What “The Walking Dead” Teaches Us About “Institutionalized Evil”

Cast of the AMC show, The Walking Dead

An Operation Rescue Commentary By Cheryl Sullenger

The brutality of the scene was tough to watch.

During this season’s opening episode of the hit AMC show The Walking Dead, the “good guys” had sought refuge from the Zombie Apocalypse at a settlement called “Terminus,” which lured in survivors with the promise, “Those who arrive survive.” But instead of finding sanctuary, they had walked into a trap.

The “Termites,” as they have become known, had resorted to the horrifying practice of cannibalism as a means of survival, adopting the credo, “If you’re not the butcher, you’re the cattle.”

In a scene so disturbing one had to fight the impulse to turn away, the “Termites” bound and gagged several men – including the story’s heroes – and lined them up along a trough, ready to beat them in the head and cut their throats like animals being butchered for meat.

It was all done without emotion and maybe with a tinge of boredom. Cold. Brutal. Just another day on the job.

Everyone in the colony had their assigned tasks. For the guys with the baseball bat and knife, dispatching hapless folks that wandered into their lair had become simply a routine matter of putting food on the table. It was how things were done. It was how they made their living. Any moral compunctions against murdering innocent people faded in the daily normalcy of it all.

As series writer Scott M. Gimple noted in discussing the episode on The Talking Dead after-show, in Terminus, evil had become institutionalized.

The episode carried with it an object lesson that I could not help applying to the abortion cartel and beyond.

In the abortion clinic, women are lured with the promise that their problems can be solved with a simple procedure. Their lives can be better. “Those who arrive survive.”

Innocent children are then killed with cold brutality with little thought or soul-searching on the part of those who conduct their grisly trade day after day. Everyone at the clinic has a job to do. Some answer the phones, some prep the women, while others dispatch the innocent. Killing babies is nothing personal. It’s just another day on the job. Just part of the routine.

Yes, in the abortion clinic, evil has been institutionalized.

There is little difference between this mindset and those of the German concentration camp operators during World War II. The Jews were loaded into cattle cars and transported to the camps where guards ushered them to the gas chambers. It was a daily routine. Just part of the job. “If you’re not the butcher, you’re the cattle.”

In that episode of The Walking Dead, the good guys fought back. At one point, Terminus Mary told one of the protagonists, Carol, who was determined to rescue the trapped heroes, “You could have been one of us.” But Carol rejected the safety of the colony and saved her friends, even though it meant that she would continue to live a precarious life, exposed to the ever-present dangers of her Zombie-occupied world, because some lines were just never meant to be crossed.

When evil becomes institutionalized, it takes on a normalcy and acceptance of an act that would otherwise appall us. Certainly, our nation has become accustomed to coexistence with the evil of abortion.

Make no mistake, it is an evil we must resist. We must fight back. We must rescue the innocent.

Instead of using the Zombie-fighter’s post-apocalyptic weapons of war, we use the law and our God-given rights to oppose abortion. And it’s working.

Just in the past three months, abortion facilities have closed, two very dangerous abortionists have had their medical licenses revoked, and Planned Parenthood’s experimental webcam abortion pill distribution scheme was dealt a fatal blow by the courts.

In Texas alone, abortions dropped a significant 13% in the last year because new laws reigned in abortionists who were unqualified for hospital privileges.

The years of exposing the evil of abortion and working peacefully and legally through the system are paying off, and we are beginning to see an increase in the respect for life in our nation. While we still have a long way to go to fully restore a healthy loathing of child-killing to society and end the brutality of abortion once and for all, the resistance is winning. The momentum against the institutional evil of abortion is steamrolling ever toward victory.

And this is a battle we must see through to the end, for the sake of our humanity.

Joan Rivers Cause of Death Same as Dead Abortion Patient

By Cheryl Sullenger

New York City, NY – What could the famous and wealthy comedienne Joan Rivers have in common with a poor urban black woman from Cleveland, Ohio?

Both suffered avoidable deaths during outpatient surgical procedures that share the same unusual cause of death: “anoxic encephalopathy” as the result of complications to a medical procedure. Anoxic encephalopathy refers to brain damage suffered as a result of oxygen deprivation.

Yesterday, a New York medical examiner released the cause of death ruling for Rivers, 81, who went into cardiac arrest after a throat biopsy and stopped breathing on August 28, 2014. She was rushed to a hospital and declared dead on September 4.

Wilson, 22, suffered cardiac arrest and stopped breathing after an abortion in her 20th week of pregnancy at Preterm abortion clinic in Cleveland on March 21, 2014. She was transported to Case University Medical Center, where she was placed on life support and pronounced dead on March 28.

