This past week, a video surfaced exposing a heinous practice of Planned Parenthood. “Heinous” and “Planned Parenthood” go hand in hand as this women’s “health” organization performs over 325,000 abortions per year. What’s worse than ripping a child from the womb? Carefully extracting the body cavity to peddle hearts, livers, and lungs of the aborted babies.
When the secretly taped video came to light this week, social media erupted. Many pro-life advocates tweeted their outrage and called for the defunding of Planned Parenthood, hashtagging the words “Planned ButcherHood.” Republican presidential hopefuls Ted Cruz, Jeb Bush, Ben Carson and Bobby Jindal spoke out about the revelation, Jindal tweeting,
“The latest Planned Parenthood video is disgusting. I’ll fight to defend the unborn. Support life, sign the petition: bobbyjindal.com/protect-life”
On the other side of the political aisle, key Democrats towed the political line, brushing off the video, supporting the women’s choice behemoth. Democrat Barbara Lee dismissed the calls for a House investigation adding,
“They’ve been attacking Planned Parenthood for years.”
Former Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi added,
“I don’t know why they need an investigation.”
According to Lifesitenews.com, Nancy Pelosi once referred to the abortion debate as “sacred ground.” Normally, “sacred ground” is a term reserved for a place of spiritual significance, maybe a church, synagogue, or the ground Moses stood on as God spoke to him from a burning bush. But maybe to Pelosi and other likeminded liberals, Planned Parenthood deserves the designation of “sacred ground.”
Addressing Planned Parenthood’s national conference in 2013, the President concluded his remarks with
“Thank you Planned Parenthood. God bless you. God bless America. Thank you.”
It’s uncertain if he praised the pro-choice organization for its women’s health initiatives or dismembering babies as they exit the birth canal. But Obama’s not the only one to beseech God’s blessing for Planned Parenthood. In 2013, Iowa Democratic gubernatorial candidates joined abortion activists in praying for continued access to abortion. Excerpts from the prayer include:
“We pray for women who’ve been made afraid of their own power by their paternalistic religion.
“We give thanks, oh Lord, for the doctors, both current and future, who provide quality abortion care.”
“We pray for increased financial support for low-income women to access contraception, abortion and childcare.”
“Today, we pray for women in developing nations, that they may know the power of self-determination. May they have access to employment, education, birth control and abortion.”
“Today we pray for the families who have chosen. May they know the blessing of choice.”
Abortion activist Midge Slater took to the podium at this event and spent over five minutes thanking God for access to abortion, abortion doctors and tax payer funding for the procedure. There’s a definite misunderstanding of God, the Bible and prayer when people believe abortion rights are a direct result of God’s bountiful favor. The Bible specifically cites a prayer God refuses to answer:
“If I had cherished sin in my heart, the Lord would not have listened.” (Psalm 66:18)
Cherishing the act of destroying the most innocent of life certainly crushes the heart of God. Abortion supporters who believe God blesses abortion are sorely mistaken.
When a reporter asked Presidential Press Secretary Josh Earnest about the recent Planned Parenthood video, he explained he had not seen the video adding,
Planned Parenthood follows “the highest ethical guidelines” on medical research.
(There’s an oxymoron…a White House spokesman utilizing the word “ethical.”)
Earnest didn’t know if the President knew about the video’s existence or had watched it. If so, Mr. Obama now knows other ways to pray for Planned Parenthood. His prayers need to focus on the abortion doctor’s steady hand so that when killing the child, internal organs are left undamaged.
Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards responded to the video, apologizing for the doctor’s “tone.” Richards wishes the abortion doctor had used more compassionate language when discussing the abortive procedure and the extraction of “fetal tissue.” How can one more compassionately describe the crushing of a baby’s skull while protecting the integrity of the child’s chest cavity? How does one more compassionately describe the marketing of hearts, lungs, and livers….especially livers?
Certainly to abortion activists, this would be another sensitive issue worthy of prayer.
Another prayer ignored by the Creator of life.