President Barack Obama told a group of young African leaders on Monday that harvesting organs from humans that are killed as part of an African ritual was “craziness” and a “cruel” tradition that needed to stop. He warned of dehumanizing marginal groups of humans and of the problems that arise when “you are not able to see someone else as a human being.”
In a wide-ranging question and answer session with members of the Young African Leaders Initiative [YALI], a woman from Kenya said “Persons with albinism in Africa are being killed and their body parts harvested for ritual purposes. My request to you is to raise this issue with heads of state of African countries to bring these atrocities to an end.”
Obama decried the practice and went on to encourage the young people to do everything in their power to fight on the behalf of vulnerable humans.
“Obama also tied the practice of harvesting organs from albinos with racism and discrimination against gay people and urged consistency in how they view the sanctity of human life if they want to complain about human rights abuses,” Mollie Hemingway reports.
Yes, I know Planned Parenthood is harvesting organs from babies killed in the womb (or in partial-birth abortions, apparently), and some might see that as different as killing a human being outside of the womb for their organs, but that’s a distinction which is becoming increasingly hard for people to make.
As a practical matter, outside of the differences in growth and development, what’s the difference between a human in the womb and out of it?
Meanwhile, apparently nobody in the Obama administration has even bothered to watch the undercover videos released showing Planned Parenthood officials talking about killing babies in specific ways in order to maximize the revenue they can get from the harvesting the organs and tissues from the cadavers.
I understand that the political talking point from the left about the videos is that they’re “heavily edited” and produced by abortion clinic bombers or something, but before you dismiss something as irrelevant shouldn’t you first spend a little time understanding what the thing is you’re dismissing?