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SC Lawmakers Plan Offensive Against Planned Parenthood

DONNA HICKS TAPPED TO LEAD LEGISLATIVE EFFORTS || By FITSNEWS || S.C. Rep. Donna Hicks is running point on a legislative offensive against Planned Parenthood in early voting South Carolina. Hicks is working with S.C. Speaker of the House Jay Lucas and state attorney general Alan Wilson on the effort…

DONNA HICKS TAPPED TO LEAD LEGISLATIVE EFFORTS

|| By FITSNEWS || S.C. Rep. Donna Hicks is running point on a legislative offensive against Planned Parenthood in early voting South Carolina.

Hicks is working with S.C. Speaker of the House Jay Lucas and state attorney general Alan Wilson on the effort – which comes in response to the recent publication of shocking undercover videos exposing the agency’s gruesome harvesting and sale of body parts from aborted fetuses.

Similar efforts are underway in Washington, D.C.

The Planned Parenthood scandal has also become an issue in the 2016 presidential race, with U.S. Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky running ads touting his efforts to defund the government-subsidized abortion provider.

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In South Carolina – which is playing host to the “First in the South” presidential primary – Hicks is leading the charge.  Specifically, she’s demanding state auditors take steps to investigate Planned Parenthood’s three South Carolina clinics, which she threatened to shut down back in May after a report revealed as many as 471 abortions had not been reported to the state’s environmental agency over a five-year period.

“I have recently communicated with House leadership and the top law enforcement officials in South Carolina, each of whom shares the concerns over Planned Parenthood’s activities in the state,” Hicks wrote in a letter to the S.C. Legislative Audit Council (SCLAC).  “Each of the individuals I’ve spoken with has pledged to bring the resources of their offices to bear should any inappropriate or illegal activity be discovered.”

In a separate letter, Hicks wrote Weston Newton – chairman of the S.C. House legislative oversight committee – asking him to launch a probe “in light of the apparent personal admittance from Planned Parenthood employees through video records” regarding the “selling (of) aborted baby body parts.”

“I would request that your committee begin an investigation into compliance by abortion providers who receive any tax revenue through the State of South Carolina or any of its political subdivisions,” Hicks wrote.

Good.

We support Hicks’ efforts in South Carolina every bit as enthusiastically as we support the efforts of national leaders to shut this scam down.

It is a stain on individual liberty … and basic human decency.

“What we are dealing with is a holocaust, pure and simple … and there’s a special place in hell for those profiting off of it.  There’s also a special place in hell for the politicians and mainstream media outlets turning a blind eye to this story,” we wrote when the first of the undercover Planned Parenthood videos surfaced.

Sadly, U.S. president Barack Obama has vowed to veto any attempt to defund Planned Parenthood, which has so far only apologized for its “tone.”

The best take we’ve heard on this debate?

tweet from former Obama staffer Michael Wear.

“It should bother us as a society that we have use for aborted human organs, but not the baby that provides them,” Wear wrote.

Amen to that … and best of luck to Hicks and others in their efforts to protect life.

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69 comments

SC Offensive July 31, 2015 at 9:54 am

Oh lord. More emotional hullabaloo from the knuckled daggers.

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Jim July 31, 2015 at 10:12 am

Insults are not arguments. If this is the best you can do on the subject of killing babies , I can only imagine your furor at deflate-gate.

Poo Poo on you, Mr. Nasty Pants.

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CorruptionInColumbia July 31, 2015 at 10:35 am

Pot, meet Kettle.

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El July 31, 2015 at 11:34 am

Irony.

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Touche' Douche' July 31, 2015 at 11:33 am

“Insults are not arguments.”

Sure they are, they just aren’t good arguments.

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Brain eating liberal zombie July 31, 2015 at 10:52 am

Yeah, that’s right. Why get all emotional over killing fetuses and selling off their parts?

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ELCID July 31, 2015 at 10:57 am

Right on. Religious Nut Jobs, trying to put their ISIS inspired life style on the rest of Humanity.

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Quietus July 31, 2015 at 11:56 am

What part of not acting like a Nazi war criminal is an ISIS inspired life style?

