We shouldn’t be having this argument. It shouldn’t even be open to discussion. It should be like having a conference on when throwing virgins into the caldera of an active volcano to appease the gods is acceptable. Or when it’s okay to eat your young.
But here we are.
Planned Parenthood is erecting a media screen in defense of their practice of killing unborn babies and selling the body parts. When Dr. Deborah Nucatola was summoned before a congressional committee, Planned Parenthood’s legal counsel responded with a letter attacking the Center for Medical Progress, an organization dedicated to exposing the evil of abortion, and Planned Parenthood’s role as its high priestess.
The center released two videos obtained by its investigators, who posed as potential “customers” for Planned Parenthood’s body part operation. You can watch the first video here (the “edited version” and the full version). A second video was released today.
Planned Parenthood’s legal counsel’s letter read, in part:
The nine-minute video released last week by the Center for Medical Progress is the most recent example of their deplorable and possibly unlawful actions. Your letter asks why we called the video “heavily edited” and said it “falsely portrays” our activities. The reason is that it was selectively edited to create the impression that Planned Parenthood sells tissue, profits from tissue donation for medical research, or violates other laws in this area – which is simply not true.
The deflection of truth here is so massive as to be shocking. Yes, abortion is legal. Donation of living tissue is legal. And in Nazi Germany, genocide and confiscation of Jews’ property was legal.
“Seriously Steve?!” you say. “You compared Planned Parenthood to the Nazis? You went there?”
Oh hell yes, I went there.
There’s a rule on the Internet about going there, meaning that place where you bring up the Nazis. It’s called Godwin’s Law.
Godwin’s Law is like gravity: Fall fast enough and you eventually reach terminal velocity. Whoever brings up the Nazis or Hitler first hits the ground and makes a glorious splat. But in this case (and a whole container ship of others), the comparison is valid.
A thing being “legal” does not make it “good.” Or “right.” Or not evil.
Everything the Nazis did was legal, and enacted by a democratically elected parliamentary body, which gave Herr Hitler “führer” powers to make laws by edict. It was done with the consent of the people. It was only the war itself and allied opposition that exposed the Nazi regime as evil.
In fact, one admirer of the Nazi eugenics program was Margaret Sanger, founder of Planned Parenthood.
A fair-minded person cannot read Sanger’s books, articles, and pamphlets today without finding similarities not only to Nazi eugenics but to the dark dystopias of the feminist imagination found in such allegories as Margaret Atwood’s Handmaid’s Tale. As editor of The Birth Control Review, Sanger regularly published the sort of hard racists we normally associate with Goebbels or Himmler. Indeed, after she resigned as editor, The Birth Control Review ran articles by people who worked for Goebbels and Himmler. For example, when the Nazi eugenics program was first getting wide attention, The Birth Control Review was quick to cast the Nazis in a positive light, giving over its pages for an article titled “Eugenic Sterilization: An Urgent Need,” by Ernst Rüdin, Hitler’s director of sterilization and a founder of the Nazi Society for Racial Hygiene. In 1926 Sanger proudly gave a speech to a KKK rally in Silver Lake, New Jersey.
Eugenics is a discredited (read: “evil”) philosophy based on forced evolution of the human race through selective breeding. Weeding out “morons” and “lesser races” (the reader can make your own inferences as to what she meant, although the KKK appearance makes it pretty easy to guess) by forced sterilization under the guise of “reproductive freedom” has always been the Planned Parenthood way.
And like the KKK was the legacy of slavery, abortion on demand is the legacy of eugenics. Abortion supporters are rabid, violently reactionary believers in an almost-religious cause. They use terms like “patient” and “medical procedure” but what they advocate is the voluntary taking of human life outside of self defense or war.
The world view sitting behind that religious stance holds that people have no obligation to others except to affirm their personal choices, except when those personal choices affect the definition of things like “good” and “evil.” An unborn baby has hurt no one and has zero choice. The baby’s job is to grow and be born, so abortion supporters see nothing to defend there (or for people in vegetative states, or people with awareness of their surroundings but no ability to communicate, like end-stage ALS sufferers).
Any human stripped of choice or ability to communicate its needs is less than human in the cold, cold world of the abortion supporter. But anyone with a choice must be affirmed: gay marriage–check; transgender–check; transracial–check; you-name-it, if it’s a personal choice, they affirm it.
Except the personal choice to call something like abortion evil.
And it is evil.
President Obama said in 2008 he wouldn’t want his daughters to be “punished with a baby” if they make a mistake.
“I’ve got two daughters, 9 years old and 6 years old. I am going to teach them first of all about values and morals. But if they make a mistake, I don’t want them punished with a baby. I don’t want them punished with an STD at the age of 16.”
Look who he has teaching his daughter Malia about “values and morals” these days: Lena Dunham, star of “Girls,” who shamefully said “There’s not one guy who works on that show who hasn’t seen the inside of my vagina.” Some morals and values–yet if Malia were to make a mistake and become pregnant, the same people who defend abortion would stand by her decision to keep the baby (or not), and make her a feminist hero.
But when Bristol Palin makes mistakes and gets pregnant, yet keeps the baby, the abortion-lovers rabidly attack her (because they don’t want her to be punished with a baby, either).
This is beyond a double-standard. It’s dehumanizing a person’s choices based on their world view, because Palin calls abortion evil.
And it is evil.
If abortion is evil, then Planned Parenthood is evil.
If Planned Parenthood is evil, then whatever methods the Center for Medical Progress uses to expose that evil and make it known, unless it involves murder, theft, or violence, is just fine, legal or not. If evil can be legal, then good can be illegal and still be good.
The same people who defied state laws prohibiting same sex marriage and called it good didn’t care if their actions were illegal, but would whip out the letter of the law to defend abortion. And they call Christians hypocrites!
Abortion is as evil as genocide. Planned Parenthood is as evil as the Nazis in the way they defend it. And the picture at the top of this post features Dr. Josef Mengele, who experimented on Jewish twins, dwarfs and other children “in the name of science” along with Cecile Richards, President of Planned Parenthood Federation of America, who donates body parts of aborted babies “for medical research.”
The experiments Mengele did were perfectly legal under German law, because the Jews he used were subhuman. The babies Richards uses for her medical research are perfectly legal as long as Planned Parenthood makes no profit, because the unborn are subhuman.
In case you doubted, both are as evil as hell itself.
(crossposted from sgberman.com)