During the closing arguments in the Colorado theater shooting trial, a defense attorney, trying (unsuccessfully, as it turned out) to convince the jury that the shooter was insane, spoke of some of his ideas. One of his more unusual ideas was that killing people allows one to increase one’s own value. The shooter believed that he acquired a point for each person he killed. Claiming this to be evidence that the defendant was insane at the time of the murders—rather than simply expressing a “philosophy”–the attorney told the jury, “There’s no philosophy that says when you kill someone else you increase your self-worth.”
Ah, but you are wrong, Lawyer-man. There is such a philosophy, and it was on display this week far beyond the Colorado courtroom.
By now I’m sure you’ve seen the disgusting video of the week—undercover footage of a Planned Parenthood medical director chowing down and swilling wine while describing how to adjust an abortion in order to preserve the body parts someone wants to buy. She airily blathers on about “product” (unborn babies) and “tissue” (also unborn babies) and “clients” (women whose unborn babies are being murdered and mangled for money).
The video was taken by the Center for Medical Progress, whose agents posed as potential buyers for fetal parts. It’s not in a dark alley. It’s not in a secret, high-powered boardroom. Instead, the meeting takes place in a busy restaurant, out in the open, while multiple servers come and go, and people at other tables presumably carry on eating, undisturbed by the ghoulish conversation going on nearby.
The table talk at this fine eatery is fit for an episode of Hannibal—except that Hannibal the cannibal understands that the rules of society require him to pretend to be talking about something else. (The pretense, however, is often transparent, as the good doctor purrs something like, “I would love to have you for dinner sometime.”) And Hannibal Lecter is fictional.
Planned Parenthood, unfortunately, is real—alive and well, fattened on the taxpayers’ money constantly pouring into its coffers, defended by legions of politicians—whose pockets are stuffed with pro-choice lobbyist money. One hand washes the other.
And then freshly-washed hands tear unborn babies apart, and hand their pieces over to other hands that do God-knows-what with them. Planned Parenthood itself is shielded by a thin veneer of law and a thick, greasy layer of political money and influence. At its heart, however, is the same notion of relative human value that led to the bloodbath in Colorado.
Although the shooter is a bit clearer in his vision, claiming to believe in an actual “point” system governing murder transactions, the pro-choice movement sings the same tune. It spares no expense in trying to convey to women that their self-worth will be improved by having an abortion—by killing another human being. At the very least, they are clear on the point that not having an abortion—choosing instead to bring yet another screaming, squalling infant into a world that already has too many useless eaters in it (to use the phrase originated by Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger)—will definitely reduce one’s sense of self-worth. To Planned Parenthood, as to the Colorado shooter, the failure to take the life of another is a loss of points, in some metaphysical sense.
Planned Parenthood was founded to reduce the population—but not all of it. Founder Margaret Sanger was particularly concerned about the flourishing of “human weeds”—those we now call “African-Americans”, immigrants, and the disabled. She believed that the best thing a poor family could do for one of its members was to kill it. She believed a great many things that subsequently lost a bit of allure due to their adoption by fun folk like Adolf Hitler and his (for lack of a better term) “medical director,” Josef Mengele.
As part of his nasty practice, Dr. Mengele experimented on pregnant Jewish women and their babies, then shipped them off to death camps. In his mind, the death of his experimental subjects was the cost of advancing science and improving the future of German society. The Colorado shooter walked into a theater and shot as many people as he could. In his mind, the deaths of strangers added to his own value.
The folks at Planned Parenthood believe, by murdering an unborn child resting in the body of a pregnant woman, they improve the life of the pregnant woman. Her self-worth is allegedly either preserved or improved by the death of the child. Moreover, if she can be persuaded to contribute the body parts of her dead child for the advancement of science, Planned Parenthood will assure her that she is advancing science and preserving her future.
Mengele evaded capture and died in 1979. The Colorado shooter was tried and found guilty and will be sentenced, on his hundred-plus counts. There are two options: life without the possibility of parole, or death.
The monsters of Planned Parenthood must not be allowed to escape. They must be investigated, their vile deeds exposed, and their taxpayer-funded slaughter of unborn humans finally ended.
Justice demands nothing less.