Friday, July 24, 2015

Spin as Hard as You Like--I'm Not Buying It

The president of Planned Parenthood and certain politicians are trying to salvage the company's reputation after the recent video exposés.
          Cecile Richards, president of Planned Parenthood, apologized for the "tone" that Dr. Nucatola used when speaking of harvesting body parts from unborn or partially born babies. Excuse me, but what difference does her tone make? Do you think that if instead of being matter-of-fact she had used another tone everyone would have been just fine with her words? And what tone would be appropriate? Jocular? Sad? (Oh no, that would imply that there was something regretful in her actions.)
     I don't care how solemn someone might have said what she said: it wouldn't change the fact that she was talking about crushing less valuable body parts so that she could extract the liver, the lungs, the heart, and head intact. Who knew a blob of tissue could have lungs and liver, let alone a head or heart?
     Then Hillary Clinton came out in defense of Planned Parenthood, talking about all the good PP has done over the years and the services they offer that benefit society and women in particular. She even bemoaned the fact that PP should suffer such attacks. Poor Planned Parenthood.
     That's like responding to the discovery of the Nazi death camps by pointing out the good things the Nazis had done for the German economy and national morale and what a shame it is that they weren't properly appreciated. Poor Nazis.
     These attempts are really rather insulting to the intelligence of the American people. Just how gullible do they think we are?
     Do they think that if they spin it hard enough it will just float away?