Managerial Devilry

downloadAbortion is once again making waves in social media. #PlannedParenthood is the #2 trending topic on Twitter as I write this. It is still early enough in the sharing of this video that few major news outlets have been able to cover the topic responsibly. Here is one such article if you have not heard about what is happening.

I will give you the short version, quoted from one person, representing tens of thousands, horrified by the disparity between the grizzly subject of the conversation and the calm demeanor and posh setting in which it took place.

When I watched the video of the discussion between this doctor and a potential buyer of fetal body parts, I remembered a quote from the introduction to the The Screwtape Letters, by C.S. Lewis. Joe Rigney is the one who cauterized it in my mind in his seminar speech, Live Like a Narnian. It truly captures the reality of this type of horror. I just paraphrased the final line.

I live in the Managerial Age, in a world of “Admin.” The greatest evil is not now done in those sordid “dens of crime” that Dickens loved to paint. It is not done even in concentration camps and labour camps. In those we see its final result. But it is conceived and ordered (moved, seconded, carried, and minuted) in clean, carpeted, warmed and well-lighted offices, by quiet men with white collars and cut fingernails and smooth-shaven cheeks who do not need to raise their voices. Hence, naturally enough, my symbol for Hell is something like the bureaucracy of a police state or the office of a [a Planned Parenthood executive].

Joe Carter has pointed out that this trade in human body parts is most likely legal, with lots of paperwork to prove it. But legality does not determine the morality. And the harvesting of a baby’s head, legal or not, is morally reprehensible. I pray these disclosures of abortion industry practice will wake us up to the horror of abortion.

We are told that children in the womb are not really human on the one hand, and then we harvest human organs from their still warm corpses with the other.

And at the end of the day, those who prey upon our permissiveness sit at beautiful tables in nice restaurants, sipping wine, calmly discussing the best methods for extracting organs from a child they just finished killing. No amount of outrage can justify our culpability in this societal evil. We need to speak out and put a stop to the slaughter of innocent children.

Elections are coming. Please, make this your single issue, and vote accordingly.


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