The biggest blessing that a family and society can have is new, precious life given by God, is now being reduced to "just a matter of line items."
That's what a Planned Parenthood executive was caught on undercover camera saying, in the fifth and most recent video released by the Center for Medical Progress.
Fox News reports that Melissa Farrell, director of research for Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast, said this to people posing as fetal tissue buyers:
“Yeah, and so if we alter our process, and we are able to obtain intact fetal cadavers, then we can make it part of the budget, that any dissections are this, and splitting the specimens into different shipments is this. I mean it’s all just a matter of line items.”
First off, referring to babies, to the miracle of human life, as "just a matter of line items" is atrocious. But the underlying process is what's illegal.
As Fox News states, "Altering abortion procedures to procure fetal tissue, delivering intact fetuses and selling fetal tissue for profit are all against federal law."
So why aren't lawmakers doing anything about this? Well, on Monday they tried. A group of Republicans in the Senate voted to defund Planned Parenthood, but they lost, with the Democrat leader saying the Republican party had lost its moral compass.
But Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has a much clearer view of what is truly moral:
“The latest video showing Planned Parenthood’s treatment of unborn children in a Houston clinic is repulsive and unconscionable. Selling baby body parts is the furthest thing imaginable from providing women’s healthcare, and this organization’s repeated and systematic disrespect for human life is appalling. The State of Texas is aggressively investigating this matter and must use all available legal remedies to address this depraved conduct.”
Do you agree with Abbott? Do you think Planned Parenthood should be defunded? We would love to hear your thoughts!