And then there were two. Two Planned Parenthood officials have now been caught on tape nonchalantly discussing the sale of fetal body parts.
It is quite possible that these executives were breaking the law; it is indisputable that their conversations were off-the-charts sickening. Even the organization's founding eugenicist Margaret Sanger might struggle to defend the inhumanity.
Now we learn that four far-far-left Democrats in Congress are calling for an investigation. Not of Planned Parenthood and its ghoulish practices, but of the anti-abortion group that secretly taped those damning lunch conversations.
Yes, those upstanding representatives are livid because the video was recorded "without the consent of the Planned Parenthood doctor." The House members also complain that the footage was "selectively-edited."
But was there something in the red wine that forced Dr. Deborah Nucatola to talk about she can deftly crush a fetus to ensure that certain prized body parts remain intact? Or was the salad dressing spiked when Dr. Mary Gattner spoke about performing "less crunchy" abortions in order to get "whole specimens?"
She actually seemed to find the whole fee-for-fetus discussion amusing, especially when joking that she wants to make enough money to buy a Lamborghini.
As those Democrats were attacking the messenger, they received support from their ideological allies on the New York Times editorial board. The Times' hacks described the videos as a dishonest attempt to make the sale of body parts look "nefarious and illegal."
Well, it's certainly nefarious, and it's possibly illegal.
Many prominent Democrats are simply making believe the videos don't exist. There has been nary a sound from Hillary Clinton or other presidential candidates, although Bernie Sanders did concede that Planned Parenthood's "tone" was off.
Yes, changing the "tone" should do the trick.
Anyone with a spine might follow the lead of Fox News analyst Kirsten Powers, a lifelong Democrat. "This is stomach-turning stuff," she wrote. "But the problem here is not one of tone. It's the crushing." Powers concluded that when abortion doctors are considered immune from criticism, "society has officially gone off the rails."
Meanwhile, another train is barreling straight at those progressives who are so out of touch with we the people. Criminal illegal aliens who return to the USA after being deported should go to jail. Period. That's the gist of Kate's Law, named to honor the late Kate Steinle, who was murdered by an illegal in San Francisco.
Who could object? Well, enter Senator Dick Durbin of Illinois. You may remember him as the guy who compared U.S. soldiers at Guantanamo Bay to Nazis and Pol Pot, saying they had "no concern for human beings." So, Senator, let's talk about "concern for human beings" who are maimed and murdered by thugs who should not be in this country.
During a Senate hearing this week, Durbin skipped some moving testimony from families who were ripped apart when their loved ones were killed by illegal immigrants. Then he completely mischaracterized Kate's Law and lamented that it could be "an invitation for a lot of prosecutions."
Got that? According to Durbin's priorities, we should worry about prison overcrowding, not felons who return to the country time and again.
There have always been depraved "doctors" who butcher babies about to emerge from the womb, just as there have always been depraved criminals who kill innocent people, whether for profit or pique or pleasure.
Before our society went off the rails, to borrow from Kirsten, we came together as Americans to denounce atrocities. No longer. Now we have politicians who depend on the abortion lobby for money and on Hispanics for votes. So when truly vile acts occur, these craven men and women avert their eyes. Or change the subject. Or deflect the blame.
There is something terribly wrong when presidential candidates are too cowardly to renounce evil. Yes, "evil" is the proper noun when describing some of Planned Parenthood's practices and the Sanctuary City policies.
All this raises an interesting question. A few years ago President Obama spoke at a Planned Parenthood event, and ended with this praise: "Thank you, Planned Parenthood. God bless you."
If the president speaks to the group again, even after the new videos have surfaced, will he again implore the Creator to bless this depraved organization? Unfortunately, he probably will.
And way too many of his fellow liberal Democrats will just nod their heads and say, "Amen."
The depravity on the far left, the total lack of concern for human life, is beyond appalling. And it is getting worse.