I had an abortion. It was the right decision for me and my husband, and it wasn’t a difficult decision.
Planned Parenthood is a hot topic in the news now thanks to some undercover footage acquired by less than ethical means to uncover the fact that PP sells organs and tissues from aborted babies. Efforts to defund Planned Parenthood in Congress and many states are underway. I support those efforts. I pray that Planned Parenthood and the entire abortion industry in this country would be shut down for good. Abortion is murder, and Planned Parenthood is evil.
I'm not sure why this latest news about selling tissues has created controversy since abortion is still murder and will remain murder even if PP stops selling tissues and organs. But it has been my experience that people really become interested when money comes into the picture. Prior to this, pro-choice people went around with the delusion that Planned Parenthood was some kind of charitable endeavor working from a position of principle. To find out that they make dollars changes the game for them considerably. Officially, Planned Parenthood is non-profit, but I am finding that this label is a dubious one for many organizations. This LifeNews article points out that Planned Parenthood CEO Cecile Richards raked in $500K in salary last year. But this excessive compensation is also present at organizations like the Red Cross and even Catholic Relief Services.
If Cecile Richards took $1 a year, it would not change the fact that abortion is murder, and Planned Parenthood is evil. If a murderer took money from a victim's wallet and spent it, it pales in significance to the act of murder. For pro-life people, the money part makes it sicker, but for pro-choice people, it merely makes it troubling. The only apology Richards could give was over the "tone" of the videos.
The real issue here is the dead conscience of this nation. Let's be straight and honest here. People who believe in God oppose abortion. People who do not believe in God support abortion. Those who claim to believe in God and support abortion are despicable hypocrites. It is a religious issue because morality comes from religion. Those without religion have no basis for their morality except the law and what they can stomach. These are the residue of a formerly Christian society. As a former atheist, people would remark at how decent I was as a person, but they didn't know how my soul was decaying by the year. What made me decent was the Christian sensibility I retained from before the loss of my faith. This is the state of the USA today. But I was sliding into the darkness, and this nation is also sliding into the darkness.
Abortion on demand will not end in this country until people regain their conscience once more. I don't know how this will ever be accomplished because I don't think laws or protests or even essays on blogs will make much difference. Without God, all things become permissible, and the United States of America does not believe in God. Abortion has been legal for over 40 years in this country and is the prime indicator of this country's stance towards God. The atheists are winning.
All I can do is pray, write this blog, and give my support to women's centers that help women with crisis pregnancies to have their babies instead of having abortions. It is disheartening and sad to see this evil go on virtually non-stop for my entire life. This is an evil country. I pray that God puts an end to this abomination.