay home with my two “parasites,” I was able to interview Dr. Nathanson.
He knew a lot, for he “helped nurture the creature in its infancy by feeding it great draughts of blood and money; [he] guided it through its adolescence as it grew fecklessly out of control.” (“The Hand of God,” Regnery, 1996, p. 4) In 1970, as the pre-eminent doctor for abortion and the face of NARAL, he was working for legislation that would repeal New York’s anti-abortion law and strip the unborn child from all rights and protections. Now imagine this: Planned Parenthood was sitting on the sidelines disengaged from the legislative battle, and Dr. Nathanson asked for a meeting with its leaders to present his case on why they should get involved in decriminalizing abortion. The Board listened to his demands, but they seemed unmovable.
The repeal bill, though, passed into law, and since NARAL and feminists had convinced America that “it” wasn’t a baby – just a product of conception, a blob of tissue, or, of course, just a “choice” – demand was very high, and, like a good wine, probably the brand Planned Parenthood’s medical director sipped in the first undercover video, the taste of profits was too much. The DOLLARS began to flow – about $65,000,000 in New York alone. Despite the deceased founder’s public opinion that abortion was murder, Planned Parenthood soon asked Dr. Nathanson if he would teach them how to do the procedure and how to run a “clinic.” For two years, the embryonic abortion beast took copious notes and learned directly from “The Abortion King.”
So, back to the butchered babies in the recent videos. Years later, after Dr. Nathanson recognized that babies in the womb are marvelous Creations and he had decided against suicide, he warned America about the slippery slope of Roe v. Wade.
He even calculated the monetary value of “creatures,” and it was a goldmine. Take diabetes, for example. In 1996, when Dr. Nathanson issued his warning, there were 1.4 million diabetic Americans who could be treated with “freshly aborted fetus” tissue. Success, though, required functional fetal pancreatic tissue to be from babies 14 and 20 weeks old. Unfortunately, one “creature” was not enough; “it requires the tissue from eight fetuses [Latin for ‘young children’] to substitute for the deficient pancreas in the adult. … Thus we [abortionists in America] would need to abort 11.2 million fetuses annually” at that age range to “treat all of the insulin-dependent diabetics in the United States.” (“The Hand of God,” p. 163.) Do the math: 11.2 million pancreases times $25 a pancreas.
Where would this “tissue” come from? If you noticed, there seemed to be a deficit in fetal parts for diabetics, which, of course, means a massive shortage on parts nationwide for other diseases. I mean, shucks, just Parkinson’s alone needs four babies’ brains and nerve tissue to be between 9 and 12 weeks old for every one Parkinson’s patient. Folks, we now know where we are on the slippery slope … way at the bottom. From the mouth of babes, whoops, I mean from the mouth of Dr. Mary Gatter, a bigwig at Planned Parenthood, she let her gold tooth shine when she remarked, “I want a Lamborghini.” Yes, indeed, I bet she’d look hot in that $300,000 car for an old lady who sells dead baby organs. I’ll keep my mini-van with as many child safety seats as it can hold.
But seriously, America, does our humanity really matter? If we are not Creations by the God of the Universe who gifted us with the unalienable right to life, which no government or Supreme Court can take away, then we are mere creatures of the state without any basis for rights and protections. Could it be that all of our rights are abrogated when greedy, fallen man pushes God out of governance? President Lincoln provides the answer with a question: “I would like to know if taking this old Declaration of Independence, which declares that all men are equal upon principle, and making exceptions to it, where will it stop? If one man say it does not mean a negro, why may not another man say it does not mean another man?” We now know what he meant.
Dr. Nathanson told me to tell America to “Love one another. Abortion is not love. Stop the killing. The world needs more love.” So let’s choose LOVE and RESPECT for God’s Creation. Anything different and we’re nothing more than the sum of our body parts.
Terry Beatley is president of Hosea Initiative, which holds free webinars teaching Dr. Nathanson’s 8-point strategy. If you are interested in having Beatley speak, contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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