"It's no secret that my frame of reference for the work that I do and in terms of generating compassion is related to my religious understanding and, in particular, my Christian religious understanding. I'm thinking about a strong parallel between what's happening to my colleague and the trial week of Jesus before he was crucified. As he was marched from place to place, asked to answer allegations about, "You say you're the king of the Jews. What do you say?" Many narratives said that Jesus simply did not respond. I think when people have an agenda to entrap you, nothing you say is going to do anything but further complicate the issue. As hard as it must be for my very spirited colleague who is very bright and who is very ethical and who is very noble to have to say nothing and have to defer to the organization that she works for to speak on her behalf, even if she could speak, I think the best thing for her to do is say nothing."
Earlier, he said,
"It was also heartsickening for me, because I knew the person who was involved. I know her heart. I know her skill. I know her commitment to reproductive rights and reproductive justice. It was heartsickening to then watch her be put in this situation where her words are twisted, as Rudyard Kipling says, "Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools," and to also lend credence to people who don't trust folk to deal with reality. They have to create a parallel universe, an alternate reality, to have any kind of traction with the public. If they really trusted people to deal with the complexities of life, if you really want to do an exposé video, why would you take a video and edit it and chop it up and make it sound like what you want it to sound like?"
The New Rights which subsume the older, Right To Life, are stated here as "reproductive rights and reproductive justice". Disregarding that the term "justice' here has no meaning at all (justice for whom? Justice from what?), the point is that the constitutional Right To Life is abridged, meaning that someone may be killed under the ageis of the New Rights. Based on these New Rights, the only remaining possibility is that the opposition consists of "knaves making traps for fools"... but wait, who then is the fool? Regardless, the morality of killing one preborn and "saving" another with research is about as Third Reich as it gets.