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sparklecity July 31, 2015 at 12:45 pm

I guess you are conveniently forgetting about all the sterilization “projects” in the south (and across the country for that matter) back in the 1920’s-1940’s on Down syndrome, blacks,mentally feeble and other institutionalized individuals (you know back when the U.S. was a conservative God fearing contrite nation full of virtue – like what many on the right want so desperately want to go back to) – just like the Nazi’s did.
Seems like I remember reading in the NEWSPAPER a few years back that a number of individuals in North Carolina 9and possibly other states) received a settlement after having been part of that procedure.
What a bunch of hypocrites some of you are!!!!!

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Quietus July 31, 2015 at 12:53 pm

I don’t believe I’ve read where they were parting out babies for fun and profit! There’s a difference in parting out people like broken down cars on the side of the interstate and sterilization projects designed to protect society from mental defectives. By the way the sterilization projects were going on in every civilized country in the world at that time. To put it in to simpler terms you might be able to understand.

Sterilization is not equal to abortion for parts and profit.

sparklecity July 31, 2015 at 1:13 pm

There is no difference concerning operations on the unwilling or unknowing or innocent and was utilized as a method of birth control.
What part of that don’t you understand
And it certainly appears you are sanctioning protecting society from undesirables by rationalizing sterilization.
Fun and profit? Show me where anyone performing an abortion preferred that over something like water skiing which most consider a fun thing to do
Your hypocrisy has no bounds and I’m not a bit surprised.

Rakkasan July 31, 2015 at 3:39 pm

to include teenage girls in state orphanages during the Depression.

sparklecity August 1, 2015 at 10:03 pm

I “kinda-sorta” grouped them all together referring the 1920’s – 1940’s time period.
Looks like “Quietus” has no retort to rational logical thinking

Jackie Chiles July 31, 2015 at 3:17 pm

(claims to be intelligent scientist, ignores all scientific evidence on fetal viability)

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Betty M. McKinney July 31, 2015 at 8:09 pm Reply
Asstounded July 31, 2015 at 10:03 am

Nothing new here. The GOP likes to beat up women and girls because they can. They are bullies. Verily, they are Pussies.

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CorruptionInColumbia July 31, 2015 at 10:06 am

… and the pandering goes on…

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Quietus July 31, 2015 at 10:06 am

I’m tired of hearing “defund, etc.” I want silver bracelets and perp walks. I want to see a whole wing of some FCI turned in to the “Planned Parenthood” wing. Once the started acting like Dr. Mengele the ceased any useful purpose they once had.

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Wrong July 31, 2015 at 10:55 am

“Once they started acting like Dr. Mengele they ceased any useful purpose they once had.”

Ongoing black fetus genocide has been very helpful in postponing the fiscal collapse of the welfare system.

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Rakkasan July 31, 2015 at 3:48 pm

not to mention the whites, who compromise most of people on welfare.

What welfare are you referring to? Speak up. Having trouble hearing you

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Wrong July 31, 2015 at 4:38 pm

I agree. All potential welfare recipients being aborted is a good thing, it’s just that statistically speaking blacks per capita use abortion services at much higher rates than whites.

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Tazmaniac July 31, 2015 at 7:02 pm

http://www.census.gov/compendia/statab/2012/tables/12s0101.pdf

I think the relevant Table you need is 101, ironically. So your OK with killing off all races as long as they are poor? Maybe PP should put all employees on $15 per hour and start sharing the profits with the women who are patients?

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nitrat July 31, 2015 at 10:59 am

“The use of fetal tissue in research is not new. Fetal cells extracted from the lungs of two aborted fetuses from Europe in the 1960s are still being propagated in cell culture. They’re so successful that today we still use them to produce vaccines for hepatitis A, rubella, chickenpox and shingles. From two terminated pregnancies, countless lives have been spared.”

NYT op-ed 7/31/15
“The Case for Fetal Cell Research”

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Brain eating liberal zombie July 31, 2015 at 11:32 am

I agree, we need to step up the program. Feast on the unborn to provide quality life for those who made it.

