A few weeks ago, Ken Blackwell was struck by a startling realization as he watched the abortion giant Planned Parenthood celebrate its 100th anniversary.
Blackwell, a former Ohio Secretary of State and a senior fellow at the Family Research Council, said the celebration of Planned Parenthood’s work and the millions of lives it has destroyed helped him to realize what is at the root of so many problems in our culture today.
In a column for the Daily Caller, he wrote:
Over the past year, we’ve seen political discourse turn into a political war. We’ve watched crises unfold within our communities and watched battles ignite between civilians and police. Lately, it feels as though brother is pitted against brother, and that terrorism, racism, and hatred have infiltrated our society and our lives. But, how did we get here? All of these are symptoms of the real problem — which is that we have lost respect for the dignity of every human life.
An African American human rights advocate, Blackwell said this became evident to him as he watched the abortion giant celebrate 100 years in business several weeks ago. He said he began to think about the effects of Planned Parenthood’s work and the 7 million unborn babies who it has aborted.
“We have 7 million people missing from our society and more than 7 million mothers and fathers who have been deprived of their children,” he wrote. “How can a society respect any human being when we don’t respect the dignity of the most innocent among us — children in the womb?”
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Planned Parenthood not only kills unborn babies. Thanks to the Center for Medical Progress, we now know that it also harvests many of these babies’ body parts and organs and sends them to researchers for experiments – and likely is illegally profiting from the exchange.
The abortion chain is careless with women’s lives, too. Two years ago, it paid a $2 million settlement to the family of an Illinois women who died from a botched abortion at one of its facilities. The Planned Parenthood facility reportedly waited five hours before sending the woman to the hospital and never called 911.
Pro-life leaders also are looking into another abortion-related death in Michigan involving a young woman named Cree Erwin. The young woman died just three days after she had an abortion at the Planned Parenthood facility in Kalamazoo on June 30, 2016, according to records obtained by Operation Rescue.
The abortion chain also has been caught failing to report the sexual abuse of young girls. Undercover investigations by Live Action revealed some of its employees were willing to help cover up child sex trafficking, and others gave very young teens dangerous advice about practicing sadomasochism, or torture sex, viewing pornography online and circumventing laws that require parental involvement in reproductive health decisions.
This disregard for human life is expanding in other ways, too. Euthanasia advocates are pushing assisted suicide legislation across the country that would allow doctors to prescribe lethal medication to patients who want to kill themselves. In states where it is already legal, seriously ill people are being denied coverage of medical treatment in their insurance programs and offered assisted suicide drugs instead.
Blackwell said Planned Parenthood and the whole abortion industry are to blame for contributing to this societal erosion.
Planned Parenthood has committed millions of abortions, and that number continues to rise. Mother Teresa of Calcutta once said, “If we can accept that a mother can kill her own child, how can we tell other people not to kill one another?” This profoundly captures the correlation between the turmoil of our society and abortion in America, much of which is committed by Planned Parenthood. Since abortion was legalized in 1973, child abuse, domestic violence, and other forms of violence in our nation have skyrocketed. When we live in a society that accepts violence towards the most innocent among us — the children in the womb — it’s no wonder that we experience violence erupting all throughout our nation.