In 2007, Michael Vick was implicated, and later pleaded guilty, to federal felony charges which included an illegal interstate dog fighting ring. The public was devastated to learn that Vick had engaged in the hanging and drowning of dogs that did not perform well in bouts. Fans were rightfully OUTRAGED. Vick’s jersey was pulled from sale, he lost his NFL salary and all endorsements. He served 21 months in prison and 2 months of home confinement. The public rebuke was swift and punishment serious.
I wish that society would have responded this strongly and swiftly to this type of mistreatment of human beings. We would never tolerate the murder and dismemberment of puppies but, we tolerate this treatment of human beings. There would rightfully be OUTRAGE if puppies were being dismembered inside of their mother’s womb; yet, barely a word is spoken about the 55 million human babies who have died in this very way since it was made legal in 1973.
My Christian brothers and sisters I know that speaking about abortion is difficult. It’s a taboo subject. We have been trained to ignore and avoid the conversation all together as to not offend. Well, quite frankly, we need to get over it and start talking. It’s time to muster some courage and work our way through the bull-shit rhetoric like “choice” and “tissue.”
God created mankind in his image; in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them. GENESIS 1:27. We are all created in God’s image and likeness. All the time; not just when we are convenient or wanted. If you follow Jesus and his teachings than you know He does not support man stopping a beating heart. Ever. If you are pro-choice/pro-abortion, you are not disagreeing with me or the Church; you are disagreeing with Jesus Christ’s teaching. For those of you who need more biblical pro-life references…here they are:
Gen. 1:1-2,26-28 Creation of man Gen. 2:7-8,18,21-24 Creation of man and woman Gen. 4:8-16 The first killing of the innocent Ex. 20:1-17 The Decalogue Lev. 19:15-18 Love of your neighbor’s life Deut. 30:15-20 Choose Life! Jeremiah 7:27-31 The rebuke of child sacrifice Ezekiel 23:36-39 Child sacrifice Wisdom 1:12-15 God did not make death. Wisdom 7:1-6 I was formed in the womb. 2 Kings 24:1-4 The exile occurred because innocent blood was shed. Proverbs 6:16-19 The Lord hates six things. Jeremiah 1:4-8 I called you from the womb. Isaiah 49:1-6 The Lord called me from the womb. Isaiah 49:14-17 Can a mother forget her infant? Isaiah 1:10-17 Do justice! Amos 5:21-24 Let justice roll down like a river! Psalm 72 He will save the weak from violence! Psalm 82 Rescue the weak! Psalm 139 You knit me together in the womb! Proverbs 24:8-12 Rescue those taken to death! Matt. 18:1-6,10-14 Do not despise the little ones. Matt. 25:31-46 Whatsoever you do to the least… Mark 10:13-16 He blessed children. Luke 1:39-45 The babe leapt in the womb. Luke 6:20-26 Beatitudes and woes Luke 10:29-37 The Good Samaritan is neighbor to anyone in need. Luke 16:19-31 The Lazarus of the 20th Century: The Unborn Child John 1:1-5 All things, all life, comes through Christ. John 10:7-15 The Good Shepherd came to give us life. John 11:17-27 Christ is the Life. John 14:1-6 Christ is the Life. 1 Cor. 15:51-58 The victory belongs to life; you do not labor in vain. Eph. 6:10-20 Be strong in this battle! James 1:22-27 Religion requires us to help the helpless. 1 John 3:11-18 Love rather than kill. Rev. 4:8-11 You have created all things. Rev. 21:1-5 Death shall be no more!
Who is Planned Parenthood? I really think that Abby Johnson, Planned Parenthood Director turned pro-Life advocate, said it best: “They target minority populations through abortion. They were founded by a racist woman. They have been charged with Medicaid fraud…you know, misusing our hard-earned money. They don’t report sexual abuse of minors. They lie to women about the hormonal methods they distribute. They don’t give women accurate information about abortion. They manipulate women and coerce them into having abortions…as if we don’t have the brain power to make our own decisions regarding our bodies. They intentionally withhold information from their patients. They impose abortion quotas and require their staff to ultimately become salespeople. Not to mention that they are the largest abortion provider in the U.S. and support killing an unborn child until the moment of birth.”
As you can tell by the tone of this post; I’m pretty annoyed, upset, angry and distressed. I’ve been lamenting since viewing the undercover video shot by The Center for Medical Progress while posing as Fetal Tissue Procurement Company (Buyers). They had a meeting with Deborah Nucatola, MD, Senior Director of Medical Services at Planned Parenthood, in which Dr. Nucatola details her methods of altering abortion methods for the optimal procurement of organs, tissues and extremities for potential buyers. Have the courage to view the video below to familiarize yourself with who Planned Parenthood is and what they do. I have also included the full un-edited transcript here.
These are humans made in the image and likeness of God. Let it sink in. Let us demand at least the same amount of public rebuke and swift punishment as we got for Michael Vick’s dogs.