Friday, July 27, 2007
Record Number of Abortions Through Planned Parenthood
According to Life Decisions International, a Washington D.C. -based pro-life organization, there was a 3.9 percent increase in the number of abortions performed by Planned Parenthood between 2004 and 2005. They have also admitted to to having sold 1,245, 506 "emergency" birth control kits in '05, an almost 26.6 percent increase over the previous year. These kits are are mainly sold over the phone and via Internet orders, but without the requirement of an actual physical examination of the woman. The kits can precipitate an abortion. Also, Planned Parenthood receives $270 in government funds each year.
All this in light of a recent CNN poll from May that demonstrated that up to 50% of Americans describe themselves as "pro-life," and only 45 as "pro-choice."
We are obviously a nation divided on the question of life, but where the powers-that-be continue to both protect and propagate a practice that is clearly not in the best interest of the people. The efforts of the church to proclaim God's will for all pre-born life is still critical. Our call is not unlike the prophets who often spoke against the terrible evils of their time only to be ignored and even resisted by the one in power of the nation. Nevertheless, we must still speak out. The pre-born have no voice except with us.