A deeply disturbing undercover video below exposing Planned Parenthood’s use of fetal body parts after abortions.
Planned Parenthood receives over $540.6 million each year from taxpayers for government health services.
You can read more on the story here.
For more context, you can view the nearly three hours of footage here or read the 60-page transcript.
And please read this excellent exhortation to the Church from Russell Moore. Here’s an excerpt:
The church of Jesus Christ should recommit ourselves to speaking out for human dignity. What we see in this instance is what has always been true of Planned Parenthood: Mammon worship in collision with the image of God, and the image is sacrificed on the altar of profiteering. This does not go unnoticed to God. He has said, “Woe to those who decree iniquitous decrees, and the writers who keep writing oppression, to turn aside the needy from justice, and to rob the poor of my people of their right, that widows may be their spoil, and that they may make the fatherless their prey” (Isa. 10:1-2).
The children torn apart in abortion facilities have no names, but God knows their names. They have no resting places but Jesus grants them rest. If we are called into the kingdom of a just Messiah, one who welcomes children, we should stand up and speak up for the vulnerable ones He loves. These children may be just another line item in the abortion industry’s profit ledger, but they share the humanity of our Lord Jesus—and we must plead for justice for them.
It is time for the reborn to stand up for the unborn.
Update: Joe Carter looks into the law and discovers, to his dismay, that this practice is probably legal, and undoubtedly common. An excerpt:
So what does all this mean? It means that this despicable practice of selling the body parts of aborted children is likely to be legal and an accepted, if not common practice, among abortion providers. The video should serve as a disturbing wake-up call for the pro-life community. We are justified in being outraged by the trafficking in human parts by Planned Parenthood and we should be outraged at the federal government that made it legal to traffic in the sale of aborted human flesh. What’s more we should call on our legislators to act to both defund Planned Parenthood and do ban the sale of fetal tissue.
The Center for Medical Progress responds to Planned Parenthood’s response:
Planned Parenthood makes two key admissions in their statement today: 1) aborted fetal parts are harvested at their clinics, and 2) money is exchanged in connection with this. They also tell several lies: 1) That proper consent is obtained from patients, 2) That Planned Parenthood does not make money off the body parts, and 3) that everything is legal.
You can read their post here with evidence refuting #2.
Update: Here is a pro-lifer who watched the entire unedited video and who finds the editing and marketing of it problematic, though the actual practice still deeply troubling.