I was in my first Trimester when the videos started coming out on Planned Parenthood and exposing how the organization sells unborn baby parts, illegally. I watched the videos of how they would pick apart a baby the same size as the one growing inside of me. I watched them talk about how different organs would be worth more than others. I watched them poke at a baby inside a petri dish….the exact same size of the baby safe within me was at the time.
I have recently had those I know come out in defense of Planned Parenthood, stating that that’s not all the organization is about and that they are ‘good’ and really help a lot of women out. They take the outrage at Planned Parenthood personally….because they have been effected in a positive way by the organization.
Well as I write this I feel the baby inside my womb moving away. A kick here, a kick there…..and yes, it is personal.
We are a society of me. Me first. ME, ME, ME. Selflessness is a foreign concept. Self is the primary focus in our world.
“It’s all about you.”
I am an advocate for Individual Rights but what about the individual rights of the baby inside of me? Does he or she have rights, or are they just reserved for me?
At this point in my pregnancy (17 weeks), I could get an abortion no questions asked. Right now my baby is formed-eyes, ears, legs, arms, nose, mouth, all vital organs functioning….but he/she doesn’t have a say because….. why? Because of me? Why are my needs put above the needs of that of the life within me? Why is my life more valuable than the one growing inside of me? What makes me superior? Who is the judge of superiority? Is it because I don’t depend on another for my existence? If this were the case than I am superior to anyone with a pace maker, or on life support, or anyone who needs a transplant.
Why do I trump the life of the baby within me?
Because our broken, lost, hurting and confused society says so.
But my truth isn’t found in society. My moral compass isn’t found in the news, what a celebrity says, what my friends say, what the pundits say, what the polls say, what the President says, what the Pope says, what my Pastor says, what my parents say, or even what I say…..
My truth is found in what God says. He says: “I knew you before I formed you in your mother’s womb.” He knew I was going to exist and he knows of every life that has existed and that is going to exist. Whether that life exists for a long or short period of time…..but it is not for us to take innocent life, ever.
Planned Parenthood may have helped lots of women with contraception, healthcare needs and so forth….but they have also taken a lot of life. Millions of lives.
It goes against every moral fiber in my being to have any part of this. Allowing my tax dollars to fund an organization that takes life…..but not just that….sells the lives of those they have taken. There is the looming threat that Obama will shut down the government in the next few weeks, if Congress does not continue funding Planned Parenthood…..I say shut it down!
With Obamacare in effect -all healthcare needs that Planned Parenthood provides are now covered, there is no need to continue funding an organization that dismembers and sells aborted babies for profit.
Your experience with Planned Parenthood might have been great……but what if you had the chance to ask the 327,000 babies aborted last year by Planned Parenthood what their experience was like?
They had/have souls….
You see, I can speak for myself, I can yell, I can shout and I can let my voice be heard……but what of those who can not speak?