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March 29, 2013 - 11:46 am

A Florida Planned Parenthood official just stood in front of the Florida legislature to advance the argument that perhaps some life is at the whim of the living — “legitimate life,” for a perfectly representative description of her argument; there is no daylight between her testimony and an advocacy of decriminalizing murder.

If a child brought into the world under such circumstances is unworthy of life via the intentions of the mother, logic dictates that the child would be placed in such limbo indefinitely, until such time as the mother chooses to kill it. Two minutes later, twenty-five years later: if this monstrous woman could shape a society according to her testimony, then the mother would necessarily have a permanent right to slaughter her child.

Further: changing her mind, at any point, would change nothing.

If the mother decided she no longer wished the child to be dead, the logic of this “Legitimate Life” testimony — that some life is at the whim of the living — requires that the mother could always change her mind once again.

Which brings us to this: a government-funded organization just sent a representative to testify that she is not entirely sure a mother does not have an inalienable right to murderthe president whose administration funds her organization has expressed the exact same sentiments, and in fact voted on them — several times.

An honest culture, an honest media would consider this distinction:

– Todd Akin expressed an opinion supported by no one of his party, that was a part of no platform, that virtually no one alive had ever heard expressed before, whereas …

– This demon in Florida is not the first to equivocate on murder; she has an ally in a high place, and belongs to a billion-dollar organization that has equivocated on “legitimate life” frequently and publicly.

One of these incidents deserves a national conversation — especially during the trial of Kermit Gosnell, a man who actually acted on the theory of “legitimate life,” and likely murdered hundreds.

But the other one got it.

David Steinberg is the New York City Editor of PJ Media. Follow his tweets at @DavidSPJM.

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The notion of denying "personhood" to post-birth babies (and not just survivors of botched late-term abortions) was first advanced, to the best of my knowledge, by two "bio-ethicists" from Australia. "Personhood" is related nomenclature to the equally perverse "legitimate life." "Bioethics" has become another Orwellian code phrase for legitimizing the killing of innocents who have become inconvenient.

America fought its bloodiest war 150 years ago in part to smash an earlier institution founded on the denial of personhood. My concern? Will enough Americans be repulsed and revolted by these revelations to push back the "progressive" agenda, or will many of them acquiesce to these ideas?
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"An honest culture, an honest media would consider this distinction:

– Todd Akin expressed an opinion supported by no one of his party, that was a part of no platform, that virtually no one alive had ever heard expressed before, whereas …

– This demon in Florida is not the first to equivocate on murder; she has an ally in a high place, and belongs to a billion-dollar organization that has equivocated on “legitimate life” frequently and publicly.

One of these incidents deserves a national conversation — especially during the trial of Kermit Gosnell, a man who actually acted on the theory of “legitimate life,” and likely murdered hundreds.

But the other one got it."

The sad, sad truth.

I would so like to point to the corrupted media on this, but haven't these stories all been reported? Have Americans' souls been so, what, shredded? In a corrupted world, though, infanticide is the logical endpoint of abortion freedom.
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I have to point out that DOZENS of PJM commenters and bloggers couldn't wait to trash Todd Akin for his words.
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Since this article appeared I've wanted to respond but have been unable. It is, for me, beyond words. Tears are my only response.
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There's a correlation that the more "innocent" the life, the less valued.
The more "guilty" the life, the more valued.

It certainly explains the Liberal positions on Abortion and Capital Punishment.

It is also the basis of the "Bizarro World" of Superman comics.
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I almost couldn't believe this. But then I woke up. I am so disheartened and disgusted. I hope to see some outrage SOMEWHERE on Monday. Dear church, I know you're busy this weekend. Please read your inbox on Monday. Thanks
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Where are the Abortion supporters on this blog to defend Ms Snow's position? Why are there no 'well I support the woman's right to choose' arguments being posted?
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Murder makes one free.
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Anyone who knows history isn't surprised by this. The Left loves death and thrives on slaughter. The Leftist governments of Hitler, Stalin, Mao and others killed more than 100 million people. American Leftists have killed 40 some million via abortions. To think that they would like to expand that to unwanted children, or political opposition, is no great stretch.
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"Inalienable rigfhgt to slaugter her own child?"

What, is she Islamic?
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I have an idea of a life that is not "legitimate".

Alisa Laport Snow

But what do you expect from a woman speaking for an organization whose precursor was started by Margaret Sanger, eugenicist extraordinaire?

(from your other link):

"In 2008, when ruminating on the possibility of his own grandchildren coming into the world unexpectedly, then US Sen. Barack Obama described those future grandchildren as a “punishment.”

The way I heard that statement was one of the stupidest utterances of all time... that he wouldn't want his small daughters (who were about 6 & 9 at the time)"punished with a baby".

I feel punished by the pronouncements of brain dead ignoramuses (is that redundant ?) like the Obamas & Alisa Snow.

You can read the 2002 Illinois Senator further opining here...

http://www.nationalreview.com/articles/225404/why-obama-really-voted-infanticide/andrew-c-mccarthy
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Are you referring to the Margaret Sanger who wrote, "We must not let it be known THAT WE INTEND TO EXTERMINATE THE NEGRO RACE." ?

You mean THAT Margaret Sanger? And isn't that the same Margaret Sanger who gave a lecture on eugenics to the Ladies' Auxiliary of the KKK?
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Margaret "...assist the race toward the elimination of the unfit..." Sanger.

-Engelman, Peter, in Encyclopedia of Birth Control, Vern L. Bullough (Ed.), ABC-CLIO, 2001, pp 132.
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Right, founder of the organization that morphed into Planned Parenthood.

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Right, the same Planned Parenthood that every Republican supports with your tax dollars when they vote FOR continuing budget resolutions. The House could cut taxpayer funding for this modern 'murder incorporated', but they won't.
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