By now, you have likely seen the recent viral video of Planned Parenthood’s senior director of medical services, Dr. Deborah Nucatola, munching on salad and elatedly babbling on about strategically crushing unborn babies in order to salvage their organs and extremities.
So then you’re just kind of cognizant of where you put your graspers, you try to intentionally go above and below the thorax, so that, you know, we’ve been very good at getting heart, lung, liver, because we know that, so I’m not gonna crush that part, I’m going to basically crush below, I’m gonna crush above, and I’m gonna see if I can get it all intact.
Mainstream media seems to be focusing on whether Planned Parenthood is really making a profit from the sale of body parts. Or, are they simply being “reimbursed” for the expenses they incur as part of their splendid contribution to the cause of so-called medical advancement?
Do they hear themselves? Babies – little babies with intact organs. That’s what we are talking about – babies! They are arguing over whether the organs and body parts of babies who have been brutally crushed are being sold for profit or not.
In what horror movie are we trapped?
In an article published July 15, 2015, CNN referred to bioethicist Art Caplan, of New York University, who expressed ethical concerns about modifying the abortion method to prioritize the saving of body parts. At first glance, he seemed somewhat objective in his evaluation of the conversation. Most striking, however, was his complete disregard for the humanity of the babies involved.
"In abortion the primary goal is to give the safest abortion possible," Caplan said. "Your sole concern has to be the mother and her health."
Then he and the writers of the article shift their line of thinking, comparing organ donation of patients dying of natural causes to organ harvesting of aborted babies. How someone whose entire professional existence is dedicated to the exercise of moral discernment as it relates to medical policy, practice, and research could miss the obvious in this illogical comparison is beyond me.
This is exactly how the CNN article explains Caplan’s thinking:
“There's a parallel in patient care, he said. When someone is dying, doctors shouldn't change how they treat the patient in order to harvest good tissue for donation after death.
Doctors should treat the patient as they normally would, and then use whatever is available after death. If a provider is considering how to get the tissue that's in the best shape, ‘that's a huge conflict of interest. ... If you modify how someone dies, that's unethical.’" (Emphasis added.)
In his analogy, the medical team is working to save the life of the person donating his or her organs. In an abortion, the medical team is working to intentionally destroy the life of the person whose organs are sold or donated.
You can disregard the baby and call the mother the patient all you want, but it’s not the mother’s organs being donated.
Still, Caplan seems to enable himself to block out the humanity of the baby. According to his very confusing comparison, an abortionist should just go ahead and kill the person the way he or she normally would if organs weren’t being donated or sold. And, that’s somehow ethical?
Well, “it’s just a blob of tissue – it’s not really a baby,” they say.
Seriously? How did any one of us ever fall for this? Someone recently asked me, “With all the technology in place, nobody really believes that it’s not an actual baby in the womb, right?”
But they do! They really do! At least they claim they do.
Adolf Hitler said, “If you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently enough, it will be believed.”
My question is, “When do we stop believing it?”
For those of you who never believed the lie and for those of us who have stopped believing it, praise God! While the Planned Parenthood executive’s attitude and behavior is horrifying, the organization’s harvesting of aborted baby parts is not new.
Planned Parenthood is without a doubt a tool used by the kingdom of darkness. But what Satan meant for evil, God meant for good. Just as Christ opened the eyes of Saul of Tarsus, a murdering persecutor of the church, and softened the hearts of countless abortionists, He can use this exposure as a miraculous harvesting tool for His Kingdom.
For those of us sitting in church pews and standing at pulpits, may God grant us repentance from our callousness, complacency, and complicity. And, may the Lord who is in charge of the harvest (Matthew 9:38), wake us up and send us as workers into His fields to be silent and inactive no more. What has been taking place in the dark shadows of our steeples has simply been brought into the light for us to see. Can we go on ignoring it?