Cate Dyer bought baby parts

Remember the Center for Medical Progress, CMP? They were the folks who did some undercover video work and caught Planned Parenthood representatives negotiating prices for selling intact baby parts. For uncovering those illegalities, they got taken to court. The preliminary hearings are finally moving along, and there’s been a revelation in the witness testimony.

San Francisco has declared the NRA a “terrorist organization”. What does that make members of the NRA? And what other groups probably should be called that given San Fran’s standards. Well, now the NRA is fighting back.

Mentioned links:

StemExpress CEO admits under oath to harvesting ‘intact’ aborted children

NRA Sues San Francisco For Labeling It ‘Terrorist Organization’

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Show transcript

I’m starting out with a story that some might find a bit squeamish, so be forewarned. It has to do with the abortion issue, so you have some idea of what I’ll be talking about.

Remember the Center for Medical Progress, CMP? They were the folks who did some undercover video work and caught Planned Parenthood representatives negotiating prices for selling intact baby parts. For uncovering those illegalities, the CMP got taken to court, specifically investigators David Daleiden and Sandra Merritt. Really, so that’s how “justice” is done these days,

Well, the preliminary hearings are finally moving along, and there’s been a revelation in the witness testimony. The CEO of StemExpress took the stand on September 5th. She’s only being referred to in transcripts as “Doe 12” (her name is Cate Dyer) because she was caught on camera saying that they’ve “done a lot” of “intact cases” which is understood in the industry to mean whole fetal bodies.

According to a spokesperson for CMP, she admitted in court that when a fetal brain is harvested, the head may still be attached to the body and that StemExpress does indeed harvest and supply fully intact aborted children. Because using feticide such as Digoxin damages the “specimens,” these children had the potential of being aborted alive. Peter Breen of the Thomas More Society, which is representing Daleiden at the hearing, observed. “If you have a fetus with an intact head and an intact body, and intact extremities, that is something that would indicate that child was born alive, and then had their organs cut out of them, or that the child was the victim of an illegal partial-birth abortion. Both of these are gruesome and violent acts.”

This shows, as well as videos and portions of other documents at a link in the show notes, that preborn children are born alive to have their organs harvested possibly while their hearts are still beating. But yeah, the CMP has to defend itself. They’ve been charged with 15 felony counts of invasion of privacy due to the videos exposing the sales of fetal body parts by Planned Parenthood.

Meanwhile, I guess that the already-born members of Planned Parenthood and StemExpress will get out of this…intact, so to speak.

I mentioned last episode that the San Francisco Board of Supervisors unanimously passed a resolution declaring the National Rifle Association a domestic terrorist organization. Well, the NRA is fighting back, though I don’t think it’ll go very far, especially in courts out west.

First a little more background on this resolution that I just mentioned in passing last time. The resolution said that the City and County of San Francisco “should take every reasonable step to assess the financial and contractual relationships our vendors and contractors have with this domestic terrorist organization.” Further, they should, “take every reasonable step to limit those entities who do business with the City and County of San Francisco from doing business with this domestic terrorist organization.” The resolution also states that the municipalities will “encourage all other jurisdictions, including other cities, states, and the federal government, to adopt similar positions.”

What the NRA is doing in response is filing a lawsuit in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California accusing San Francisco officials of violating the organization’s First Amendment rights and blacklisting those associated with the group.

NRA lawyer William A. Brewer III said in a statement “This action is an assault on all advocacy organizations across the country. There can be no place in our society for this manner of behavior by government officials. Fortunately, the NRA, like all U.S. citizens, is protected by the First Amendment.”

Now like I said, I don’t see this really going anywhere, what with the liberal bent of judges out that way. It’s one symbolic move vs another symbolic move. I think, however, that the NRA’s symbolism speaks louder. If advocacy groups, especially ones for which a constitutional amendment makes legal, can be blacklisted, and if something like this made it to the federal government, then free speech via whatever advocacy group you support is only as loud as the government deems it to be. That’s not a precedent I think we want to set.

Further, if the NRA is a terrorist organization, it stands to reason that this Board of Supervisors believes every member of the NRA is also a terrorist. And therefore it stands to reason that whatever means they employ against the NRA could and should be used against the members of that supposed “terrorist” organization. The slope; it is slippery.

In that previous episode, I noted with tongue in cheek if they’ve done that for Antifa. But here’s the thing; the NRA, as an organization, hasn’t done anything like Antifa has. They don’t riot or destroy property; they lobby for like-minded Americans, just like the Teacher’s Union or AARP. You may not like what they lobby for, and that’s fair enough, but the fact is what Antifa does is far and away more destructive than the NRA.

Oh, and if you want to blame the NRA for every single gun death in the country, there’s another organization out there who themselves literally kill about 10 times more people per year than the NRA. I wonder if San Fran is going to get up in arms about…Planned Parenthood. Yeah, me neither.

And finally, as I was writing this part of the show, it was September 11th. At 9/11 plus 18 years, there are still changes to our culture that have come because of it. But there is one change to our media landscape that, while it was worthwhile at the time, has long outlived its usefulness and needs to be done away with immediately.

I speak of that thief of screen space, The Scroller; that incessant line of moving text at the bottom of news channel broadcasts that, while a disaster is happening, gives you other headlines that the news readers don’t have time to get to. But for years now I’ve seen headlines about minor car accidents hundreds of mile away from me, or the results of a beard contest. Yes, really. The Scroller has its time and place. It’s just not here and now.  Hashtag #ScrapTheScroller

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