Great Op-Ed by U.S. Rep. Barry Loudermilk. It’s one thing to point out the inhumanity of Planned Parenthood’s actions, but we must also be active participants in the movement for life.
Please take a moment to read an excerpt below and if it inspires you, take a moment to join us today.
“As undercover videos of Planned Parenthood’s activities have come to light by the Center for Medical Progress, it’s time to take a hard look at our culture and ask some tough questions. Has our national conscience been so dulled that we no longer have a basic sense of right and wrong? Have we been so blinded by a perverted sense of individual liberty that we now believe human life is nothing more than a commodity? Have we so devalued the most basic gift of God, a human life, that we can casually describe how to best preserve the most profitable parts of a baby, over lunch?
Our nation should be outraged by what these investigative videos have uncovered and demand that the government put an immediate end to these unspeakable atrocities. But relying on Washington to eradicate this problem is not enough….
While government can, and should, react strongly and decisively to address this atrocity, what we are really facing in this nation is a cultural issue. The nonchalant attitude of Planned Parenthood employees discussing the price of infants’ body parts over lunch is evidence of a growing disrespect for the value of human life. I believe this has been brought on by a general disregard for what the Founders called the “laws of nature and of nature’s God” — in other words, a standard moral code….
My office is working hard to bring a bill to the floor that will stop all funding for Planned Parenthood. The president has said he will veto attempts to defund the organization, but that should not deter us from doing what is moral, right and expected. However, no matter how hard we push in Washington or in our state, none of this will happen without an outraged public demanding action and accountability.
My father taught me that if there is something that you don’t like, you have two choices: You can do something to change the situation, or you can accept it as inevitable and go on with your life. If the actions of Planned Parenthood offend you, you should take action; otherwise, nothing will change. The people can call for government and private industry to stop funding these atrocities. We are still a government of the people, and your voice is power, but only if you use it. What choice will you make?”