Last night, for the umpteenth time, the 1999 film “The Matrix” was on TV. I flicked over and found myself in the middle of the “Battery” scene which is embedded above.
There are fields, endless fields, where human beings are no longer born. We are grown. For the longest time I wouldn’t believe it, and then I saw the fields with my own eyes. Watch them liquefy the dead so they could be fed intravenously to the living.
It’s a harrowing image; children not bred as the product of love to be raised and nurtured but harvested for profit. Neo is rightly outraged. Who could treat children in such a callous evil way? Well the answer in the film is that it’s machines.
And then yesterday a story begins sweeping the internet and we learn this (hard, but necessary to watch)
Words fail me. She sits there, munching salad, discussing how abortions can be carried out, with the aid of ultrasound, in a manner that protects the integrity of the “calvarium” (in standard butcher shop parlance she refuses to use actual terms like, in this instance, “head”. Similarly these are all “specimens”). Why so careful? Well a baby head is worth money and that’s worth using an ultrasound so that forceps can be used to “protect” the “specimen”. The baby is turned to a breech position for a similar reason.
As the conversation continues we see that there is a price list, that the “doctor” (I find it hard to use a word that is meant to describe someone who heals) is clearly given a ticket of items of “specimens” to “yield”. The abortion practioners have a “huddle at the start of the day” to plan the abortions to maximise the yield; the dollar rewards of their labour.
I’m not sure this needs further commentary except to suggest that you get very angry and, if you live in the States, contact your elected representatives and raise merry hell over this one. And then pray hard, not least for mercy for a person like this because if justice were to be done that is an even more terrifying thought.
Oh, and this:
Psa. 82:3-4 Give justice to the weak and the fatherless; maintain the right of the afflicted and the destitute. Rescue the weak and the needy; deliver them from the hand of the wicked.
Planned parenthood have issued a response that opens up with this comedy:
In health care, patients sometimes want to donate tissue to scientific research that can help lead to medical breakthroughs, such as treatments and cures for serious diseases.
Except, of course, what was being discussed was not “donation” but simple trade. Body parts for cash. They end with this:
These groups have been widely discredited and their claims fall apart on closer examination, just as they do in this case.
Well I say, good for Planned Parenthood and their desire for “closer examination”. Let’s demand just that and see where examination of the claims leads us. In the meantime I’ll remain outraged as a senior official eats her salad and discusses supply and demand for broken up babies.