Yesterday, I took part in a nationwide protest against Planned Parenthood. At over 300 Planned Parenthood clinics across the country, people turned out by the thousands to protest the nation’s leading abortion provider. Planned Parenthood performs over 300,000 abortions every year, and we now know that they are also selling the body parts of the babies that they kill. It is a macabre business that the United States government subsidizes to the tune of nearly a half billion dollars per year. We turned out yesterday to say enough is enough. It is time to end federal funding for this travesty, and it is time to hold Planned Parenthood accountable for any laws they have broken. Continue Reading →
The video above is beyond horrific. In it, Holly O’Donnell gives a first person account of a little boy who survived a Planned Parenthood abortion with heart still beating. Instead of trying to save the boy’s life, O’Donnell and another worker cut his face open, removed his brain, and sold it for research. Continue Reading →
I have said many times that I am a single-issue voter. I do not believe that being right on any single issue qualifies a candidate for office. But I do believe that being wrong on certain issues can disqualify a candidate. And for me, abortion is one of those issues. If a candidate supports abortion rights, then he is disqualified from my vote as long as there are other alternatives in the field.
Over 57 million people have been killed legally under the regime of Roe v. Wade. There is no question that abortion-on-demand is the greatest human rights crisis of our time in our country. That is why we have to have the singular focus of ending that immoral regime. For me, this issue transcends every other contentious issue in public life. Continue Reading →
It is frustrating when pro-life politicians are unable to answer tough questions about abortion. There are very few who can defend the sanctity of human life from conception to natural death. When asked about exceptions for rape or incest, their principles often go right out the window.
That is why Chuck Todd’s interview with Senator Marco Rubio yesterday was a stand-out appearance. Rubio was principled, compassionate, and articulate. We need more of this from pro-life politicians. The other presidential candidates need to watch the video above and take notes. This is how you do it.
Here’s the lede from a report on CNN.com that a reader just sent me:
Attention Target shoppers: Say goodbye to “girls’ building sets” and “boys’ bedding.”
The big box retailer announced Friday that it will start phasing out gender-based signage in some departments. The shift comes in response to customer feedback that distinguishing between products for girls and boys is unnecessary and maybe even harmful.
Parents and gender equality advocates welcomed the news as a significant step with potential to inspire other retailers.
We’ve gone from traditional gender distinctions being outmoded to being “harmful”? Is it really “harmful” for the Barbies to be in a different section from the G.I. Joes?
I have a hunch that this will not be well-received—not because shoppers have thought clearly about the underlying worldview issues but because people are in a hurry and are served by age-graded and gender-divided toy sections. We’ll see.
It is hard to imagine that these undercover videos could get any worse, but they do. Each one is worse than the one before, and this fifth video is no exception. You will again see Planned Parenthood officials haggling over baby parts, admitting that they alter abortion procedures to preserve parts (which is illegal), and bragging about how much money they bring to the clinics by selling baby parts.
But what makes this video worse than what came before is footage of an 18-week baby torn from his mother’s womb. As they pick through the carnage, you see that the little hand is a human hand. The little leg is a human leg. The little eyes are human eyes. And Planned Parenthood chops them up and keeps them in the refrigerator. Then they casually discuss the best way to use those parts to beef up their bottom line. It is sickening.
Planned Parenthood will no doubt complain that these videos have been highly edited and will try to convince you not to believe your lying eyes. But there is no “context” that would mitigate the horror of this footage. This is not complicated. You will know what you are seeing.
Only the most cynical person whose conscience has been burned over by pro-abortion propaganda will conclude that the main problem is video editing. We know what this is, and after viewing this video you are responsible for this knowledge. There is no excuse for indifference at this point.
I’ve been listening to the Senate debate about defunding Planned Parenthood. Two things stand out: (1) the moral clarity of Senators arguing to defund the nation’s largest abortion provider (2) and the inane, morally retrograde defense of Planned Parenthood offered by Senators on the other side.
Let’s be clear what Senators defending Planned Parenthood are arguing. They do not dispute that Planned Parenthood crushes and dismembers babies in utero and that Planned Parenthood sells their mutilated bodies to researchers. If you are waiting for them to dispute those facts, don’t hold your breath. That much is not in dispute. Their argument boils down to this—a woman’s access to “affordable healthcare” is a more weighty interest than a human baby’s life. Continue Reading →
The President of Planned Parenthood Cecile Richards did her cause no favors in her appearance this morning on “This Week with George Stephanopoulos” (see above). Stephanopoulos was not a hostile interviewer, yet Richards failed to answer the simplest of questions put to her. Continue Reading →
Just to be clear, Planned Parenthood has argued that everything it has done is legal. Planned Parenthood is not disputing the most damnable aspects of this video–that their services include killing babies in utero and receiving payment to cover the cost of distributing baby body parts for research. Those are the facts that are undisputed and that shock the conscience. The latest undercover video is more evidence of the whole bloody business (see above).
We need this video to be disseminated far and wide. People need to know what Planned Parenthood is—the kind of place where the dismemberment of live human beings is discussed casually over lunch. That a place like this even exists is a scandal. That what it does is legal is an even bigger scandal. That American taxpayers subsidize this scandal at a rate of $1.4 million dollars per day is damning.
We can be thankful that House Majority Leader John Boehner has called for a Congressional investigation of Planned Parenthood. Hopefully this will finally lead to defunding this barbarous organization. But as a people, we need more than that—nothing short of repentance in sackcloth and ashes.
The primary outrage is not the trafficking of body parts—as unseemly and immoral as that is. The primary outrage is the killing of unborn human beings.
We are not talking about lab rats here. We are talking about people. People are being dismembered and killed in utero. The trafficking of their body parts serves to highlight the prior offense—killing innocent people. That is what Planned Parenthood does every day.
In their annual report, Planned Parenthood said they ended the lives of 327,653 unborn children in the span of one year. That means that Planned Parenthood kills about 900 people per day. If that doesn’t shock the conscience, then nothing will.