By Lee Cary
Planned Parenthood’s house is burning.
Just as quickly as the flames subside, another callous discussion made public concerning its sources and methods, of revenue and dissection, fans the horrific flame.
This is happening despite a liberal media’s complicity in the organization’s behaviors as displayed by its general silence, even as some reporters focus on the pro-Planned Parenthood mouthpieces who blame those who expose the horror and applaud the purveyors of it.
Meanwhile, federal monetary support for the dismemberment continues – un-aborted – as the harvesting of the unborn continues, unabated.
Planned Parenthood’s apologists catalogue the medical benefits from the research using the partitioned…dare we call them…unborn children.
This “end-justifies-means” excuse – that it contributes to the greater good of mankind – was not invented by Planned Parenthood. Physicians in Nazi Germany’s concentration camps “tested immunization compounds and sera for the prevention and treatment of contagious diseases, including malaria, typhus, tuberculosis, typhoid fever, yellow fever, and infectious hepatitis. The Ravensbrueck camp was the site of bone-grafting experiments and experiments to test the efficacy of newly developed sulfa (sulfanilamide) drugs. At Natzweiler and Sachsenhausen, prisoners were subjected to phosgene and mustard gas in order to test possible antidotes.”
Such were the humane motives claimed by the ghoulish Dr. Mengele’s of that time and place.
For all those distressed by the horror, there is a darker cloud that may – if as true as long ascribed – foreshadow a future beyond simple distress.
President Abraham Lincoln delivered his Second Inaugural Address on March 4, 1865. As inaugural addresses go, it was short. But it held a weight of theological thought seldom found in political speeches. He said,
“If we shall suppose that American Slavery is one of those offenses which, in the providence of God, must needs come, but which, having continued through His appointed time, He now wills to remove, and that He gives to both North and South this terrible war, as the woe due to those by whom the offense came, shall we discern therein any departure from those divine attributes which the believers in a living God always ascribe to Him? Fondly do we hope—fervently do we pray—that this mighty scourge of war may speedily pass away. Yet, if God wills that it continue, until all the wealth piled by the bondsman’s two hundred and fifty years of unrequited toil shall be sunk, and until every drop of blood drawn with the lash, shall be paid by another drawn with the sword, as was said three thousand years ago, so still it must be said ‘the judgments of the Lord are true and righteous altogether.’”
“Divine attributes” play little to no role in today’s debate over the sale of pieces removed from one larger organism destroyed on his or her way to being born.
Anyone daring to publically broach that “divine” notion risks the charge of harboring religious fanaticism.
Certainly no politician will touch it with ten-foot forceps.
So it is largely without rebuttal that Planned Parenthood has aborted Lincoln’s ascribed “divine attributes” from its collective consciousness.
And so, too, it seems, has much of America.