The limitations of haiku (2)

Give me eyes to see
everything in black and white:
penguin, orca, pan–

I posted this a week ago.  I got two responses, both in haiku, both gently taking exception to my point. My brother Ted Reynolds wrote,

These creatures protest;
they say that you just don’t have
nearly enough eyes.

He attached pictures of startlingly brightly-colored animals and fish.  “Boink,” my Bible college roommate would have called them.

The other, by a friend two shy to be quoted, spoke of black and white blending into truth.

Each made a valid point though not the point I was making.  I wasn’t using a metaphor. A metaphor states that one thing is another thing.

I just wanted to say that for some things in nature, sharply delineated black and white is beautiful and just right.



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That baby you didn’t want? Her heart sold for $595. His brain sold for $3,340.

This is the last post in this week-long series on abortion. Abortion is an unpleasant subject and this post may be the hardest of all to stomach.

We have established in the last 3 posts (ignoring the haiku) that doctors do not want to risk having a viable baby survive an abortion–the “dreaded complication.”  In the past, doctors faced with a live birth had been known to finish the abortion outside the womb. With the passage of the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban (2003), making it a crime to kill a baby in the process of being born, however, they could now be charged or prosecuted for infanticide.

So, according to OB-GYN/ abortionist Dr. Krystral Brandi, doctors take the precaution of  “stopping the growth of the pregnancy,” a euphemism for killing the baby before “pregnancy termination,” that is, delivery.

The method of choice for killing a viable baby is Digoxin, a poisonous cardiotonic steroid  obtained from a foxglove plant and normally used to treat atrial fibrillation. In late second and third trimester abortions a lethal dose of “Dig” (Didge) as abortionists call it “stops the growth of the pregnancy.” Studies showed that a 1.0-mg intrafetal dose injected into a baby’s body or amniotic sac typically causes fetal demise (measured by cessation of cardiac activity) within hours of administration. From “Digoxin,” Wikipedia.

Effectiveness and safety of digoxin to induce fetal demise prior to second-trimester abortion” adds,  “A[n] analysis of 1795 pregnant women between 17 and 24 weeks’ gestation who received varying doses of digoxin… was conducted. Fetal heart activity documented by M-mode Doppler sonography on the subsequent day was considered failure.” Note: If the baby was still alive after the injection of digoxin, the experiment failed.

So a 1.0-mg intrafetal dose of Digoxin kills the already doomed baby.

But what if the doctor, instead of wanting to deliver a dead baby, WANTS to deliver it whole, with all systems intact and functioning? Under what conditions would he or she wish NOT to use Digoxin?

Ask Planned Parenthood. They are the biggest abortion provider in the country (over 300 abortions per day) and they want late- or full-term babies aborted without Digoxin so they will be “fresh”–that is, intact and functioning–so specific body parts can be “harvested” and sold at a profit. Leaders of Planned Parenthood were caught in multiple undercover films by Center for Medical Progress (CMP) founder David Daleiden arranging these sales.

Selling “fetal tissue” to labs is, within certain parameters, legal–and lucrative.  But what Planned Parenthood assures women is just “cells” or “fetal tissue” includes brains  and parts of brains (“hemis, forebrain, hindbrain, brainstem”), hearts, lungs, liver, kidneys, pancreases, “renal vein/artery, ureter, inferior vena cavaveins, aorta.” Even arms and legs sell.

Dr. Katharine Sheehan is the longtime Medical Director for Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest who still provides abortions for the affiliate. In March 2004 during the federal Partial-Birth Abortion lawsuits, Dr. Sheehan testified under oath that fetuses coming out completely intact during the abortion procedure was a predictable part of her late-term abortion practice at Planned Parenthood Pacific Southwest:[30]

Q. Dr. Sheehan, have you ever had a situation where the fetus comes out intact or partially intact?
A. Yes, I have.
Q. And how often does that occur?
A. It comes out partially intact very frequently; completely intact, less so. Just last week I was working with a resident from UCSD, and we had three of our 12 cases proceed so that the body of the fetus came out completely intact.
Q. Do you have a preference as to whether the fetus comes out intact or partially intact?
A. I definitely do. I prefer it come out intact.

