The Planned Parenthood Videos Expose Our Country’s Silent Pact With the Abortion Industry
The Center for Medical Progress videos are an occasion to examine our society’s relationship with outsourced moral transgressions. With one side of our face, we scowl at the abortionist and the torturer, creating for ourselves emotional and, we hope, moral distance. (To actually meet an abortionist or an interrogator would be deeply uncomfortable — too close, too real.) With the other side, though, we wink at both: “Do what you need to do. We don’t want to know the details. And thank you.” Even many who are “personally pro-life” or “personally opposed to torture” give the wink; they see the apparent social value of other people’s dirty hands.
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