“Pro-Choice” Depravity Reaches New Depths of Evil

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This author has been ardently pro-life for about 40 years. Along the way, I have participated in some protests by marching with thousands and in others by praying alone in front of Planned Parenthood clinics, as well as helping establish Crisis Pregnancy Care centers in two communities.

During this time, I have also followed the antics and arguments of the “pro-choice” crowd closely and written much about the evil nature of the “pro-choice” philosophy. Earlier this year this vile doctrine of the Left plumbed the depths of evil to the very bottom when politicians in New York and Virginia promoted killing the baby up to, and even beyond, leaving the womb.

Or so I thought. I should have known better. I actually underestimated how grotesque  “pro-choice” actions can, and have become.

One might wonder what could possibly be worse than executing infants even after they are born. The answer is found when the motives of the murderers are seen.

Two recent reports concerning murderous motives used to destroy innocent human life revealed a new depth of depravity in the name of the ‘right’ to be “pro-choice.”

Baby Body Parts Peddled for Politics and Profit 

AbortionThis story is not new, but it is also not well-publicized and non-existent on the Leftmedia. It involves the work of two undercover journalists from back in 2016.

David Daleidien and Sandra Merritt were undercover citizen journalists who videotaped conversations with Planned Parenthood officials who detailed the illegal selling of aborted baby body parts to the company StemExpress.

The videos were released and of course, Planned Parenthood denied that they were authentic. However, with the aid of a current Democratic candidate for president, they also managed to convince California to charge Daleidien and Merritt with 15 counts of the illegal taping of confidential conversations.

Presidential candidate Senator Kamala Harris [D. CA] was then-Attorney General in California and ordered the seizure of the video evidence from Daleidan’s home in 2016. That search and seizure were specifically against California law.

An excellent piece chronicling this case which has now come to court in preliminary hearings in San Francisco was penned by Madeline Osburn on Sept. 11, 2019, at thefederalist.com. Turns out the videos were both legal and authentic.

…former California attorney general Kamala Harris sought to prosecute Daleiden at the behest of her political donors at Planned Parenthood. Even though Daledien’s unreleased footage should have been protected by the California Shield Law, Harris ordered a search warrant against Daleiden in 2016 and a raid of his apartment, seizing his computer, camera equipment, and footage.  Email records show correspondence between Harris’ office and Planned Parenthood officials, orchestrating public responses, filing police reports, and even drafting legislation targeting Daleiden. Harris has received tens of thousands of dollars in political contributions from Planned Parenthood-affiliated entities, so the nature of her behavior is no mystery.

Inset.2.9.14.2019The involvement of Kamala Harris would explain why more hasn’t been forthcoming in the Leftmedia concerning this. That and, of course, one other serious political consideration, the malevolent doctrine of “pro-choice” being a primary icon of the Left.

Otherwise, the Left might see this as a very important free speech case, as Ms. Osburn highlights. However, the video which is now being viewed in court has revealed the most disturbing details yet of Planned Parenthood’s baby body-parts trafficking.

Four days into the hearings, significant and graphic details about StemExpress’ business steadily emerge, such as their supplying of beating fetal hearts and intact fetal heads to medical researchers.

This means Planned Parenthood was selling the beating hearts and complete heads to StemExpress who would then sell hearts that were beating and fully intact heads to the, um, ‘researchers!’ All of this is illegal, by the way, and undercover evidence of illegal activity is legal to obtain not only in California but under most whistleblower laws nationwide.

The fact that the “pro-choice” enthusiasts believe so fervently in their cause that they would support such butchery for profit and political gains even though it is illegal is pure malevolence befitting the label of demonic. Yet as disturbing as this revelation is, the next story matches, if not exceeds it in reaching new depths of malignant depravity.

Abortions for Sexual “Pleasure”

abortion, pro-choice, pro-lifeIf you are staring at the subtitle in disbelief, I shared similar astonishment when I first heard of this in another article from Sept. 11, 2019, at lifenews.com. Author Micaiah Bilger chronicles the beginnings of a disturbing new trend in a particular part of social media.

