By now, most of us have heard about the Center for Medical Progresses’ (“CMP’s”) explosive revelations of the backroom butchery of Planned Parenthood over the last several weeks. These committed pro-life activists made a series of undercover videos of interviews with Planned Parenthood employees and corporate representatives of companies involved in the multi-billion dollar dead baby parts trade, shocking the nation.
Among other things, CMP’s videos show – in gruesome detail – how Planned Parenthood has actively marketed baby parts to corporations like StemExpress who pay top dollar, depending on how complete the aborted body is and the “freshness” of the pre-born infant’s organs. This enormously lucrative market has grown exponentially since 1993 when President Bill Clinton reversed the Reagan ban on the trade of fetal body parts. Its existence brings to mind Thomas Jefferson’s warning: “I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just, that his justice cannot sleep forever.”
Over fifty leading American universities are involved in purchasing and studying murdered baby parts. These institutions of supposedly “higher” learning include Harvard, Yale, MIT, Stanford and others. Some researchers are actually implanting baby’s organs – like livers – into rodents and re-growing them. And our federal government is part of the Frankenstein act, buying tens of millions of dollars of baby parts from abortion mills like Planned Parenthood.
One of CMP’s videos suggests – as have a number of prior activists’ exposés – that some of the body parts that are bought and sold within this multi-billion dollar industry are actually cut from babies that have been born alive in failed abortions, but then murdered.
Until CMP started publishing its explicit videos, most of the nation was ignorant of the horrors perpetrated within its borders by the baby-killing abortion industry. In fact, even though Planned Parenthood aborts over 300,000 babies per year – far more than any other U.S. group – it had a fairly positive reputation among many Americans. But now that the word is out about what Planned Parenthood is doing behind closed doors, attitudes are changing.
I recently interviewed an investigative journalist who suggested that even her radical, pro-abortion feminist friends are mortified by what the CMP videos have revealed. Other leftists have also abandoned their defense of Planned Parenthood’s gruesome and indefensible treatment of the pre-born and their bodies.
America now sits in the unenviable position of not only being fully informed of the slaughter of innocents within its borders – closing in on 60,000,000 dead as I write this article – but also now being fully informed of the grotesque, multi-billion dollar industry that has grown up around the buying and selling of babies’ corpses and body parts.
If you think what Nazi Germany did was horrible, this is every bit as bad, and in some ways worse. Not only does the American genocide exceed the Nazi death camp toll, any American who spends any time reading the news should now be aware of what is going on with the blessing and complicity of the federal government. No one should be ignorant. There are no longer any walls around the American death camps.
By the way, if anyone reading this is thinking that abortion is no big deal, that the fetus being killed is just a blob of flesh, is not conscience, or feels no pain, let me disabuse you of that abortionist lie: unborn babies, particularly in the first several months of life, feel pain more intensely than we do. Why? Because they have not developed pain inhibitors. Listen to the Director for Human Dignity at the Family Research Council explain this horrible reality:
Perhaps the best way to consider what really happens with legal abortion is to think about your arms, legs, and other appendages being ripped off one by one. And then try to conceive of the pain associated with such horror and multiply it. If you could really imagine such terror, you would still only get a fraction of what Planned Parenthood’s babies are subject to.
Abortion and the trade of fetal parts is morally repugnant and must be stopped. And the multi-billion dollar industry that has grown up around it must be exposed and banned.
But how do we do this? Planned Parenthood receives most of its funding from the federal government (over 40%) and corporate sources (over 25%). You would think that given the recent publicity surrounding Planned Parenthood’s body harvesting and its central role in the trade of baby parts that politicians and corporate sponsors would run as fast as they could from this bloody organization. But precisely the opposite has happened.
Republicans-in-name-only, chiefly Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, stopped a Planned Parenthood defunding bill that was attached to must-pass legislation. Later, he allowed a defunding vote when it was a stand-alone bill and had absolutely no chance of surviving a presidential veto. Yet, even with this charade, the U.S. Senate couldn’t muster the votes on cloture to get the measure through to the floor for an up or down vote.
Corporate America has had an even worse reaction. Although three major companies (Ford, Xerox, and Coca Cola) demanded that Planned Parenthood “de-list” them as corporate sponsors (they formerly matched employee donations to Planned Parenthood but apparently no longer do), other corporations doubled down.
According to the magazine Fortune, corporate donations to Planned Parenthood in the wake of the horrific videos have actually increased. Fortune could not identify any corporate donors who had pulled the plug. In fact, a number of corporations publicly endorsed Planned Parenthood despite the exposure of its barbaric practices.
It is imperative that We the People act where we can. An effective start would be to stop – TODAY – purchasing any product, or having any account, with any corporate entity that helps fund Planned Parenthood. Pro-life Alaskans should also write the corporate boards of the donor companies, and the management of their branch offices in Alaska. To help in this task, go HERE for a listing of companies that donate to Planned Parenthood as well as HERE for a sample letter that you can send those companies.
Finally, we must have a position of NO compromise when it comes to our political candidates and elected leaders. If any politician supports Planned Parenthood and/or abortion, you should NEVER vote for them, no matter their opponent.
It is critical that we act now. The future of our nation, our state, and our children – born and unborn -depend on it.