The great value of the devastating Planned Parenthood videos is to be found in their implications. Moreover, these are implications that do not have to be carefully drawn out so that no one loses the thread of an obscure argument. These implications are most obvious — PP is merchandising baby parts, they are accommodating eager buyers with “less crunchy” ways of killing babies for cash, what is being done on these videos is plainly standard operating procedure in other PP clinics, and so on.
Here’s another implication. This Mengele-like ghoulishness was brought to you by the United States Supreme Court, an august body if ever there was one. Or at least that’s what it looked like at the time.
The thing about hubris is that you go up like a blazing rocket, and you come down like a stick. You can get away with a lot in the days of your ascendancy, but once the spell is broken there is no way to keep that stick in the air.
So I want everyone to fix it in their minds that we are dealing with a supply/demand function here. The supply was created by the Supreme Court in Roe, and given the wicked callousness of the people involved, the demand was sure and certain to come. These baby corpse merchants are solving a disposal problem that the baby corpse wholesaler called PP has, and they are providing additional (albeit very illegal) revenue. All this is happening over salad and wine lunches, and with it all on video we have now been confronted with the ethical horror of what we all have become.
But we didn’t “become” it all by ourselves. It was imposed on the states by the Supreme Court. Our culpability was in submitting to that outrage. The final authority that the Supreme Court has is moral authority, and when they imposed massive blood guilt upon us in Roe, we should have demanded that they not walk away from their true authority. We would have best honored the continuation of their authority by refusing to submit to that particular grotesque application of it.
And now the Supremes have just done it again, in the Obergefell decision. What could go wrong? Those who say we should simply submit to their blind determinations do not know how the world works. If we persist in wicked submmission, there will be a great many unpleasant discoveries waiting down the road for us. Those unpleasant discoveries will revolve around the fact that we have become a detestable people.
Here is what Justice Scalia said, in the conclusion of his Obergefell dissent.
“Hubris is sometimes to find his o’erweening pride; and pride, we know, goeith before a fall. The Judiciary is the “least dangerous” of the federal branches because it has “neither Force nor Will, but merely judgment; and must ultimately depend upon the aid of the executive arm”and the States, “even for the efficacy of its judgments.” With each decision of ours that takes from the People a question properly left to them – with each decision that is unabashedly based not on law, but on the “reasoned judgment” of a bare majority of this Court – we move one step closer to being reminded of our impotence.”
These cavalier lunches, eaten by merchants of baby parts, are bad enough. But how many salad and wine lunches were eaten by the Supreme Court justices when they were deciding to create an enormous supply for this new market? I hear that DC has a lot of nice restaurants.