[Vladimir Lenin and Joseph Stalin used the term “polyezniy idiot” or “useful idiot” to describe sympathizers in the West who blindly supported Communist leaders.]
There is a rapidly spreading firestorm surrounding the video of Dr Deborah Nucatola, the medical director of Planned Parenthood. The video shows her enjoying her salad and red wine as she describes the harvesting of aborted pre-born human organs and body parts for sale to bio-medical companies.
What is perhaps even more disturbing, are some of the responses from those that serve as apologist for Planned Parenthood.
This from Amanda Marcotte at Slate:
As someone who is squeamish, it was extremely difficult for me to listen to Nucatola talk about extracting liver, heart, and other parts to be donated to medical research…But people who work in medicine for a living do, in fact, become inured to the gore in a way that can seem strange to those of us who aren’t regularly exposed to it. She also thought she was speaking to people in her profession who would be similarly accustomed to this sort of thing.
Marcotte pats the general public on the head (who are rightly horrified and sickened by the video) and assures us that you have to understand the context. Unless you are accustomed to the gore associated with an abortion procedure, you could easily misunderstand Dr Nucatola’s seemingly cavalier description of her trade.
It is one thing to be squeamish about graphic medical procedures. It is quite another to be so detached, as Dr Nucatola clearly is, from the reality of what this abortion doctor does for a living. Nucatola describes how in a mid and later term abortion, the unborn baby is decapitated and dismembered without anesthesia, at times with the intent of delivering the torso intact so you can harvest the organs.
This is not a matter of a natural discomfort with a graphic medical procedure. We are travelling here in much deeper and darker waters.
The Nazi Doctors: It is Demonic that They Were not Demonic
Psychiatrist Robert Jay Lifton interviewed 28 former Nazi doctors, including five who worked in the death camps; and he also interviewed about 80 Auschwitz survivors, including many who worked as prisoner-doctors along with a German medical staff.
One survivor asked Dr Lifton what kind of men the Nazi doctors were.
“Neither brilliant nor stupid,” Lifton sums up his reply, “neither inherently evil nor particularly ethically insensitive, they were by no means the demonic figures–sadistic, fanatic, lusting to kill–people have often thought them to be.” The survivor interjects: “But it is demonic that they were not demonic.” – The Nazi Doctors: Medical Killing and the Psychology of Genocide by Robert Jay Lifton
Dr Lifton in his study of Nazi doctors discovered that these men developed the capacity to divide the gruesome and disturbing aspects of their role as Nazi doctors, from their normal life as family members, husbands, wives and parents:
Dr Lifton: These doctors had not killed anybody until they got to Auschwitz, so they weren’t extraordinary killers to start with. They were ordinary people who in that way were socialized to evil… They did selections, they selected in the camps…In a sense, they ran the killing process… So when they were in Auschwitz they had an Auschwitz self, which was responsible for doing all of this…But they would go home to their families, from Poland to Germany, for weekends or for leaves and they would be ordinary fathers and husbands where they would function in a relatively ordinary way… (The Nazi Doctors: Medical Killing and the Psychology of Genocide by Robert Jay Lifton)
Dr Lifton found that the Nazi doctors thought of the prisoners as pre-dead. Every prisoner in Auschwitz was marked to die, they reasoned. They had no control over that. To experiment on their prisoner/patients was to bring some good out of those who were already sentenced to death. To select the old and weak for the gas chambers was actually a form of compassion because it spared them the more painful experience of starvation.
Marcotte tells us it’s ok to extract the organs or body parts from unborn boys and girls because it’s what the parent wants…they are going to die anyway so might as well derive some benefit, right?
Marcotte: We also shouldn’t deny women who want to donate fetal or embryonic remains to science any more than we would deny someone who wants to be an organ donor, even though the latter is also quite gross to ponder.
Of course she fails to mention that organ donors volunteer to offer their body to science after natural death. You can’t decide to euthanize your elderly relative and say it’s Ok because you are donating their organs to science.
Buchenwald Was “Gross”
More from Amanda Marcotte at Slate about how abortion can be “gross”:
Abortion is gross, no doubt about it. It becomes grosser the later in a pregnancy it gets. But so is heart surgery. So is childbirth, for that matter. We don’t deny people who need help in those cases because the help is gross. Nor should we deny people that help when it comes to needing abortion.
Nazi doctors were seduced by the twisted philosophy of Hitler and other German racial purists. Dr Lifton revealed that these men felt called to be part of a great messianic medical mission – cleansing the body of the great German nation of the Jewish infection.
But this would require some messy and really gross medical work.
This soldiers who liberated Buchenwald discovered some pretty gross things:
The bodies of human beings were stacked like cords of wood…The stack was about five feet high, maybe a little more; I could see over the top. They extended down the hill, only a slight hill, for fifty to seventy-five feet. Human bodies neatly stacked, naked, ready for disposal. The arms and legs were neatly arranged, but an occasional limb dangled oddly. The bodies we could see were all face up. There was an aisle, then another stack, and another aisle, and more stacks. The Lord only knows how many there were. – Liberation of Buchenwald by Harry J. Herder, Jr.
It’s ok! It’s legal!
The Nazi doctors were doing nothing illegal in Nazi Germany. The systemic destruction of the Jewish people, the mentally disabled and other enemies of the state was the law of the land.
Samantha Allen at the The Daily Beast tells us not to get ourselves all worked up over this sensational video…it’s all perfectly legal…so everything is good:
But although Nucatola’s comments raise questions about the acquisition of fetal tissue and the ethical issues surrounding its collection, the transfer of human fetal tissue is not illegal in the United States. Women undergoing abortions sometimes choose to donate fetal tissue for scientific research and abortion providers do not facilitate these donations without their explicit consent.
Useful idiots indeed.
The Shockwaves of Roe V Wade
Abortion became the law of the land in 1973. The Shockwaves of that seismic event continue to impact the unborn, and the parents, family, friends, and all those intimately connected to those procedures. But the publicly sanctioned practice of fetal killing has an even darker fruit; the corruption of the mind, heart and soul of those that become facilitators and apologists for this practice.
The video of Dr Nucatola reveals that just as with the Nazi doctors, these normal men and women learn to divorce the gruesome reality of their medical practice from their everyday life and activities. Dr Nucatorla enjoys a nice lunch while discussing ripping a living unborn human fetus apart (without anesthesia), safely removing the body parts, and harvesting the little boy or girl’s organs.
Please pray for Dr Nucatola. Pray that the firestorm around this video leads her to repentance and healing. Pray that she comes to see how abortion has so deeply twisted her as a physician and as a human being.