02 May The Business of Abortion
Why is abortion protected and fought over so much in the United States? Because it’s connected to women’s rights? Of course not. Because it’s a business. Not only is abortion a business, abortion is a business that rakes in millions of dollars, privately and otherwise, every year. Abortion is a federally protected, lobbying, growing business.
Remember Susan G. Komen? The national leader in breast cancer research took a heavy hit from pro-abortion groups for daring to funnel funding away from Planned Parenthood, a leading abortion provider, and straight to smaller organizations that actually fight breast cancer. Susan G. Komen was hit hard because it threatened the business of abortion. The non-profit took a beating for having the audacity to stick to its stated purpose of fighting breast cancer, not shuffling people to the door of Planned Parenthood. Abortion is a business.
In a more drastic and disturbing case, the dead bodies of aborted preborn infants are sold to research centers to be used in experimentation. I don’t say that lightly and I don’t use it for shock value. My point is that the business of abortion reaches far beyond the cost a scared teenage girl is willing to shell out in cash to pay for her abortion, it extends to the bodies of our children being sold to experimentation. Take for instance a brochure published by one abortion provider which lists the body parts of aborted preborn infants and the prices the parts are sold for. One entry states that the company is willing to pay $150.00 dollars for the liver of an aborted preborn infant of less than eight weeks gestation. The company offers a 30 percent discount if the liver of the baby is “severely fragmented.” So, at eight weeks gestation, the preborn isn’t life worth protecting, but a liver worth selling. Abortion is a business.
And what are we using aborted preborn tissue for? Drum roll please: Skin cream. Yup. No joke. The skin tissue of aborted preborn infants, those same tissues sold piece by piece, are used by some companies to create and test skin creams. Fetal skin tissue has the awesome ability to heal and generate new skin cells. So the dead body of somebody’s preborn infant was sold and then used…for face cream.
You think skin cream isn’t shallow enough? The tissue of our aborted preborn are also used for food products testing. I want to be clear. Preborn tissue is not used in the food products themselves, but they are used in the testing of food products. PepsiCo is an example of such a company. PepsiCo insists that no preborn tissue is in the products themselves. But preborn tissue is used by PepsiCo to create great tasting beverages through the use of preborn flavor receptors.
Is that cola really worth it? Abortion is a business. (Go here to see an update on PepsiCo.)
Now women’s groups at the United Nations are focusing on outsourcing abortion to other countries. We’ve saturated the American market, we need new fertile, lush fields of preborn infants to fill the coffers of the abortion industry, to test our drink products and make our facial creams. Demand calls for supply, and we’re now going to the developing countries to meet that demand. We consume natural resources of the developing world and then offer them “help” in the form of so-called “reproductive health rights.” We get their women hooked on abortion and tell them that is “progress.” Instead of helping them obtain clean water, infrastructure, education and basic medical care, we help them build a system where poor women will pay fortunes to destroy their own preborn. After all, we need our face creams and our soda pop.
Abortion is an industry enjoying insane protections from the U.S. Government. Why? Simply put it’s because we aren’t making our voices heard and we do not vote. We take no part in the vote that the good men in our early history fought and died for. We take no part in the vote that early women were tortured and imprisoned to win. We are complacent. And unfortunately, that complacency has allowed our preborn infants to be discarded like trash, or sold limb by limb, organ by organ and even turned into face cream.
Abortion is nothing more than a government-protected business.
What does a vote have to do with anything? Pro-life individuals are the majority. And yet the pro-life voice is heavily under-represented in Congress, in the presidency and on the Supreme Court. Here’s how republic democracy works. We vote in those individuals who will take our ideals, our desires, and protect our families and our children. We must stack all branches of government with those individuals who will protect our children. We must vote, and we must elect pro-life leaders.
If you ever want to do anything to protect our preborn, get registered and vote. End the business of abortion.
Melissa Anderson is a lawyer in San Antonio, Texas. She is the mother of seven crazily adorable children and an author of children’s books. In her spare time, Melissa volunteers extensively with Court Appointed Special Advocates educating the community on issues related to child abuse and neglect.