(Dr. Sheehan Direct Examination, 188:5-15)

The Center for Medical Progress points out, “It is critical to remember that the abortion cases slated for body parts harvesting described by procurement company representatives*(see below) are all cases where the fetus cannot have been killed before the procedure by Digoxin, and therefore is alive at the time of delivery.”

If you have the stomach to pursue this subject, reminiscent of medical experiments on living humans by Nazi Germans, here are the links to the actual tapes of Planned Parenthood reps sipping wine and laughing over the Lamborghini they will buy as they haggle over money from the sale of body parts of babies aborted live:

CMP (The Center for Medical Progress): Investigative Footage (actual tapes):


Court Rules Undercover Videos Of Planned Parenthood Selling Baby Body Parts As Authentic


In Congress Life Can Change in an Infant

Late-term abortion: A Tough Fact to Follow

HHS Terminates Baby Parts Contract with Planned Parenthood Partners Advanced Bioscience Resources:

The Center for Medical Progress releases the following statement on the announcement this evening that HHS is terminating a contract signed in July with Advanced Bioscience Resources (ABR) for “fresh” aborted fetal organs and tissues. CMP founder and project lead David Daleiden remarks:

So long as HHS trades taxpayer dollars for freshly-aborted baby body parts, the U.S. government is setting its own abortion quotas and sending the message that these children are worth more dead than alive. By terminating a grotesque contract for “fresh” aborted baby parts from Planned Parenthood’s business partners ABR that never should have been signed in the first place, HHS has taken a small first step to stop the epidemic of trafficking tiny baby hearts, lungs, livers, and brains from late-term abortion clinics into government-sponsored laboratories for taxpayer-funded experimentation. HHS’s mission to “serve all Americans from conception to natural death” cannot permit trafficking unborn children to stitch their body parts into lab rats.



From:Bob Reboinbreboin@stemexpress.comSubject:Updated Task Assignment: Procurement Schedule Wednesday 3/20/13 Date:March 20, 2013 at 9:00

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*Pancreas/14wks/HEPES with antibiotic/Gel Pack/HIV,HBSAG, HCV/FedEx Priority Overnight/UMASS (DiIorio)2 SPEC=*IMPORTANT: Use gel packs that are NOT frozen but just chilled.**

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*Mid Brain/10+wks/RPMI/Wet Ice//HIV, HBSAG/FedEx Priority Overnight/Universityof Illinois at Chicago (Qu-Yang)1 SPECBrain/14+wks (2cm in width)/Whole brain In-tact or one whole Hemis intact/Dry

*Brain/14+wks (2cm in width)/Whole brain In-tact or one whole Hemis intact/DryIce on aluminum foil protocol/FedEx Priority Overnight/HIV,HCV,HbC,HBSAG,RPR/Yale(Franjic)*IMPORTANT: Please document PO#SNP5725137 in the reference section. Donorinformation required: Sex of fetus if identifiable,Age,Ethnicity,Past druguse if known.**Same Day, Pick Up**__________________________**PROCURE ON THURSDAY ONLY*

*Fetal kidney (In-tact: Renal vein/artery, ureter,inferior vena cava(descending aorta); without Digoxin applied)/18-20 wks/RPMI/WetIce/Same day pick-up/ Ganogen, Inc. (Chang)1 Spec=**Call co-founder Jay 415-238-6686. Personal pick-up on site near cliniclocation to reduce ishemia time****PROCURE ON THURSDAY ONLY**

*Brain/17+ gestation/Both Hemis In-tact -or-call for approval of hemis, forebrain, hindbrain, brainstem(semi-intact(70%)approved)/RPMI/WetIce/Stanford (Zhang)1 SPEC=Note: Please call Steven Sloan with a best guess delivery time window (Ex:eta- 11am to 1pm) Mobile: (941) 228-0511

*Brain 8+wks/Inact Calvarium -or- <7wks/Whole Embryo/RPMI(1-2hrs;ASAP)/WetIce+barrier/The Rockefeller University(Croft)1 Spec=**Ships to StemExpress Lab for procedure***Same Day, Local Delivery**

Note that “fetal  tissue” or “cells” is a misnomer. At “18-20 wks,” these babies have developed “Renal vein/artery, ureter,inferior vena cava(descending aorta).” At “17+ gestation” their brains have developed “Both Hemis, forebrain, hindbrain, [and] brainstem.”

