Foster explains that these abortions become “bodies that are thrown away in medical waste bins,” and then she reveals something that no one in Washington, D.C., or anywhere in the world knew: Washington’s electrical grid is dependent on abortions. What, you say? Am I talking about, you ask? Here’s Foster to explain that fetuses, “in places like Washington, D.C., [are] burned to power the lights of the city’s homes and streets.”
Washington state Sen. Emily Randall and RuralOrganizing.org's Matt Hildreth talk about what they're seeing and hearing while knocking on doors, this week on Daily Kos’ The Brief podcast
Is that possibly true? Had you heard that made-up fact before? Because it’s completely made up. But you know who else believes that liberal cities use incinerated fetuses to light their homes and streets? The forced birther “activist” who was arrested after a stash of fetuses was discovered in her D.C. home. That’s the same woman whose anti-abortion group is now “claiming” that the group got those five fetuses stored in her home off of a medical truck that had 115 fetuses. Where are the missing fetuses? The forced birther group says they buried all but five, and then I guess decided to hide five fetuses, unburied, in their home? Got it. The story is dubious, to say the least. Isn’t there something in a bible or two about not bearing false witness?
Where did this wild talking point come from? It comes from the same misinformation bubble that led Republican Nebraska state Sen. Bruce Bostelman to announce on the floor of the Nebraska state Senate that elementary school teachers were spending money on kitty litter in order to cater to children who identified as “furries.” They weren’t and they still aren’t.
No one is powering anything with biological waste. As Salon points out, this kind of disinformation is in line with general, soggy, right-wing conspiracy theories. This delusion is like a “a janky version of the Matrix” where our society is being powered by abortions instead of people. One of the most pathetic aspects of these kinds of conspiracy theories is how poorly they are written. At least The Matrix retains some logic within its own fictional universe.
For all of the talk about “religious freedom,” the fact remains that the forced birther position is a religious one that’s not supported by many even older religions, and most Christians don’t hold the views on the matter that evangelicals do. You can try and inaccurately describe surgery and medical procedures all you want, but it doesn’t change what most Americans believe are inalienable human rights.
The problem here is that what these right-wingers want to believe is too good to be true in their estimation. When you only can see monsters, you need to find proof, and fast. Otherwise, after a time, you might realize there’s only one monster—and it stares back at you in your bathroom mirror every morning.