“In faith there is enough light for those who want to believe and enough shadows to blind those who don't.”
Yesterday a story broke with video showing the Senior Director of Medical Services for Planned Parenthood explaining how body parts from aborted babies can be purchased. Since then, conservative media and later main stream media have picked up on the story and social media is buzzing. But, you shouldn't be upset with Planned Parenthood for selling the body parts. In fact, you should expect it, and if you are prochoice, you should support it!
This story is fueling a fire of moral outrage, but it's burning the wrong fuel. The video explains in detail how procedures can be altered to save particular organs, it discusses the price of samples, and much more. But, is it really the sale of the body parts that is the problem or is there something much deeper going on here?
If I were pro-choice, or an executive at Planned Parenthood, I wouldn't run from this story, I would embrace it. After all Planned Parenthood provides all kinds of services free of charge to people who can't afford various kinds of medical care. The abortions themselves cost money, highly skilled medical professionals are necessary to make sure women are treated well and proper medical equipment costs money. Selling body parts not only helps recoup some of those costs so Planned Parenthood can continue to offer the services, but companies use those parts for medical experimentation that may someday provide the cure to cancer or various forms of dementia. Planned Parenthood is providing a service to people in need and this is one way it is paid for. That would be my argument, and it would be a hard one to overcome.
This story isn't problematic because Planned Parenthood is making money by selling body parts, the problem is that they are legally and openly crushing the heads of babies at the rate of thousands every day here in America. The problem isn't that they sell the body parts, the problem is that they create the opportunity for such purchases in the first place. You shouldn't be upset with Planned Parenthood for Selling Baby Parts, you should be outraged that 7 judges in 1973 decided that abortion must be legal in all 50 states. You should be furious that the right to life has been forcibly and legally taken from over 6,000,000 babies by Planned Parenthood alone since 1973 and we will soon reach the 60,000,000 mark overall. You should be incensed that women are being lied to about what abortion does. You should be livid that choice is being stripped from unborn boys and girls.
It is sad that we aren't upset by the killing of the babies, only the selling of their body parts.
7/15/2015 12:43:19 am
Good post John. I was thinking early this morning that we really shouldn't be surprised in fact it's a slippery slope for on this Francis Schaeffer used to talk about. It almost seems like the next logical step if you are planned Parenthood. What a wretched web we weave. Blessings
7/15/2015 10:38:04 am
I for one am not surprised by this behavior. However, it renews the heartbreak. We continue to pray and support our Christian pregnancy centers. How can we help? What can we do?
7/16/2015 01:06:00 pm
What can we do? Don't shy away from the topic, engage it with love and respect, but also passion. Have conversations hold politicians accountable, vote, and so on. Believe it or not, progress is being made, the younger generations are more pro-life than my generation and the baby boomer generation.
7/16/2015 01:38:47 pm
Sorry, it upsets me still and I'm glad it does. It is repulsive. There would be a huge uproar if the body parts were of kittens. I like cats but I think life is sacred all of it. I love babies more. Can we just stop playing God? Come, Lord Jesus.
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