100 years is a long time. Only a small number of us will live to that grand ol’ age. Few technologies stay in use that long. It is not common for an organization or business to mark that milestone. Yet astonishingly, Planned Parenthood, the abortion industry’s leading agency for ending the life of the unborn, recently celebrated its 100th year of operation. And celebrate they did.
President Obama tweeted, “For a century, Planned Parenthood has made it possible for women to determine their own lives. Here's to another #100YearsStrong.”
Hillary Clinton said, “I’m proud to stand with Planned Parenthood. I’ll never stop fighting to protect the ability and right of every woman in this country to make her own health decisions.”
Advancement in medical technology over the last 100 years confirms what the Bible teaches and what expectant mothers know intuitively, life begins inside the womb. Still, Planned Parenthood has murdered nearly seven million babies since the Roe v. Wade decision of 1973. Leading politicians, elected government officials, lauded celebrities, national media outlets, college professors, and so many more applaud the organization founded by the notorious eugenist, Margaret Sanger.
In a day of political correctness, it is beyond belief how so many cling to Sanger. Some debate exists which quotes actually originated with her, but consider this quote from the New York Times April 8, 1923:
Birth Control is not contraception indiscriminately and thoughtlessly practiced. It means the release and cultivation of the better racial elements in our society, and the gradual suppression, elimination and eventual extirpation of defective stocks — those human weeds which threaten the blooming of the finest flowers of American civilization.
“Better racial elements”…”defective stocks”…”human weeds”... Who gets to make these judgments? Who determines which elements of race are better than others, which stock is defective, and who among us is a weed that threatens the rest of the beautiful flowers? This is wicked speech born out of a rebellious heart toward our Creator. And so many of the elite in the American culture applaud without shame or caveat Margaret Sanger and Planned Parenthood.
In 2014, the year for which most recent statistics are available, Planned Parenthood murdered more than 300,000 unborn children. That same year across the United States, 1,000,000 babies’ lives were terminated by elective choice.
Supporters of Planned Parenthood like to note that only 3% of its funding goes toward abortion services. So what? Are we supposed to say, “Oh, ok, then. You only kill babies with a little of your money. My bad.”
Most of you are staunchly pro-life and stand firmly against abortion. You do not need me to persuade you to the horrors of infanticide. My purpose in this Musing is to remind you again of the tragic reality of the American culture of death. We kill our babies when the fact of their existence is inconvenient to our way of life or desired lifestyle. My purpose to call you to hold your ground concerning the sanctity of life.
Do not give up a single inch.
As much as I could hope and pray that abortion would end, it won’t any time soon. The heart of man is deceitful and desperately wicked. Abortions will end when the Lord of the gospel dominates the hearts of human beings. So we take a two-pronged approach. We decry the action of abortion and we defend the unborn by every legal means possible. And we determine to be about the business of gospel conversations for the sake of those yet to be born.
As always, I welcome your feedback and any suggestions you might have for an upcoming Lunchtime Musing.