Love Is Our Response to Planned Parenthood
ProLifeCorner- Rockford- Kevin Rilott of the Rockford Pro-life Initiative submitted this editorial for publication. Many of you will remember Kevin for his courageous work in defending life at Northern Illinois Women’ Center in Rockford Illinois (N.I.W.C.), Rockford’s infamous baby killing center.
On Tuesday, Sept. 15, the 10th video in a series was released exposing Planned Parenthood’s sale of baby parts for profit. In this video we see Planned Parenthood executives bragging “Everything we provide is fresh”, including eyes, hearts, and gonads. Past undercover videos have shown Planned Parenthood employees covering up child abuse, taking money to specifically abort minority children, providing cover for those who profit in the sex-trafficking industry, covering up sex selection abortions, committing Medicaid fraud, and treating human beings as commodities that can be killed and sold like animals in a slaughter house. Planned Parenthood is in the business of ending human lives and to do this they dehumanize children in the womb.
Supporters of Planned Parenthood counter by saying that killing babies is only a small part of what Planned Parenthood does. They forget to tell us that over seven million human hearts have stopped beating in Planned Parenthood abortion mills since 1973. These hearts belonged to little girls and boys who are our sisters and brothers, who are children created in the image and likeness of God, who were as fully human as you and I.
Planned Parenthood supporters also claim they promote women’s health. Planned Parenthood does not do mammograms and offers very limited services that can be provided by your local doctor. We also have 9,170 federally qualified health centers that do not do abortions and who provide services to our low income population, compared to 700 Planned Parenthood clinics. It is a massive waste of 500 million tax dollars a year to fund Planned Parenthood when we have close to 10,000 clinics who do a much better job without crushing the skulls and ripping out the beating hearts of children in the womb.
In these videos Planned Parenthood is currently and consistently breaking federal law. We must also consider the philosophy behind Planned Parenthood’s founding – eugenics. Planned Parenthood founder Margret Sanger, who is still honored by the organization, famously said, “Colored people are like human weeds and are to be exterminated.” Planned Parenthood is not about women’s health. Planned Parenthood is about ending the lives of people they judge as unwanted or unneeded by society.
So what is our response to Planned Parenthood’s view of humanity where children can be killed by the millions, huge profits can be made off of baby body parts, and the Planned Parenthood eugenics view that humanity is better off without certain members of our human family? We must respond with love. Love cares for the poorest and weakest among us. Mothers and children in need must supported. Immigrants who come to America seeking a better life must be treated with respect and hospitality. Those who feel left behind by society must be viewed as our sisters and brothers who need our love and support.
The mentally and physically hurting and handicapped must be welcomed and receive friendship and be given the professional services they deserve. We can counter the evil of abortion and Planned Parenthood every day by loving and caring for the people in our lives, from every member of our family and friends, to especially the poor and vulnerable. Love for every person, no matter who they are, is the only response that can change the Planned Parenthood culture of death into a culture of life.
Love also speaks the truth and the truth is every abortion is a tragedy beyond our comprehension. But it is also true each and every one of us can transform this tragedy by sacrificially loving and caring for every person God has placed in our lives.