Planned Parenthood and the Statist Abyss

July 9, 2015–On Tuesday, a sickening undercover video blew up the Internet, and for good reason: Dr. Deborah Nucatola, Planned Parenthood’s senior director of medical services, was caught on camera yukking it up over red wine and a fancy salad. The topic: how to best kill an unborn baby in order to preserve, and then distribute, the resulting dead baby parts through a taxpayer-subsidized organization.

Ahem, I’m sorry. I meant “generic, mysterious, shapeless, non-human fetal tissue.” That’s the correct term, right? Let’s go to the tape.

“A lot of people want liver,” a nonchalant Nucatola told operatives of the pro-life Center for Medical Progress, who were posing as fetal organ buyers—and who also, somewhat miraculously, managed to make it through the lunch without crying, committing Japanese ritual suicide, or throwing up all over the focaccia.

“We’ve been very good at getting heart, lung, liver,” Nucatola added, “so I’m not gonna crush that part. I’m going to basically crush below, I’m gonna crush above, and I’m gonna see if I can get it all intact.”

Read the rest here.


Why the Culture Wars Refuse to Die

July 2, 2015 – Regardless of what you think about last week’s Supreme Court decision on gay marriage, you have to admire the raw capitalistic pluck of the dozens of American corporations that decided, upon the majestic release of Justice Kennedy’s addled mandate from Mount Make-Up-A-Law, to immediately go full rainbow. After the ruling—which cheered many […]

Charleston’s Quieter Lessons

June 25, 2015–Last Thursday, America woke up to the horrifying news of a massacre in a historic black church. Dylann Roof, a devout racist, walked into a Bible study, listened to innocent people discuss their faith for an hour, and then shot and killed nine of them in cold blood. Two days after the killings, […]

Rachel Dolezal, America’s Newest “Victim”

June 18, 2015–One of the notable things about taking a vacation—and taking a week off from the news—is that when you return, the world can seem even nuttier than when you left. One of the greatest ironies of free market capitalism, meanwhile, is that it creates such a mind-boggling level of prosperity that its beneficiaries […]

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Heather Wilhelm is an Austin, Texas-based writer with experience in marketing, public relations, corporate communications, online news, web development, magazine editing, and print journalism. Her written commentary has appeared in the Wall Street Journal,, the Washington Examiner, and the National Review Online. She currently serves as a senior fellow at the Illinois Policy Institute.
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