Video has “parted the veil of antiseptic tidiness behind which the abortion industry has for so long operated”

By Dave Andrusko

A colleague at work told me about a very brief but powerful  commentary delivered yesterday by Fox News Senior Political Analyst Brit Hume He told me Mr. Hume’s commentary on Brett Baier’s “Special Report”   captured the sheer horror and casual brutality on display in an undercover video of a meeting between a senior Planned Parenthood official and two investigators from the Center for Medical Progress and placed  the revelations in their larger context.


He was right. Here is what Mr. Hume said []:


Whatever comes of the revelations about Planned Parenthood and its participation in the traffic in fetal body parts, those revelations will have achieved one thing: they have parted the veil of antiseptic tidiness behind which the abortion industry has for so long operated. The sight of a senior Planned Parenthood official, and a doctor to boot, discussing the market for fetal body parts in between bites of salad and sips of wine was stomach-turning.

That’s because it laid bare the essentially brutal nature of abortion. Let’s be blunt: abortion involves the extraction and killing of a human life, which within a couple of weeks of pregnancy has a beating heart. Five weeks in, its hands and legs begin to grow. It is these tiny creatures, and too often ones that are far more developed, that are pulled from a mother’s womb and crushed with forceps.

Oh, but oh-so-carefully, lest body parts that could later be sold are preserved. This gruesome procedure shows the extent to which we, as a people, have been anesthetized by the estimated 55 million—fifty-five million—abortions performed since the Supreme Court “discovered” a constitutional right to that procedure 42 years ago.

Will we as a nation not someday look upon that decision and what it has done to us, not to mention the 55 million, with horror and regret? One can only hope we will.

Editor’s note. The total number of abortion deaths is over 57 million.