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Tuesday, August 4, 2015

5 Rebuttals to the #StandwithPP Movement & a Rally Cry for the #DefundPP Movement

The fifth video released by the Center for Medical Progress is the most gruesome one yet.  This horror needs to end (and has needed to end for a while).

Many have rallied around Planned Parenthood's cause offering many defenses.  I am quickly writing this blog to quickly respond to these defenses.  Videos are included with each quick response.

# 1 The released videos are “highly edited.”

All content we see is edited.  “Highly edited” is a subjective term.  All news we watch is edited.  In fact, they often splice two screens together, I would consider that pretty highly edited.

The questions remains, which Planned Parenthood has been unable to answer, how are the videos deceptively edited?  Why not produce the doctors in the videos and have them talk about how these videos were highly edited?  Obviously, if the context of these videos were clear and the deception was obvious, this would not continue to be an issue.  You can watch one of the three full videos for yourself. 

# 2 These guys are nothing more than “Right-Wing Extremists."

Not according to Joe Scarborough from MSNBC.  He is very outraged over these recent videos.

Also, those who make this argument make a category error.  Women’s health, and the harvesting of fetal organs, are not one in the same.  There are many other ways to provide women’s health- and abortion is not one of them.  Also, there are many women leading the way in the pro-life movement, and unless you think they are at war with themselves, you may want a new comeback.

Third, the attempts. like in Planned Parenthood's recent statement, trying to tie the CMP to those who firebomb abortion mills is flat out wrong.  The Blaze has made it clear, they have confused two separate organizations.

This is not a right-wing or left-wing issue.  This is a matter of life and death.

#3 Only 3% of the services Planned Parenthood provides are abortion services.

After having a stats class last year, I have remained skeptical of statistic until I hear all the factors that went into it.  This should be the case with this statistic.  This video shows that nearly 94% of pregnant women who went into Planned Parenthood received an abortion.

Also, 3% of abortion is 3% too many if abortion is the killing of a child.

# 4 But, Planned Parenthood is not profiting from doing this.

Center for Medical Progress Founder was interviewed for CNN and handled this objection very well.  At the bottom of this page is an image from the Stem Express website, which advertises “financial benefit” for clinics*.  This is evidence that has been dismissed by Planned Parenthood and Stem Express.

# 5 But, Planned Parenthood has responded to all of these objections!
Really?  This interview from President Cecile Richards shows that Planned Parenthood is not interested in addressing these issues, but in avoiding them.  In fact, all of her points are the exact same ones that have been address above.  Without providing any meaningful refutation, we allow this organization to continue to benefit from selling the body parts of unborn babies.  This is not only the technique of the President of Planned Parenthood, but also the President of the United States.

Rally Cry: Christians, this matters.  Let us not let this story stay quite.  We should cry out and join the protest of blood that cries out from the ground (Gen. 4:10)!  But, let's also be clear: our voices should also join the chorus of all of creation.  What does all of creation sing?  Jesus Christ is King (Luke 19:37-40)!

The same King wept over rebel sinners, as should we (Luke 19:41).  We must not forget compassion in our action.  Jesus didn't.  Both met at the cross- compassion and action- "but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us" (Romans 5:8).  Jesus rescued us from our slaughter- sin.  Our pro-life ministry must model Christ- die to self, lay down our lives in love, that others might live, even in the face of death itself.  Jesus faced death with his face like flint (Luke 9:51), and He calls us to likewise face it head on.

"Rescue those who are being taken away to death; hold back those who are stumbling to the slaughter."-Proverbs 24:11

* Here is the image from the Stem Express website offering "financial benefits to clinics" (mentioned at least three times).

If you have time, one of the videos that has ignited my passion for the Pro-Life Movement, was called 180 Movie.  Below is the video.  I invite everyone, pro-life or pro-choice, to take the time to watch it.  It has changed minds and hearts on abortion!  Please watch and share!