Congressional Black Caucus stands by Planned Parenthood
by La Shawn Barber
Posted on Wednesday, September 30, 2015, at 12:54 pm
A proud look, a lying tongue, hands that shed innocent blood … (Proverbs 6:17).
By now you’ve read the news stories, blog posts, and tweets about how unborn life doesn’t seem to matter to the Black Lives Matter movement and other civil rights groups. The Congressional Black Caucus (CBC), a group that purportedly serves “as the voice for people of color and vulnerable communities,” supports the dismemberment of the most vulnerable blacks: those in their mothers’ wombs. It’s political. But I still don’t get it.
Abortion advocates have managed to convince certain people that killing unborn babies is healthcare, and anyone who believes unborn babies in the womb should be protected are “attacking” women. The CBC praised Planned Parenthood at a press conference on Monday. It doesn’t seem to alarm them at all that black women are at least three times more likely to kill their unborn babies than white women. Liberals usually claim racial disparities are proof of “racism.” Not this time.
The PP Black Community Twitter account, run by Planned Parenthood, stands proud and defiant, even though its executives casually discussed killing unborn babies and selling the useful parts. Do some of these people profess Christ? How is it healthcare or Christlike to promote the convenience-based taking of a life? How can such a practice maintain and improve a woman’s physical and mental health? It’s one thing if the pregnancy puts the mother’s life in danger. It’s quite another if she simply doesn’t want to be pregnant after doing what people do to get pregnant.
Abortion advocates are not satisfied that abortion is legal and that women can kill as many of their own children as they want. They also want the pro-life taxpayer to contribute to the slaughter. Why? It’s an in-your-face “reproductive justice” victory for those who see these living human beings as just another clump of cells.
And Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards wants to keep the money rolling in. She testified at a congressional committee hearing on Tuesday that federal funds don’t pay for abortions. But what difference does it make if we pay for the utilities or pap smears? It’s just an accounting entry. Our money goes to Planned Parenthood. Period. According to the Susan B. Anthony List, Planned Parenthood has more than $1 billion in net assets. Since killing babies is so healthy, right, and moral, Planned Parenthood should be flush with donations from abortion advocates. They could offer free abortions for charity if it’s such a noble and proud cause.
No Christian should be surprised by any of this. God help us if those babies feel the pain of their dismemberment. Yet, we’re not as depraved as we could be. One day, the proud and defiant will have to answer for what they’ve said and done. They’ll have to explain how killing the unborn and making people who oppose it pay for it had anything to do with justice.
La Shawn Barber
La Shawn is a former WORLD columnist.