The recent sting operation pulled on Planned Parenthood by the anti-abortion groups involved a video that showed a discussion of the sale of fetal tissue. The purpose of the video was to gross out the public on the topic of selling baby parts. They knew the negative response from the general public would be in their favor.
Eighteenth century writer Jonathan Swift grossed out the people of England in the same manner with a satirical essay (also about babies) entitled, “A Modest Proposal: For preventing the children of poor people in Ireland, from being a burden on their parents or country, and for making them beneficial to the publick.” He proposed that the poor people sell their babies to the rich people who could then consume them as food.
His description of how to carry this out was hard for my students to accept as satire in their high school senior literature class.
Today, a similar proposal would be for the anti-abortion groups to help reduce abortions by using their funds to pay for women to complete their pregnancies, buy the unwanted babies, and then sell them to prospective parents who would no longer have to go overseas for babies. Like the Planned Parenthood people, they should not be mercenary but merely charge enough to cover expenses.
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It would be a win-win step toward alleviating this very sensitive problem.