Tucker Carlson challenges Planned Parenthood
|March 16, 2017||Posted by kairosfocus under Atheism, Darwinist rhetorical tactics, governance, Media Manipulation, Politics/policy and origins issues, Science, worldview issues/foundations and society|
. . . on just what it is that we are killing in the womb:
>>“Why are you giving me robotic responses? I’m asking you a human question, and I hope you’ll favor me with a human answer?”
That was Tucker Carlson on his primetime Fox News show “Tucker Carlson Tonight” interviewing Planned Parenthood Executive Vice President Dawn Laguens Monday night.
Carlson was looking for the answer to a simple question – the most basic, yet profound, question of the entire abortion debate: What exactly is the little “something” with a beating heart, residing in a mother’s womb, that is destroyed during an abortion? Is it a human being, a clump of tissue or something else? . . . . Carlson’s question has been the moral and legal touchstone for abortion opponents for decades, and as Laguens demonstrated, one that is virtually always sidestepped by abortion providers and proponents . . . .
Finally, after multiple attempts, Carlson doubled down with Laguens even more earnestly: “I’ve let you repeat your talking points, which I’ve heard a thousand times. … But I want to take it just a level deeper, because I think it’s worth it. It’s a big deal to a lot of people. And people say, ‘Look, this is killing a life.’ A heart is beating, you can hear it at five-and-a-half weeks, and the majority of your abortions take place after five-and-a-half weeks. So I want to know if that bothers you at all. … Do you ever stop and think, ‘Wow, what is happening here, is a life being taken?’ People say a life is being taken. Do you think that?”
As the clock ran out on the interview, Carlson gave the Planned Parenthood chief still one more crack at the question: “Why are you giving me robotic responses? I’m asking you a human question, and I hope you’ll favor me with a human answer. … You can hear the heartbeat. Is that a human being or not? Is it separate from the mother or not? Different blood type, often different sex, different DNA. It doesn’t seem like a tumor. … What does that mean?”
True to form, Laguens, herself the mother of triplets, answered with yet more “abortion rights” talking points that totally avoided the question.
“With respect,” responded Carlson, “I know you’re smart, but you’re giving me a series of rehearsed and very childish answers and it’s just disappointing.”>>
Let us watch the segment: (u/d) . . .
There is one thing to be said about all of this, given the context of holocaust of our posterity under false colour of law, rights and the like: what are we doing to our consciences, minds, souls, posterity — and in the end, our civilisation? (If you can come up with a cogent answer that does not reduce to absurdity and/or march of folly to ruin, I would like to hear it: _______ .) END