|Deliberately misleading the enemy is morally justified |
according to St. Thomas Aquinas.
That question is front and center again following the release of the video sting of Planned Parenthood. It was a big question when Lila Rose did her expose showing the willingness of "counselors" at the abortion giant willing to cover up statutory rape and send young women they believed to be minors back into the hands of sex predators.
Now we're in round 2 with the Center for Medical Progress. Were their tactics legitimate? When, in fact, is it morally justifiable to wear a disguise or to carry out a covert operation where people will be misled? Certainly those committing evil have no right to the truth. If the Nazi at the door asks if there are any Jews in the house, the homeowner is perfectly justified in saying, "No!" with the mental reservation "not for you!"
So did the Center for Medical Progress do anything wrong in setting up a dummy company and sending out its "employees" to drum up business for their tissue acquisition? I don't think so any more than it was wrong for the Vatican to provide dummy baptismal certificates for Jews. The Vatican made the false certificates to protect the innocent. CMP made a false company to expose PP's illegal and horrifying actions and hence protect the innocent.
Here's a great article on the matter by Monica Migliorino Miller. Let's face it, we are at war with the Culture of Death and if, as St. Thomas Aquinas says, it is morally justifiable for an army to deliberately mislead the enemy with a false tactic, certainly in the war on the unborn, the same kind of "feint" is justified in protecting the tiny victims from the Satanic army of Planned Parenthood.