We were all lied to.
The lie, of course, was that Americans are Free (capital ‘F’). Those on the Right have been mildly to acutely aware of this lie for many decades now. But with the overturning of Roe v. Wade, the lie was finally revealed to our fellow citizens on the Left as well.
Lest we forget, the same authority that lied to us that Saddam had WMD in 2003 also illegally ‘mandated’ that we wear surgical masks and inject ourselves with an unapproved substance. All this was done to ‘inoculate’ us from a disease later discovered to have been manufactured by our own government. If they lied to us about WMD in Iraq and (what is now apparent) lied to us about masks and injections, might they also have lied to us about abortion? And if so, how and why?
After the Dobbs decision, the left told us that women (whatever those are) lost a right to control their own bodies. And boy, howdy, can I sympathize! As soon as we were ‘mandated’ to inject ourselves in 2021, the mythical veneer of freedom to make the most intimate of choices was unceremoniously ripped away. So, yes, over the last two years we all discovered we had no bodily autonomy or ‘right to choose,’ so casually authority made its demand on a Free people.
I’ve long held that Goodwill and Planned Parenthood share a very similar business model, but merely applied in different sectors of the economy. Consider how eerily similar the two are:
- Both pretend to be charity organizations when in fact they are profit-motivated businesses (nothing wrong with that, but don’t piss on my leg and tell me it’s raining),
- Both pretend to serve the poor when in fact the poor serve them, acting as inputs/raw material for their inventory (when was the last time you saw a Tiffany lamp or Rolex Watch at Goodwill?),
- Both take unwanted items and resell them with zero compensation to the donor (yes, you took the receipt Goodwill gave you, but have you EVER included your donation receipts on your tax return?).
Interesting, wouldn’t you say?
Now, we already know that abortion as a ‘service’ was instituted and lobbied for by Margaret Sanger in the early 20th century. Lest we forget her immortal words,
“Colored people are like human weeds and are to be exterminated.”
That’s a tough corporate legacy to forget, even 150 years later. I wonder if our fellow citizens on the Left wish to be counted among the foot soldiers of a movement that has its roots in such heinous and naked racism and bigotry? Advocating for abortion while trying to distance oneself from its origins, the apologists are essentially saying, “yes, Hitler was terrible, but he invented the Highway System.” Really?
Now, I can’t say when baby parts themselves, the inevitable by-product of the act, were recognized as a commodity to be sold, but I CAN tell you that those aborted fetuses (aka “clumps of cells”) are not simply incinerated as medical waste at the end of the workday. They are carved up, brokered and sold to any number of eager buyers (stem cell research doesn’t spring from nothing, you know).
If body parts are being brokered and sold, and Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers are the mouth of this baby parts funnel, is there possibly a financial incentive apart from the right ‘discovered’ by SCOTUS in 1973? Is it possible to estimate how big the financial incentive is to perpetuate abortion?
Let’s do a little back of the napkin math and try to figure just how big the baby parts marketplace is.
First let’s establish some basic numbers:
- Number of abortions reported in 2019 in the United States: 630,000
- Approximated marked-up cost of a full human fetus: $13,005
- Annual federal funding to Planned Parenthood: $500,000,000
- Total market value (per year): $8,693,150,000
Yes, you read that correctly. The estimated market cap for human body parts in the United States alone is estimated to be nearly 9 billion dollars. That’s a lot of cheddar, and let’s not forget that this is limited to abortions only and not organ donors as sources. And if I were to hazard a guess, I’d bet that estimate is easily off by a factor of 3 or more. The most interesting part of that calculation? I’ve never seen it calculated before. I wonder why?
If we expand this number to include the entire world, then the numbers get truly stupid. According to worldometers.info, there were an estimated 21,800,000 abortions performed in the first six months of this year. Annualizing and multiplying this by the average cost/fetus of $13,005 we get $567,018,000,000; half a TRILLION dollars…PER YEAR. For a little perspective, the United States defense budget for 2023 is $773 Billion.
Turns out, trafficking human body parts is a pretty damn lucrative business; who knew?
I can hear the apologists’ response now:
“Sure, there might be a lot of money involved, but I’m not talking about that! I’m talking about my right to choose!”
To this, I would say that YOU may not be thinking about all the money to be made, but those who rule you and suddenly deigned to ‘give you’ a right to kill life certainly are. Madam, your naivete is showing…
Look, if we take a more sophisticated view of things, we could argue that women lost their bodily autonomy at least 50 years ago and not 15 days ago. How? Because women (whatever those are) have been the victim of an unceasing propaganda campaign meant to convince them that their only value was sexual. This propaganda removed free choice and replaced it with the single choice of ‘having it all’ and packaging it within the wrapper of a ‘right.’ Do you see how this is?
