The modern abortion movement denies the humanity of its little victims. When a group is seen as sub-human, killing them becomes acceptable, and using their bodies for any purpose at all seems to their oppressors just fine.
One of the driving forces of the American abolitionist movement was the sexual abuse of black female slaves by their white masters.
Abolitionists argued that if the slaves were not human beings, but no more human than a dog or a horse, then slavers committed bestiality.
The Senator from South Carolina has read many books of chivalry, and believes himself a chivalrous knight, with sentiments of honor and courage. Of course he has chosen a mistress to whom he has made his vows, and who, though ugly to others, is always lovely to him; though polluted in the sight of the world, is chaste in his sight I mean the harlot, Slavery. For her, his tongue is always profuse in words.
They could not have it both ways.
The resulting Holocaust can’t simply be blamed on Hitler, but must be put on the woman who influenced him to believe that some people have a weaker claim to the right to life than others.
ISIS and Islamism
As practioners of Hitler’s favorite religion, Islamists call Jews the descendants of pigs and dogs. The Islamic State has declared acceptable the use of non-conforming women as sex slaves, and engages in the public torture of its foes. Recently the group has discovered that beheading people is scary, but beheading them on video makes other people angry.
Planned Parenthood and Abortion
Ross Douthat wrote powerfully about the dehumanization conundrum faced by abortionists, who say the “fetal tissue” is no different than the sample for a biopsy (my emphasis):
Abortion may be legal, but the selling of human organs is not. In a third undercover video dramatically showing the casual brutality of the Democratic Party front group, a former lab worker discusses her part in the trafficking of human flesh:
It’s a very specific disgust, informed by reason and experience — the reasoning that notes that it’s precisely a fetus’s humanity that makes its organs valuable, and the experience of recognizing one’s own children, on the ultrasound monitor and after, as something more than just “products of conception” or tissue for the knife.
— Smart Girl Politics (@OfficialSGP) July 28, 2015
Evil people always want to justify their actions, and are forced to live with this cognitive dissonance. It’s not a mere hypocrisy charge, however, because whether slaves, Jews, or unborn babies are called sub-human or not, abusing and killing them is just as evil.