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sparklecity July 31, 2015 at 12:54 pm

Kinda-Sorta the “Soylent Green” way of life.
Don’t worry it’ll get here soon enough if we keep this shit up.
One day the offspring of the hard right will curse the names of their ancestors……….

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Clint July 31, 2015 at 11:33 am

So?

Life for one by the murder of another is barbaric.

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Jackie Chiles July 31, 2015 at 3:20 pm

“Bu…but….people have been doing it for a REALLY long time!!”

-nitrat on why slavery is good circa 1859

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Quietus July 31, 2015 at 11:55 am

The Nazis did numerous experiments related to high altitude exposure hypothermia, and cold water drowning. If allowed to continue advancements would have been made that could save countless lives.

I have a great idea, let’s open the concentration camps back up so the successors to Dr. Mengele and Dr. Rascher can continue. It’ll save lives so it’s worth in the end right, RIGHT?

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sparklecity July 31, 2015 at 12:51 pm

Speaking of concentration camps, the tin-foil hat wearers in your corner still believe that FEMA has Concentration Camps just ready to open the doors and those dumb-asses in Texas are damn near orgasmic over the chance that “Obbammer” (who I DID NOT vote for) is going to take over Texas with the on-going military maneuvers.
Let’s me and you go down that rabbit hole together.
Hell, I’ll even pay for the gas to see some of the camps if you will take me to them.

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Quietus July 31, 2015 at 1:02 pm

Never bought in to the FEMA camp BS, etc. Jade Helm is just an exercise not the pending take over of Texas. I’ve tried to convince people of this. I’m not a RWNJ so you can back of the shtick. I’ve actually asked the same question about the camps, can someone take me to one. so I can see it. Never knew anyone that could or even knew where one was. Picture of chicken wire surrounding a plot of land is not a FEMA camp or even a good dog pen.

sparklecity July 31, 2015 at 1:17 pm

But those types are part of your camp if you are a true blue conservative – correct????

Never Killed a Baby July 31, 2015 at 10:08 am

Astounded, SC Offensive,

Sirs or Madam, I call BS on you.

Respectfully,

One who never killed or help kill a baby.

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Fetus Liver And Onions July 31, 2015 at 10:13 am

I’m mmm, mmm, good.

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Beach Bum July 31, 2015 at 10:14 am

Jerking the unborn out of mother’s womb is a profitable business. I hope Ms Woods is prepared for the backlash. People don’t like their gravy trains interrupted.

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Brain eating liberal zombie July 31, 2015 at 10:53 am

I hear fetus parts go good with gravy.

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Marsh July 31, 2015 at 10:14 am

Do it Donna…do it!

Others talk, you do it!

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nitrat July 31, 2015 at 10:54 am

Does anyone have a clue why Hicks would be writing the SCLAC, an agency that audits state agencies, about a private non-profit health care provider?

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Peter July 31, 2015 at 11:22 am

Those “private non-profit health care providers” get funds from public entities. Hicks, apparently, wants to follow that money.

Also, non-profits are considered by the SC Ethics Commission as businesses and their boards and principles can be considered “associated” person just as if they were in a for profit business.

There is lots of governmental overlap. She is doing a good thing.

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nitrat July 31, 2015 at 1:15 pm

Why would you go to the LAC to follow the money when the applicable agency would have the info?
LAC may not have audited an agency in years or never. Those audits have to be requested by a legislator.
What does the SC Ethics Commission have to do with any for profit or non-profit business except as possible sources of campaign contributions?

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Peter July 31, 2015 at 1:57 pm

1. The applicable agency is responsible for the prudent flow of money to the health agency. They are all suck at their job so the audit would be an exercise in futility. They would spend their efforts hiding their poor performance and the truth would be unlikely to come out.

2. LAC does this type of audit everyday. This is what they do.

3. Ethics Commission now treats non-profits as if they were businesses. That means the people on boards, etc may be included in the “association” test. So, the health agencies that have a connection through the boards to state government may be “in conflict.” This is serious business for those that serve on non-profit boards.

