Life in These United States–What is Life?
The American culture has been under attack for decades. While methods and technology have made great strides, our respect for life has greatly diminished. Now we are in a debate over what constitutes life and when life begins.
When does Life Begin?
Murder in an Abortion Clinic
There is a murder trial going on in Philadelphia right now for one Dr. Kermit Gosnell. He is accused of killing seven babies after live birth during an abortion procedure by “snipping” their spines with scissors. While he is charged on “only” seven counts, employees from the clinic allege that this was a routine practice.
If you live outside of the city of Philadelphia, you most likely haven’t heard of this case before. It has been kept off of the major news networks. If you want to learn more, you can visit these sites. I must warn you that the descriptions are graphic and disturbing.
Planned Parenthood’s stance on Dr. Gosnell and late term abortions
On Dr. Gosnell, Planned Parenthood had this to say.
“Planned Parenthood strongly condemns the alleged actions of Dr. Kermit Gosnell. . . . Planned Parenthood has never referred any patient to Dr. Gosnell’s practice,” Dayle Steinberg, the organization’s president and chief executive officer, said in a statement shortly after Gosnell was arrested in 2011.
However, Alisa LaPolt Snow, an official from Planned Parenthood, has recently said her organization believes that mothers whose babies survive the abortion procedure should have the right to have them killed nonetheless.
“We believe that any decision that’s made should be left up to the woman, her family, and the physician,”
Ms. Snow’s comments were made before a panel of Florida legislators. For more information check out this article.
While Planned Parenthood is quick to distance themselves from Dr. Gosnell, it would appear that they approve of his practice of killing babies while objecting only to the methods and conditions of the murder. This is a deplorable, depraved, and unconscionable position for any institution to take.
It should also be noted that Planned Parenthood receives nearly half of its funding from the federal government.
I personally do NOT approve of my tax dollars being used to kill helpless and innocent babies.
Thanks for taking the time to read my thoughts,