In a letter responding to criticisms of Planned Parenthood, Joan Carter accused conservatives of “lowering the bar for morality and civility in our once-great nation”(“Right-wing depravity,” Letters, Aug. 5).
Really? Since when is questioning the ethics of transferring aborted baby parts and in some cases whole cadavers (as the most recent video reveals), in the name of medical research, disregarding morality and civility?
Throughout history, thoughtful people have questioned the practices of the day — even those that were “legal” in their time.
If they hadn’t, would the enslavement of African-Americans still exist in America today? Would the Nazis have gained victory over Europe and beyond, while continuing their unethical experimentation and extermination of the Jews?
Sorry, Carter, but abortion is one of today’s ethically-challenging issues.
The recent Planned Parenthood video revelations are now shedding light on how callous we have become as a nation, when we can defend tooth and nail the atrocities perpetrated on the most innocent and defenseless members of humanity, passing it off as “legal, voluntary and potentially lifesaving tissue donations.”
Now that is lowering the bar, indeed.