 As unimaginably evil as it seems, apparently some couples find a sexual high in purposefully getting pregnant and aborting their unborn babies. Summit News recently uncovered couples discussing the disturbing sexual fetish on Reddit. The comments came from a post where one user explained that their female friend “has a really powerful fetish for breeding.”… “My girlfriend enjoys her pregnancies and she enjoys the abortion,” the person responded. “Her preferred date to abort is between 20 and 24 weeks of gestation. I enjoy making her pregnant. And I enjoy the time of her pregnancy. She has no menstrual period and she is sexually very active. …“In the last ten years in our relationship we have done seven abortions and my girlfriend is pregnant again with a little girl,” he continued. …A third person praised the abhorrent behavior, writing: “It is good (and rare) to hear of a couple (both man and woman) where both members are into abortion and pregnancy. This is a wonderful and potent example of personal power, where sex meets violence and creation combines with destruction,” the report continues.

The most surprising aspect of this behavior is not that it actually happened. Something akin to this was always the logical extension of the legal and societal approval of abortion on demand.

One thing that is more surprising and disturbing is this scenario makes abortion a “good” thing because couples can exercise their “personal power, where sex meets violence and creation combines with destruction.” It’s kinda like being a pair of sex-crazed serial killers without ever having to see your victims or worry about getting caught.

To put it another way, the couple gets a high playing God by sacrificing other lives over and over. Moreover, it’s all for the physical comfort and ‘pleasure’ of the self-made demigods which they can enjoy again each time a child is snuffed out!

What I also found astonishing was the nonchalance the Reddit commentators showed discussing killing the unborn child when they obviously know he or she is really a human child. The one whose girlfriend was now pregnant for the eighth time casually noted that the child now in her womb was a girl.

He makes this comment knowing that in a few weeks, they were going to pay someone to have this little girl killed once she served her purpose for their pleasure. Not only was he okay with that, but he seemed happy that they could just start the cycle all over again!

pro-life, pro-choiceThis is a different level of depravity on display than any I know. It manifests a deeper evil than even the abuse and murder of slaves or the Nazi medical experiments on living human beings.

This practice is a deeper evil for two simple and virtually unprecedented reasons. First of all, there is no force or coercion of any kind toward the mother.

In the vast majority of abortions, coercion plays a large part in the decision to abort. The mother is often pressured by the father, her own parents, other authority figures and peers to “fix” her “mistake,” so she can move on with her life.

However, in this scenario, the father and the mother agree to a long series of abortions, one after the other, for as long as they are together and physically able, for the sake of their own ‘pleasure’!

Secondly, the child in the womb is viewed here as a “sex toy” to be used and later discarded in favor of another human child to use as another “sex toy.”

Not only is the life of the child viewed on a lower level than the life of the parents, but the child herself is regarded as an inhuman non-living thing! Even when deceptive “pro-choice” advocates say that the fetus is a “lump of cells” they at least acknowledge that those are living human cells.

Recently an official from Planned Parenthood said this,

…we will continue to defend the truth: EVERY reason to have an abortion is a valid reason,” said Colleen McNicholas, chief medical officer for Planned Parenthood of the St. Louis Region.

This means that Ms. McNicholas would have no problem with serial abortions as a sexual fetish. Taking what she has said in another light, she could add that according to this view, there is also no good reason to actually give birth to a child and every good reason to destroy that child!

Welcome to the depths of depraved “pro-choice” ideology where what was called light is now darkness and what was good is now called evil. Should this ideology continue unabated, it is a frightening omen for the future of society.

Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter! Isaiah 5:20 [ESV]

D.T. Osborn

Sources: The Holy Bible, English Standard Version, Crossway Bibles, 2001

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The Conservative ‘Long Game’ in The Culture War [Video]

In part one of this series, we examined the state of the culture today and countering the growing influence of the Socialist Left in Western society. The reality is that there is already a war initiated by the Left against the West, and it must be stopped in a strategic manner.

The importance of battling the Left in the short run, or ‘short game’ is akin to holding the line against a multitude of attacks on multiple fronts in the culture war. It cannot be overstated that conservatives must protect Western society against the imminent dangers of a Leftist takeover.

However, it is perhaps even more vital that conservatives work out a strategy to successfully engage in the ‘long game’ of cultural change. Otherwise, the ‘short game’ victories will be short-lived and the overall war will tilt even more toward a Leftist defeat and a disaster for liberty around the world.

There are three critical battlegrounds where conservatives must make a long-term commitment to defeating the Left. These three fronts are the family, the education system, and the churches.

Fight for the Family

Western civilizationThe most important target of the Left in the culture war is the West’s traditional Judeo-Christian family structure. They realize that the two-parent family with children is the fabric of Western society.

Breaking this model apart has been a key goal of the Left wherever they plant their insidious presence. It is at the root of any Socialist effort from the early Soviet Union and moving onto American soil in the early 20th century.

