In the last few weeks, there have been a series of news stories about the horrific practices of the group I like to call the Temple of Moloch because of their devotion to the destruction of children — Planned Parenthood.
The videos were taken by a man who assumed a false identity so that he could meet with staff members of Planned Parenthood, to gain information about their practices of “harvesting” fetal tissue from aborted children. As an aside, I have previously expressed my opinion that these “undercover” tactics involve immoral acts of lying to the Planned Parenthood staff: see here and here. The immorality of the undercover operation, however, does not affect the truth of what was exposed.
The videos expose yet another ugly face of abortion. The Planned Parenthood staff members coldly and callously discuss how they “harvest” organs and other tissue for use in experiments, and how they carefully maneuver to barely avoid violating federal laws against the sale of human tissue. If ever we wanted proof of the corrosive effect of sin on the human soul and character, these videos would be Exhibit One.
Many pro-lifers are hoping that these new revelations will be a landmark event, providing the public with irrefutable evidence of the evil of abortion and the humanity of unborn children. This, they hope, will turn the tide against the Culture of Death. I wish with all my heart for that to be true, but in order for that to happen, there’s one essential step that has to be taken.
People need to start caring.
It has been evident for many years, and certainly since routine ultrasounds for pregnant women, that people are either well aware of the humanity of the unborn child, or they are culpably blind to that fact. The truth of what abortion does is clear for any to see, especially since the major debate over partial birth abortion two decades ago. With the advent of the internet age, all the facts are out there, as easily accessible as a quick trip to Wikipedia. Our lawmakers certainly know what abortion is and what it does — the various methods were even explicitly described in blood-chilling detail in a famous Supreme Court decision.
The problem really isn’t that people lack sufficient knowledge. It’s that people just don’t care enough for things to change.
Our modern society is built on a foundation of sexual liberation. Contraception, with abortion as a back-up method, is an essential component of that. And the sad fact is that a majority of the American people are so committed to sexual liberty that they are willing to tolerate a massive number of abortions — almost 1 million each year. They are also willing to provide massive amounts of money — over half a billion dollars of taxpayer money — to support Planned Parenthood, which kills over 300,000 children every year.
This can change. People can declare that “enough is enough”. They can show compassion for every human child, and for mothers in difficult situations. They can decide not to support legalized killing of children. They can elect representatives who will change our laws. They can reject death as the easy answer to all of our problems.
We already know all that we need to know. We need to care.