It is with a heavy heart that I write this blog. When I first watched the videos from Center for Medical Progress my first thought was, I can't believe there are people defending Planned Parenthood. And then it went further than that... I started to wonder how doctors and companies actually can be sitting around, drinking wine, discussing the price on body parts from an abortion. For over a decade we discussed the morality and ethics behind stem cell research... but somehow this is a conversation were not supposed to have as many wave the banner of women's reproductive rights? I won't even attempt to get into what 'reproductive rights' means.
Those who are defending Planned Parenthood from the angle of 'it's legal,' or based on the scientific research should probably do some brushing up on history and read about how Hitler and his so-called doctors used all their experiments for medical research.
Their defense reminds me of how democrats defended slavery back before the Civil War. "Well," one slaveholder would say, "our rights are being stripped away from us." It didn't matter that those rights were the right to literally own another human being. It's the same thing here, "You are taking away our right to decide whether or not a human being can come into this world." Isn't that really what it is? In both situations, it is the right to selfishly do what is the best interest of ME! Perhaps that is the type of country we have become. They were on the wrong side of the issue then, and they are on the wrong side of the issue now.
Maybe the morality question is no longer one we should ask ourselves. I mean, even the slaveholders tried to use the moral argument, however twisted, to make it okay to own a person based on their skin color. Where is the moral argument from those on the side of Planned Parenthood? I don't really care if it's legal or not... the real question is should we be doing it? Slavery was legal at one point in our history. Interracial marriage was illegal. Is receiving any monetary compensation for body parts or tissue from an abortion, no matter whos "okay" we have, something any of us want to answer for regardless of whether you believe in karma or a Creator?
I know I'm a man and supposedly 'not allowed' to voice my opinion on the issue of abortion. Well, to those Secular Progressive that make such a claim I will tell you one thing from personal experience: the father can be affected too. I know we live in a time where father's are depicted on television as Homer Simpson. Sometimes the father is completely absent which is true in too many cases around the country as well. That's a major issue Americans need to address as well... and soon. But I digress... I was telling my own story. I'm not coming from the self-righteous 'boy I can't believe you did that' stand. At one time in my life I was not only pro-choice, but played a major role in exercising those rights. There is not a day that goes by I don't think about it; especially when I hug my daughter or see her do something magical... it can be as simple as an act of kindness. And she does that often.
For a long time I couldn't be as close to my daughter as I longed to be. There was something that held me back from loving her completely. After spending some time in prayer and talking with others it dawned on me that my past actions were blocking the true Sunlight of the Spirit. I had to do something about it, and I did. It was a difficult walk, but I found God's grace and forgiveness on the other side... I have a relationship with my daughter today closer and stronger than I could have ever hoped for. I realize she's about to become a teenager and there are bumpy roads ahead; however, I won't be carrying baggage that prevents me from being the father she needs.
One thing I realized as my own view changed to Pro-Life: I could no longer defend the idea that it wasn't at the very least potential life. As Americans our own founding document demands that we defend life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. We have always done our best to protect and fight for those who are helpless, unable to defend themselves, and treated as unequal. And yet we have those today attacking the unborn. From a man who is broken at best, guilty as charged, it is time to stand up for those who are being treated as unequal; they are helpless; unable to defend themselves. And now that I have seen the horrific videos from Center for Medical Progress, we know they are babies... with all the organs and limbs and parts that make up a human being.
It's time to stop kidding ourselves.
One final warning... if you plan to watch the videos they are disturbing. I did become physically ill. But I also feel it's important to see reality for those who can stomach it. Here is a another link to the website... Click Here
Until next time... God Bless!
Anthony D. Flores loves to spend his summers writing fiction. His strong Christian faith and love for this great country find its way into his fiction. His work is also available on Amazon by Clicking Here.