And note that preference is “without Digoxin,” meaning the baby is alive when they remove these organs.


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“Is this a thing that happens? Do infants survive abortions?”

Do infants survive abortion? In my previous post I mentioned Claire Culwell, Josiah Presley and Melissa Ohden, now young adults, who survived their mothers’ abortions. They shared their stories with thousands at the pro-life rally in Times Square on May 4.  They aren’t the only ones.  I wrote a book about abortion survivor Gianna Jessen.  I also know personally Sarah Smith, who survived the abortion of her twin.  And I have heard of others.  So, before we go any further, the answer at least used to be, Yes!  But let’s ask a doctor who does abortions.

Dr. Kristyn Brandi is a New Jersey OB-GYN who delivers some babies and aborts others. She has fellowship training in family planning, and is a board member of Physicians for Reproductive Health.

Anna North, senior reporter at VOX, interviewed Dr. Brandi about the possibility of a baby surviving an abortion. In her article What’s missing from the conversation about later abortions, explained by a doctor? North quotes President Trump’s claim that babies aborted live are killed or left to die. North writes, “[Dr. Brandi] told me that because of today’s legal requirements for abortion procedures, it’s essentially impossible for a baby to be born alive after a failed abortion.”

I want you to pay attention to Dr. Brandi’s explanation as to WHY this is true. She knows what she is talking about, she’s an expert on the subject and her answers, though convoluted, are revealing.

The pertinent part of the interview begins here:

North: Just to make sure we drill down on some of the claims we’ve been hearing here , I’ve even seen an estimate on an anti-abortion website that more than 900 babies survive attempted abortions every year, extrapolating from a 2007 British study. Is this a thing that happens? Do infants survive abortions, and what would happen medically if that did occur?

Dr. Kristyn Brandi:  [In] typical abortion care, this is something that can never happen, and part of it is actually because of politics. There was this [2003] partial-birth abortion ban, which restricted this from happening. If we did what these politicians are claiming we’re doing, we’re already breaking the law. No one is actually doing that. At least, I should say, no credible doctor or practitioner is doing anything anywhere even close to what they’re suggesting.


Explain that a little bit more to me. What is being suggested that can’t happen under that law?

Dr. Brandi

Under that law, something has to be done to the pregnancy to stop it from growing prior to the abortion happening, specifically to avoid the scenario where a potential pregnancy is delivered and could survive outside of the patient. We have to do something to the pregnancy in order to prevent this from happening, so it’s already off the table.

Back to Jessica:

Read this again carefully. Dr. Brandi’s euphemisms–the “pregnancy” or “potential pregnancy”  may seem to be semantic gymnastics which only complicate or even obfuscate understanding.  Pregnancies don’t “grow,” can’t be “delivered” or “survive.” She is going to some lengths to avoid using the actual medical term “baby” (or live fetus, if you will.)  But the point she is making is important.

In English, Dr. Brandi is saying, “Under that law [criminalizing the killing of babies as they are being born] something has to be done to the pregnancy baby to stop it from growing prior to the abortion happening, specifically to avoid the scenario where a potential pregnancy baby is delivered and could survive outside the patient. We have to do something to the pregnancy baby in order to prevent this the baby being born alive from happening, so it’s the survival of a live baby is already off the table [not an issue].”

And the only way to stop a baby in the uterus from “growing” is to kill it.

Dr. Brandi is even suggesting that because of the Partial Birth Abortion Ban (“because of today’s legal requirements for abortion procedures”), abortionists are forced to kill babies before aborting them (presumably to protect themselves from criminal charges and penalties related to infanticide).

In short, Dr. Brandi’s lengthy answer to “Do infants survive abortions? is, No.  Infants do not survive abortions (“the chance of it surviving the abortion is ‘off the table'”) because doctors kill them ahead of time.  “It is essentially impossible for a baby to be born alive after a failed abortion” because the doctor ensures that the baby is already dead.


