Author’s Note: As of 2013, 57,762,169 abortions have occurred in the U.S. since the practice was legalized in 1973. By comparison, Adolf Hitler and Nazi Germany murdered approximately 11 million during the Holocaust.
Today a shocking fifth video was released by the Center For Medical Progress in the ongoing Planned Parenthood scandal. The sickening video shows a Planned Parenthood executive discussing “financial gain” related to the practice of selling fetal body parts.
The abortion provider’s staff is later seen casually observing the remains of aborted children in a lab. The scene is unbelievably graphic and closely resembles an earlier video where a Planned Parenthood employee is heard cracking open a dead child’s skull with a scalpel.
Meanwhile, the United States and the world has become outraged over the killing of a lion named Cecil by an American hunter in Zimbabwe.
Let me say that again. While footage is being released showing the brutal details of Planned Parenthood’s practices, the world is having a conniption over the death of a wild animal. Late night TV host Jimmy Kimmel even choked up during his broadcast while discussing the lion’s death and subsequently urged viewers to contribute to a wildlife conservation group.
Is Planned Parenthood’s apparent death-profiteering not worth shedding any tears over? As more information about the horrific practices of Planned Parenthood comes to light, the silence of everyday abortion supporters is undoubtedly notable.
While the liberal media and a sizable portion of our nation mourns the death of a lion, few express equal outrage over the atrocities committed by Planned Parenthood against human beings. Perhaps we are too busy tweeting about the killing of an animal in southern Africa.
As if the act of abortion wasn’t terrible enough, the scandal has served as a poignant reminder of how much federal funding Planned Parenthood receives each year. In fiscal year 2013 alone, the abortion provider received roughly 45 percent of its net revenue from U.S. taxpayers.
Defenders of Planned Parenthood argue that the law prevents Federal funding from being used to directly provide abortions.
Former Congressman Ron Paul countered this argument expertly in a recent column, saying “…money is fungible. Giving Planned Parenthood $100 to use for non-abortion activities allows it to spend an additional $100 of its non-government funds on abortion.”
Should we trust the leading provider of abortions in America with a single tax dollar? As a pro-life individual, I contend no. That being said, this issue will ultimately come down to one’s view of life. Is an unborn baby a human being, or a meaningless clump of tissue? I have chosen the former. I pray you will too.
Congress must defund Planned Parenthood.