From the archives: Loving the Least of These (thoughts on Planned Parenthood)

With the nation in the state it is in now, I thought I would bring back up this post from over a year ago. I don’t speak politics much on my blog but after watching these presidential debates, I am broken once again over the fact that there are still people condoning and wanting to fund Planned Parenthood. My heart breaks for the fact that our nation is looking at being run by people who support any term abortion and so many other horrible things. Here is just a few of my thoughts on the subject. 

I’ve debated about writing this blog post for a while. I knew it could bring up some harsh reactions, but I no longer care. I am called to share the truth and to be a light in this world and if that means I face comments or questions, so be it.

I am sure everyone has heard about the Planned Parenthood scandal. If you haven’t, you might just live under a rock. Let me start this by saying I am completely pro-life. I am a Christian and I truly believe that ever life matters. I believe that God called us to care for the least of these…and what could be more fitting than helpless unborn babies.

I have watched most of the undercover videos…I couldn’t bring myself to watch all of the newest one. There are some things you will never be able to un-see. I am completely floored by the casual talk from these PP doctors and executives. They are talking about babies and selling parts over a nice comfortable lunch like it’s totally normal. Using abstract terms like “specimen” or “tissue” doesn’t change the fact that it is a real human. I have always been against abortion and it has always been something close to my heart. I believe that birth begins at conception, therefore, I fully believe that the babies that are being aborted and sold are real human beings that deserve a life. They just can’t fight for themselves.

The fact that PP is still being funded and is still open infuriates me and just completely baffles me. How these video tapes aren’t considered enough evidence is beyond me. In the few minutes that I could stomach of the newest video, the PP affiliate literally talks about how they have to be careful what they say and how they charge the companies because they don’t want to get caught. She tells the undercover company that she is confident that their lawyer can sway/fight/etc. any questions or criminal litigation’s. They knew what they were doing could get them in trouble. They knew that this was illegal…and they did it anyway. And not only did they do it, not caring that it was illegal, they are getting away with it.

Being a journalism major, I know about liable. And from my point of view, the undercover people that made these videos did nothing that could be considered liable. They never stated that PP said these things with no evidence, they have it on film! Yet people are calling for their arrest or for them to receive punishment. This reminds me of the story from the Bible when Jesus was held in front of the crowd with Barabbas and Pilate called out to the crowd asking which one of the men should be let go; Jesus a blameless man or Barabbas a known criminal. The crowd called for the release of Barabbas sending Jesus to the cross.

The fact that we live in a world that condemns a party for uncovering illegal and horrendous acts but pleads for the continuation of an actual guilty party is heartbreaking.  We live in a world where it is obvious that babies are being aborted, killed, and sold and yet very few seem to care. All of this has reminded me that we, as Christians, are called to stand for the weak and lowly. These babies need someone to fight for them. Someone would have loved those babies but they were never given the chance to be loved. Defunding Planned Parenthood is not just about stopping the selling of the babies but the killing of the babies as well.

Matthew 25:40 says, “And the King will answer them, ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me’.” God’s word say that whatever we do to the least of the brothers, we do to him. These children are gifts from God. This whole tragedy has awakened a yearning to stand up for those who cannot stand for themselves. These babies don’t have a voice yet, but I do. Not only do I stand against the continuation of abortions and the selling of their parts, but I mourn and grieve the ones we lost. Would you join me? Now is not a time to stay silent.

Lord, help us stand for these helpless children. They deserve a life and a chance to live. Give us boldness, passion, and strength to stand for the least of these and be the voice for the powerless. We cry out for a revival in our land that so desperately needs it.

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