Wednesday, 7 June 2017

Abortionists Have Abandoned the Argument

Mordor in Pale Pastels

Douglas Wilson


For those who have eyes to see, the most recent video released by CMP is striking, staggering, stupefying. One of the most remarkable things about this most recent episode is the fact that the pro-choice forces have officially abandoned argument, about which more below. Another is the fact that in the video, the people who are discussing the most appalling crimes with Mengelesque aplomb are overwhelmingly women. We have gotten to the point where we might as well form an association called Harpies for Abortion, and get Congress to fund it. If you oppose the violent dismemberment of a small child, in order that her parts may then be sold for a tidy sum, then you are probably a hater of some sort.


Cecile Richards goes out there and gives it her PR best, talking about “women’s health,” and “reproductive freedom,” but we have now been given a stark view of what she is actually talking about. And this makes sense of the larger picture—I find it telling that these people don’t want to say anything about reproductive freedom for Chinese women, say—nothing about forced abortions, or child limit policies, etc. “If you want three kids, have three kids.” That would be reproductive freedom. But if you take a close look at what feminism intends by shattering the chains of the patriarchy, you will find, courtesy of the hidden camera, what makes up those chains. Those chains are people — kids — and my, they do get shattered.

We are not up against a Mordor with an Eye of Doom, the kind of eye that can look at you and count all your bones. We are not talking about a black mountain at night, with lurid orange flowing down its sides. We are not talking about jagged lightning bolts throwing the rocky landscape into high relief, with shadows sharp enough to cut your hand. No cartoon villainy here. Rather, we are talking about Mordor with a PR Department. We are talking about Mordor with talking points and well-groomed lobbyists. We are talking about Mordor in pale pastels. People still die though.

In the preface to Screwtape, C.S. Lewis wrote presciently about this very thing:

“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 thoroughly nasty business concern.”

But of course at some point the vile things have to actually get done. Otherwise, what’s the point? If we don’t tear the legs off, how are we going to be able to invoice them?


Hillary Clinton just recently gave the commencement address at Wellesley, her alma mater, and because we have now officially reached the nadir of ironic lack of self-awareness, she set herself up as a preacher, and sanctimoniously told us all about truth and righteousness n’ stuff.

“But it also matters because our country, like this College, was founded on the principles of the Enlightenment—in particular, the belief that people, you and I, possess the capacity for reason and critical thinking, and that free and open debate is the lifeblood of a democracy.”

She said this, just hours after a California district judge ordered the suppression of the most damning video of Planned Parenthood yet. Not only was it suppressed, but if anyone is holding his breath waiting for Hillary’s denunciation of this interference with the free flow of information, he probably ought to rethink it. We all know, incidentally, that if David Daleiden had gotten equally damning video of the higher ups at Kentucky Fried Chicken, talking this very same way about their treatment of chickens—pulling legs off, eyeballs in laps, busted skulls, that sort of thing—he would already have received the Nobel Prize. And the Pulitzer. As it stands, we are all sitting around, our mouths full of teeth, waiting for somebody to do something appropriate. For a change.

Roll those Hillary words around on your tongue for a moment, if you can stand it. Try to do it without snorting—“reason and critical thinking,” “free and open debate,” har har har. I think it in the highest degree likely that after that speech an aide or two took her aside and told her she was sailing a little close to the wind.

David Daleiden, operating in the mainstream of American investigative reporting, has the goods on the abortion industry. Let me say it again. He has the stone cold goods on them. There is no argument. This is indefensible—at least by argument. But the abortion industry is Hillary’s precious. It must not be touched, and facts be damned. Reason and critical thinking be damned. Free and open debate be damned. But better serve up that boilerplate language to the cornpones anyhow. It might still work with some of them. By cornpones, incidentally, I mean the graduating class at Wellesley.

This is the same woman who blamed the Benghazi fiasco on some crappy internet video, and the chump who made it took the fall by spending a year in the slammer.

“Wither was slower to notice what was happening. He had never expected the speech to have any meaning as a whole, and for a long time the familiar catchwords rolled on in a manner which did not disturb the expectation of his ear. Then he thought: ‘Come! That’s going too far. Even they must see that you can’t talk about accepting the challenge of the past by throwing down the gauntlet of the future.’ He looked cautiously down the room. All was well. But it wouldn’t be if Jules didn’t sit down pretty soon. In that last sentence there were surely words he didn’t know. What the deuce did he mean by aholibate? He looked down the room again. They were attending too much, always a bad sign. Then came the sentence, ‘The surrogates esemplanted in a continual of porous variations.’”

And so Hillary kept on, just hours after a Lackey Leftist Judgmental decided that the American people must not learn what they are paying millions for, courtesy of the Democratic Party. Please tell us more, Hillary.

“As the history majors among you here today know all too well, when people in power invent their own facts, and attack those who question them, it can mark the beginning of the end of a free society. That is not hyperbole. It is what authoritarian regimes throughout history have done. They attempt to control reality—not just our laws and rights and our budgets, but our thoughts and beliefs.”

And so who has invented their own facts about the bloody work of Planned Parenthood? Who defends Planned Parenthood, hell or high water? Who actually attacks those who question them? Does David Daleiden have a court date? What is he doing in court? Why does he have to appear in court? Warn us some more about authoritarian regimes, Hillary. Tell us what they have done throughout history—that might be scary. I will tell you what they do. They lie.

I know. Maybe Daleiden has to appear in court because he did something really bad. Maybe he killed somebody, and chopped them up into pieces, and sold their organs. That would be really bad. Maybe he was so far into his “own reality” that he had rationalized his behavior, saying that he was doing something for “humankind” or something. See, if he did those things, then he would deserve to be in court, and we would not be an authoritarian regime. Oh, he didn’t do those things? He was actually exposing an organization that was doing those very things? Well, sorry then. My mistake. Carry on.

Hillary complains about our attempts to “control reality.” I see. What is a womb for? I might not be able to handle this one, living as I do among the science-deniers. A womb is to be a living space where a father and mother, bound in covenant for life, seek to show warm hospitality to any new arrivals. That is what a womb is for.

Although the video has been pulled from many places on the web, you may still view it here. Prepare yourself, not for gruesome footage, but for stark, behind-the-scenes honesty from active practitioners of the American holocaust. That you pay for.


The pro-abortion forces have certainly not abandoned their fight, but they have, equally certainly, abandoned the argument. They have officially conceded that they cannot hold the field when it comes to a plain recital of the facts. What happens in abortion, how is it done, what is the object of the abortionist’s attention, how much money is involved — all of it, off the table.

When the series of ghoulish videos first appeared last year, showing us the seamy side of Planned Parenthood—the thick side—there was an uproar, and demands to have Planned Parenthood defunded. There was an election, which went in a direction that few expected, leaving the pro-life party in control of the House, the Senate, and the White House. And we still can’t get that thing defunded.

Like I said earlier, they haven’t given up the fight. They have only given up the appeals to reason and science. Now they are appealing to court orders, censorship, and cowardice.

And by cowardice, I am not referring to theirs.

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