By Karen Quiner
A mom wrote about the terrible death of her son decades ago (“Necessary Choices”).
His body was used for medical research following his death from Canavan’s disease at the age of sixteen. Here is an excerpt from Saturday’s Des Moines Register:
Today I feel fierce again — in defending Planned Parenthood against a disgusting smear campaign attempting to delegitimize the good and necessary work they do. The videotape of a doctor talking about fetal research became propaganda portraying this respected women’s health care center as a slimy business that makes money by murdering babies and selling their body parts for profit.
Yes, Planned Parenthood is involved in supplying human tissue for use in medical research. The aborted fetus would otherwise be discarded.
Yes, it is legal to use fetal tissue in medical research with the consent of the woman getting an abortion.
And by the way, yes, abortion is legal as well.
Anti-abortion activists made the tape, which supposedly exposes the ghoulish designs of Planned Parenthood medical personnel. Conservative politicians are wild to see Planned Parenthood investigated, exposed and defunded.
The Iowa view by Fern Kupfer makes a false comparison between her decision to help with research for a cure for her son’s disease and Planned Parenthood’s decision to sell body parts of aborted persons for research purposes.
She did not kill her child to help with this research. Nor did she sell his blood and urine while alive or sell his body after his death (at least I assume not).
What Planned Parenthood is doing is not only appalling, it is of questionable legality.
What is it going to take, how far does PP have to go before we finally say that they have crossed the line of human decency?
Burning them with saline isn’t the line. Tearing them apart with forceps isn’t the line. Forcing scissors into the base of their skull during a partial birth abortion isn’t the line. Are we now required to accept that crushing them from above and below so we can preserve their organs for sale is ok?