A UN conference room filled with nearly 400 young people sitting in diplomats’ chairs leapt to their feet to applaud a young woman last night. Lila Rose and her undercover videos exposing Planned Parenthood’s callous aborting of children made their debut appearance in the august building.
“I am asking for forgiveness for how my nation has exported violence against the most innocent” around the world, she said. “And I want to share what my teams have seen inside the abortion industry.”
New York City is the birthplace of Planned Parenthood, the largest abortion chain in the U.S. and a powerful political player internationally, she noted.
Lila showed clips of Planned Parenthood employees explaining how to obtain a sex-selection abortion, a late-term abortion and how to fraudulently obtain government aid.
“If we don’t treat the weakest members of society with the respect that we have for ourselves, how is that justice? How is that equality? How is that upholding human rights?” Lila told the crowd.
Several women employees who thought they were fighting for reproductive justice have left Planned Parenthood, Lila recounted. They came to realize “maybe this isn’t the best for women, maybe we can do better for women than killing their flesh and blood, maybe it’s coercive, maybe this is a lie that we’ve been sold by powerful political and business interests,” who make multiple millions of dollars from abortion.
There’s a big push not to recognize the child inside the womb. “But once we recognize what science and reason tells us about life in the womb” people can see the humanity of an unborn child.
The notion of “my body, my rights,” leads to the idea that “I can do what I please” with the “body inside my body.” This puts the burden of a child completely on the woman, because society tells the woman, “You take care of it. You deal with it.”
Abortion is offered as the only solution to the challenge pregnant women face “if you want to advance your career, if you want to stay with your boyfriend.”
Mother Teresa said abortion is the greatest destroyer of peace.
“When you take the weakest member of society and deny their human rights, instead of protecting them, then we cannot have the peace we long for,” noted Lila.
When a child who is in “their most dependent situation, the weakest members of our society – and you deny them their most fundamental human right,” she said, “then you have a human rights crisis at the core of your society, and you cannot have peace.”
A common myth of the abortion lobby, especially to pressure countries to legalize abortion, is that pregnancy is “a disease that is treated by killing a child.”
Yet “women are still dying from abortion” in the U.S “because it’s an unnatural, violent act against her as well as the child,” Lila said.
One video contrasted Planned Parenthood providing late-term abortion with pictures of Toby, a baby born at 24 weeks, then his pictures at nine months, two years old, and playing on a boat at three years old.
A woman in the audience passed a note to an International Youth Coalition student who invited her to the event. She had favored abortion before, but now is against it, her note said.
Archbishop Bernardito Auza of the Holy See hosted the event titled “Young and Courageous Because Life Can’t Wait” along with C-Fam (publisher of the Friday Fax).