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U.S. Senate chooses to not block Planned Parenthood funding

Posted on Wednesday, August 5, 2015 at 10:39 am

General Manager/Editor Ron Schott

General Manager/Editor Ron Schott

Undercover videos involving Planned Parenthood officials have been a focus of media coverage in the past few weeks, leading to an eventual U.S. Senate vote on possibly stopping American dollars being sent by our government to help fund the nonprofit organization.
Unfortunately, the effort was six votes shy of overcoming a Democratic filibuster to bring the bill up for debate.
In one video filmed by the Center for Medical Progress, a Planned Parenthood official said there was a price of between $30-$100 per fetal tissue specimen.
This becomes a concern for a few reasons. For one, it is against a federal law to sell fetal body parts. And if it is being done, Planned Parenthood would be gaining a profit, which would hurt their nonprofit status. In this video, Dr. Deborah Nucatola, the senior diretor of medical services at Planned Parenthood Federation of America, is very candid.
“Every provider has had patients who want to donate their tissue, and they absolutely want to accommodate them. They just want to do it in a way that is not perceived as ‘this clinic is selling tissue. This clinic is making money off of this,’ “ she said.
Some argue that the price she is referring to was noted later in the video involving the cost from the performing the procedure and shipping the specimens.
In other responses, Planned Parenthood officials say it is a service to the mother for her to be able to donate her fetal tissue for research.
While the organization claims it is not making a profit, there is still money involved in the research side of this somebody is making some sort of financial gain on the transport of human life they claim is “fetal tissue.”
I’m tired of this “fetal tissue” description. This is a human life. These folks justify their actions by simply giving it another name and saying this is all being done for the benefits of research.
When my wife and I were pregnant with my now 2-year-old, Kristy’s pregnancy was a high risk from the start.
Our early concerns took us to a doctor who ordered an ultrasound.
On the ultrasound we saw what I can describe as a sack.
Tears began to fill my eyes because I knew that was my baby in the early stages of life. And yes, my doctor confirmed it.
Yet in the world of Planned Parenthood and pro-choice advocates, this was just fetal tissue.
Planned Parenthood supporters will quickly point to all of the good things they say the nonprofit organization does and that abortions are only encouraged as a last resort.
Well, let’s look at the facts.
In Fiscal Year 2014, there were 327,000 abortions. According to their own 2013 stats, 94% of their services were abortions.
They had a one adoption referral to 174 performed abortions ratio.  I can go on with more statistics but you get the point.
Sadly, I work hard every week at my job to support my family and yet a portion of the money I earn is funding this nonprofit group that has been responsible for the killing of lmillions of babies (as I estimate the number of abortions since the organization was founded in 1933.)
May God forgive our nation for continuing this genocide. Perhaps some day, our government will begin to speak for the unborn.