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Viral video: News veteran Brit Hume offers a “moral case for defending life”

It was less than 250 words, but it has riveted a nation on the issue of life. Former White House correspondent and news veteran Brit Hume offered a commentary on the anniversary of Roe v. Wade which managed to capture the heart of the issue of life in a minute and a half. The video has already received over 140,000 views, and the number is growing.

Hume, a reporter since even before the 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling, offered an indictment against the ruling last week on the 41st anniversary of legalized abortion in the nation. He said:

This is the 41st anniversary of the day the Supreme Court found that a generalized right to privacy it had basically invented, meant that a woman has a constitutional right to snuff out an unborn life, a human being with a beating heart. That’s what a fetus as young as six weeks is.

Taking the court and the pro-choice culture to task, Hume addresses what he calls the euphemisms of the pro-abortion advocates:

They’re not really pro-abortion, they’ve long said, they’re pro-choice. This isn’t about killing unborn babies. it’s about reproductive health. And the biggest chain of abortion clinics in the country refers to itself as Planned Parenthood. In 2012, this organization says it carried out — quote — “abortion procedures” 329,445 times. Whatever that number represents, it’s not parenthood.

Sometimes the simplest words are the most powerful. It took Hume only 249 words and a minute and a half of airtime to summarize the heart of the issue of abortion – that it steals life from a living person, and that science proves this to be a fact. After his commentary, he predicts that soon, Americans will realize the deception, and the culture of death will shift, no matter what euphemisms anyone offers for this killing.

The entire text of Hume’s commentary follows:

This is the 41st anniversary of the day the Supreme Court found that a generalized right to privacy it had basically invented, meant that a woman has a constitutional right to snuff out an unborn life, a human being with a beating heart. That’s what a fetus as young as six weeks is.

Small wonder these protesters still come every year to register their continuing objections. Some estimates are that as many as 55 million abortions — 55 million — have occurred since the Court acted. In that time, science has given us an ever clearer picture of just how much of a baby a fetus is. At 20 weeks, we now know, these tiny creatures can hear, even recognize a mother’s voice. Their toenails are growing and their hearts beat loud enough to be heard by a stethoscope.

The moral case for allowing such beings to be killed grows ever weaker and its advocates resort to ever more absurd euphemisms to describe what they support.

They’re not really pro-abortion, they’ve long said, they’re pro-choice. This isn’t about killing unborn babies. it’s about reproductive health. And the biggest chain of abortion clinics in the country refers to itself as Planned Parenthood.

In 2012, this organization says it carried out — quote — “abortion procedures” 329,445 times. Whatever that number represents, it’s not parenthood. These protesters here today understand that there is something deeply false and wrong about all this. They come each year to remind the rest of us.

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