P.S. Dr. Edward Allred, who aborted Gianna Jessen in 1977, told me what amounted to the same thing. I gave him a copy of the biography I wrote about her, GIANNA: Aborted and Lived to Tell About It (1995) and he read it.  Dr. Allred was a notorious, self-described specialist at late-term (third trimester) abortions, doing thousands of them.  He told me casually that Gianna survived because he had miscalculated how far along the pregnancy was and had injected Gianna with less than a “fetocidal” dose of saline.

Doctors Dr. Allred and other abortionists since then (1977) make sure the baby is poisoned or vivisected or in some other way killed in utero–so he or she will not survive the abortion.

Ironically, aborting a baby IS killing it. If the baby is not killed by the abortion, the procedure is referred to as a “botched” or “failed” abortion.  Although always the silent, choice-less second patient in an abortion, the baby is going to end up dead either way.

Same living baby, a few minutes before or after birth. Kill it up until birth: legal. Fair game. Kill it as it is emerging from the cervix: illegal. Prosecutable infanticide.

A live birth is known among abortionists as “the dreaded complication.” How would you like your birth to be branded a “dreaded complication” just because, through no fault of your own, you survived an attempt on your life? How would you like to have every pro-choice person in this country angry at you for not being dead?

Is our country schizophrenic or what?


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New York says babies never survive abortion; Melissa Ohden, Josiah Presley, and Claire Culwell say, “We’re here!”


On May 4, Focus on the Family sponsored the largest pro-life gathering in Times Square history.  Alveda King, niece of Martin Luther King, Jr. , spoke of seeing the ultrasound of one of her babies and realizing her uncle was right: “There can be justice for no one unless there is justice for everyone!”  Benjamin Watson, tight end for the New England Patriots urged men to step up to the plate and take responsibility for their women and babies. He said we will hold our country to the fire because it is founded on a constitutional right to life.

Abortion survivors’ answer to New York Governor’s Andrew Cuomo:

New York Governor Cuomo is apparently one of those politicians who believes there is no need for legislation protecting the lives of babies that survive abortion “because babies never survive abortion.” To these people, three abortion survivors–Melissa Ohden, Josiah Presley and Claire Culwell–stood before the massive audience and each gave described their traumatic survival to prove, “We’re here!”*

Jim Daly, head of Focus on the Family and Jeanne Mancini, president of the March for Life also spoke.  Popular Christians singers Francesca Battistelli and Phil King provided the music.

Youngest celebrity ever: Abby Johnson’s unborn son (third trimester) live on ultrasound in Times Square:

Highlight of the May 4 rally was the live 4D ultrasound of a pre-born life on massive digital screens.  The baby was the third-trimester son of Abby Johnson, author of the book “Unplanned,” now a movie sweeping the world. Abby had directed a Planned Parenthood clinic for 8 years when she saw an ultrasound of a live baby as it was dismembered and sucked from its mother’s womb.

The horror of that experience forever changed her position on abortion.  Abby’s 8th child, safe in her womb, was alive and alert, his face with eyes, nose, pouting lips, his hands, feet, fingers, toes fully formed and clearly delineated as he squirmed. When his  heartbeat pounded through the streets of New York City., the crowd was stunned to an awed silence–then erupted in cheers.




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Movie a smash hit despite discrimination and media black-out

According to the producers of the film Unplanned, Cary Solomon and Chuck Konzelman (interviewed in video below), numbers of positive responses to the movie have been astronomical.  Word of mouth and individuals on social media have made the movie a box office success in spite of the fact that Facebook, Google, Instagram and every channel but FOX and TBN refused to accept paid ads for the movie.  Some theaters turned would-be moviegoers away, claiming Unplanned was “sold out” or “canceled.”  Others used a “bait and switch” technique to take money from viewers who paid to see Unplanned and give them tickets for another movie instead.  When viewers came back to say, “I wanted to see Unplanned,”  they would be told “Just go in and watch it”–meaning box office statistics would not register the sale to Unplanned.