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Quietus July 31, 2015 at 12:13 pm

Because of this report that SCLAC wrote and due to the fact the DHEC refuses to do its job. I’m betting she looking for enough information to get subpoenas issued and have SLED and/or The Statewide Grand Jury start investigations.

http://lac.sc.gov/LAC_Reports/2015/Pages/DHEC.aspx

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A Soulless America looks like July 31, 2015 at 12:11 pm

The Planned Parenthood Debacle EPITOMIZES the depths of depravity to which the Democrat Party has sunk, in 2015.

If you want to know what humans w/ NO soul look like, just take a gander at the Democrat Party, and their defense of this baby butchering expose.

Have you ever seen such detached and delusional humanoids? At least not since 1930s Germany, or 1996 Iraq.

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Hicks sucks dicks July 31, 2015 at 12:55 pm

I call bullshit.

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You've been exposed July 31, 2015 at 1:52 pm

Hicks is the least of your problems. And I think most of you are too stupid to see what is happening.

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I told you Democrats are vile July 31, 2015 at 1:50 pm

These Abortion-enthusiasts have hit a tipping point, I think.

This may FINALLY have opened America’s eyes to what the Democrat Party is, and how blind they are to true morality.

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Rocky July 31, 2015 at 2:17 pm

And organ donors, what scumbags they are. Next time I renew my license and they ask if I want to be an organ donor, I’m going to say “No way – that’s just a way for Planned Parenthood to sell my parts.”

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Jackie Chiles July 31, 2015 at 3:00 pm

(thinks fetus signed form at DMV to get chopped to bits and sold for research)

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TroubleBaby July 31, 2015 at 3:30 pm

What’s funny about your comment is that the one major reason I’m not an organ donor is I always thought, “Let’s not make someone too eager to let me slip into oblivion because I’ve got some salvageable parts.”

lol….just when I think I’m too cynical something happens that makes me realize I’m not cynical enough.

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Rocky July 31, 2015 at 2:16 pm

Well, I guess we’ll just forget about the freakin’ roads. Want to get rid of that pesky fetus in your girlfriend to get the shotgun out of your back, drive 70 mph on SC roads – lil’ Kathy Ann will discharge that problem after about 40 miles – bump a bump a bump.

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Rocky July 31, 2015 at 2:18 pm

So wondering, selling tissues for medical research, that’s illegal right? I mean aren’t we still using frogs and dead pigs for that?

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tomstickler July 31, 2015 at 2:53 pm

An awful lot of righteous posturing is going on here. Even the words “individual liberty” have been hijacked. The right of a woman to refuse sex is (almost — except for Trump’s lawyer) universally respected. No man can be compelled by another to donate his “precious bodily fluids” even if doing so deprives society of future Nobel Prize winners.

Society encourages unwed teens to practice abstinence: often, that is all the law allows them to be taught in schools. But, woe to the girl that strays. That egg that society once demanded be destined for a dreadful death by desiccation somehow got fertilized instead, and now the situation is turned upside-down. Society now cannot survive unless she carries that fertilized egg to term and gives birth, regardless of her ability to care for it, regardless of her now-ruined plans for her own future.

I have no problem with friends or relatives who would never resort to abortion, but cannot abide those who would deny it to another.

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Jackie Chiles July 31, 2015 at 2:54 pm

(thinks Planned Parenthood is selling fertilized egg parts)

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tomstickler July 31, 2015 at 2:56 pm

Knows Planned Parenthood is selling nothing.

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Jackie Chiles July 31, 2015 at 2:57 pm

(thinks exchanging money in return for an item is a donation)

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tomstickler July 31, 2015 at 2:59 pm

Knows the difference between charging for shipping & handling and donation.

Jackie Chiles July 31, 2015 at 3:04 pm

(thinks the $15 handling fee for his free magnifying glass that came with the purchase of a sham wow is the actual cost it takes for someone to put the magnifying glass in a box)

Victorious Secret July 31, 2015 at 4:40 pm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QwRISkyV_B8

Sham Wow! Lol. Thanks for the reminder of this.

