What Planned Parenthood and Josef Mengele have in common

I know that it will bring in a deluge of outraged response to ask what Planned Parenthood and Josef Mengele have in common.

But I couldn’t get the comparison out of my mind once I began reading the stories and the transcript of the now famous and recorded conversation in which Dr. Deborah Nucatola, senior medical director for Planned Parenthood, explained how some of her clinics harvest the organs of live, unborn babies…err, excuse me…fetuses. Individuals in utero who are crushed to death and whose kidneys, livers, hearts, lungs, legs, calvarium and brains are harvested.  Fetuses that are going to die anyway and whose non-person cells just happen to be available for medical research. (The full, unedited video is here.)

Deborah Nucatola (Center for Medical Progress)

Deborah Nucatola (Center for Medical Progress)

In the conversation, covertly recorded by the Center for Medical Progress, a California-based pro-life   group, Nucatola explains in gruesome detail how to harvest the organs without damaging them during the abortion procedure, which involves certain amount of crushing the life out of the fetus.

But, Nucatola explains, look at all the good we do. Women who are told they can give their children’s organs for medical research are made to feel better about their abortions. Look at all the cures that we’re helping scientists discover. We’re not in it for profit.

It’s chillingly the same reasoning that Josef Mengele, a physician and SS officer, used to justify his

Josef Mengele

Josef Mengele

experiments on  Auschwitz concentration camp prisoners during World War II. Mengele’s cruelties included prisoners being:

put into pressure chambers, tested with drugs, castrated, frozen to death. Children were exposed to experimental surgeries performed with anesthesia, transfusions of blood from one to another, isolation endurance, reaction to various injections with lethal germs, sex change operations, removal of organs and limbs….[Emphasis added.]

The first objection that I’ll hear is that Planned Parenthood doesn’t do this on living victims. That, of course, assumes that something other than human beings are the victims of the abortion and harvesting procedure. In fact, according to pro-choice dogma, one does not even dare call the “mass of cells” losing their organs “victims.” Because they’re not human beings.

According to Nazi dogma, the victims weren’t  human either, or at least not worthy enough to have a claim to life. They are Jews, Gypsies and others who don’t have an inherent–as all humans do–right to life. Just as the pro-abortion folks like those at Planned Parenthood justify abortion.

Some other similarities:

  • Mengele’s procedures were done without anesthesia; so are the abortions.
  • Mengele’s procedures were done without the consent of the victim; so are the abortions.
  • Mangele’s procedures were done without regard for the health or safety of his victims; so are the abortions.

The harvesting and commercial sale of fetal organs is illegal, grotesque and immoral. But the callous and anti-science defenders of unrestricted abortion, such as Planned Parenthood, can only justify their response by insisting, in opposition to the medical evidence, that the fetus is not a person and just a part of the mother, to be disposed of at will.

Nucatola’s insensitive detachment  and the speed that pro-choices came to her defense, and the slap on the wrist the Planned Parenthood is giving her is further revelation of the depths to which our culture has descended.

As Joseph Welch famously said to Joe McCarthy, the soulless commie hunter: “Have you no sense of decency, sir, at long last? Have you left no sense of decency?”


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  • According to the Supreme Court, abortion is a fundamental right under the Constitution. Are you suggesting all who support legal abortion are , willy-nilly, pro-Mengele?

  • In reply to Aquinas wired:

    Of course not. Only those who lack the compassion or intelligence to not be repelled by Nucatola's craven insensitivity.

  • "Mengele's procedures were done without the consent of the victim; so are the abortions."

    So you actually did compare all who choose abortion to be pro-Mengele.

  • In reply to Jimmy Greenfield:

    The "of course not" referred to the question of whether or not I was suggesting that all who support legal abortion are , willy-nilly, "pro-Mengele?" As if I put them in the same category as someone who would run concentration camps and kill millions of Jews and others. Nowhere did I say or suggest that. Nor do I believe it. I had hoped that readers would share my horror at Nucatola's craven insensitivity (one point of comparison) to the idea that ending human life to pursue scientific ends is justified.

  • In reply to Dennis Byrne:

    But your "of course not" is counter to what's in your post. The people who choose abortion and in your mind create a victim are pregnant women. The doctors are doing what's legally asked of them.

    Don't you think if this was truly what it's being portrayed to be that there might be a little more uproar beyond the far right?

  • Let me make it clear where I stand, even if you declare it to be otherwise: I recognize that abortions (but not all) are legal. I sympathize with most women who believe that they must have one for health and safety reasons. But I do see some parallels in organ harvesting, such as no consent from the victim, and no anesthesia for the dying fetus. Yes, I do see some parallels, as I tried to explain, but parallels do not make the two identical.

    Again, the point of the post is Nucatola's craven insensitivity to the idea of harvesting organs from a living human being. Do you have doubts that what's being portrayed (the harvesting) is actually happening? Not even PP asserts that the harvesting isn't happening. Yes, the (far) right seem to be the only ones making an issue of it. That more people aren't appalled by organs being taken from a living human being is a measure of how far our culture has descended.

  • They aren't being taken from a living human being. If we can't agree on that then everything else is moot.

  • In reply to Jimmy Greenfield:

    They're taken in the same procedure at the same time. Nucatola said that she crushed "above and below" the desired organs in order not to damage them. Maybe if you put a stop watch on the procedure you could say that the organs aren't taken from anything living. (It died moments before.) Or do mean that the "thing" that is giving up her organs is not a human being?

    "Oh, yes, I crushed the fetal head moments before I took the organs, so I wasn't really taking them from a living person." A truly lawyerly response.

  • If the entity from which the organs were harvested were not alive, the organ tissue would be of no use or value. Only living tissue has a value. Women seeking abortion have a myriad of reasons for doing so, and yes, they are protected under the Supreme Court decision to have that choice. The courts have never addressed the issue of what is done to the living thing that is removed, and it must be living for the tissue to have any value. The women undergoing these procedures are not even asked for the permission, and if you want to be technical, and do not wish to accord living human status to the aborted fetus, then the tissue harvested is a natural extension and an outgrowth of the woman it is taken from. Just as in donation of any other organ or tissue requires a consent, should not informed consent have been required in this case?

  • In reply to Sue Fitzpatrick:

    Not so sure. Are not organs to be transplanted to other people taken from dead people? At least technically dead in that they have no brain function. In a related matter, death is widely defined as loss of brain function. Why not define life as the mirror of that--i.e. when a fetus has organized brain function, it should be considered a person, and provided some of the protections that all persons are entitled?

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