As I write this tears fill my eyes and hurt envelopes my heart.
Somehow something I didn’t think possible has happened – abortion has become even more heartbreaking. I have been leveled, rocked to my very core, by the revelations that Planned Parenthood has been involved in something that many of us have only heard of happening in horror movies.
A report broke on Tuesday detailing how Planned Parenthood clinics across the country have long been involved not just in murdering babies but also in the felonious behavior of selling the organs and body parts of the babies they had murdered.
Before you ask – no, selling their parts doesn’t make the whole heinous abortion industry worse, it just adds a new and disgusting twist. The wholesale Holocaust that our nation has been committing for the last 35+ years was already a horrendous chapter in human history, this latest discovery is simply more evidence of how depraved and disgusting our culture is.
In one sense, there are really just two types of people when it comes to the topic of abortion: those who think it is okay to kill unborn babies, and those who think it’s wrong. If you don’t think you’re in one of these categories, you still are; you’re just confused.
What will it take for abortion activists to convince the general public that their position is a psychotic threat to humanity?
On Tuesday the Center for Medical Progress released a “hidden camera” video exposing something that many in the pro-life advocacy community already suspected. Many Planned Parenthood clinics had been selling the organs and body parts of aborted (read: butchered or murdered) babies.
Almost immediately Planned Parenthood responded by saying that Dr. Deborah Nucatola wasn’t talking about “selling” the parts (which is a felony) of the aborted child, but about the costs associated with acquiring “donated” parts. But that explanation doesn’t fly and Ed Morrissey at HotAir explains why…
It’s not illegal to donate tissue, but the sale of it is definitely illegal. The costs to which Ferraro alludes would not apply in abortions, since that is a paid-for procedure by the mother. Transportation costs would almost certainly not apply on a body-part basis either, especially with the wide disparities of price noted by PP’s Senior Director of Medical Services, Dr. Deborah Nucatola in the video.
The context of the video was clearly not reimbursement for transportation of random tissue. Nucatola talks extensively about the demand for specific body parts in relation to price. “A lot of people want liver,” Nucatola states, and then explains how they train their staff to perform these abortions so that PP clinics can harvest organs to meet specific demand, and then make the sale. At one point, Nucatola even talks about body parts being on a “menu…”
There is no possible context for these remarks to be about “reimbursements” or “transportation costs.” This is about illegal trafficking in aborted babies, and what Nucatola describes is an organized strategy to cover it up. Congress should demand an immediate investigation into this practice.
Later Morrissey adds, “They tell mothers that it’s just a “clump of cells” being removed, but then sell them as human organs to the highest bidders. Talk about cognitive dissonance.”
— CWA LAC (@CWforA) July 14, 2015
Matt Walsh at the Blaze writes a lot of what I feel being forced to write about this horrible story.
I anticipate that much of the media will ignore this story, so I have to write about it. And if I’m going to write about Planned Parenthood selling dead children, or Planned Parenthood doing anything else, it’s impossible to be anything but angry in the process. This is the most wretched and contemptible organization in the world, and I don’t think I ever want to get to the point where they don’t make me angry when I think about them.
Russell Moore from the Southern Baptist Convention gives excellent advice to us all as he exhorts American Christians to “recommit ourselves to human dignity.”
The church of Jesus Christ should recommit ourselves to speaking out for human dignity. What we see in this instance is what has always been true of Planned Parenthood: Mammon worship in collision with the image of God, and the image is sacrificed on the altar of profiteering. This does not go unnoticed to God. He has said, “Woe to those who decree iniquitous decrees, and the writers who keep writing oppression, to turn aside the needy from justice, and to rob the poor of my people of their right, that widows may be their spoil, and that they may make the fatherless their prey” (Isa. 10:1-2).
The children torn apart in abortion facilities have no names, but God knows their names. They have no resting places but Jesus grants them rest. If we are called into the kingdom of a just Messiah, one who welcomes children, we should stand up and speak up for the vulnerable ones He loves. These children may be just another line item in the abortion industry’s profit ledger, but they share the humanity of our Lord Jesus—and we must plead for justice for them.
It is time for the reborn to stand up for the unborn.
If I know anything about the character of God after fifty years of ministry, I know that God hates abortion.
— R.C. Sproul (@rcsproul) July 14, 2015
You can see the entire three-hour lunch meeting unedited and uncut below. If you can bear it, you should watch it so that you can prove to yourself just how disgusting Planned Parenthood really is.
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