Yesterday I posted a brief bit on the annual report for Planned Parenthood. I pointed out that they had over 300,000 abortions in 2014, essentially wiping out the entire city of St. Louis in one year. That works out to be one every 90 seconds or so if you are wondering. Or, in the time it took me to write that post about 10 babies died in the wombs of their mothers.
Well today I want to look a bit more at their report and write about what they won’t tell the average reader. They write:
Teens who need an answer right away to an urgent question can now reach us on their phones or through their computers. . . .We now have more than 200 college campus groups — a 182 percent increase from three years ago — at universities ranging from Yale to Wellesley to Spelman. Additionally,1,503 peer educators (half of whom are people of color) partnered with Planned Parenthood educators at 42 affiliates and conducted sex education workshops on issues such as healthy relationships and birth control for youth in their communities —reaching nearly 100,000 young people across the country.
Not convinced? That is isolated? Nope, you can go to Live Action’s website and see other undercover videos of Planned Parenthood clinics helping with all sorts of sexual issues that are incredibly graphic.Remember that Planned Parenthood is at the forefront of resisting and fighting any legislation that involves parental consent on anything related to birth control and sexuality.
Planned Parenthood and many other organizations are working hard to normalize sexuality in ways God forbids. As a pastor I witness the fallout of this constantly, to the point that even the most innocent term I utter can carry a sexual innuendo for many young people. In addition, abortion is now seen by too many as something that is normal, acceptable and proper. The shift of thinking is almost complete for the question asked is what is “right for me” whereas the proper question is “what is right before the Lord?” Parents, grandparents, and church leaders need to be constantly aware of this pressure for the younger people to conform their minds to this age.
The annual report for Planned Parenthood is out. You can read it at the link provided and it is well done! Clean wording and great images all portraying a happy and victorious group of women rising up out of their struggles to better things. Did I mention that you can read it? You should for it is very informative.
It tells you that they will never stop fighting for the right to do abortions. Never. They portray an attractive, happy young lady who shares how through their birth control program she is now free to pursue her dreams.They share how they are able to help through text and chat programs young ladies who had unprotected sex and are worried they might be pregnant. When that happens Planned Parenthood offers “emergency contraception.” One wonders what this contraception might actually be if the young lady is already pregnant.
But down on page 18 there is a simple line item that breaks my heart. “Abortion Procedures . . . . 327,653.” Over 300,000 babies killed. Over 300,000. How do we even grasp the enormity of that number. The best I can do is point out that the population of St. Louis is 318,000. So as a nation we killed every person in St. Louis last year.
And we shrugged.
If the blood of Abel was crying out from the ground to our Lord and Maker for justice then how great the cry must be now?
Some thoughts to end this little post:
- How do Christians respond to this atrocity in the public square through politics and the courts?
- The Church must grasp that many of those who hear the gospel are those who have participated in this act in one way or another. How do we reject the act yet call them to repentance and faith in Jesus?
- The Church must be ready to remember that each of us is a utter sinner apart from the grace of God.
- Yet we also must be faithful to the commands in Ephesians 5:11, “And do not participate in the unfruitful deeds of darkness, but instead even expose them.” Such a difficult balance.
- Finally we must see that the ultimate way to attack this great evil of abortion is through the gospel message. Only when dead hearts are made alive by the Spirit and people truly trust and follow their Lord will we see change.