Jackie Chiles July 31, 2015 at 3:07 pm

(thinks planned parenthood is donating microscopic fertilized egg parts)

Bible Thumper July 31, 2015 at 5:55 pm

StemExpress is not a nonprofit. It is a money making business which has admitted that 10% of their profits come from fetal body tissue.

Tazmaniac July 31, 2015 at 5:50 pm

I was in the grocery store and for a small donation of $100, I got $100 worth of free groceries to take home!

Victorious Secret July 31, 2015 at 4:45 pm

Man.. There’s a lot of “hate” in your tone. Regardless of where you stand on abortion–right or wrong–surely you have to admit that the recent videos do not paint Planned Parenthood in a good light–and rightfully so.

Ideally, a true advocate for Planned Parenthood would attempt a better strategy…such as admit some form of “poor taste” and then try to rebuild from that point. Quite honestly, your inability to even admit some culpability on the matter completely destroys your credibility on the entire issue altogether. It’s almost akin to defending Kermit Gosnell for helping that poor unfortunate girl “who strayed” because her school only taught her about abstinence.

BTW I graduated from high school (in South Carolina) in the 1990s and can be damn sure that I was taught far more than “abstinence” as early as 6th grade.

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tomstickler July 31, 2015 at 5:13 pm

Those videos were intended to falsely paint PPFA in a bad light, so they succeeded in your view. Cecile Richards did apologize for what appeared to be “poor taste” and was immediately accused of throwing the victim of the video scam under the bus.

As far as my credibility on the entire issue, I offer this. I served as President, Public Affairs Committee chair and director of a PPFA affiliate for 32 years. Not one abortion was ever performed at that affiliate. Month after month, more clients were referred to homes for unwed mothers (including Birthright) than were referred to abortion clinics. I made the motion to serve minors without parental consent before it was legal to do so. I advocated for comprehensive age-appropriate sex education at the state and local level.

I testified before the Kentucky General Assembly on the issue starting in 1972. I ran the Reproductive Freedom League and RFPAC for over 20 years. I published a monthly statewide newsletter on the issue for ten years. I served on the board of NARAL. I debated the issue on radio and TV against representatives of national and state Right to Life. I organized clinic escorts to protect women from “sidewalk counselors” who screamed at me “have you no shame?”

I think I have had more experience on this issue than you, but I might be wrong.

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Bible Thumper July 31, 2015 at 5:43 pm

If I were ever to have a debate on human medical research, I defere to Josef Mengele’s superior experience and knowledge.

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Victorious Secret July 31, 2015 at 5:45 pm

Indeed, you most certainly do have a vast amount of experience–much more than myself, and likely any other on this thread.

That said, again…to my original point. If you were to simply acknowledge the fact that high level PP executives are negotiating about rates to which (on its face) appears to stray from current regulations, then, and only then, would a person with an open mind and “centrist” view being willing to listen to your point.

However, when one blatantly chooses to deny the obvious, it is very difficult to rally for your cause.

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Tazmaniac July 31, 2015 at 6:04 pm

They can’t, because they know they have been caught and they are the next ACORN. I always thought PP was a ghoulish, minority eugenicist operation but this definitely shows there is profit as well. Each video shows people who think they are smarter that anyone else discussing how to hide the law breaking facts. I am not 100% anti abortion, but this is disgusting.

Arrests are Imminent July 31, 2015 at 6:23 pm

You admit to being an accessory before the fact to the illegal selling of human body parts. Thanks, we’re drafting warrants for your arrest at this time.

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You mutilate the innocent August 1, 2015 at 9:16 am

Just 2 minutes, you fucking inhumane bastard. just 2 minutes.

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Larry August 1, 2015 at 11:42 am

Not one abortion was ever performed “at that affiliate.”

Yes, you referred them out to the killers in other locations.

POS!

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Big man killing babies July 31, 2015 at 8:18 pm

When they tell you ‘no mutilating babies and selling the parts’ you filthy pieces of shit get pissed, don’t you?

I just wish someone would give me 2 minutes to do to you, what your murderous, and sinister ass wants to do to those innocent children. You evil bastard. When it’s a man, not a fucking infant, I bet your nuts, if you have any, would shrink up real fast if I got my hands on you. You trashy asshole.

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