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Cecile Richards’ Modest Proposal?

In the latest video showing the mind of Planned Parenthood, we learn that when they deliver an intact baby, pricing the parts is, “just matter of line items.” And the cost of baby parts, “We bake that into our contract.”  Over to you Jonathan Swift . . .

“I do therefore humbly offer it to publick consideration, that of the hundred and twenty thousand children, already computed, twenty thousand may be reserved for breed, whereof only one fourth part to be males; which is more than we allow to sheep, black cattle, or swine, and my reason is, that these children are seldom the fruits of marriage, a circumstance not much regarded by our savages, therefore, one male will be sufficient to serve four females. That the remaining hundred thousand may, at a year old, be offered in sale to the persons of quality and fortune, through the kingdom, always advising the mother to let them suck plentifully in the last month, so as to render them plump, and fat for a good table. A child will make two dishes at an entertainment for friends, and when the family dines alone, the fore or hind quarter will make a reasonable dish, and seasoned with a little pepper or salt, will be very good boiled on the fourth day, especially in winter. . . .

Infant’s flesh will be in season throughout the year, but more plentiful in March, and a little before and after; for we are told by a grave author, an eminent French physician, that fish being a prolifick dyet, there are more children born in Roman Catholick countries about nine months after Lent, the markets will be more glutted than usual, because the number of Popish infants, is at least three to one in this kingdom, and therefore it will have one other collateral advantage, by lessening the number of Papists among us.

I have already computed the charge of nursing a beggar’s child (in which list I reckon all cottagers, labourers, and four-fifths of the farmers) to be about two shillings per annum, rags included; and I believe no gentleman would repine to give ten shillings for the carcass of a good fat child, which, as I have said, will make four dishes of excellent nutritive meat, when he hath only some particular friend, or his own family to dine with him. Thus the squire will learn to be a good landlord, and grow popular among his tenants, the mother will have eight shillings neat profit, and be fit for work till she produces another child.”

The Left: Making Satire Impossible for Two Hundred Years.

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on August 06, 2015 at 11:40:45 am

"The Left: Making Satire Impossible for Two Hundred Years." - Bloody PRICELESS (pun intended)!!!!

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gabe
on August 06, 2015 at 13:46:09 pm

If Planned Parenthood and Democrats believe children are just products of conception until they leave the hospital, I suppose that they cannot be accused of cannibalism if they eat them.

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Oback Arama
on August 06, 2015 at 14:57:49 pm

Oback Arama - the inhumanity of those Planned Parenthood folk and their supporters in the Democrat/Progressive Party shows that they are not human, thus making their acts, if they included eating human infant flesh, not cannibalism ... it's only cannibalism when one consumes one's own species ...

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Alastor
on August 06, 2015 at 16:05:51 pm

Or we could eat Democrats, reserving some organs for research.

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Mark
on August 06, 2015 at 23:52:54 pm

The question is not who, or what, are they who are somewhere between conception and breath.

The question is who and what are we?

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R Richard Schweitzer
on August 07, 2015 at 14:36:34 pm

Aaahhhh, Richard!

You apparently have not been listening to the proselytizing of our friend NB. Had you done so, you would have understood that we are the *autonomous* ones - or with respect to emotions / morality - automatons!!!!

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gabe
on August 07, 2015 at 15:15:15 pm

There are advantages to being a poor listener.

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R Richard Schweitzer
on August 08, 2015 at 15:24:22 pm

[…] When is a door not a door? When it’s a jar. What’s that in the road a head? Did you take a bath? Why, is one missing? Do you have Sir Walter Raleigh in a can? Better let him out. Is your refrigerator running? Better catch it before it gets away. When is an inference not an inference? When it’s a Trump. When is a nursery rhyme not a nursery rhyme? When you life in an age of idiots and fools and worse. […]

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