Ken Connor

In case this isn't enough to turn your stomach, there's this charming story from American Spectator reporting on LiveAction's latest expose. Undercover investigators captured footage of a New Mexico abortion counselor and doctor telling a woman to deliver her dead baby in the toilet in the event the procedure works faster than intended. From the story:

"Words don't begin to describe the absurdity and incompetence of suggesting to a patient that they might have to birth a stillborn baby in a toilet and alone because the doctors can't ensure a smooth procedure. Even more disturbing is the fact that the counselor admitted that such toilet abortions have happened in the past.

While the pro-abortion side brands the GOP and conservatives as unscientific, ignorant women-haters, the late-term abortion industry's own henchwomen/men have been caught red-handed (no pun intended) again. This time, thankfully, it's not a brutal report of twisting heads or snipping spines. Just a little safe, modern, and scientific advice on toilet abortions."

A doctor advising her patient to birth her dead baby in a toilet. No muss, no fuss. She "doesn't have to look at anything," just wait for the cleanup crew and go on with her life. This really sums up the mentality and reality of the disposable life ethic. An unwanted baby isn't worth the effort or inconvenience of gestation and live delivery. It is disposable, mere human waste. And where does human waste go? Down the toilet.

This is the depravity of the pro-abortion mentality, a mentality that too many accept under the guise of a woman's euphemistic "right to choose." Our children are being raised in a culture that tells them they are Neanderthals if they question this right. People like Wendy Davis are lionized as heroes -- champions of human rights.

This is worse than a lie. It is insanity and it is evil, and the danger of this point of view is not limited to the unborn. All vulnerable people groups -- the elderly, the handicapped, the despised, the disabled, and the demented -- all are threatened by the disposable man mentality that undergirds the abortion culture. Sadly, in our self-absorbed, radically individualistic, atomized culture, we have lost our sense of community, our sense of connectedness. But we are all members of the human family, and whether we acknowledge it or not when the dignity of any one of us is diminished, we are all diminished. When we "dispose" of even the least of our brethren, we are all the poorer for it. Five hundred years ago, the British poet John Donne articulated this truth well:

No man is an island,

Entire of itself,

Every man is a piece of the continent,

A part of the main.

If a clod be washed away by the sea,

Europe is the less.

As well as if a promontory were.

As well as if a manor of thy friend's

Or of thine own were:

Any man's death diminishes me,

Because I am involved in mankind,

And therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls;

It tolls for thee.

Our culture would do well to reflect on the truth of Donne's observations.

The ACLU is correct when they say that undermining the rights of one vulnerable group undermines the rights of us all. Would that they actually believed it.

Ken Connor

Ken Connor is Chairman of the Center for a Just Society in Washington, DC.