ERICKSON: The cult of death

July 5, 2013 

In Pennsylvania, a jury found Kermit Gosnell guilty of murder. Gosnell engaged in a late-term abortion practice wherein he would deliver children then slit their throats, crush their skulls or snip their spines to kill them. In one case a lady delivered a child on a toilet, leaving the baby to drown. Gosnell kept the feet of children as souvenirs.

Texas found it, too, had a grisly monster doing the same. An undercover video in New Mexico found an abortionist willing to kill a baby already at 27 weeks, advising the mother to not call 911 if she went into labor, but to sit on a toilet in case the baby was born before the abortionist could arrive.

Thus we come to Texas state Sen. Wendy Davis. A single mother raised by a single mother, Wendy Davis put herself through the Ivy League, moved back to Texas, and, as of a few weeks ago, became the face of the Cult of Death. Davis filibustered legislation making its way through the Texas Legislature that would prohibit abortions after 20 weeks, which is the developmental milestone when children in utero begin to feel pain.

While the media did its best to not report on Kermit Gosnell or the various abortion monsters found in Texas, New Mexico and elsewhere, the media hailed Davis as a hero. On ABC News’ “This Week,” Davis was asked more questions about the pink sneakers she wears than about the abortion procedure she supports.

Emboldened by President Obama’s 2012 campaign that declared conservatives were engaged in a war on women, the Cult of Death hides behind “reproductive rights” and “hands off my body,” willfully ignoring the other body involved. They avoid descriptions of the process.

During the Texas Legislature’s initial debate, Wendy Davis failed in her filibuster attempt, seeing it end on a procedural point of order a few minutes before midnight. Energized by the filibuster, the Cult of Death stormed the Texas Senate yelling and obstructing the democratic process until midnight when the Legislature’s special session expired. Pro-life legislators were threatened. One abortion supporter openly wished a pro-life senator’s family members were raped. Others called for assassinations. The media referred to this as “the people’s filibuster.”

Gov. Rick Perry called the Legislature right back into special session. This time, instead of standing up, Wendy Davis sat down. Having made herself a media hero and fundraised off supporting the murder of children who could survive outside the womb, she declined to take further measures to block the pro-life legislation.

Instead, Texas abortion rights activists, fully invested in the Cult of Death, stood in the Texas State Capitol shouting “hail Satan” to drown out the voices of pro-life activists singing “Amazing Grace.” The Cult of Death paraded children through holding signs that read “If I wanted the government in my womb I would f*** a Senator!” Pro-lifers responded by bringing in children who had been born at 21 weeks and lived -- children the Cult of Death would be fine with slaughtering.

National Journal found 50 percent of women support a ban on abortions after 20 weeks. Gallup found 80 percent of Americans support a ban on late-term abortions. The Cult of Death is in the minority, so it responds with vulgarity and shrillness. Three times at the Democratic National Convention, liberal activists booed the inclusion of God in the party platform. Now, in Texas, they’re finally honest about which team they are on. They should be advised Austin, Texas, is not as hot as where Team Satan will ultimately reside.

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