Bizarre bilge is news and comments that would be unthinkable in a truly civil society. Once you read the following collection of "news" items you will get a sense of what I mean by relegating anything associated with the deceptions perpetrated by the culture of death as bizarre bilge.
Always the hip and with-it organization, Planned Parenthood is entering the world of techno communication, which is itself unworthy of discussion, but then again this is how the new generation communicates, or so I am told. "OMG" stands for "oh my God," "LOL" stands for "laughing out loud" and now we have "GYT," which stands for "get yourself tested." This is the latest take on a program that is designed to connect with "tech-savvy" young people. As the report states
"Most people would be shocked to hear that, by age 25, one in two sexually active young people will have an STD. This is not just a statistic, but the reality of what Planned Parenthood health centers see every day. The GYT campaign is an excellent opportunity for people to learn what Planned Parenthood knows — that affordable testing and treatment and education are the tools teens and young people need to stay healthy and safe."
In other words, Planned Parenthood is working on another innovative way to rake in the bucks from young people while assaulting their sensibilities with sexual innuendo.
In New York City, the city council approved a bill which, according to the Gotham Gazette,
will ensure patients are not threatened, followed or harassed when attempting to enter a clinic, supporters said. On the other hand, critics argue by supposedly strengthening access to clinics, the legislation cripples protesters' First Amendment rights.
Or, to put it another way, the city council approved a new law that will make sure expectant mothers do not hear the truth about what will happen to their baby when they enter an abortion mill. In the process, the bill will all but silence those caring Americans who are willing to reach out to these mothers and help them carry their children to term. OMG!
There's also the story of the female minister in the American Episcopal Church who has a sermon on the internet that has created quite a stir. Her name is Katherine Hancock Ragsdale, and she had posted to her weblog a message indicating that "abortion is a blessing."
However, one day later, due to all the hoopla, Ragsdale took the speech down from her blog and states:
BTW, and for the record, it is true that I have taken the speech down from the blog – or made it invisible (I'm not really a blogger and don't know how these things work). And, yes, though it is on a sermon collection blog site it was, in fact, a speech, given at a rally to conclude the defense of a clinic under siege, yet again, from anti-choice protestors who harassed and frightened the staff and patients. The clinic had been shot up in the past (the owner still had the bullet-riddled door) and everyone was feeling a bit terrorized by the protestors when they asked me to fly in to stand with, and try to comfort and inspire, the defenders.
Note if you will, that Ragsdale has no problem labeling a pro-abortion speech as a "sermon," and that she has no love in her ordained heart for those who believe that every human being should have a choice, including preborn children.
At the now infamous, barely "Catholic" University of Notre Dame, things have gone from awful to horrific. It seems the new dean of the law school has been identified as someone who has donated money to pro-abortion politicians including President Barack Obama!
The official announcement published on the University of Notre Dame web site contains the following comment:
"In Nell Newton, Notre Dame has gained a superb scholar, a proven academic leader, and a person deeply committed to the University's mission," Father Jenkins said. "She will help us continue and deepen education and research in our law school, and I am delighted to welcome her to Notre Dame."
Could Father Jenkins have simply overlooked Newton's ties to John Kerry, Barack Obama and politicians of a similar stripe?
Nature magazine has published an article with the following headline: "Human rights cannot cover cells that were never in the womb." I could have paid for the full article, but clearly the headline makes a statement that stands on its own. It literally declares that any human embryo either living in an IVF laboratory, or cryo-preserved in a tank or moving through the fallopian tube toward the wall of the womb (the first four to five days of his or her life) is not a human being. He or she, according to this article, is not a person deserving of human rights!
This is but another scientific "fact" designed to dispel the notion that a human being can die if someone is using the birth control pill or that a human being will die in an IVF lab if the embryo is discarded or used for research purposes.
Hillary Clinton was also on the move, and a week ago told an audience, upon receiving the Margaret Sanger Award from Planned Parenthood
"Countries with higher infant mortality rates are more susceptible to political upheaval. It's connected to a lower quality of life and a lower quality of life is a byproduct of inadequate health care and inadequate family planning options."
Don't you think that Margaret Sanger would be proud of her latest honoree? Particularly when one considers the fact that what Hillary is really telling her audience is that if mothers in poor nations could abort their babies, be sterilized or otherwise avoid bearing children, there would be no war.
Her dear husband wasn't far behind in his own theories for the brave new world ahead. When CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta interviewed Clinton, the following exchange took place:
Gupta: Let's talk about something you talked a lot about in the early part of your presidency, stem cells. There was an order today providing federal money for embryonic stem cell research. First of all, let me just ask you, as someone who studied this, is this going to always be as divisive an issue as it is now? Is this going to be the abortion of the next generation? Or are people going to come around?
Clinton: I think – the answer is I think that we'll work it through. If – particularly if it's done right. If it's obvious that we're not taking embryos that can – that under any conceivable scenario would be used for a process that would allow them to be fertilized and become little babies, and I think if it's obvious that we're not talking about some science fiction cloning of human beings, then I think the American people will support this….
If you cannot believe what you just read, I invite you to visit the web site and listen to Clinton with your own ears. Either Sanjay Gupta slept during his Biology 101 class, or he is in agreement with the Clintons, Ragsdales, Newtons and others who will do or say anything to avoid being associated with the direct murder of an innocent person whose life is no less valuable whether he is a minute old, a year old or a century old.
When I read reports of comments, laws or events such as those being shared with you today, my blood boils, and then my heart breaks. There is a great sadness about all this that should inspire us to intensify our efforts to teach and preach the pro-life story that begins with personhood for one and all and has to eventually end there.
If we are ever to achieve a truly just nation where equal rights, human rights and civil rights are vested in every person at every stage of his life without regard to age, health or condition of dependency, then we must strive with all our might to undo and expose all these wrongs.
Far too many in our midst believe such bizarre bilge; we have to expose it.