According to a USA Today article about River’s cause of death, “The death was classified as a complication of a medical procedure. The classification is not commonly used; more deaths are certified as homicides, suicides or natural causes.”

But there is a stark difference in the way the two similar deaths have been handled. The “medical complication” ruling was used to excuse physician culpability in Wilson’s death while River’s doctors remain not only under a cloud of suspicion, but active investigations.

Because of River’s fame and popularity, the public demands that those accountable for River’s tragic death be held accountable and the authorities are more than ready to comply.

Wilson’s abortionists, on the other hand, who are believed to be Lisa Perierra and Mohammed Rezaee, were quickly cleared of wrong-doing by the Ohio Medical Board – ironically just days after River’s death. An investigation by the Ohio Department of Health appears to have stalled and Cuyahoga County District Attorney Timothy McGinty has been reluctant to get involved.

“We don’t want to think that Lakisha’s race and social status as a poor urban woman of color has anything to do with the disparity in the way these very similar death investigations are being handled, but that appears to be the case. Add to it that Lakisha died during a late-term abortion, and it becomes clear that racial and political biases are allowing her death to be swept under the rug,” said Troy Newman, President of Operation Rescue. “In America, we are supposed to have equal protection under the law — except apparently when you happen to be a black woman at an abortion clinic. Then, killing you is not a problem.”

Operation Rescue uncovered Wilson’s death after obtaining 911 records that indicated Wilson was “not breathing at all” for about a half hour before she was transported to the hospital. A Computer Aided Dispatch Transcript noted “Patient Death” was involved. Operation Rescue then joined with state and national pro-life leaders in calling for a full investigation into Wilson’s death.

Operation Rescue continues to call on District Attorney McGinty and the Ohio Department of Health to hold those accountable for Wilson’s avoidable death accountable and give her the same consideration and justice that is being extended in the Rivers case.

“When abortionists get away with killing women during abortions, it only fosters conditions that continue to place the lives of women at risk. We simply cannot afford to ignore abortion-related maternal deaths and pretend justice has been done. Certainly no one would stand for a cover-up in the River’s death. We cannot tolerate a cover-up in Lakisha’s death, either, if we truly believe that all of us are created equal and deserve equal justice under the law,” said Newman.

Operation Rescue is urging the public to contact Cuyahoga County District Attorney Timothy McGinty and demand that he order a full, impartial investigation into Lakisha Wilson’s suspicious abortion-related death.

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Supreme Court Rules to Temporarily Allow Substandard Texas Abortion Centers To Reopen

Washington, DC — Late yesterday, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in a terse, unsigned statement, that parts of the Texas abortion facility safety standard law could not be enforced. This will allow the 14 abortion clinics To reopen that closed earlier this month by a decision of the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.

The ruling noted that Justices Clarence Thomas, Samuel Alito, and Anton Scalia would have allowed the law to be enforced.

In addition to blocking the requirement that abortion clinics must meet Ambulatory Surgical Center standards, it also waived hospital privilege requirements for abortionists at clinics in El Paso and McAllen, but left that requirement in place elsewhere in the state.

“This decision by the Supreme Court places the profits of abortion businesses that cannot meet inimum safety standards above the lives of women,” said Troy Newman, president of Operation Rescue. “We have seen first-hand through our investigations in Texas the conditions and practices that endanger women every day. We take some hope in the fact that this ruling is only temporary. We remain confident that the Texas law will be upheld once all the evidence is presented.”

Operation Rescue discovered that nearly 1,000 Texas women were being hospitalized each year in Texas prior to the passage of the clinic safety law, HB2. This was in sharp contrast to the false claims of safety put forth by the abortion facilities that sued to block the law.

“I doubt very much if Chief Justice Roberts, who allowed these abortion centers to reopen, would want a blind surgical procedure done on him or his family members in a facility that could not meet minimum standards by a doctor who could not qualify for hospital privileges. Yet, that is exactly what he is asking Texas women to do,” said Newman. “We also discovered that once the abortion clinics closed, there was very little delay in scheduling abortions, contrary to what the abortion businesses say. In some cases, they offered abortions the next day, so the argument that closing abortion facilities created an ‘undue burden’ is completely false.”

Operation Rescue discovered numerous violations at Texas abortion facilities during a 2011 investigation. As a result, fines were imposed on two abortionists and two Whole Women’s Health clinics where aborted baby remains had been illegally dumped.

Last year, Opeation Rescue released shocking evidence proved by former employees of Houston abortionist Douglas Karpan that indicated late term babies were being born alive during abortions and intentionally killed.

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