HOUSTON, TX (Catholic Online) – I remember when Wal-Mart began to build its“Supercenters”. There were protests around the country. Most of those opposing the construction were concerned about the impact such centers would have on local businesses and the families and communities which depend upon them. The plans for the Centers have usually survived the protests and court challenges. However, the protests continue.
Now, in Houston Texas, a new kind of “Supercenter” is to be built. However, the product which will be sold as a commodity in this “Supercenter” will include the killing of children in the womb. In fact, there is a whole wing which will be dedicated to providing late term abortions. CNS News reports:
“A coalition of pro-life advocates and religious leaders plan to gather in Houston on Jan. 18 to oppose what is expected to be the largest abortion clinic in the country. Planned Parenthood is renovating a former bank, turning it into a 78,000 square foot facility that will include a surgical wing equipped to provide late-term abortions.
“It’s an abortion super center,” Lou Engle, founder of the pro-life group The Call to Conscience, which is organizing the rally, told CNSNews.com. Joining Engle at the “prayer march” will be Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research Council, and Samuel Rodriguez, president of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference. Religious leaders expected to attend include Bishop Harry Jackson, senior pastor of Hope Christian Church; Richard Land, president of the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention; Star Parker, president of the Coalition for Urban Renewal and Education; and Abby Johnson, the former director of a Planned Parenthood clinic.
“Engle compared the fight for the rights of the unborn to another critical movement in America. “As Martin Luther King, Jr. said, ‘It is time to subpoena the conscience of America,’” he said. Engle said he believes the clinic was strategically located in a part of Houston that is surrounded by black and Hispanic neighborhoods. “We want to say that it’s not right to have an abortion super center that targets the minority community,” Engle said. He says Planned Parenthood actively markets its services, including abortion, to low-income, minority women.”
Planned Parenthood is built on a lie. They have dressed themselves up as a “Health Care Provider” while they include taking the lives of innocent children in the womb as a “reproductive service.” They have insinuated themselves into the global delivery of “medical services” and receive massive government funding, some of which they use to kill. That funding is increasing under the current Administration.
There is nothing “reproductive” about abortion. It is certainly not a service to the child, the mother, the father or society. Nor is it ever “health care”. It is feticide. Funding it is morally repugnant. Planned Parenthood is the leading institutional champion of a culture which has redefined “choice” to include killing the young and “freedom” to include the commission of unspeakable horrors against an entire class of people.
They charge women, many of whom have been deceived and are themselves the second victims, for killing their own children. The “medical professionals” who perform the violent acts do so through surgical strikes, brutal suction or, what they euphemistically now call a “medication abortion” which is the use of a chemical weapon.
Planned Parenthood is anything but a good neighbor wherever they open up for business. Every person alive today began their human life in that sanctuary of life, the womb. No one with any integrity or genuine moral sensibility is claiming any longer that the child in the womb, whom we now surgically operate on and whom we can see clearly in 4D images, is not a human being.In fact they are our first neighbors and Planned Parenthood helps to kill them.
The argument being made to attempt to justify this killing is the perverse idea that “freedom” enables the one with more power to engage a so called “medical professional” to reach in the sanctuary of the womb and take the life. The fundamental human right to life of that child is completely disregarded. We would not make the same argument about a one year old child living outside of the womb, in the nursery. There is no moral distinction between what Planned Parenthood does, killing a child in the womb, and killing one year old children who are not wanted.
The manufactured time thresholds of “viability”, as interpreted under the inane structure forced upon us by the Roe and Doe decisions keep getting pushed back. They have been exposed for the sham they always were. Technology now reveals the truth about our smallest neighbors.We routinely operate on them. Medical Science confirms what our consciences have known all along. Abortion is killing innocent children.
Our positive (civil) law has rejected the Natural Law prohibition against this intentional homicide. We use Orwellian doublespeak to try and hide the evil. There is never a need for abortion. There is a need to help the mother who is carrying her child by providing her with the truth and with all the support that she deserves.
There is a need to defend our youngest neighbor during the pregnancy against those who mean him or her harm. There is a need to then help him or her after birth throughout the continuum of life. However, there is never a “need”, nor a moral justification, for taking innocent human life.
For this evil organization to choose a minority community in which to build a new killing “Supercenter” makes the construction even more reprehensible.
The protest on January 18 should be the first of many persistent, protracted protests. I know Rev. Sam Rodriquez and Bishop Harry Jackson personally. I have the highest respect for them. They are men of great integrity with tremendous leadership gifts and respect within their communities. They know what is really going on here.
The selection of this location simply confirms what many have long suspected about Planned Parenthood. After all, its founder, Margaret Sanger, was a known racist and a proponent of eugenics. The exposes of Planned Parenthood activities in minority communities in the last twenty months led Dr Alveda King to call for an investigation by the US Attorney General for Civil Rights violations!
We encourage our readers to pray for those who will gather in Houston next week and support their efforts. Houston is not the only place where Planned Parenthood intends to expand its evil business empire hiding behind the law of Non profit organizations. In the current economic recession this evil organization seems to be in an expansion mode. I was recently informed that they are planning to build a new facility on 515 Newtown Road, in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Local residents are gathering on June 16, 2009 to conduct a similar protest of that construction.
In Houston, Planned Parenthood spokeswoman Rochelle Tafolla made light of the planned protests telling a local reporter "They'll try to stop our contractors, but fortunately [the contractors] know what's going on -- they say 'Hey, it's a bad economy and I'm working; what are you doing?'" God help us all when such a mindset is in charge.
If the Wal-Mart Supercenters raised concerns about the impact on local communities and the families living therein, how much more this new kind of “Supercenter” - where innocent human lives will be taken - must bring a massive response and resistance.