What they never told us after Roe v. Wade.


Listen To You Tell Me Texas Friday 7/31/15


A word of caution in reading this piece. Some of it is unpleasant. Discretion is advised.

A judge in Los Angeles on Wednesday blocked the release of another video from the pro-life group, Center for Medical Progress — the organization behind the recent release of videos in which high-ranking officials of Planned Parenthood talk casually about dismembering aborted babies and selling their parts. The videos have had a huge impact and the abortion industry is now in high gear to get them quashed.

The fact that there is an ‘abortion industry’ and an ‘abortion aftermarket’ (yes, that’s what they call it) is appalling. As we covered in this space two weeks ago, when the Roe v. Wade decision was handed down in 1973, I don’t think anyone imagined that there would be a national chain store for abortions, i.e. Planned Parenthood. Even those who loudly protested the decision in 1973 never warned of an ‘aftermarket’ for aborted fetuses.

What we were told in the wake of Roe v. Wade was that the legalization of abortion in all 50 states would at last move abortions out of “back alleys.” Abortions would be hygienic and safe. We’ve been told that abortion is a matter of “women’s health” and a recognition of a woman’s right to make her own decisions about her body.

But we were never told that abortion would become an ‘industry.’ We were never told there would be an ‘aftermarket’ for the tiny organs of unborn babies. Even today, few of us realize that aborting babies is one of the most lucrative ways to make use of a medical license.

Lord knows what’s in the video that the judge just blocked but it hardly matters. What we’ve seen so far is bad enough. We have come to know what abortion doctors have long known — abortion is a gruesome business, the grisliness of which increases with each week of pregnancy. How grisly? Do a Google search on ‘abortion methods.’ Particularly read about the ‘saline’ method’ and the ‘dilation and evacuation’ method.

I recognize that there are circumstances in which abortion is a necessary evil. I cannot imagine forcing a woman to bear the baby of her rapist. Respecting the fact that people of good will may vigorously disagree – and still harboring reservations of my own, I can nevertheless understand a mother aborting a fetus that will result in a catastrophically deformed baby.

But as a method of birth control, abortion is barbaric. Aborting a baby requires literally tearing it apart. And the later in the term one waits, the more horrific the methods and the greater the chance of an aborted baby emerging from the mother alive – only to be left to fight for its life and then die.

If nothing else, the Planned Parenthood videos have shown us that we should have never let this genie out of his bottle and that we should do all we can to put him back.

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Paul Gleiser

Paul L. Gleiser is president of ATW Media, LLC, licensee of radio stations KTBB 97.5 FM/AM600, 92.1 The TEAM FM in Tyler-Longview, Texas.

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4 Responses

  1. pk says:

    Since you delete my comments I will not take the time to write anymore.
    Too bad.
    Apparently you only want things that AGREE with your point of view.

    What kind of discussion it that??

    Sometimes I take the other side to engender response.
    Now I know why it never appeared.

    Cencership = stupidity

    No exchange of ideas.
    PK Lewis


  2. Jane says:

    Just some thoughts on this…
    The videos should not be blocked. Of course it should be free speech… or I thought so…
    Those that thought life starts after birth…were listening to those from onlyone side of this concern. Maybe it was a way to justify the decision. I make no judgements on anyone.
    Now we know what was really happening. But, what is done now is what matters; we cannot change the past…can we learn from it? If not, then we are lost…not from a “churchy” standpoint but from the human value….do humans have any value at all? If you think not….them by all means step up and be the first to rid humanity of yourself. Please.

  3. Tom Williams says:

    Mr. Gleiser, Thank you for your forum and radio programs/stations. Your recent comments regarding abortion are true. I offer only one correction, some knew long ago the abortion industry was a gruesome and I say evil industry and practice. Several months ago you also mentioned the Republican party should drop the issue from their platform because it is a loosing issue. I would hope you might reconsider that position. Societies that have practiced infanticide/human sacrifice of adults or children have soon degraded to a point of total collapse from within. Children are a blessing and if we murder them our country will soon fall. Tom W

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