When the first of the Center for Medical Progress’ videos came out showing how depraved Planned Parenthood is, the initial reaction by the organization’s leadership was that they apologize for the “tone” of the doctor who so famously and cavalierly discussed the prices of unborn children’s legs, livers and other parts.
A half dozen or so videos and eight weeks later Congress is back in session, and we are told by the Senate Majority Leader that nothing can be done about restricting public funds for Planned Parenthood, because it might lead to a government shutdown. Clearly the priorities for Congress are to keep government alive, and to heck with the hundreds of thousands of souls who were alive going into Planned Parenthood, and whose bodies were dismembered and sold to the highest bidder as they left.
Most Americans are not even aware of these videos and don’t realize what Planned Parenthood has been doing, because the media is simply not covering it. It is up to the pro-life members of both houses of Congress to make it known what is happening in a long drawn-out national discussion about who the American taxpayer chooses to support. And if we were living in thoughtful times, with leadership that protects the sanctity of life, we would have that discussion, get with our members of Congress and demand action.
Lawmakers need to expose Planned Parenthood for what they are doing, the almost 330,000 abortions per year, the mutilation of human remains, the sick attitude of its leadership, the alleged sale of baby body parts for profit, and they need to have a full investigation of the organization for the sake of our nation’s human rights reputation. The allegation that Planned Parenthood is selling the remains of aborted babies’ for profit should be thoroughly examined, and people on both sides of the discussion should demand it.
Many weeks ago, the Speaker of the House said he needed more evidence before he would be able to decide to try to defund Planned Parenthood. It was since found out that his health advisor’s sister founded one of the baby body parts companies discussed in the videos. Perhaps he will follow through. Perhaps he won’t. Regardless of his actions, the American people should not be kept in the dark any longer on this very important human rights issue.
But what has happened in the past, is that the pro-life leadership has made decisions for the people without asking the people what they think. If the American people saw those videos, Planned Parenthood wouldn’t get one red cent of taxpayer money, and it is quite possible the organization would have to stop killing the unborn altogether.
A pro-life Congress must act regardless of what the Senate Majority Leader thinks Obama will do to any bill passed. The American people must know what is going on, and at this point, the only way they will is if people of principle on Capitol Hill make it known.
Jen Kuznicki is a wife and mother, seamstress by trade, and American patriot who says, "Now is the time to act."