While we should rightly mourn and decry the deaths of those killed in the shooting, we also shouldn’t forget the countless unborn children who have lost their lives to abortion. In a consistent pro-life worldview, all human lives matter.
In my own home state of Oregon, a prolife organization has confirmed that it’s not just Planned Parenthood that’s selling baby body parts for medical research, but also a private abortion clinic in Portland.
Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina ignited a firestorm when at CNN’s Republican primary debate last month she challenged President Obama and Hillary Clinton to watch the Center for Medical Progress (CMP) video exposés on Planned Parenthood and referred to a specific part of one of the videos.
It’s common to talk to women physically or psychologically damaged by abortions, who say, “I had no idea this could happen; no one told me about the risks.” Unfortunately, the large body of evidence indicating significant abortion risks has been suppressed and ignored.
Someone recently wrote our ministry to ask: "I have four children, ages eight to almost two. At what age is it appropriate to talk to my young children about what's going on at Planned Parenthood and other abortion clinics?"
Diane’s thoughts that follow remind us that as we continue to speak out about abortion, we should do so in a spirit of grace and truth, always pointing to the hope and forgiveness found in Jesus Christ.
Should we view and share the Planned Parenthood expose videos? Yes. And as we continue to do so—with more of these videos yet to come—may we also remember the women who have been lied to by Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers.