C.S. Lewis makes a terrifying and strangely ironic observation in his essay “The World’s Last Night” that applies profoundly to the evil heretical fertility cult of Mars that now has come to make unjust war the latest in the train of evils they use the unborn as human shields to defend:
I can imagine no man who will look with more horror on the End than a conscientious revolutionary who has, in a sense sincerely, been justifying cruelties and injustices inflicted on millions of his contemporaries by the benefits which he hopes to confer on future generations: generations who, as one terrible moment now reveals to him, were never going to exist. Then he will see the massacres, the faked trials, the deportations, to be all ineffaceably real, an essential part, his part, in the drama that has just ended: while the future Utopia had never been anything but a fantasy.
The Cult has justified every despicable lie, crime, cruelty and evil their orange god has committed with “But abortion!” and “Most Prolifeyest President Ever” as they have rationalized their cheerleading. Any day now, the Cult Leader–whose party is 100% responsible for establishing (with Roe) and entrenching (with Casey) our abortion regime–was going to finally magic abortion away, so any evil was defensible in the pursuit of that carrot. Well, here you go, suckers:
Planned Parenthood’s latest annual report reveals it aborted 345,672 babies and received just over $616 million from taxpayers during its 2018 to 2019 fiscal year.
And who passed that funding and signed it into law? That’s right. The GOP Senate and Donald J. Trump, your great god and savior.
Oh, but wait! There’s more! The GOP that has, any minute now for 40 years been promising swift action on abortion has acted! This year the Party of Trump is funding PP for $550 million more!
Despite earning the praises of so-called pro-life leaders like Susan B. Anthony List president Marjorie Dannenfelser, who thanked Trump for his “strong leadership” and also thanked Mitch McConnell, Kevin McCarthy and a host of “pro-life allies” for “holding pro-abortion Democrats accountable,” the omnibus finances Planned Parenthood to the tune of more than $550 million by the end of the fiscal year.
That’s all because of Evil Democrats! replies the Cult of Trump’s suckers.
Nope. Not so much.
Republicans and pro-life groups are pointing out how the GOP shot down last-minute riders to the omnibus that would have reversed Trump’s ban of Title X funds to organizations promoting abortion and his restoration of the Mexico City Policy banning funds for abortions outside the US as evidence that the party is keeping its promise to end abortion. Nothing could be further from the truth.
Trump’s “Protect Life Rule” defunding abortion providers receiving Title X funds allegedly denied Planned Parenthood of nearly $60 million, but White House officials admitted this was untrue. Planned Parenthood could continue receiving Title X money with a little creative bookkeeping, something the abortion provider elected not to do, choosing instead to fight the Rule in court.
This court battle is smoke and mirrors because Planned Parenthood funding has increased under Trump to the point where the $60 million “loss” is on the way to being made up. Through Medicaid reimbursements and family planning grants, Planned Parenthood funding has increased by nearly $20 million year-over-year since 2017-2018.
How could this happen, you ask? It’s because the “prolife” MAGA Cult have been bamboozled by a little clever bookkeeping and led by the nose to then spend all their real time and energy defending, not the unborn, but kidnapping children, murdering refugees in the desert by thirst, robbing the poor of food from their empty bellies and now an incredibly dangerous and unjust war. All their “prolife victories” are an imaginary sham. All their sadistic cruelties are terribly, terribly real as they did evil that good might come of it.
The hour is getting very late for the “prolife” MAGA Cult. Repent or face the terrible truth of Uncle Screwtape’s warning:
To get the man’s soul and give him nothing in return–that is what really gladdens our Father’s heart.