I was there. … I sat for hours watching Cecile Richards defend Planned Parenthood, the largest abortion provider in the United States. For the first hour, I couldn’t even get into the packed House Committee room. When I did, it was the world of Isaiah 5:20: “Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter!”
1. What is Justice?
The left characterized the Center for Medical Progress as the true bad guys, saying that they should be the one’s investigated for recording undercover videos and setting up phony companies. They see this “deception” as the real problem, instead of the murder of millions of children at the hands of Planned Parenthood.
2. What is Truth?
Misleading statistics were thrown out by Miss Richards such as the highly dubious “only three percent of all Planned Parenthood services are abortion” statistic. As this video explains, many services more frequent and less profitable than abortion are figured into the equation in order to arrive at the three-percent figure. In reality, Planned Parenthood makes a lot of excess revenue, profits greatly from abortion, and 94 out of 100 pregnant women are served through abortion instead of adoption referral or prenatal care!
3. What defines “Life-Saving”?
The left kept saying that fetal tissue donation is “life-saving research.” The sad truth is that some vaccines are developed with fetal tissue; however, this does not justify fetal tissue research. There are alternatives like induced pluripotent stem cells. More importantly, the intentional killing of one person so that another might be saved is deeply and ethically wrong. The 1973 sci-fi movie, Soylent Green, exposed the fact that “Soylent Green is People!” The premise of the film was that they were killing the old to save the young. Fast forward to today, and we are killing the young to try to save the old.
4. What is Love?
Planned Parenthood needs abortion because their view of sexuality can only function with abortion. “Free love” — sex without consequence — will inevitably result in unplanned pregnancy, with or without birth control (which has an inevitable failure rate). The more women are taught to rely on birth control, the more sex they will have and the more risk of birth control’s failure and an unplanned pregnancy. Abortion is, thus, the back-up form of birth control to enable a culture that does not value sexuality and marriage. Abortion is the symptom of much larger cultural problems.
5. What is Caring?
Planned Parenthood’s tagline is “Care: No Matter What.” If they mean “care” as in, “I care about you,” then they don’t seem to understand that truly loving a patient — truly caring for them — is not letting them do something hurtful to others and themselves. “Caring” does not meant you blindly “respect and encourage” any choice whatsoever that someone makes. No one would say to a woman struggling with an addiction that she should just be cared for as is. No. At times, truly caring requires intervention.
6. What is Equality?
In the classic Planned Parenthood, leftist worldview, fertility is a disability, and women cannot be equal with men as a result. Though they won’t acknowledge it, they believe that women’s equality is dependent on a woman’s ability to kill her own offspring. They define equality as sameness, not acknowledging that two different things can be both unique and equal.
7. What is Private and What is Public?
During the hearing, Planned Parenthood supporters kept calling abortion “a private decision between a woman and her doctor.” They do not answer why taxpayers should have to publicly support organizations which provide private services. The irony being, if abortion is so private then leave public money out of it! Furthermore, Planned Parenthood’s insistence that public money is not going to abortion intentionally misses the point that public money frees up their private funds.
8. What is the Meaning of the Body?
Planned Parenthood and Democrats say over and over that you can’t tell a woman what she should do with her body. They have no acknowledgement of the separate body within the mom — the child as both united and distinct from her — as in reality we are all both dependent and unique from one another. They also do not understand the beauty of giving to one another as a gift.
Let us expose this upside-down, topsy-turvy world of Planned Parenthood and pray for the truth to be revealed in each of these areas. Let us pray that the scales will be removed from the eyes of those who look so that they will see the Truth.