Right-Wing Wacko Compares Pregnant Women To Animals In Bizarre Anti-Planned Parenthood Screed

Ernest Hemingway once said “write drunk, edit sober.” It appears that Fox News contributor and Red State EIC Erick Erickson of Ericksville, Ericksylvania, has taken only half of that advice judging by his latest … thing.

In a post on Red State, Erickson tries to make some kind of analogy between opposing animal testing and the discredited videos of Planned Parenthood employees supposedly selling fetal body parts. In which he refers to pregnant women as pregnant animals? It’s confusing, but I’ll try to break it down.

Coca-Cola has not only ruined its signature product with that idiotic Freestyle machine that makes all its drinks taste terrible, it also has subsidized the brutal killing of animals. It is horrific news that should unite the left and the right. Coca-Cola has been joined by Verizon in subsidizing this.

Both companies have contributed to an organization that takes pregnant female animals and pulls their unborn from them and crushes them. In numerous cases, the barbarians who do this procedure then take the organs from the small, crushed animals and give them to others for scientific research.

SPOILER ALERT. Erick Erickson is not talking about lab animals, he is talking about HUMAN WOMEN having abortions. On purpose.

PETA and other organizations have long protested the use of animals for scientific research, yet Coca-Cola and Verizon have subsidized the harvesting of organs from young animals that are otherwise crushed up through direct donations to the organization crushing the animals. In some cases, a procedure is done on the pregnant females where their unborn are vacuumed out. In other cases, the unborn baby animals have their heads slit open and their brains sucked out before the rest of the animal is ripped apart and extracted from its mother via the animal’s birth canal.

You know what no one opposes? The donation of human bodies to science. Or organ donation. In fact, I would venture to say that it is bad to not be an organ donor. I would even say that it would be pretty shitty of Planned Parenthood to not donate fetal organs. That would be wasteful. It’s kind of hard to posture as caring desperately about human life and yet somehow oppose organ donation.

Coca-Cola has subsidized this organization. Verizon has subsidized this organization. The have contributed money that is used to make this happen. Even worse, scientific evidence strongly suggests that the baby animals in many cases can feel themselves being ripped apart. In fact, they have to let the animals grow to an advanced stage to be able to harvest the organs — a stage advanced enough for brain function and nerve function and pain sensors to develop.

No, scientific evidence does not strongly suggest that. It suggests the opposite. Pain censors do not develop until around 35 weeks, and abortions are restricted to nonviable fetuses, at approximately 24/25 weeks or less. Also, no, there is no doctor anywhere telling women “How about you just wait to have this abortion, so that we may harvest the organs?” That doesn’t happen.

Coca-Cola and Verizon have subsidized this. They should be ashamed.

There are thirty-seven other companies that have subsidized the brutal extraction of small animals from their mothers to harvest their organs. The Homo sapiens need to be protected and cared for against this brutal torture.

TWIST! He’s a regular M. Night Shyamalamadingdong, ain’t he?

There are a lot of things I think Coca-Cola should be shamed for–particularly their treatment of workers who attempt to organize in Latin American bottling plants. Subsidizing women’s health is not one of them.

I’m gonna say that Erick Erickson needs to go back to the drawing board and figure out a better analogy anyway. Whereas animals are unable to consent (man, this topic seems to come up a lot with these people), women seeking abortions are. As are people who donate organs. So no, people who oppose animal testing are not hypocrites for supporting a woman’s right to choose. At all.

Abortions will happen whether they are legal or not, and whether or not tissue and organs from fetuses are legal or not. What Erickson opposes is safe abortions, legally performed in a medical environment. What he is fighting for is for back alley, illegal abortions in which those seeking them could die. He is not fighting for any ethical treatment of fetal tissue, either. Whether the organs and tissue are donated to science or not, the fetus is still dead either way. It’s hardly as though if those things weren’t donated that the fetus would leap to life somehow.

In conclusion, Erick Erickson is an idiot who should at least consider learning to edit sober.

[MediaMatters]