|President Obama being "distracted"|
Obama's shameless defense of Planned Parenthood, who contributed amply to his bid for the Presidency, his assertions that these cover ups are localised issues that have only been found at a small minority of clinics, his objections that these are "distractions" in the media about an organisation which carries out "good work" remind me, rather, of the abuse crisis which rocked the Church last year.
Except, of course, there is a difference in that the Church is openly repentant, having realised the full extent of the problem, especially in the US and Ireland, Belgium and other European countries and it never condoned the wrong committed. Certainly the accusation that it took the Church a long time to 'wake up and smell the coffee' on child abuse within Her is a fair one. That the abuse was 'covered up', particularly by Dioceses is a known, sad, uncomfortable fact. It is a fact which is given added poignancy today, in Ireland, a country so scandalised by the abuse crisis that the Faith is said to be at risk of dying totally, on a day in which Cardinal Sean O'Malley washed the feet of abuse victims in a spirit of penitence and humility.
As horrifying, wicked and evil as the abuse scandal within the Church is, was and always will be, it does not compare with the evil of abortion. Abuse ruins the lives of children. Abortion, however, kills children. If there is any way in which the glaring hypocrisy of modern society and the media, in particular can be portrayed as a kind of dark comedy, then you need look no further than the great silence of the UK media, and, I suspect large swathes of the liberal US media, on the crimes of Planned Parenthood in the wake of the Lila Rose videos. Even, yes, even the US President, is 'covering' for Planned Parenthood, even though it has been exposed as breaking moral laws which we can actually all agree on, such as 'sex trafficking is evil and so is child abuse and it really shouldn't be covered up'.
The rich irony of all this is that President Obama is apparently going to make a State visit to the United Kingdom this year. Really? Are we really allowing this 'protector of child abusers' into the United Kingdom? How much is all this going to cost? I'll bet millions of tax-payers pounds, at a time of recession as well, to put this smooth-talking, child abuser protecting villain in a sharp suit up for a few days! Imagine the security costs! The US President is scotching news of the cover up of child abuse within Planned Parenthood as a "distraction" and the media have nothing to say. Not even a whimper! Now, there's a surprise! Can you imagine that scenario having taken place, if, last year, the Holy Father had said that the abuse scandals emerging in the Year for Priests were just "distractions"!
Incredibly, the President seems to ground his defense of the organisation in the moral certainty that what Planned Parenthood specialise in - murdering unborn children - constitutes a great deal of "good work". Funny, didn't the Church also do "good work" when it was accused of covering up child abuse too? "Anyway, so, hey, like, what can you do? There are always a few bad apples in any organisation! But, come on, people, let's focus on the "good work" that Planned Parenthood do. Relax! Live and let live!" Many in the US will buy it and believe it. Certainly, the editorial team of the New York Times will nod their heads in approval, not noticing even for a moment their shocking double-standards.
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