Saturday, May 4, 2013
Rick’s recent post (or re-post) about the movie Gone Baby Gone (here) got me thinking about a recent film and the issues laid bare by the recent trial of Kermit Gosnell.
In an early scene in the Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained, a film set in the ante-bellum South, Dr. King Schultz explains to Django – a slave he has acquired who later becomes King’s friend and business partner – just what his line of work is. (The scene is available on YouTube here).
“Do you know what a bounty hunter is?” King asks Django. “Well, the way the slave trade deals in human lives for cash, a bounty hunter deals in corpses. . . . Like slavery it’s a flesh for cash business.”
I don’t know that I would describe Django Unchained as either “Catholic” or “pro-life,” but I do think that Tarantino’s description of bounty hunting is an apt description of the work of Kermit Gosnell, and Planned Parenthood, and everyone involved in the abortion industry – a flesh for cash business.