The founding of Planned Parenthood is a prime example of this. It’s founder, Margaret Sanger, was enamored of Socialism, especially the Nazi variety, and hated the traditional family.

From the beginning of the feminist movement’s rise in the 1960s, it’s leaders espoused disdain for the two-parent family, especially if that meant the woman was a stay-at-home mother married to a man. In fact, in less than 20 years, the feminist champions had managed to make marriage almost verbotten for the modern woman and had successfully gotten abortion legalized and rapidly spreading throughout the land.

All of this effort was aimed at supposedly freeing women from the slavery of the family and bearing children. An unexpected result was the liberation of men from responsibility as fathers.

This has devastated the most vulnerable in the family unit, the children. Moreover, it has ironically made women more impoverished and miserable as single mothers forced to care for their children.

All while many men skip out feeling little shame because, after all, that woman could have aborted the child so it is her problem right?!

Leftism and cultureThe Left is just fine with this situation as it hands them the excuses necessary to insist that the government handle the problem. Therefore, they say, we must enact Socialist policies which secure government-funded child care while welfare incentivizes single motherhood by refusing to help as long as a male presence exists in the home.

The traditional family is more than a target, it is an enemy of Socialism. Socialism, when fully formed, can brook no allegiance to anything but the central government planners and their plans.

Loyalty to the party is the overarching theme of Socialist and later Communist nations. Loyalty to one’s family cannot be allowed to compete with the all-powerful state.

Fighting for the traditional Judeo-Christian family model is essential to preserving  Western society and perhaps turning it back from the brink of extinction. In the real ‘long game,’ defending and extending true family values throughout society is vital for now and more so for the future.

Take Education Back from the Left

The second front of the ‘long game’ involves an entity which has, unfortunately, been taken from the people and given to the Federal government and the academic Left. That is the battleground of education.

Education in America has seen a particular turn toward favoring all things regarding the Socialist Left. This is true at both the philosophical and structural level.

The philosophy of public education took a radical Leftward turn with the advent of two Supreme Court decisions in the 1960s. Those decisions took the voluntary observance of prayer and Bible reading out of the public school system, and the results have been disastrous.

This philosophical change was followed in less than a decade by an explosion of protests on college campuses all over America that lasted through the early 1970s. People such as Obama confidant and domestic terrorist bomber Bill Ayers were key participants in violent protests against the government during that era.

Bill Ayers is notable not simply for his violent Leftist past, but more so because of what he went on to become within the education establishment at the highest levels of academia.

Ayers went on to eventually become a distinguished professor in the College of Education at the University of Illinois at Chicago. His teaching centered on issues such as urban childhood education and social justice. He taught there for 20 years, eventually retiring in 2010. He taught untold numbers of undergraduates his conviction that Socialist political power was superior.

Ayers is but one of many who have arisen in academia to create a system where the radical Socialist Left is teaching those who teach our children and have been doing so for decades.

Leftist EducationThis change to education philosophy has been abetted by the change in structure that took place with the creation of the Federal Department of Education in 1979 under President Jimmy Carter.

How Education became a Cabinet-level office is an example of the Left playing the ‘long game’ in the political realm.

In the period between 1908 and 1975, more than 130 bills were introduced to form a
Department of Education

Control at the highest government level over public education was the Socialist Left’s vision and for 7 decades in Congress and they hammered at the opposition to that goal. Each step along the way the Left gathered and consolidated support from the National Education Association who eventually gave vital help to Jimmy Carter securing victory in 1976.

the NEA released “Needed: A Cabinet Department of Education” in 1975, but its most significant step was to endorse a presidential candidate—Jimmy Carter—for the first time in the history of the organization.

There are already many steps being taken to wrest some of the control of education away from both its philosophical chains and governmental servitude. The emergence and growth of homeschooling, charter schools, and religious education present solid alternatives to public schooling.

However, about 90% of children in America still attend public schools and it will take a concerted effort on all cultural fronts to seize control from the Left there, although abolishing the Department of Education would be a tremendous help in that regard. Fear not, I am not holding my breath waiting for that, although the current Secretary of Education and her boss, President Trump, have at least undertaken to reduce the size of the DOE.

The third essential front of the cultural battleground is needed for any substantial movement from a Leftist-dominated culture and Socialist slavery toward liberty and the continued existence of Western society. This is the battle to return the Christian churches to the Lordship of Jesus Christ.

