Kelly Rosati, Vice President at Focus on the Family, writes about our callousness to the life and death of the preborn.
[NOTE: Since I wrote this piece last week, a third Planned Parenthood video has been released. It is even more grotesque than its predecessors, if that’s possible.]
“Modern ultrasound technology produces a more-detailed image of an unborn baby’s features,” reads the photo caption in the July 17 Wall Street Journal story. The article explores whether too many ultrasound scans during pregnancy could be unhealthy for unborn children, noting that experts have begun advising women that frequent scans for low-risk pregnancies aren’t medically justified. “Routine scans do not seem to be associated with reductions in adverse outcomes for babies,” notes one study.
Where has our logic gone?
How can we have reasonable and compassionate concern for healthy “outcomes” for babies in the womb while at the same time, news of the atrocities committed by Planned Parenthood continues to unfold?
How can beautiful in utero pictures fill the baby books and social media pages of parents across the nation at the same time preborn children are coolly destroyed—and the possible sale of their parts is negotiated over lunch?
Medical professionals may debate whether frequent ultrasounds are ultimately safe for moms and babies, but we can all agree that ultrasounds are not safe when they are performed by Planned Parenthood. In the hands of that organization, a sonogram machine becomes a search-and-destroy device.
Not every part of the baby is destroyed, of course—only those that cannot later be turned over for a “price” to researchers. Because, in the words of Mary Gatter, Medical Director of Planned Parenthood Pasadena and “star” of the second damning video released this week, compensation for harvesting fetal body parts “has to be big enough that it’s worthwhile for me.”
Thanks to the two videos released thus far by the Center for Medical Progress, Planned Parenthood has repeatedly been the number one trending topic on Twitter. This is not surprising, considering the fact that both clips contain horrifying, scandalous statements made by top officials from a multi-million dollar government contractor. And yet the mainstream press has, by-and-large, offered a collective “yawn.”
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SOURCE: Christianity Today