Franklin Graham Says People Who Perform Abortions Have 'No Conscience;' Blasts Planned Parenthood for Selling Infant Body Parts
The Rev. Franklin Graham, CEO of Samaritan's Purse, said on Wednesday that people who perform abortions have "no conscience." His comment is a response to the undercover video released earlier this week that shows a Planned Parenthood abortionist discussing the sell of fetal organs, such as hearts, lungs, livers, as well as limbs.
"Abortion is a sin and is clearly murder in God's eyes. The people who perform it have no conscience, so I'm not at all surprised that they would be selling organs, tissue, and body parts from babies. Planned Parenthood should be put out of business. They've done enough damage," wrote Graham on Facebook.
Graham also said he believes abortion will bring God's judgement on America.
"Sin has an enormous price. Our nation will one day have to answer to God for the millions of innocent lives taken by abortion, and that applies to every politician who voted for and defended abortion. Thankfully though, no sin is too great for God's forgiveness — even murder," added Graham.
Graham posted the undercover video underneath this message that features Planned Parenthood's Senior Director of Medical Services, Deborah Nucatola, discussing methods used by abortionists to preserve specific infant body parts for sell to fetal tissue wholesalers.
"We've been very good at getting heart, lung liver … I'm not gonna crush that part," said Nucatola in the video. "I'm going to basically crush below, I'm not gonna crush above, and I am gonna see if I can get it all intact."
Nucatola even talked about the money clinics make off of each organ and shared the methods used by abortionists to extract and then sell the organs and fetal remains with the help of clinic staff and tissue wholesalers.
"At the national office we have a litigation and law department which just really doesn't want us to be the middle people for this issue right now," said Nucatola. "But I will tell you that behind closed doors these conversations are happening with affiliates."
The video was part of a three-year investigation by the Center for Medical Progress, a citizen journalist website dedicated to "contemporary bioethical issues that impact human dignity."
It immediately caught the attention of Russell Moore, president of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, who penned a letter Tuesday to Speaker John Boehner asking for a congressional investigation into Planned Parenthood.
"Earlier today I viewed an undercover video, posted publicly on the Internet, that shows Deborah Nucatola, senior director of medical services for the Planned Parenthood Federation of America, explaining how Planned Parenthood sells the parts of aborted unborn children," wrote Moore.
"In light of this, I would ask that the House would investigate this sort of profiteering in violence on the part of Planned Parenthood. If we have learned anything from the Kermit Gosnell horrors of years past, surely we have learned that vulnerable women and children should be protected from this sort of abusive profiteering," added Moore.
Moore also penned an op-ed addressing the video titled "Planned Parenthood and the Atrocity of Corpse-Selling" which some Facebook users were unable to post a link to on Tuesday. Some of these users were told that the site containing the article was blocked because "other people on Facebook have reported" the content as "abusive."
In a later post, however, Moore said Facebook is now allowing the article to be shared and thanked the social media outlet.
Both Graham and Moore have spoken out in recent weeks about topics such as abortion and same-sex marriage.
Last week, Graham suggested that God might strike the White House with lightning as judgement for President Obama lighting it up in rainbow colors celebrating the Supreme Court decision that legalized gay marriage throughout the U.S.
"Just three years ago, the president was on record as holding to the biblical definition of marriage. Now he can't say enough about his support for the LGBT agenda — and right after the Supreme Court's decision to legalize same-sex marriage, he had the gall to disgrace the White House by lighting it up with the gay pride rainbow colors to celebrate," wrote Graham.
"This is arrogantly flaunting sinful behavior in the face of Almighty God. My advice? He might want to have some extra lightning rods installed on the roof of the White House," he asserted.
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