Return the Churches to Christ

Leftism in churchesThe state of the modern Christian church can only be called abysmal largely because of two factors. The primary factor is the abandonment of the authority of God’s Word, along with the embrace and spread of Leftist Socialist philosophy as a consequence.

Both factors are evident with even a cursory examination of both Protestant and Catholic divisions of the modern church. Major portions of both have aligned solidly with the Left on a host of cultural and political positions.

On the Catholic side, that is demonstrated by groups such as “Catholics for Choice,” [a pro-abortion and influential dissident group of Catholics] and their ilk, and the overt support for illegal immigration by this pope in particular.

Last December, Pope Francis took the opportunity of the Christmas season to falsely compare illegal immigrants with the birth of Christ in a manger. His ‘tweet’ demonstrated both incorrect Biblical interpretation and adherence to Socialist goals.

Pope Francis used the hashtag #internationalmigrantsday to compare Jesus to the global immigration crisis. He tried to equate Mary and Joseph being unable to find any “room at the inn” as an excuse to peddle open borders.

Pope Francis

@Pontifex

Jesus knows well the pain of not being welcomed. May our hearts not be closed as were the houses in Bethlehem. #Internationalmigrantsday

He objects to a border wall by conflating legal immigrants with illegal aliens, a typical language tactic of the Left. That, and the fact that Jesus’ mother and step-father were not traveling as immigrants, but in obedience to an imperial decree, show the Leftward tilt of Catholicism.

Churches and abortionThe Protestants, especially those in the so-called ‘mainline churches’ are perhaps even farther down the path of Socialist Leftist indoctrination. A prominent example is the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice [RCRC] that officially includes both ‘Catholics for Choice,’ and a large number of Protestant denominations.

They include the United Methodist Church, the Anglican Communion, which includes the Episcopal Church in America, and the United Church of Christ. In addition, certain leftist strains of Presbyterians, Baptists, [and] Lutherans…

The swerve to the Left taken by the churches is the product of abandoning the inerrancy, and thus the authority of the Scriptures as the Word of God. Inerrancy teaches that the Bible as God inspired it and as it was originally written is totally trustworthy and thus qualifies as the authoritative and final Word from God to humanity.

Therefore, the Christian Church on earth, whatever name they may assign to themselves, has but one legitimate source of teaching God’s requirements for Christ’s people, the Holy Bible. When that is set aside for humanist Leftist causes such as ‘social justice’ instead of biblical doctrine, the result is rampant falsehood leading to destruction.

Leftward church organizations who deny biblical inerrancy reveal that their ultimate loyalty is given to someone or something other than Jesus.

This final piece of what I am calling the ‘long game’ of cultural change is the most important of them all. For, without a healthy Christian presence, the basis of the West’s liberty and prosperity will crumble into Socialist tyranny very quickly.

The true ‘Church’ established by God Himself must become once more under the discipline and direction of His Word. It will take a passion for Christ, perseverance in the struggle, and potent prayers of the faithful for this to happen, and it needs to happen soon.

Let us strive to follow and advocate for what the Apostle Paul taught in his New Testament letter to the Church at Colossae,

Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God. And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him. Colossians 3:16-17 [ESV]

D.T. Osborn

Sources: The Holy Bible, English Standard Version, Crossway Bibles, 2001

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Slouching Toward Molech [Video]

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In 1919, W.B. Yeats composed the haunting and powerful verse, “The Second Coming.” A few of the lines from his apocalyptic reflection in the aftermath of World War 1 are particularly instructive a century later.

…Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;

Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world, …

The best lack all conviction, while the worst

Are full of passionate intensity.

Surely some revelation is at hand;

Surely the Second Coming is at hand.

…somewhere in sands of the desert

A shape with lion body and the head of a man,

A gaze blank and pitiless as the sun,

Is moving its slow thighs, while all about it

Reel shadows of the indignant desert birds.

The darkness drops again; but now I know

That twenty centuries of stony sleep

Were vexed to nightmare by a rocking cradle,

And what rough beast, its hour come round at last,

Slouches towards Bethlehem to be born?

Recent proclamations by prominent politicians celebrating legal slayings of newborn children prompt a question. What “rough beast” is pushing the malevolent assault on the helpless and voiceless among us?

Judging from the present climate, that very beast may be taking civilization slouching toward the altars of Molech instead of Bethlehem.

