I have always thought the answer to this question is “no” because Christ died for us while we were yet sinners. So I’ve always thought sin is just a matter of degree and that no one can put themselves beyond God’s reach and lose their humanity (Imago Dei). That is why a number of years ago when the late Lawrence Auster referred to a group of young criminal men as possibly being “sub-human,” I strongly disagreed with him.
But I have no idea how it is possible that Dr. Ginde of Planned Parenthood can be considered “human” and retaining her Imago Dei. Has she not become a monster in Satan’s image?
During the conversation, [Dr.] Ginde is asked if she ever gets intact specimens.
“Sometimes, if we get, if someone delivers before we get to see them for a procedure, then we are intact,” she said.
CMP alleges that, since this particular Planned Parenthood affiliate does not use feticides in its second-trimester procedures, any intact deliveries prior to an abortion “are potentially born-alive infants under federal law.”
Near the end of the more than 11-minute video, Ginde digs through the remains of an 11-week-old fetus in a petri dish, showing different body parts to the undercover activist.
At one point, a sound identified as a skull cracking is heard. Later, someone in the room asks questions such as “Do they want brain?” and “Do people do stuff with eyeballs?” The activist laments that using water in the petri dish has caused some of the tissue to come apart.
“Well you know, a lot of times, especially with the second [trimester fetuses], we won’t even put water, because it’s so big you can put your hand in there and pick out the parts,” Ginde says. “So I don’t think it would be as war-torn.”
As Ginde looks over the fetal tissue she says, “It’s a baby.”
The last quote in the video comes from a medical assistant, joyfully proclaiming “And another boy!” when she realizes the sex of the fetus they are dissecting.
The horrifyingness of this is unspeakable. How can it be that these women somehow retain Imago Dei? Are they not the foulest agents of evil imaginable?
It’s not that I think God could not forgive their sin or that Christ’s shed blood would not cover it. It’s that I wonder if these women any longer retain the ability to avail themselves of Christ’s atonement. Is it possible that their choices have rendered them inhuman monsters, dead souls in living bodies?
I suppose I am just having an emotional reaction. I am not a theologian and only have introductory-level education in formal logic. I know that other people such as Ted Bundy have committed horrendous acts and still been able to repent and turn to Christ for forgiveness. But those people were insane and on some level seemed to be able to acknowledge they were insane. These women behave as if sane and are accepted by society as being entirely in their right minds. If someone is entirely in their right mind and yet able to commit such atrocities, where is God’s image in them?