According to a LifeNews.com article published yesterday demonstrates this. The article reports that, “Obama refused repeated requests from pro-life House Speaker John Boehner to agree to cut funding for the Planned Parenthood abortion business. However, his administration didn’t raise a stink about the elimination of $600 million for Community Health Centers.” All the talk of women not being able to access health care services if funding to Planned Parenthood is cut is a big smoke screen to hide the real truth from Americans. And what is the real truth?
Many pro-life organizations have been shouting it from the roof tops. Politicians fighting to fund Planned Parenthood are not really interested in the health care of women. They are only interested in funding Planned Parenthood so they can continue to receive the millions of dollars Planned Parenthood funnels into their political campaigns. Money and power is all that drives them.
Planned Parenthood spent millions of dollars (probably our tax dollars) in a media blitz campaign to make sure that their funding from the government did not get cut, and it worked. The $350 million of tax-payer dollars they received last year will continue, at least for the time being. President Obama and Senator Harry Reid saw to that. “We can’t cut funding to Planned Parenthood or poor women will not be able to have access to much needed health care,” they said. And many Americans bought this lie. If that statement was true, why did they not blink an eye when they cut $600 million to Health Care Centers? They fought tooth and nail to not cut $350 million for supposedly poor women who can’t afford healthcare but then turn around and cut $600 million from health care centers all across the country that provide healthcare to poor women who can’t afford it. That doesn’t make any sense unless you look at who is the recipient of the funds.
An article in the Arthritis Foundation website states, “Community health centers will lose $600 million, depriving 5 million low-income Americans of access to basic health services and prompting them to use more costly emergency rooms, advocates said.” and that “Among the cuts is a $500-million reduction in funding for the federal health and nutrition program for women, infants and children, known as WIC.” I guess they figure that if they fund Planned Parenthood to kill babies before they’re born, they won’t have as much need for WIC since they won’t be alive to use it.
“The nonprofit American Principles Project (APP) on Wednesday criticized the Obama administration for agreeing to $600 million in cuts to community health centers that cater to underserved populations while fighting for Planned Parenthood.” Reads another article in The Hill.
“Coating its ideology in flowery language about women’s health and alleged Republican mean-spiritedness, liberal Democrats refused to cut one dime out of Planned Parenthood’s plump federal purse during the budget debate,” APP President Frank Cannon said in a statement. “All the while a sharp knife was being taken to community health centers that actually perform full-scale exams for the needy.
“These health centers offer prenatal care to women and their babies — 480,000 times in 2009 alone. Planned Parenthood? Their 850 clinics average less than one prenatal visit a month; in other words, it’s not their line of work.”
Abortion is an intrinsic evil. Everyone agrees that murder is wrong and abortion is murder. Those involved in the abortion industry and those supporting it are committing a grave sin. That is the nature of evil. Evil disguises itself in good intentions. “We want to help women who aren’t ready to be mothers.” Or, “she can’t afford another child. The children she has now will suffer.”
Evil blinds many from seeing the truth. It even makes good people so angry that they themselves turn to sin to fight the evil of abortion.
Evil hates goodness. Evil cannot prevail against goodness. And the source of all goodness is God. Evil cannot prevail against God.
We must stay close to God in order to prevail against the evils of abortion. We must fight abortion with prayer and love, God’s love. Love the abortionist. Love their staff. Love the mother’s having the abortions. Love the boyfriends and parents forcing some women to have abortions. Love our leaders. And equally as important, pray for all so that their hearts will be opened to the truth.
Only then will abortion end in America and in the world.