The Minions of Molech

The name Molech comes primarily from references in the Old Testament such as this,

They built the high places of Baal in the Valley of the Son of Hinnom, to offer up their sons and daughters to Molech, though I did not command them, nor did it enter into my mind, that they should do this abomination… Jeremiah 32:35 (ESV)

AbortionVarious states within America have begun to publically plunge into the abyss of abomination and self-destruction. They have done so by placing children’s lives on Molech’s sacrificial altar once again.

The minions of Molech are many and they openly advocate and seek to implement infanticide. Pre-eminent among these is Ralph Northam the Democratic Governor of Virginia.

His clear admission that the new bill proposed in his state would allow the killing of a child already born has shocked many. However, that shock wasn’t found within his own party.

Truly the unthinkable of past times is being boldly proclaimed as a righteous defense “of women’s rights.” That is how New York Governor Andrew Cuomo characterizes his state’s new abortion till birth law.

Moreover, there are several other states that allow abortion until birth. Hopefully, N.Y. is the only one with the crown jewel for a Molechian era, the legalization of abortions performed by non-medical persons.

This sounds somewhat like allowing legal ‘back-alley’ abortions. Remember when that phrase was spoken in fear by pro-choicers as something which would savagely kill mothers if Roe v. Wade was overturned.

So much for making abortion ” safe, legal, and rare.” Nowadays, every abortion is a good abortion, the more the merrier, at least to the Left.

Though the states are taking the lead now, there is really only one organization that deserves the blame [or credit from the Left’s view] for the destruction of human life these events portend. That organization is Planned Parenthood.

Planned Parenthood: Merchants of Molech

AbortionPlanned Parenthood has been engaged in the business of selective death since its beginning. The founder, racist, eugenics advocate Margaret Sanger, promoted the elimination of “inferior races” of “human weeds,” as she called them.

Moreover, Sanger became involved with some of the 20th century’s most evil people and movements. Author George Grant writes,

Because of her [Sanger’s] Malthusian and Eugenic connections, she had become closely associated with the scientists and theorists who put together Nazi Germany’s “race purification” program. She had openly endorsed the euthanasia, sterilization, abortion, and infanticide programs of the early Reich.

Sanger was influential in the progressive political circles of her day. However, she would never have imagined being able to finance a state governor’s campaign to the tune of 3 million dollars, as PP did in VA with Northam.

The Planned Parenthood legacy of child sacrifice is extensively chronicled. Next month a film will be released which reveals the less public realities of the Planned Parenthood abortion industry.

This film, “Unplanned,” tells the true story of Abby Johnson, a former director of the largest Planned Parenthood clinic in Texas. She became a pro-life activist after witnessing an abortion herself for the first time.

Planned Parenthood’s vision of the future is to further enrich itself at the cost of the next generation’s lives, and this generation’s souls.

It is a future that will reach beyond the beginning of human life. A dark and foreboding future for us all.

Molech’s Servants will Devour Civilization

AbortionMore than thirty years ago author Joseph Bayly wrote a prophetic novel titled “Winterflight.” It was brilliant look forward at a time which horribly is becoming the present.

Bayly postulated a future where the very old and the very young were considered not sufficiently valuable to society as a whole. Therefore, for the good of humanity, there were mandatory legal limits on the length of life, and legal conditions to be met if life was to continue after birth.

I will not reveal anymore from the book so as not to discourage others from reading it. However, please find or purchase a copy because it is an excellent work, is easy to follow, and will astound many with its dark prescience.

While we are not yet at the extremes Bayly imagined, parts of society are already taking the first step into that black hole of death. The second step is well on its way to becoming reality, though as yet with less attention.

The second step to which the culture succumbs is to eliminate the elderly and the disabled. Bayly envisioned that scenario in his book as well.

Euthanasia is the name for step number two in Satan’s anti-life plans. Molech is just another idol posing as the devil’s doppelganger in this scenario.

In the next article, we will examine the practice of euthanasia. This area has received far less fanfare than abortion, yet it will be coming to help finish devouring what is left of civilization.

Only the power of God Himself can stop this headlong rush to death in our society. Let us pray He moves with a fresh wind of the Spirit to encourage and inspire us to action for life.

For whoever finds me finds life and obtains favor from the LORD, but he who fails to find me injures himself; all who hate me love death. Proverbs 8:35-36 [ESV]

D.T. Osborn

Sources: The Holy Bible, English Standard Version, Crossway Bibles, 2001

George Grant – “Grand Illusions, The Legacy of Planned Parenthood,” Wolgemuth and Hyatt, Publishers, Inc., 1988.

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