I`ve been posting articles online since 1998 on various and sundry subjects, but this marks the first time I`ve tackled the divisive and controversial issue of abortion.
I`ve refrained from pontificating on this issue, because people`s minds are set in concrete on this topic, and I doubt that any essay I write will change anyone`s mind.
I`m also reluctant to make common cause with pro-life activists who are on a mission from God to overturn Roe vs Wade by any means necessary.
But the recently unearthed videos of an official for Planned Parenthood discussing the cost of aborted fetal tissue are absolutely disgusting, and I can no long remain silent on the issue.
My humble article isn`t an anti-abortion screed, nor is it a call to arms to overturn Roe vs Wade, my fury is directed specifically against Planned Parenthood. This organization was founded by Margaret Sanger, a proponent of eugenics, who saw abortion as a way to rid the human race of undesirables, especially blacks. Is it any wonder than an organization founded by a virulent racist and eugenics enthusiast would devolve into a criminal enterprise that sells baby parts for profit?
I don`t agree with Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal on many issues, but he`s spot on when he declared that Congress should defund Planned Parenthood even at the risk of a government shutdown this fall.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and other prominent Republican issues don`t want a showdown over abortion; because they realize that they won`t be able to override a guaranteed veto by Obama. But it`s important that Congress takes a stand against the selling of baby parts, regardless if their action faces a swift veto by Obama.
Perhaps like me you`ve been agnostic on this issue, but we can no longer afford to remain silent, please write your representatives in Congress urging them to defund Planned Parenthood.
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