Planned Parenthood: What did we expect?

The Bible says of God, “For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.” (Psalm 139:13-14a).

The womb is God’s sacred workshop. But in a fallen world, it has become a war zone.

I’ve seen both undercover videos (here and here) exposing Planned Parenthood executives for apparently marketing body parts of aborted babies. I’ve heard the outrage, and I share in it.

But here’s a question I’d like to pose: What did we expect?

If our secular society (and some very deceived church-goers) believe that a baby in the womb is a non-human, expendable inconvenience to be discarded, and if it’s morally acceptable to profit from abortion billed as a “service” to women, why would they not sell infant organs?

Would it not be consistent with pro-abortion philosophy, that if it’s not a human being you’re killing, then it’s not a dead human being you’re harvesting?

But even that misses the real issue. Consider this: the Holocaust was a horrific tragedy, not because of the callous mass-burials of the victims, but because of the mass-murder of human beings.

The selling of “fetal tissue” is not the real tragedy here. The real tragedy is that abortion exists at all, that there are licensed doctors sworn to first do no harm, and yet they purposefully (and for profit) kill at least half of all the patients that walk into their clinics.

We should be appalled by the selling of body parts of aborted babies. Our hearts should weep. But our grief and outrage should first be in response to babies being murdered in the womb.

May God continue to shine the light of truth in the pitch-black abyss of abortion. May He use these videos to change the mind of just one more young woman contemplating abortion, to help just one more politician grow a spine, get off the invisible fence, and defend the innocent. May God use it to awaken the church to act – not only that we would be vocal against abortion, but that we would minister the grace and forgiveness of Christ to women who have gone through abortions, and to be families who adopt.

And may we continue to pray that every heart would turn to Christ, the Giver and Sustainer of life, so that all would trust in Him. Come quickly, Lord Jesus.

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