Unthinkable Reality of Abortion
If you haven’t seen it already, you need to know about it. It has received over 100,000 views every hour since its release two days ago.
It is the undercover video where Dr. Deborah Nucatola, Planned Parenthood’s senior director of medical services, casually describes the unthinkable process of aborting a baby in a certain way, with the purpose of selling fetal organs and “lower extremities.”
It is so disturbing that the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee said, “This video is abhorrent and rips at the heart. The committee will get to the bottom of this appalling situation.”
Planned Parenthood defends itself by protesting that the video is “heavily edited.” They say they are participating in “tissue donation programs that support lifesaving scientific research.” In the video, Dr. Nucatola states that they do not want to be perceived as “selling tissue” or ‘making money off of this.” Yet she admits that the dollar amounts she quotes of $30 to $100 per specimen are arbitrarily decided “depending on the facility and what’s involved.”
Trafficking in human body parts is illegal in the United States. So is partial birth abortion, which seems to be the abortion method Dr. Nucatola is describing in the video. We are grateful that the U.S. House of Representatives has begun an investigation.
House Speaker John A. Boehner said, “Nothing is more precious than life, especially an unborn child. When anyone diminishes an unborn child, we are all hurt, irreversibly so. When an organization monetizes an unborn child – and with the cavalier attitude portrayed in this horrific video – we must all act. As a start, I have asked our relevant committees to look into this matter. I am also calling on President Obama and Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell to denounce, and stop, these gruesome practices.”
Texas and Louisiana have also announced investigations. “But even if the legal accusations don’t hold up. . [the video] has caused some doubts, even among people who support abortion rights.” In other words, this video may help change the way our nation thinks about abortion.
As Dr. Albert Mohler Jr. commented, “Planned Parenthood is clearly concerned about the effect of the video, and it should be. . . We must pray that this video will mark an important turning point in our nation’s conscience.”
What does this mean at the international level?
International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) is a major force in promoting abortion worldwide. They are arguably the most influential and powerful pro-abortion voice in the United Nations system. This video and the sadistic information it communicates will most certainly undermine IPPF’s credibility and ability to function. The video will be a great tool for United Families International to prove to UN diplomats the real agenda of Planned Parenthood. Who knows how many unborn lives will be saved?
We, at United Families International, will continue to oppose and expose the efforts of Planned Parenthood, both domestically and internationally. We thank those organizations who, through years of efforts, have been able to put in place the talent and the team to obtain this video and in so doing, have achieved such an important victory for the unborn.
To see the video from the undercover investigation, go here.
On the floor of the House of Representatives, Representative Martha Roby reminded all of us, “This is a moment that – as a nation– we have to ask ourselves, ‘who are we? These aren’t specimens! These are babies for goodness’ sake!”
If there is a silver lining to this issue, it is the fact that this video may help “renew efforts to end taxpayer funding of Planned Parenthood. Planned Parenthood is America’s largest abortion provider, and received $540.6 million in tax dollars in 2012.
It’s time for this to stop.
What can you do?
- Contact your elected officials in Washington D.C. Please urge your Representative to support the investigation of Planned Parenthood, and your Senator to launch an investigation in the Senate.
- Forward this alert and/or post it to your Facebook page
- Tweet a civil message to: #DefundPlannedParenthood, #defundPP
- Resolve to vote for a pro-life presidential candidate in 2016. Together, we might be able to help turn an unthinkable horror into a better future for our nation.
Faithfully for families,
United Families International President