Pro-choicers are converting to pro-life and those who have had abortions or been involved with them are seeking and receiving God’s mercy and forgiveness for their participation in death.  Two to three Planned Parenthood employees per day are contacting Abby Johnson to find out how to get out of the abortion business.

Requests from Catholic and non-Catholic Christians, Jews, Muslims and non-religious all over the world are pouring in to have the movie brought to their countries.  DVDs of Unplanned are being pre-ordered in quantity by those who want to share it–a nun ordered 7,000 copies of the DVD!

Listen below to the two over-the-top excited directors of Unplanned tell what God accomplished in the making and promoting of this pro-life masterpiece:.



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‘Unplanned’ Director Says Abortion Workers Are Leaving the Industry Due to the Film

“Unplanned” exploded the lies that an unborn baby is “part of a woman’s body,” “just cells,” ” blob of tissue,” and “incapable of feeling pain.” Since the movie’s debut, up to 1% of Planned Parenthood clinic workers across the country are seeking jobs elsewhere! (See article below photo.)

And a few days ago in New York’s Times Square thousands of passersby saw a real-time real live baby in utero (through ultrasound) on four huge screens. Abby Johnson’s own third trimester son, complete with face, eyes, button nose, pouting lips as well as fingers, toes, serenely moving in his amniotic pouch of safety became the youngest celebrity in history!

Actress Ashley Bratcher plays former Planned Parenthood clinic director Abby Johnson who becomes an anti-abortion activist in the 2019 drama movie, "Unplanned." (Courtesy of Unplanned)
Actress Ashley Bratcher plays former Planned Parenthood clinic director Abby Johnson who becomes an anti-abortion activist in the 2019 drama movie, “Unplanned.” (Courtesy of Unplanned)
April 13, 2019

The co-director of the “Unplanned” movie said that abortion workers are leaving the industry after seeing the movie.

“Unplanned,” currently in theaters, tells the true story of Abby Johnson, who worked as a Planned Parenthood clinic director before her experience there led her to become a pro-life advocate.

Chuck Konzelman, co-director and co-writer of the film, testified before a Senate Judiciary subcommittee this week about the film’s impact.

“After about 10 days after release, we have had approaches through Abby Johnson’s organization And Then There Were None, which transitions workers out of the abortion industry, I believe we have something approaching 1 percent of the abortion workers in the United States seeking help to leave the industry,” he told Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), chairman of the Subcommittee on the Constitution.

Konzelman said that 94 workers have reached out to the organization. He said there are about 700 clinics nationwide, and if they all had 12 employees, the figure would represent about 1 percent of abortion workers nationwide.

“After getting one look of them getting portrayed on film … have decided to change their lives and their profession and what they do for a living.”

“That is truly extraordinary and let me commend you,” Cruz responded.

Konzelman said that the workers leaving their jobs showed the film’s impact and met the goal of Johnson.

Abby Johnson attends the Unplanned Red Carpet Premiere in Hollywood
Abby Johnson, whose story inspired the film “Unplanned,” attends the film’s premiere in Hollywood, Calif., on March 18, 2019. (Maury Phillips/Getty Images for Unplanned Movie, LLC)
Ashley Bratcher attends "Unplanned" Red Carpet Premiere in Hollywood
Ashley Bratcher, who played Abby Johnson in the movie “Unplanned,” attends the film’s premiere in Hollywood, Calif., on March 18, 2019. (Maury Phillips/Getty Images for Unplanned Movie, LLC)

“Abby was very firm that she wanted this film to be a love letter to those still trapped in the abortion industry,” he said.

Konzelman also told the committee that the movie was challenged on several marketing fronts, including when the Motion Picture Association of America gave it an “R” rating. Filmmakers hoped for a PG-13 rating.

The marketing team was also blocked from placing ads by a number of networks, including Lifetime, HGTV, and USA Network. The only two cable networks that let the team advertise were Fox News and the Christian Broadcasting Network. Google Ads also blocked “Unplanned” ads.

Google was also under fire for labeling the film as “propaganda,” a label it blamed on an algorithm.

