For many years I’ve written and spoken about Planned Parenthood, and I’m frequently reassured by people that it’s really a great and loving organization, and how dare I criticize them? For those who still believe this, take a look at this video.
This is what we’ve come to—the sale of baby body parts to profit Planned Parenthood. Check it out and judge for yourself. For those who say they’re horrified to learn this about Planned Parenthood, I say what I’ve said for the last thirty years about all “abortion providers,” including some I’ve spoken with personally—when someone makes their living killing babies, why do we expect them to make moral decisions? In this case, why are we surprised to learn they sell their body parts?
Though the video and facts about Planned Parenthood profiting by selling parts of aborted children are gruesome, in fact, I’m not shocked about them. Why? Because I already knew what was going on in abortion clinics, and the low regard for ethics by those who work there. I already knew that abortion clinics are lining their pocketbooks by killing hundreds of innocent people every week.
Planned Parenthood states over 90 percent of their services are not abortion-related, but their annual report demonstrates that 329,445 abortions were performed and accounted for 91 percent of their services. [i] This makes Planned Parenthood by far the largest abortion provider in America.
Citizens, schools, and businesses who think of Planned Parenthood as an objective third party acting in the best interests of people need to come to grips with the fact that this organization has tremendous vested interests in marketing abortions.
In 2000, when ABC’s 20/20 dealt with the marketing of fetal body parts, Planned Parenthood president Gloria Feldt sat before the camera condemning these activities. Life Dynamics, the group that brought the illegal activities to the attention of ABC, said:
20/20 was completely irresponsible in not making the viewer aware that all of the wrongdoing described in this broadcast occurred at Planned Parenthood facilities, and that Planned Parenthood is responsible for the national network that supports the trafficking of baby body parts. Ms. Feldt was clearly wanting to disguise this in her interview and 20/20, by its silence, went right along with her. The result is that the viewer was left with the false impression that Planned Parenthood was outraged at these practices rather than a participant in them.[ii]
I hope and pray that God will use these latest “revelations” to cause a great national outcry against Planned Parenthood and the abortion culture, and to motivate Christians to speak out for those who cannot speak for themselves (Proverbs 31:8-9). (Check out this CNN opinion article.)
It is time for the reborn to stand up for the unborn. —Russell Moore
[i] “New Planned Parenthood Annual Report Confirms Abortions Total 91% of Pregnancy Services,” Live Action blog, January 3, 2012, http://liveaction.org/blog/new-planned-parenthood-annual-report-confirms-abortion-makes- up-91-of-pregnancy-related-services/.
[ii] Press release on 20/20 Fetal Body Parts Scandal, Life Dynamics, March 2000.
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Randy Alcorn (@randyalcorn) is the author of over sixty books and the founder and director of Eternal Perspective Ministries.