Big news is coming out regarding Planned Parenthood that every Christian should hear.
According to Life Site News, the largest denomination of Protestants in the United States, the Southern Baptists, have officially denounced the morally bankrupt Planned Parenthood. Even better, they also resolved that the US government needs to stop giving them our tax dollars as soon as possible.
The resolution comes out swinging right from the start:
“Southern Baptists have repeatedly affirmed our commitment to the sanctity of human life…Planned Parenthood Federation of America and its affiliates were responsible for 328,348 abortions in America in fiscal year 2015/16, according to its latest annual report, representing an increase of more than 4,300 abortions from the prior year, making PPFA and its affiliates America’s leading abortionists”
Even better, the resolution also gives significant time to the abominations captured in the Center for Medical Progress videos:
“In July 2015, investigative journalists with the Center for Medical Progress (CMP) began releasing a series of undercover videos in which various senior leaders of Planned Parenthood spoke in astonishingly frank, horrific, and euphemistic ways about unborn babies, their use of illegal abortion methods, and their harvesting of tissues and organs of unborn babies to further profit from the practice of abortion…Contrary to claims by Planned Parenthood and its allies that the videos were edited in a manner to portray falsely the participants’ intent, the veracity of the videos has been verified by two different experts, one of whom was commissioned by PPFA…For their efforts in exposing the illegal activities of Planned Parenthood and others in the abortion industry, leaders of CMP have been subjected to censorship of their videos, politically motivated lawsuits, criminal charges, and continuing legal jeopardy, including being held in contempt of court for recently releasing new undercover videos.”
Towards the end of the resolution, they stated, “We urge the United States Congress to defund Planned Parenthood immediately and completely of all federal government support and that all state and local government funding that supports Planned Parenthood be withdrawn immediately and permanently.” This is exactly the message we need right now.
According to Fox News, the ball is already rolling to let states choose whether or not they want to deny funding to Planned Parenthood. At this point, it shouldn’t even really be a question. People should not be forced into situations where their tax dollars are going towards a system that is obviously both immoral and illegal.
As a part of the solution to their resolution, besides cutting funding, the Baptists are also urging the U.S. Department of Justice to launch and investigation and work on pursuing legal action against the central company, Planned Parenthood Federation of America.
The grounds for legal action fall under the same reasons as defunding. It is morally crooked, and legally you cannot harvest baby organs and push them off to the highest bidder.
It was also brought up where in the scripture talk of how valuable every single human life is, and how we need to do everything we can to protect and preserve every life possible.
The Baptists choose to quote Proverbs. The line essentially says that God frowns on people who shed the blood of innocent people. He [God] requires His people to work together and rescue the innocents affected by the actions of others.
There are references available throughout the resolution that demonstrate the Baptists’ point. At one point they speak of the infamous video shown in 2015 of big wigs at Planned Parenthood discussing how they are going to barter off the different parts of the aborted fetuses.
It is wonderful to see a group stand up and make their voices heard for those who cannot speak. Many are not given a choice whether they get to live or die, and it’s our job to speak up on their behalf.
Thank you to the Southern Baptist Convention for standing up for life and for the unborn.