How can we claim to be superior to nations who commit genocide when we commit infanticide? Destroying innocent life and harvesting human organs is beyond barbaric -- it is unimaginably immoral, grotesque, and evil.
Only evil could treat the organs of innocent babies as if they were fan belts, fenders, or fuel lines for a Ford -- to be swapped, sold, discarded and disposed at the whims of a mechanic.
Each year, Planned Parenthood performs more than 300,000 abortions, and 92 percent of pregnant women who walk into Planned Parenthood receive an abortion. Since 1973, abortion has ended the lives of 60 million babies, and we will never know how many of these souls were harvested to the highest bidder. more >>
An appeals court panel has ruled unanimously against a family-owned pharmacy suing Washington for an exemption to the state's birth control mandate.
A three judge panel from the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Thursday that Ralph's Thriftway must provide birth control items like the Plan B pill, which could be an abortifacient under certain circumstances, reversing a lower court decision.
Arguments were heard last November before Judges Susan P. Graber, Richard R. Clifton, and Mary H. Murguia. Graber authored the panel's opinion. more >>
In the past 10 days, pro-life Americans, outraged by videos showing Planned Parenthood executives discussing the harvest and sale of fetal body parts, have made major advances. They have prompted three Congressional and eight state investigations of Planned Parenthood. And, they have spurred new legislation to defund Planned Parenthood in both the House l and Senate. Digital media analysts say none of this would have happened had concerned citizens not harnessed a new and powerful tool – social media.
"As a means of social change, there has never been anything in the history of the world like social media," said Marty Duren, manager of social media for LifeWay Christian Resources. Duren compared the way social media has propelled the Planned Parenthood story to the 2010-2011 Arab Spring, a wave of revolutionary protests, which was initiated and largely sustained by social media. "If this continues, we could see a kind of Arab Spring that may eliminate certainly part of Planned Parenthood's funding, but maybe all of it. . . . This story has re-awakened a pathos in people like nothing I've seen in recent years."
Despite the shocking nature and newsworthiness of the Planned Parenthood story, the mainstream media largely ignored the first video, which released last Tuesday. But, pro-life moms, dads, pastors and other everyday Americans made it go viral – and quickly, the public outcry reached Capitol Hill. Now, a second video has been released, showing a Planned Parenthood executive negotiating prices for the body parts of aborted babies. Once again, people are horrified and are posting, sharing and tweeting the link to their friends. Already, the video has more than 850,000 views. more >>
Few stories so clearly illustrate the Biblical truth that "the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil" (I Timothy 6:10) than the controversy that has exploded following the release of undercover videos from the Center for Medical Progress in which Planned Parenthood doctors talk about dismembering unborn children to sell tissue and body parts. Incredibly, some are trying to justify this trafficking of the unborn, which is only possible with the kind of situational ethics found on that wide road paved to Hell.
The mindset that can embrace the sale of the hearts, lungs, limbs, livers and tiny humanity of the unborn begins with rejecting the authority of God who declared every life to be precious.
That purposeful and intricate miracle that brings about life is beautifully described in Psalm 139: "For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother's womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful." more >>
An order of nuns has filed an appeal with the U.S. Supreme Court in an effort to seek exemption from having to conform to the rules of the federal government's birth control mandate accommodation for para-church groups.
The Little Sisters of the Poor filed the request for relief from the Health and Human Services mandate Thursday after the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals recently ruled against them.
"The Little Sisters of the Poor are Catholic nuns who devote their lives to caring for the elderly poor. The government has put them to the impossible choice of either violating the law or violating the faith upon which their lives and ministry are based," reads the appeal. more >>
Legislation has been introduced in both the House and Senate that would prevent the federal government from giving the controversial abortion-giant Planned Parenthood any taxpayer funds for a period of one year, unless the organization can assure the money will not be used to perform abortions.
Rep. Diane Black, R-Tenn., introduced the Defund Planned Parenthood Act of 2015 in the House Tuesday, while Sen. James Lankford, R-Okla., introduced the same measure in the Senate Wednesday afternoon. The House bill has 80 original co-sponsors, while Lankford is still gathering Senate co-sponsors.
The bills also make clear that if Planned Parenthood is given funds on the grounds that it won't be used for abortions and actually uses federal funds for abortions in cases other than rape, incest or to save the mother's life, the secretary of Health and Human Services and the secretary of Agriculture are responsible for seeking repayment from the organization. more >>