“My amendment would end funding to Planned Parenthood, but it is being blocked by… Republicans,” Rand Paul said on the Senate floor and on twitter recently.
TheBlaze.com reported recently, “An amendment that would have blocked Planned Parenthood from receiving taxpayer funding was rejected in a 45-48 vote in the Senate on Thursday.”
Why would a bill to defund Planned Parenthood, something that pro-life candidates, namely Republicans, have consistently campaigned on, be stopped by a pro-life, Republican-controlled Senate?
Kentucky Senator Rand Paul answered this question with his own conjecture:
“The truth is that Republican leadership favors bloated government spending more than they care about Planned Parenthood. This appropriations bill before us exceeds the spending caps by nearly $100 billion. Big spending Republicans fear that blocking funding for Planned Parenthood would derail their plans to greatly expand the welfare-warfare state.”
Senator Paul then asked on the Senate floor, “The question is, what is more important to these Republicans? Saving lives or spending money?”
Perhaps our fascination with big military spending and the unconstitutional policing of the world seems so important that some would be willing to compromise the most fundamental right God has given to His creation, the right to Life.
Or is it because these members of the Senate don’t believe it is actually a life in the womb?
Please consider this:
Suppose you are standing at your kitchen sink, looking out the window at the backyard. Now suppose your five-year-old comes in the room behind you and says:
“Hey Mom, can I kill this?”
What is your answer?
Well…what do you need to know before you can answer?
The question you need to ask – the answer you need to know is, “What is THIS?”
Is he holding a spider?
Or is he holding your one-year-old?
Does it matter?
Yes, it matters.
An estimated sixty-million babies have perished in the last forty-five years in America largely due to the successful efforts to dehumanize the preborn.
Our lawmakers, and culture in general, seem to have accepted the idea that a child in the womb who is welcome and wanted is a precious life and a human being. However, at the very same time, a child who is inconvenient is not human and not entitled to the dignity that accompanies humanity, is only a protoplasmic and parasitic intruder on the life and lifestyle of the mother.
This is cognitive dissonance. This is a rejection of reality and it is crazy.
According to LifeSiteNews.com, Planned Parenthood received more than $543 million in the fiscal year 2016-17. And while it is forbidden that taxpayer dollars go directly to funding abortions, it does free up money to perform abortions.
The report cited a Duke University study that found that taxpayers cover nearly 25 percent of abortion costs. That means one out of four abortions performed by Planned Parenthood are funded by your tax dollars!
I am hoping that before any member of Congress votes on the funding of Planned Parenthood, he or she can answer this question:
“How can two human parents conceive an offspring that is not human, but later becomes human?”
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