April 30, 2013 23 Comments
I try to stay quiet on political issues on this blog, but there are just a few things that I cannot stay quiet about. Besides, it’s not hard for any regular follower to read between the lines on where I stand on many issues.
Last week President Obama took the initiative to be the first sitting president to address the controversial industry, Planned Parenthood.
He opened up commending Planned Parenthood’s historic standing as the first health clinic nearly one hundred years ago in Brooklyn, New York. (I suppose it would have been an ill-fitted reminder that Planned Parenthood was founded by a Nazi sympathizer who wanted to do away with the “black” and “yellow” peril. So I won’t hold that against him.)
He stated that Planned Parenthood has one core principle, and that is that women should be allowed to make their own decision about health.
He’s partially right, there. Women should have just as much right as men to make their own decisions about health.
Every person, man or woman, should have a right to check-ups and medical exams and, if needed, proper medical treatment. And every person does have a right, as well as accessibility – even outside of Planned Parenthood.
I understand that these things cost money, and oft-times lots of it. That’s why my wife and I save, and don’t spend frivolously, so that we have the money to go to the doctor if need be. You should check out her newest blog post about great ways to build a savings. But, unfortunately, many people believe we not only have the right to healthcare, but rather, free healthcare.
Don’t get me wrong. I applaud the cancer screenings, the counselors (hesitantly), and that insurance can no longer deny coverage because of preexisting conditions through Planned Parenthood. These are good things, and I do recognize that our healthcare system, even before Obamacare, has been seriously flawed.
Planned Parenthood provides these great services, but what is at the core of their industry?
President Obama, in his speech, never once used the word “abortion.” Instead, he replaced it with “contraceptives” at least seven times, and at the very least made two other very clear pro-abortion references (to which one of them received an overwhelming applause out of the blue) in the twelve minutes he spoke.
I dare him and Planned Parenthood supporters to use the word abortion in their talk of “birth control” and “contraceptives.” I’m not even asking that they call it murder.
I’m just asking them to call it what it is. Abortion.
Termination. Of life.
Termination of the right to life.
According to the president, one out of five women turn to Planned Parenthood for healthcare. For many of them, it is their primary healthcare. He pleaded for “more young women … more college students to come through [Planned Parenthood's] doors.”
So why, then, if Planned Parenthood provides free healthcare, would the president pass a law that people shall remain on their parent’s healthcare until they’re 26?
Someone should look into that.
Planned Parenthood and like institutions not only offer the services of the termination of babies, they provide life-long guilt and regret.
They rob the world of would-be greats. (Did you know Steve Jobs was almost aborted?)
They rob prospective parents of a child. (I believe the answer to saving lives is more people making their voices heard through adoption.)
This is the institution our president swore will never go away, and he will stand beside as president of the United States in every way he can. One news analyst commented that President Obama supports Planned Parenthood more than any other institution in the country.
After a few vicious jabs at the Conservative party and their efforts to stop abortion (so much for doing away with party lines, huh?), President Obama said of the current president of Planned Parenthood, Cecile Richards, “It’s the only organization she’s been at where her opponents literally get up every day trying to figure out how to keep her from doing her work.”
Count me in as one of them.
Cut the defense budget. Americans will have enough after another attack.
Keep spending our money on frivolous things. Though it will be painful, America can pay it off.
But the buck stops here at abortion. On this I cannot stay silent.
If not, then the question I raise to you is,
What do we do?