War on women? I do not know how any human being could be more privileged or more powerful than a first-world modern woman.
We have bestowed upon every woman of childbearing age an unquestionable right to end the lives of her own children in utero totally without consequence.
It is a war on our children.
I am not making this up. I arrived at my mom’s house (she needs company 24/7 now) to relieve my sister. She was watching Judgment at Nuremberg on TV. When it was over I happened to turn directly to C-Span and there was Cecile Richards testifying in front of congress about Planned Parenthood funding. If you don’t see the serendipity, let me explain.
Judgment at Nuremberg spends time bandying about some questions, like: Were these crimes standard operating procedure in times of war? Weren’t all sides guilty of similar things? Or were these war crimes or crimes against humanity, crimes against civilization? How could genocide happen in this civilized place? Who was really responsible?
Wouldn’t it be best to let it go and move on?
The film’s poignant verdict: when we decide to dehumanize a single person, we have made a decision to evaluate the relative worth of all human beings from then on. We are capable of excusing any crime against any human being. In our willingness to exploit one person, we are on the inevitable, one way road to oppression by the powerful upon the socially powerless. Very often the final result is genocide.
We have discarded any objective basis for true justice. We have lost who we are.
We have condemned ourselves; we have lost our humanity.
A nation of people who were once civilized and great had descended into a nation of accomplices to genocide, of relative justice, of inhumanity to man.
Explicit in that message is that everyday Germans had failed to take responsibility for what had been happening in their country. They had looked the other way. There was nothing they could do. They didn’t know.
What did I see on C-Span? The well-compensated President of Planned Parenthood unable to answer a single question. She didn’t know anything about anything. She’d have to ask her hundreds of staff. She was not responsible for anything.
Passing the responsibility, pleading the incompetence of being a small cog in the machine, pleading ignorance: all these were the most popular pleas of those tried at Nuremberg.
There are only two choices here: either this President of the organization came to the hearing unprepared, or she was unwilling to answer truthfully because she would implicate herself. If abortion is such a boon to womankind, why didn’t she stand up proudly for exactly what she does?
I also saw, and see, a culture which was willing to look the other way, and to comfort itself with euphemisms and rationalizations.
(Then she pulled the girl card: “You’ve made me testify for 5 1/2 hours now, and I can’t answer any more!” *sniff sniff* Hooray for feminism.)
By the way, let’s remember we were only deciding if they still get federal funding, not whether they were going to be forcibly shut down. Shame on us that shutdown isn’t even an option.
She is the head of an organization which has been implicated in:
mutilation of pre-born infants living and dead,
quantifying and cataloging human body parts for the purposes of selling them
and profiting from their sale by the billions,
altering surgical procedures on unsuspecting clients in order to minimize the damage to saleable body parts,
ginning up more business by creating a culture of death, self-orientation, and free and easy sex promoted to children,
while destroying the trust and supportive relationships which ought to exist between young people and their parents. (Check out some of their educational materials.)
There is plain evidence now, for anyone who wants to look, that they do all of this.
On Facebook, I saw my pro-choice friends’ objections: “That’s absurd! The videos are doctored. The charges are ridiculous!”
Then aren’t you saying that the charges are objectionable?
If true, would we abandon our support of PP? My guess is no.
If we’re unwilling to be moved by the slaughter, undeniably true, of innocent infants;
of a huge corporation profiting by the billions from their deaths;
by the danger this corporation exposes women to in order to maximize their profit;
to lies, to divisive propaganda,
to immorality, to injustice, to exploitation…
then what does matter?
I see in our culture the same willingness to look the other way as there was in Germany of the 30’s and 40’s, the same willingness to pass the responsibility…to shrug and to say, what can I do about it anyway?
To excuse it by rationalizing away the value of human lives. To tend to our own interests while human beings are being slaughtered right down the street.
The trains full of the doomed passed through their towns and villages, but at least they hid their death camps deep in the forests. Our killing mills are sitting right on our main streets, and we’re downright proud of them.