An OB/GYN complained that Planned Parenthood can’t be accused of harvesting baby body parts, because fetuses aren’t babies.
“These are not ‘baby parts’. Whether a woman has a miscarriage or an abortion, the tissue specimen is called ‘products of conception’. In utero, i.e. during pregnancy, we use the term ’embryo’ from fertilization to 10 weeks gestation and ‘fetus’ from 10 weeks to birth. The term baby is medically incorrect as it doesn’t apply until birth. Calling the tissue ‘baby parts’ is a calculated attempt to anthropomorphize an embryo or fetus. It is a false image—a 10-12 week fetus looks nothing like a term baby—and is medically incorrect.”
11 Weeks Pregnant: Know Your Fetal Development! [1:57]
Methinks the real truth here is that calling unborn humans “products of conception” and “fetuses” is a calculated attempt to de-humanize them for the sole purpose of making it less repugnant to murder them. A 10-12 week fetus may not look like a “term baby” but it is very clearly human.
While the original news story carefully avoided saying what the Amundsen’s research topic was, Jay T. Cullen, Associate Professor of Earth and Ocean Sciences at the University of Victoria in British Columbia, helpfully tweeted:
“From July 10 to August 20 I will be aboard the CCGS Amundsen working with a group of scientists to better understand how climate change in the Arctic is affecting important physical, biological and chemical processes and conditions in the marine environment.”
I was curious if he was a global warmist. I found this at his college bio: “We aim to understand the chemical speciation and fate of trace elements in the marine environment and how natural and anthropogenic environmental perturbations affect trace element biogeochemical cycles and vice versa.”
The key word in Leftist climate alarmism is “anthropogenic”, which means “man-made”, which means “OMG fossil fuels.”
A spokesman for the Canadian Coast Guard said Tuesday that ice conditions are the worst he’s seen in 20 years. Those watching the SUN, instead of greenhouse gasses, are not surprised. We are heading into a new Grand Solar Minimum, which means a Little Ice Age is starting.
Feb 8, 2015: Mini Ice Age 2015-2035 | More Top Scientists Forecast a Repeat of the 1600’s Maunder Minimum [4:52]
This fits with my belief that we are entering into the End Times, during which we can expect a sharp rise in violence, plagues and famines … all of which were features of the last Maunder Minimum.
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Two Inspectors General believe Secretary of State Clinton used her personal email to transmit classified information and have asked the Justice Department to open a criminal investigation.
NBC’s Chuck Todd: “I think they [Clinton campaign] blew it when they didn’t turn over the server immediately. … I don’t know if there’s anything they could do now to get out in front of it.”
Hot Air’s Ed Morrissey: “We can assume that transparency would have done her even more political damage than their decision not to turn over the server — or disclose the fact of its existence until it was discovered independently. In that case, Hillary didn’t blow it by keeping the server secret — and the bet was always that nothing would be found. That’s why Hillary and her team wiped the server clean and still won’t turn it over.”