I love “The Wizard of Oz.”
For many years I watched the family classic annually, awed by a Kansas Twister and farm girl Dorothy and her adventures traveling the Yellow Brick Road. Along the way, strangers become companions, and Dorothy, Scarecrow, Tin Man, and the Cowardly Lion link arms, setting their sights on the Emerald City and its most famous citizen, the Wizard himself. All in Oz believe the Wizard all powerful and that he can grant wishes unmet by any other means. Dorothy desires a first class ticket to Kansas. The Scarecrow hopes to snag a brain. The Cowardly Lion wants courage befitting the King of the Jungle, and the Tin Man lacks a heart. It seems that malady affects many more than whimsical rusting robots.
Yesterday, a House Committee commenced interrogating supporters of the abortion industry in an attempt to determine if Planned Parenthood should be defunded. The Congressional Committee heard from Yale Professor Priscilla Smith. A rabid supporter of abortion, Miss Smith was the lawyer who argued for keeping partial birth abortion legal at the Supreme Court. Thankfully, the High Court voted to ban the gruesome abortion technique.
The Congressional Committee Chair reminded the Professor of the ruling, reading the Supreme Court’s decision on partial birth abortion. He then directed the following question to Ms. Smith,
“Do you believe this (partial birth abortion) is a humane way to die?”
Initially, Miss Smith chased the rabbit of “viability” but eventually admitted she considered a “D & E” a human means of aborting a baby. If uncertain about the procedure, the following steps are taken to kill the infant in the womb:
a. The body parts are grasped at random with a long toothed clamp.
b. The body parts are pulled from the fetal body out the vaginal canal.
c. The remaining body parts are grasped and pulled out.
d. The head is grasped and crushed in order to remove it from the vaginal canal.
e. The placenta and remaining contents are suctioned from the uterus.
Miss Priscilla Smith, director of Yale Law School’s Program for the Study of Reproductive Justice, defends a woman’s right to abortion and believes partial birth abortion falls under the definition of “a humane way to die.”
Maybe I’m out of touch, but I personally believe “humane” and “dismemberment” shouldn’t exist in the same sentence. When I hear the word “dismemberment” I picture serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer. It seems the only difference between Dahmer’s heinous crimes and Planned Parenthood is that Dahmer dined on his victims….Maybe that’s the red line differentiating between “humane” and “inhumane.” Maybe Liberals balk when cannibalism is involved.
Sadly, we find America in a position where the most innocent of life discovers the womb to be one of the most dangerous locales in the United States. It’s time for the Left to follow the same path as the Tin Man. Without a heart, the Tin Man felt deprived of the most human of emotions. He determined the heart the seat of compassion and sympathy, qualities missing in a man crafted from tin. Unfortunately, compassion and sympathy appear strangely absent from flesh and blood humans advocating for the right to abort an innocent life. Just the thought of fighting for the right to dismember a child and market his parts and tissue boggles the mind.
If Liberals truly believe ripping a baby limb from limb from the womb is humane, then Dorothy was right.
“We’re not in Kansas anymore.”
And it’s not a Wizard they need. It’s God.