Kermit Gosnell, the late term abortionist and murderer standing trial in Philadelphia is, unfortunately, not the exception to the rule of abortion in America today.
This is hard to watch, but not because it’s filled with gruesome images or graphic photos. It’s hard to watch because it’s filled with gruesome philosophy embraced by an impoverished humanity. It’s hard to watch because it perfectly illustrates how the linguistic decay of a civilization allows for the destruction of its people in a very literal sense.
It’s hard to watch because in so doing, it becomes very clear that when the side of Good has lost the battle for our common language, hearts and minds are won to the side of the enemy, where they can hide behind euphemisms and anachronisms and catch phrases. They can even hide from themselves, behind these sterilized terms and turns of phrase.
Watch, and listen. Be mindful of the necessity of Evil to hide behind vagaries and imprecise definitions and generalizations. It can’t suffer the truth, because the truth sets free. Evil seeks only to hide, to cover up, and to imprison.
Listen for terms like ‘termination,’ ‘procedure,’ ‘solution,’ ‘killing the heartbeat,’ ‘stopping the procedure from continuing,’ ‘it,’ ‘parts,’ and ‘instruments.’
Words are everything. And sometimes, words fail.