Not the lives, but the merchandise produced by ending them.
Eighth video is out. Hard to believe, but it just keeps getting worse.
David Harsanyi, “Questions Every Planned Parenthood Supporter Should Have to Answer”
…after reading about how thrilled many Washingtonians were that National Zoo officials had spotted a fetus in the giant panda the very same day I watched a video about Planned Parenthood and how “cool” it is to see a human fetus’ heart pumping after his face was ripped open … well, the question just popped into my head…
Would you be okay with a government-subsidized company performing vivisections on a baby panda? You know, cutting one of those adorable things open, taking parts out of them while their hearts were still beating? What if we could make a few bucks while, maybe, sorta, using those organs for scientific study—even though several other methods are available to researchers? Is that acceptable?
Doug Wilson on how this is a judgment/gospel moment (i.e., the “bad news” which helps all of us to realize, in our shiny, glossy, outwardly happy and prosperous society that we are up to our necks in blood).
…as a rebellious and confused house, we have wracked up an unpayable national debt, not in dollars, but in blood. There was a time when many of us thought we could look away. Then the videos came, and we now know that we cannot look away. If we decide to try to look away, we now know that our choice to look away will also be on video [at the judgment seat].
What can be done to pay off this blood guilt? There is only one way. This is a kind of blood guilt that can only be met with blood. The blood that we shed within history can only be atoned by the blood of the Lamb, slain before the foundation of the world (Rev. 13:8). In obedience to this decree, our Lord was executed outside Jerusalem two thousand years ago, by authorities and representatives as fully corrupt as our own.
Also potent and lucid, from Doug Wilson:
Not only is abortion a sin, but it is a very grievous one. The Bible very plainly teaches that the womb is God’s workbench, the place where He is assembling yet another son or daughter, crafted in His image, bearing His image from the moment the work first began. To disrupt His artistry in such a moment is highest degree of arrogance… abortion is the bloody sacrament right at the center of secularism’s cathedral. It is their high altar… We cannot split the difference. The question before us is straightforward and simple. Shall this house [i.e., our society] be founded on child sacrifice or not?