Planned Parenthood Exposed
Planned Parenthood and the Institutionalization of Evil
July 16, 2015
By Fr. Johannes L. Jacobse
Selling the organs of aborted babies is big business and Planned Parenthood can deliver most organs intact chirped Dr. Deborah Nucatola between mouthfuls of food a few days ago. Nucatola, a high placed executive at Planned Parenthood, unwittingly exposed the grisly work of her organization in an undercover video released by the Center for Medical Progress, a pro-life group.
The video is disturbing. Nucatola’s demeanor, her perfunctory manner about manipulating an abortion to preserve the quality of particular body parts for resale, her eagerness to cultivate the client and make the sale reveals no shred of conscience about trafficking in the harvested organs of unborn children. She talks like a salesman selling a cell phone upgrade.
Evil enters the world when a man puts his hands in service to a lie. Evil enters because the man has to restructure reality to conform to the lie, lest reality reveal that the lie is indeed a lie.
The lie operating in Nucatola’s glib descriptions about fetal parts for sale is that the aborted baby is not a baby. It takes titanic self-deception to deny the humanity of a fetus (Latin for “little one”) but in the battle between avarice and charity many choose the cash. That’s one reason why they lie.
When the lie becomes more widely accepted the broader culture shifts. Those who believe the lie (who see the lie as true) marshal the machinery of persuasion to make reality conform to it.
Planned Parenthood, the behemoth of the abortion industry had this to say about the revelations:
The video “falsely portrays Planned Parenthood’s participation in tissue donation programs that support lifesaving scientific research.”
“Patients sometimes want to donate tissue to scientific research that can help lead to medical breakthroughs…”
“There is no financial benefit for tissue donation for either the patient or for Planned Parenthood.”
It is clear these replies were crafted by some public relations flack. No time was wasted coming up with them and they all studiously avoid any suggestion that the “tissue donations” were the intact organs of an aborted child.
The lie has become institutionalized. An industry has arisen around it. Planned Parenthood rakes in about $1.5 billion in revenues each year from operations. It routinely aborts around 150 unborn for every one adoption referral. Since Roe v Wade in 1973 over 57 million abortions have been performed, many of them by Planned Parenthood.
The lie is not new. Carrie Buck, the Tuskegee experiments, the internment of Japanese Americans during WWII and other sorrowful chapters of American history were predicated on the same lie: some people are less than human. Even today, Mother Jones magazine, the flagship of progressive ideals declares that the revelations are “…another right-wing nothingburger.”
Through a lie German Nazis built gas chambers and Russian Communists the Gulags. Through a lie American Progressives launched their war of eugenics against Blacks, the poor and the infirm that continues today in the abortion industry.
Critics have been struggling to find the proper metaphor to define the outrage. Most draw on Dr. Hannibal Lecter, the gruesome cannibal from literature.
But evil is seldom sensationalist. It’s banal. It accomplishes its work over lunch and in private clinics by men like the mild and proper Dr. Joseph Mengele — Nucatola’s prototype and in whose steps she walks.