July 15, 2015

Planned Parenthood reportedly selling body parts

(Please note: Eventually, either or both of these videos will probably be taken down, so do not be surprised if the video embeds are blank.)

Hear the word of the Lord, you kings of Judah and people of Jerusalem. This is what the Lord Almighty, the God of Israel, says: Listen! I am going to bring a disaster on this place that will make the ears of everyone who hears of it tingle. For they have forsaken me and made this a place of foreign gods; they have burned incense in it to gods that neither they nor their ancestors nor the kings of Judah ever knew, and they have filled this place with the blood of the innocent. They have built the high places of Baal to burn their children in the fire as offerings to Baal--something I did not command or mention, nor did it enter my mind. So beware, the days are coming, declares the Lord, when people will no longer call this place Topheth or the Valley of Ben Hinnom, but the Valley of Slaughter.
-----Jeremiah 19:3-6

In ancient times throughout most of the Middle East if a woman found herself pregnant with a child she did not want or could not afford to raise, then after the child was born she would take it to a temple dedicated to Baal or Moloch and the priests would offer the child up as a burnt offering to their deity. The Middle East was not alone in this practice, of course, throughout the ancient world child sacrifice was a favored form of birth control. When Planned Parenthood searches out minority neighborhoods to locate their obstetrics clinics in, only to turn around and try to convince every pregnant woman who walks through the door that she cannot afford to raise her child and needs an abortion, then they have taken upon themselves the role of the priests of Baal and Moloch. According to their own annual report, in the 2013-2014 fiscal year they performed over 300,000 abortions. Keep in mind, this does not include "emergency birth control" abortifacients nor does it include procedures paid for by Planned Parenthood but performed in outside clinics. According to the organization's own tax forms, around 70% of their annual revenue comes from the government. Without government support, Planned Parenthood would not exist. In other words, your tax money is financing the modern version of "burn their children in the fire as offerings to Baal".

Now, to be fair, Planned Parenthood provides disadvantaged women with a variety of important health services. Less than 3% of their activity is related to abortions. In other words, about two cents of every dollar they receive goes to funding an abortion. And this is why their representatives and lobbyists can honestly stand before a Congressional Oversight committee and claim that no tax dollars are being used for abortion. After all, for all anyone knows, that two cents comes out of the thirty cents they receive from non-government sources and not from the seventy cents they receive in public support. For most progressively minded Christians, this is good enough. For most conservatively minded Christians, it is nothing more than whitewash on an tomb filled with dead babies. You are free to pick and choose for yourself whether you wish to believe that two cents is coming from money you pay to the government for roads and police forces or whether it is coming from private donors. Money is money and everything is paid for out of the general funds so who is to say which monies are going where?

On the other hand, to my way of thinking this is the entire problem with groups like Planned Parenthood. Why are they receiving any government support at all? Why are they allowed to use money hardworking citizens believe is being invested in better schools, better policing, better fire fighting, and better roads? After all, churches and the NRA are not allowed access to government funds, so why is Planned Parenthood? NO! I do not mean to imply that the government should be supporting churches and the NRA! Not at all! I am saying Planned Parenthood and everyone else who runs a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization should never be allowed to receive a public grant of any kind for any reason. They are supposed to be relying on the charity and generosity of the American people (and anyone else who wishes to contribute) to cover their expenses. How did we ever wind up in a situation where billions of government dollars every year are being paid out to charities? Is not the Veteran's Administration, Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security charity enough? Why is tax money being lavished on the Gates Foundation, the Clinton Foundation, Planned Parenthood, and all the hundreds of other private charities being given public grants? Not to mention university research programs, public art displays, and alcoholism rehab clinics for Chinese prostitutes? We have over $97 trillion in unfunded liabilities coming due over the next few decades. Our government cannot afford to pay for day-after pills for young women in minority neighborhoods! Let Planned Parenthood and all the rest of these charities seek out private donations like everyone else. The government is broke! That is just reality. Any government money Planned Parenthood is receiving to run their clinics, M.I.T. is using to fund their robotics program, or California Polytech is using to develop better nylon is money better spent paying down the national debt. We need to end government grant programs for education, the arts, scientific research, and charity. We can't afford these luxuries anymore. It's a simple matter of mathematics.

(Below is the complete video of the interview conducted by the Center for Medical Progress.)