A choice without consequence is not a choice.
Abortion allows a woman to ‘have it all’ and we are meant to believe that it is only the most casual coincidence that that ‘clump of cells’ is worth half a trillion dollars. Subjecting women (whatever those are) to unceasing propaganda is the epitome of the removal of choice and it was all done to turn them into nothing more than baby parts assembly lines.
Ladies, you have been lied to since you were (luckily) born. This lie taught you that sex need not have consequence and, thanks to modern techniques, you can fix your whoopsie with a quick visit to the free clinic and 500 bucks. You have been convinced to suppress your natural tendencies to create and nurture life so you may provide raw biological material to the Goodwill of international criminal enterprises with a supra-massive financial incentive at play.
Now, don’t get me wrong. I don’t blame you for believing the lies from authority. Hell, we’ve all been lied to for years. Is it so hard to believe that the same criminal organization that would lie us into war with lies such as:
- “The Spanish sunk the Maine in Havana,” (1898)
- “The Japanese ‘surprised’ the U.S. with their attack on Pearl Harbor,” (1941)
- “Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone,” (1962)
- “The North Vietnamese attacked the US Navy in the Gulf of Tonkin,” (1964)
- “Saddam had WMD,” (2003)
might also try to convince us that the US Constitution (written when abortion was illegal nearly everywhere) somehow contains a RIGHT to extinguish life without due process? I can tell you, when at least half a trillion dollars is on the line, you can bet your ass their lie is worth it to them.
So, I hate to break it to the women among us (whatever those are), but you have never had control over your own bodies. Removing your free will to choose through lies is the removal of choice itself.
And I hope you will notice that my premise does not rely on any sort of moral judgment on the correctness of extinguishing a pre-born child. States vary on the cutoff when an abortion may or may not be accomplished. 4 weeks, 6 weeks, 8 weeks, 12 weeks, 36 weeks. Take your pick; these are lines drawn in the sand attempting to determine the indeterminable: when does a Human life begin? You might as well ask how many angels may dance on the head of a pin.
I’d argue that merely putting a hard and fast number on it at all is an insult to life itself. But that is an essay for a different time. Suffice it to say that literally nobody is arguing that that ‘clump of cells’ you are feeding isn’t alive and anyone who thinks they know when Humanity begins is lying to you. Everyone agrees that no matter when it occurs abortion ends life.
But where is the lesson in all this?
The little bit of math we did above does nothing more than to simply illustrate the scale of the financial incentive (which is Earth shatteringly massive) for keeping abortion legal. However, it doesn’t get to the core of what many on the Left are learning right now, which was the whole point of this essay in the first place.
Our fellow citizens on the Left are now learning that NONE of us have been truly Free for a very long time, that a right given may be taken away and that centralized power (centralized in 9 robed individuals) can only be a ratchet that only turns away from Liberty and your Right to choose, literally, anything.
The loss of our personal sovereignty, no matter WHAT side of the aisle you abide, happened a long time ago.
Speaking to a dear friend the other day who was very distraught by Dobbs, I explained to her that, in practice nothing had really changed from an access-to-abortion perspective. The State where she lives allows abortion; it allowed it before the Dobbs decision and it allows it after the Dobbs decision; the time restrictions enacted by her State remained in effect.
But what I told her next truly blew her mind and rendered her utterly speechless; so counterintuitive it was that my statement appeared to be absolutely nonsensical. I told her,
“The reversal of Roe v. Wade does not take rights away from you, it expands them”
Let me explain:
The fundamental piece of information many on the Left lack to properly unpack this counterintuitive statement is that the States (capital ‘S’) are not mere administrative subdivisions of a federal government (as in the Canadian model).
The British colonies on the American continent, then States, existed before the federal government; the States created the federal government via the US Constitution and was created to limit what the Federal government may do, not its citizens. All non-enumerated responsibilities for governance were retained to the States to handle as they saw fit within their own borders, as any typical nation would have. To simplify this idea, just think of the individual States as countries unto themselves who have simply entered into a treaty called the US Constitution. It really is as simple as that.
All the recent Dobbs decision did was to undo one example of the illegal centralization of power that occurred in 1973 (creating a de facto monarchical presidency in that area of the law) and returned the right of self-determination to the States. South Carolina may not dictate to California its values. This is the expansion of rights that I informed my friend of. It is an inherent Human Right to rule oneself and, relative to the abortion question, this error made in 1973 was corrected. It removed the unconstitutional precept that one State or group of States, acting through the federal government, may impose their values on any other State (again, capital ‘S’).
Stated another way, the Dobbs decision simply says that it is simply none of the federal government’s business on how a State may administer its internal affairs. That’s it.