A Fox News senior political analyst has responded to the first undercover video from the citizen investigation into Planned Parenthood, led by the Center for Medical Progress. On Monday, Brit Hume delivered what the Gospel Coalition’s Justin Taylor calls “the best 1.5 minute commentary on abortion ever heard on network news.”
In it, Brit Hume says the video exposed “the especially brutal nature of abortion” behind the industry’s “veil of antiseptic tidiness.” After lamenting the deaths of 55 million preborn babies since Roe v. Wade, Hume expressed hope that America would someday look upon its past of legal abortion-on-demand “with horror and regret”:
[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TgQkP2Jyxi0&w=560&h=315]Full transcript after the break:
Whatever comes of the revelations about Planned Parenthood and its participation in the traffic in fetal body parts, those revelations will have achieved one thing: they have parted the veil of antiseptic tidiness behind which the abortion industry has for so long operated. The sight of a senior Planned Parenthood official, and a doctor to boot, discussing the market for fetal body parts in between bites of salad and sips of wine was stomach-turning.
That’s because it laid bare the essentially brutal nature of abortion. Let’s be blunt: abortion involves the extraction and killing of a human life, which within a couple of weeks of pregnancy has a beating heart. Five weeks in, its hands and legs begin to grow. It is these tiny creatures, and too often ones that are far more developed, that are pulled from a mother’s womb and crushed with forceps.
Oh, but oh-so-carefully, lest body parts that can be sold are preserved. This gruesome procedure shows the extent to which we, as a people, have been anesthetized by the estimated 55 million—fifty-five million—abortions performed since the Supreme Court discovered a constitutional right to that procedure 42 years ago.
Will we as a nation not someday look upon that decision and what it has done to us, not to mention the 55 million, with horror and regret? One can only hope we will.
On Tuesday, the Center for Medical Progress released its second undercover video, featuring another top Planned Parenthood official. Live Action News will continue to cover the story as it develops.