By now, most people have either seen or heard about the Planned Parenthood video. If, by some chance, you’ve been living under a rock, you can watch the full, unedited version here.
In all honesty, that video didn’t shock me.
It was certainly disturbing, yes. But we’re talking about an organization that has murdered almost seven million babies since 1970. Why are we all of a sudden outraged that they’re selling the body parts of the babies they kill?
Joshua Edmonds, the Director of Education and Technology for Georgia Right to Life (and a great friend of mine), nailed it:
“If what Planned Parenthood does with baby body parts after they rip them apart is the part that shocks you, then you’re missing the point.”
This is what so many people are missing. The biggest problem here is not that Planned Parenthood is selling body parts. It’s that they ripped innocent babies apart to harvest them.
However, I’m grateful that this video surfaced, because it exposed Planned Parenthood as the evil that they are. It forced people into action.
Here in my home state of Georgia, Joshua Edmonds and the Georgia Right to Life team successfully lobbied Governor Nathan Deal to launch an investigation of Planned Parenthood. Other Governors, including Bobby Jindal and Greg Abbott also began investigations.
That’s a great first step. But at the end of the day, we won’t solve this problem by stopping the sale of aborted baby parts. That’s because we don’t have an organ trafficking problem, we have a disrespect for life problem.
We can’t claim to be a nation of “equality for all” until we respect and protect every life, no matter what race, sex, or circumstances of conception.
As President George W. Bush said, “I do not believe the promises of the Declaration of Independence are just for the strong, the independent, the healthy. They are for everyone – including unborn children.”
So in summary: continue to rally against Planned Parenthood. Fight to defund them and eventually drive them out of existence. Seize upon this opportunity to shape public opinion. But please don’t be shocked that an organization that slaughters babies decided to sell some of the leftover body parts.