My reflections and musings on the struggle to leave a Christ-shaped impression on the world of law and public policy.


Tuesday, January 8, 2013

They aren't just numbers.

A friend sent me a link to a Washington Examiner news article today that was deeply disturbing.  According to the article, Planned Parenthood's 2011-12 annual report shows a banner year for abortions.

The organization performed 333,964 abortions in 2011.  Stated another way, Planned Parenthood was paid to kill 333,964 people.  333,964 babies.  333,964 individuals, created by God in His image.  To put this in perspective, last September the death toll for U.S. troops in Afghanistan reached 2000.

And according to a Susan B. Anthony List analysis of the report, Planned Parenthood received a whopping $542 MILLION in various forms of taxpayer funding, comprising 45% of its budget.  In Afghanistan, we are (ostensibly, at least) spending money to protect Americans; here at home, we are actually and openly spending money to kill Americans.

This news brings to mind a quote that another friend uses under his signature line: 

“When principles that run against your deepest convictions begin to win the day, then battle is your calling, and peace has become sin; you must, at the price of dearest peace, lay your convictions bare before friend and enemy, with all the fire of your faith.”

-- Abraham Kuyper (Prime Minister of The Netherlands 1901-05).

To read the article, click here:

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