It isn't a confession, not at all, just a change in policy. That's how Planned Parenthood explained its decision to stop selling the most marketable parts of the unborn children it aborts every year. Which raises the obvious question: If there was nothing wrong with what Planned Parenthood was doing, why did it stop doing it?
A widely circulated video shows one of the organization's top executives,
"So then you're just kind of cognizant of where you put your graspers, you try to intentionally go above and below the thorax, so that, you know, we've been very good at getting heart, lung, liver, because we know that, so I'm not gonna crush that part, I'm going to basically crush below, I'm gonna crush above, and I'm gonna see if I can get it all intact. And with the calvarium, in general, some people will actually try to change the presentation so that it's not vertex, because when it's vertex presentation, you never have enough dilation at the beginning of the case, unless you have real, huge amount of dilation to deliver an intact calvarium."
To translate into plain English, calvarium is the technical term for the head, which needs to be severed intact if it is to bring the highest price on the open market.
Historical note: Back in the 19th century, when the debate over the theory of evolution was still in its early, if not prenatal stage, a distinguished scientist of the time, Sir
"The human hand is so beautifully formed, every effort of the will is answered so instantly, as if the hand itself were the seat of that will, that the very perfection of the instrument makes us insensible to its use."
To quote a latter-day neuroscientist named
But once the hand is severed from a fetus and displayed by itself on a small plate, like an hors d'oeuvre, it's bound to be noticed. And excite an instant reaction from those of us appalled by how Planned Parenthood has been marketing fetal body parts: "My G0D, what have we come to?"
That's why Planned Parenthood's change of policy is better than a confession; it's a realization that Planned Parenthood needs to change its ghastly ways. All of them. Out of sheer shame. Or is it still capable of shame?
Here is the conclusion that those of us who value human life and a decent respect for it should come to after our first, visceral reaction to these videos:
Planned Parenthood should be defunded fully and promptly by any government -- local, state or federal -- that has been subsidizing it. Not a penny, not a mill, of our tax money should go to support such modern, mercantile and literally cutting-edge barbarity.