“Our once great western Christian civilization is dying. If this matters to followers of Jesus Christ, then we must set aside our denominational differences and work together to strengthen the things that remain and reclaim what has been lost. Evangelicals and Catholics must stand together to re-establish that former Christian culture and moral consensus. We have the numbers and the organization but the question is this: Do we have the will to win this present spiritual battle for Jesus Christ against secularism? Will we prayerfully and cooperatively work toward a new Christian spiritual revival ― or will we choose to hunker down in our churches and denominationalisms and watch everything sink into the spiritual and moral abyss of a New Dark Age?” - Mark Davis Pickup

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

IS PLANNED PARENTHOOD OUT OF STEP WITH AMERICA'S MORAL CONSENSUS?

The bill to repeal Obamacare included defunding Planned Parenthood -- America's largest chain of abortion mills. It was defeated in the U.S. Senate. We must not underestimate the gravity of such an event. America had an opportunity to cut links with a vile organization that kills over 300,000 unborn children every year. Planned Parenthood is dependent upon government funding of more than $500,000,000 annually. This makes the American Congress complicit the systematic slaughter of innocent human life before they took their first breath! A few pro-abortion Republicans swayed the outcome and gave the deciding votes. This included formerly pro-Life Senator John McCain. Perhaps his brain cancer is affecting his thinking; if that is the case then you must reserve judgment. If not, then he has a great deal to answer, despite being sick, by supporting such a despicable organization as Planned Parenthood.

Continuation of this government sponsored holocaust is a horrible betrayal of America's original vision:

"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of happiness." 

In the parlance of that time, men meant everyone. That vision was a
Thomas Jefferson
daring and beautiful dream of how things could be, should be, and must be -- unless absolute truths are nothing but empty lies.  Those blazing words penned by Thomas Jefferson gave a moral benchmark to guide a nation committed to justice, and what eventually come to be known by future generations as universal human rights. These rights were (and remain) universal because they belong to everyone beginning when they began. 


Thomas Jefferson rightfully put the right to life first because all other rights depend upon this first right in order to exist. To deny this original right to any group or segment of humanity is prejudice, bigotry, or sophistry.  

GOVERNMENT FUNDING OF PLANNED PARENTHOOD 

Congress can present a new stand-alone bill for vote in the House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate to stop funding Planned Parenthood. It will be in their hands to finally severe Planned Parenthood's parasitical dependency on government funding which is so offensive to millions of taxpayers. An organization so contentious should not be receiving government assistance. 

[Although my perspective is Canadian, there was a time -- many years ago -- when I worked for the federal government's largest granting agency. We took particular care to avoid funding of any organization offensive a wide swath of the public.]  

It is time for the American Congress to be presented for vote a bill that deals exclusively with defunding Planned Parenthood. The bill must not have any added amendments. The vote must not deal with levels of Planned Parenthood funding -- but whether they should receive any government funding at all. 


Members of the House of Representatives and the Senate must be asked to vote (Yes or No) to defund Planned Parenthood. Include in the bill's preamble the biological established science (not politically established positions) about when human life begins. Let the preamble to the bill establish for the Members and Senators the percentage of total abortions that actually involve rape or incest. or risk to a mother's life. Give other information about average age, racial percentages and economic status of women seeking abortions. Then call for the vote.

This will bring into clear focus who in the Senate and House of Representatives actually supports the abhorrent work of Planned Parenthood and who does not. If the bill passes, and Planned Parenthood is defunded then voters can judge politicians' actions either way. (But imagine the non-contentious life-affirming programs and measures that can be funded with the $500,000,000 annually that would free up!) 

But if the bill fails to pass and Planned Parenthood -- America's largest abortion provider and marketer of baby parts -- continues to receive half a billion dollars a year in government funding, let voters decide next election. Everyone from from the politicians in Washington to main street voters across America will decide whether they support the right of every child to be alive, or whether they support the barbarity of Planned Parenthood's death alternative to unwanted and unplanned children.

It is time America to vote. Present a bill dealing exclusively with government funding for Planned Parenthood. Do not let the vote be complicated with arguments about how much funding. The question simple: should Planned Parenthood be propped up by government support. 

Here is why: I believe that Planned Parenthood is out of step with the with most of America. They insult the Founders' towering vision to which most Americans still embrace and hold dear. That is why Planned Parenthood would resist such a bill.



MDP

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