A poster for “Unplanned,” a film about former Planned Parenthood clinic director Abby Johnson. (Courtesy of

Konzelman also noted that Twitter suspended the “Unplanned” Twitter account for hours during the opening weekend and when it reinstated the account, it sliced the number of followers from the hundreds of thousands to the hundreds. The account later shot past Planned Parenthood in terms of the number of followers. On the other hand, Facebook let the “Unplanned” trailer be promoted on its platform and it garnered tens of millions of views.

From his experiences trying to promote the film, Konzelman argued that tech companies wield outsized power and use it to censor.

“It is all too easy [for tech companies] to label conservative thought as controversial or divisive. Dismiss it as contrary to their guidelines or roll out the dreaded phrase ‘hate speech,’” he said.

“In the digital age, exclusion from a platform is not just discriminatory, it is the most insidious form of censorship available or imaginable.”

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Christian Mom Asia Bibi’s Ten-Year Nightmare is Finally Over as She is Safely Reunited with Her Family in Canada

Jordan Sekulow

May 08th, 2019

Today marks a huge victory for a Christian woman and for religious freedom, as after suffering a 10-year nightmare ordeal, Asia Bibi is finally, officially, safe and free.

According to reports from multiple news outlets, Asia Bibi’s attorney confirms that she is now out of Pakistan and safely in Canada.

Nine years ago, the Christian mother of five was sentenced to hang because she offered a Muslim coworker a cup of water. As a Christian she was considered unclean, and as a result of her selfless offer, she ended up being charged with baseless blasphemy charges. Today, because of countless people around the world demanding her freedom, the tireless work of her attorneys in Pakistan, a multipronged global legal advocacy campaign led by the ACLJ legal team, and the prayers and support of Christians worldwide, she can begin a new life with her family.

Even though her conviction and death sentenced were thrown out six months ago, Asia Bibi has been forced to remain in Pakistan, under “protective custody” as extremists appealed the acquittal and called for her to hang for her Christian faith.

Asia Bibi was arrested in 2009 and convicted in 2010 under Pakistan’s archaic blasphemy laws for allegedly speaking disparagingly against the Prophet Muhammad – an accusation Asia fervently denies to this day. She was sentenced to execution by hanging.

Her only real “crime” was that she offered water to Muslim co-workers who believed Asia had made the water ceremonially unclean by drinking from the same cup. Days after this argument, a Muslim cleric lodged a complaint against Asia after a mob of violent Muslim extremists beat her and forced her to confess.

For more than four years, our team fought for Asia Bibi’s freedom, engaging in a multi-pronged legal advocacy campaign across the globe. We met directly with Asia Bibi’s attorney. We’ve worked through our office on the ground in Pakistan. We’ve presented Asia Bibi’s plight to the U.N. through multiple written and oral presentations, asking the global body to intervene for her freedom. We sent a legal letter directly to Pakistan, demanding her immediate release.

More than 800,000 people from more than 200 countries and territories worldwide signed our petition for her freedom.

Six months ago, our legal team in Pakistan was in the courtroom when Pakistan’s Supreme Court overturned Asia’s conviction and death sentence, saying she was free to go. Unfortunately, that was not where her plight ended. Angry mobs took the streets, not only demanding her death, but threatening the lives of the Supreme Court justices who acquitted her.

Two politicians in Pakistan were assassinated for defending Bibi, and at least one of the killers, who was later executed for the crime, is now celebrated by Muslim extremists as a martyr.

We told you in January a review petition had been filed, urging the court to reconsider its decision and reinstate her conviction and sentence. Asia Bibi was forced to remain in Pakistan in “protective custody” for her safety:

After spending eight years on death row, the 54-year-old’s conviction was overturned last year by the Supreme Court. Despite being a “free woman” after the death sentence was thrown out, she has been in protective custody since then because of religious extremists’ calls for her hanging.

She had been denied permission to leave the country for several months as the government waited for sentiments to cool.

Today her nightmare is over. It has been reported that Asia Bibi arrived safely in Canada and has been reunited with her children.

Asia Bibi, a Christian woman who spent eight years on death row in Pakistan for blasphemy before she was freed last year, has flown to Canada where she has reunited with her family, her lawyer has said.

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