Steve Deace

This video from the Media Research Center is tragic on many levels.

The video portrays MRC's clever attempt to get people to sign a petition in favor of "fourth trimester abortions," using all the same phony-baloney propaganda spewed by advocates for the child killing industry.

And several times on camera it works.

Sure, a couple of people question the petition. One gentleman refuses to sign and asks the MRC staffer if he'll attend his Bible study with him instead. Another young lady says that's killing a live human being so she can't sign on.

But other than those rare exceptions, the propaganda pays off with another signature added to the petition more times than not.

Several of the signers on the video don't even know there's no such thing as a fourth trimester, and that pregnancy culminates in the third trimester.

MRC's staffer tells one signer that as far as he's concerned it's not a human being "until it can pay taxes" and gets no argument for such an assertion. Another lady wonders if it will do harm to the child and the MRC staffer responds with "a woman shouldn't be punished with an unwanted pregnancy," which prompts her to promptly go ahead and sign on the dotted line. A 15-year old girl signs the petition. A gentleman does the math in his head and decides the "4th trimester" isn't too late to kill a child. Even a woman who says she "just had a baby three months ago" signs on to an effort to kill already-born children.

As if all that weren't tragic enough, one young lady was a living, breathing example of low-information voter. She said she does a lot of stuff for Planned Parenthood. To which the MRC staffer replied, "We love Planned Parenthood. Tell everyone there I said hi. Tell them Carlos Danger said hi." The woman, not knowing that was disgraced New York City mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner's online nickname while trolling for some fornication, replied back "wow (that's your name) and that's not even made up."

But even in a video intended to point out the fallacy of the entire child killing movement, one of its advocates reveals the roadmap to ending the plague of infanticide once and for all.

"That's past the first trimester," says one young man who refuses to sign the petition. "I'm fine with abortion in the first trimester, because to me that isn't really a person."

Herein lies the rub.

Steve Deace

Steve Deace is syndicated nationally by the Salem Radio Network each weeknight from 9 p.m.-Midnight eastern. His radio program has been featured in major media such as Fox News, CBS News, ABC News, CNN, MSNBC, The Washington Post, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, Politico, The Weekly Standard, and Real Clear Politics among others. He's one of the top 100 talk show hosts in America according to Talkers Magazine. In 2013 he wrote the second-most shared column of the year for USA Today, defending "Duck Dynasty" and traditional American values. In addition to being a contributor for Conservative Review, USA Today, and Town, Deace is a columnist for The Washington Times. He is also the author of the book "Rules for Patriots: How Conservatives Can Win Again," which includes a foreword by David Limbaugh and is endorsed by a who's who of conservative leaders. He lives in Iowa with his wife Amy, and their three children: Ana, Zoe, Noah You can follow him on Twitter @SteveDeaceShow.