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The ‘Cognitive Dissonance Void’ on the Left

  • Regarding which organs of the aborted children they sell, “A lot of people want liver” and “we’ve been very good at getting heart, lung, liver, because we know that, so I’m not gonna crush that part, I’m going to basically crush below, I’m gonna crush above, and I’m gonna see if I can get it all intact.”
  • Regarding the price of the aborted children’s organs, it “has to be big enough that it’s worthwhile for me”, the Planned Parenthood doctor later explaining that she “wants a Lamborghini” and “I just don’t want to lowball.”
  • Regarding the procedure used in the abortion and harvesting process, they prefer the “less crunchy technique” for keeping the child’s organs intact during a partial-birth abortion.

When I was in graduate school studying psychology I frequently encountered a concept known as cognitive dissonance. Cognitive dissonance is generally defined as “the state of having inconsistent thoughts, beliefs, or attitudes, especially as relating to behavioral decisions and attitude change.” After watching the recent Planned Parenthood videos, where Planned Parenthood medical personnel discuss the harvesting, and trafficking, of organs of aborted children, I wonder when it will become a priority of supporters of this evil organization to do the right thing, and not simply to win a political argument.

How can you be a self-declared liberal and, with a straight face, support this unquestionably evil act and still claim to align yourself with a party claiming to support the “collective good”?  Does this cause you to suffer from uncomfortable levels of cognitive dissonance?

planned parenthood cartoonIn case you were still up in the air regarding this deeply disturbing story, here is a collection of quotes from Planned Parenthood personnel caught in the act of discussing their disgusting trade:

How does anyone read these words and not respond with absolute disgust? Are electoral victories, the accumulation of power, and the advancement of an agenda, so critical to the supporters of Planned Parenthood on the Left that they are willing to forgo basic human decency? Does the sale of an unborn child’s organs cause them any cognitive dissonance? These are babies these people are talking about in these videos. These are human beings, not fishing chum. Throw all of the concerns about “tone” and “language” in politics out of the window in this case and, as a movement, we need to fight back with a responsible fury.  If we cannot organize and stop this evil organization from the harvesting, and trafficking of, the organs of aborted children, using our tax payer money, then the movement is useless. This is not primarily a political fight, it is a moral one.

After reading this, you know the heart and soul of what we are up against in the fight for life. If we cannot beat them then, at a minimum, we must force them to confront the hard reality of the carnage they are imposing on the unborn and then, maybe some of them will take step one and feel a small bit of cognitive dissonance.

EDITORS NOTE: This column originally appeared in the Conservative Review. The featured image is of a Planned Parenthood office in Oklahoma.