Senator Kirsten Gillibrand of New York says she has not viewed, and doesn’t plan on viewing the videos that expose the harvest and sale of human body parts by Planned Parenthood, an agency that receives federal funds. When asked about the videos, Gillibrand said:
“I think what Planned Parenthood does around the country is provide healthcare for millions of women who have no access to health care at all. And, only a very small part of their budget goes to abortion services. 97 percent of their budget is focused on basic health care. Anyone who wants to defund Planned Parenthood, wants to defund health care for women across the United States.”
That’s not entirely accurate. Planned Parenthood does not claim that abortion occupies only three percent (3%) of their budget. It’s the number of services provided. For example, Planned Parenthood claims they test and treat sexually transmitted diseases that comprise 42 percent of their services. This could mean that the same women come in on a regular basis to treat their STDs and each visit is counted as a service. In fact, the same goes for birth control services which could also be a monthly visit made by numerous women. But we do know that Planned Parenthood commits nearly 330,000 abortions a year. And after having viewed video 6, we now know that they could quite possibly be harassing women of certain gestation to have abortions. They may even be taking body parts of the children without the mother’s permission.
The focus here would make more sense to the Senator if she did, in fact, watch the videos and then try to sleep at night while trying to get the images of little hands, arms, legs and tiny feet all scrambled up in a pie plate, out of her head.
The greatest evil in this nation is the protected status of abortion. Roe v. Wade was based on a lie. It was legalized by a false reliance on a right to privacy by the Supreme Court. This, of course, was unconstitutional, and since that ruling, there are wide swaths of women who believe abortion is a basic right of women, even though, statistically, half of all abortions committed since 1973, almost 30 million of them, would have grown into womanhood.
Part of the reason women like the Senator will not watch the videos is because they don’t want to face the truth, because the truth is that we are murdering and mutilating children. The Left always claims they are compassionate, but if they watched the videos, they would have to feel compassion for a dead and cut up child. So, to avoid the destruction of their beliefs about themselves, it is easier to act as though none of this is happening. The less they know, the better they can feel.
The videos are appalling, and many of us have forced ourselves to watch them, despite the horror. In order to be able to detect evil, you have to look it in the eye, understand its ramifications, and when you do, simple human decency will compel you to do something to stop it.
Norma McCorvey, the woman whom Roe v. Wade was based upon, was told to lie about being raped in order to obtain an abortion, which was legal in Texas in case of rape or incest. When she recanted, she tried to get an illegal abortion. Plaintiff-shopping lawyers used her to take the case all the way to the Supreme Court. Legalized abortion started with a lie, yet many women still say that they are pro-abortion because they would never force a woman to have a child conceived of rape or incest. The fact is, those laws already existed when Roe v. Wade was tried. That lawsuit has changed the actual truth of abortion in America from talking about possible rape, to second and third trimester abortion, Gosnell, and the atrocities we have seen in the recently released videos. One million children are snuffed out every year in this nation, the female population of which is about the size of Boston. Every year.
If you don’t watch the videos, they don’t exist in your sanitized world. In a sanitized world, no evil would exist, but this is the real world. It takes courage to see what is real, and it takes true compassion to protect the sanctity of human life.
Jen Kuznicki is a wife and mother, seamstress by trade, and American patriot who says, "Now is the time to act."