Saturday, September 17, 2005

Shockingly Cold Killers

The New York Times Online, today, is drumming up sympathy for abortion.

Venetia Grunder, 21, viewed an ultrasound image of the fetus in her womb. She was 12 weeks pregnant, though she had taken birth control pills as directed. "I feel pretty messed up," she said after seeing the image. "It's different, just knowing. My husband told me not to look. This changes my feelings, but I'm sticking by it. Damn it, $650, I'm sticking by it."

How many pieces of silver is $650?

Fisking this little paragraph, we find the whole Culture of Death in a nutshell:

"Venetia Grunder, 21, viewed ultrasound image of the fetus in her womb."

She saw a picture of the baby she conceived by voluntarily enjoying sex with her husband.

"She was 12 weeks pregnant."

This is what she saw:

12-week-old legs 12-week-old feet 12-week-old hand

"My husband told me not to look."

It's easier to stab someone in the back. It's easier to kill a stanger you never see.

"This changes my feelings, but I'm sticking by it."

My husband didn't think I had it in me to kill someone I knew, someone I'd seen. And it's harder, but I guess my bloodlust is stronger than either one of us thought.

"Damn it, $650, I'm sticking by it."

For $650, I'd kill anyone--even my own child.
One of the reasons I'm no longer an advocate for the death penalty is women like. As long as our society praises women who kill their own, as long as we defend the right of doctors to murder children for $650 cash, we have no business executing criminals.

This was Venetia baby after its execution:

11-week abortion

It gets colder, though.

Kori, 26, who was having her third abortion, asked to watch the procedure on the ultrasound monitor. "I wanted to see what it was like," she said. "It was O.K. to watch. Once you had your mind made up to do it, you just suck it up and go with it."

You suck it up, indeed.

Kori is a triple-murderer. Like so many pathological killers, she's learned that each murder is easier than one before. If you can work up the frothing hatred to kill one person, you can kill many, many more. It's why we watch cops who've had to kill someone in the line of duty. We make sure they didn't enjoy it the way Kori does. Clearly, Kori enjoyed the show on the ultrasound monitor.

And what of the executioners?

"My oldest son won't let me see my grandchildren," said Sherry Steele, 57, a surgical assistant who started working at the clinic after her daughter had two abortions.

Good for her oldest son. I wouldn't trust my kids around a serial killer, either, even, or perhaps especially, if was my own mother.

After the procedure, one woman summarized the joy of killing, the joy of freedom from consequences of one's own actions:

I feel goofy now, but not in a bad way. I feel relieved more than anything. I know I'll never forget it, but I'd rather do that than have a child I can't take care of.

The next woman we meet has no qualms with killing children at the point of viability.

Karen, 29, who arrived at the clinic 20 weeks pregnant, expressed no qualms about ending her pregnancy. Like nearly half of all women who have abortions, she had had one before, when she was 18. She did not look on abortion as shameful, she said, adding, "All of your past goes into making you who you are."

The baby Karen had murdered looked like this on the morning of its execution:

20-week-old fetus

Afterward, it looked like this:

20-week-old abortion

"All your past goes into making you who are," Karen told the New York Times. Her past includes double homocide and no remorse. In my book, that makes what she is a murderer.

I am too sickened by what I've read to read the story any further. Perhaps I'm blinded by my beliefs, but I can't imagine that this story in the New York Times will help the pro-abortion side. Clearly, the women who have had multiple abortions believe that it's okay to kill for convenience. They as much as admit it when they say things like, "I'd rather do that than have a child I can't take care of."

VandyBlog notices the writer's attempt to raise pity for the abortionists who have to deal with government regulation.

Aw shucks. It seems mountains of regulations are OK for every industry except abortions, eh? I am quite familiar with this regulation regime. However, the industry in which I work is regulated far more than the abortion industry. In fact, if you listen to other NY Times authors, my industry is not regulated enough. While I choose not to disclose my industry (doing so may violate my company's Blog policy), I can assure you that decisions I make do not affect life or death.

Blogger Matt writes:

This article was posted in the New York Times, and it had what I think was the opposite effect of what the writer intended on me(though I could be wrong about that).

I assume Matt assumes (as I do) that the author intended to promote abortions and make abortionists and women who have abortions sympathetic characters. Instead, as I pointed out, he turned them into monsters. And how could he not? How could a reporter make Hitler into a hero?

(Cross-posted on Hennessy's View)