Once upon a time I believed that abortion was OK. That a woman had a right to choose. That if having a baby was going to “mess” with her life, she was justified in having an abortion. After all, it’s not like it was an actual baby. Really just some tissue growing in the wrong place. Have it removed. Like a mole!
But as I grew older and thought more about it, I realized that it was quite arbitrary to say this is a baby after he or she was born, but not five minutes before that. And if it was a baby then, how about five minutes before that? And five minutes before that? At what point did this child cease to be a human being and just become tissue. I couldn’t answer that. And the more I learned about fetal development, the more they became human, until finally, I could no longer believe abortion was OK.
I used to believe that Planned Parenthood was mostly interested in women’s health, that they were trying to provide access to safe birth control that would reduce the number of abortions. I believed that tissue was donated for the furtherance of science for a reasonable handling fee. But then I learned that they are selectively crushing babies so that specific parts can be harvested. Then they “donate” them to labs for research for which they receive handling fees in the hundreds dollars per sample. That their clinics have quotas for the number of abortions they perform each day. I no longer believe that Planned Parenthood is a benign organization. They are a business and their business is based on killing babies.
For those of you who want evidence, here is a link to The Center For Medical Progress’ YouTube channel with the complete videos, lest you believe that the editing was “trickery.” https://m.youtube.com/user/centerformedprogress
And here’s the link to The Texas Senate Health and Human Services Committee hearing regarding funding of Planned Parenthood. Check out the testimony at 2 hours, 30 minutes. http://tlcsenate.granicus.com/MediaPlayer.php?view_id=30&clip_id=10412
William Wilberforce, in regards to slavery, said, “You can choose to look the other way, but you can never again say you did not know.” Now I know and I’m not looking away.