Judie Brown
Driving the stake into its heart
By Judie Brown
August 8, 2015

We continue to watch the undercover videos and see firsthand the depravity of Planned Parenthood. The callousness cuts our souls deeper each time we see an employee sift through tiny legs and arms. Today we rejoice at the words of our Catholic leaders, as they speak out about these videos and offer words of encouragement.

It has now been five videos, but in reality it has been nearly 100 years, and still the beast that devours our preborn children and the souls of our living children prowls this earth.

Satan's minion has a name: Planned Parenthood.

The answer to this evil is the name above all names: Jesus Christ!

What must we do? What can we do? Let us listen to the guidance of His shepherds.

Bishop James Conley, from the Diocese of Lincoln, Nebraska, said recently:
    Planned Parenthood perpetrates evil deeds. And in perpetrating evil deeds, the men and women who work for Planned Parenthood become hardened against human dignity. . . .

    Let us pray for those who promote and support the abortion industry. Let us pray that they might experience conversion. Let us pray that they might know mercy and freedom. Let us pray that through Jesus Christ, who came to the world as an unborn child, every abortionist might rediscover the dignity, the joy, and the beauty of humanity.
Cardinal Sean O'Malley, from the Archdiocese of Boston, wrote to United States senators on behalf of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops and said, "The most recent revelations about Planned Parenthood's willingness to traffic in fetal tissue from abortions, and to alter abortion methods not for any reason related to women's health but to obtain more 'intact' organs, is the latest demonstration of a callousness toward women and their unborn children that is shocking to many Americans."

Cardinal Timothy Dolan wrote in his blog about the Planned Parenthood technician's comment, "It's a boy,"
    For decades, the advocates for legal abortion – with Planned Parenthood in the forefront – have minimized or denied the humanity of the unborn child. Handy euphemisms have been used to conceal the true nature of the target of abortion, such as "products of conception," "blobs of tissue," "uterine contents," "terminating a pregnancy," and the like.

    Those tricks of misleading language are no longer viable, thanks to the Planned Parenthood staff members who were captured on these undercover videos, with their callous bluntness about what they were actually doing.
Archbishop Jose Gomez, of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, stated:
    In a society without God, the human person becomes "nothing special," nothing sacred. The value of a human life is judged according to whether it is "productive" or "efficient". . . . Without God we don't know who we are, or where we come from, or what we are here for. . . .

    We have to call our society once more to rediscover the sanctity, the dignity and the transcendent destiny of the human person, who is created in the image of the Creator.
Bishop Robert Vasa, of the Diocese of Santa Rosa, California, said: "While the very thought that we as taxpayers are complicit with Planned Parenthood in the provision of abortion at all is very disturbing to me, these recordings show an even more grizzly side to the abortion industry."

Bishop Thomas J. Paprocki, from the Diocese of Springfield, Illinois, stated:
    Historians tell us that abortion and infanticide were widespread, commonplace and, for the most part, legal in the classical world of the Greeks and Romans. Perhaps if they had the technology at the time, they would have sold fetal body parts for profit. Since the moral decadence of our 21st century western world now rivals the decline and fall of the Roman Empire, it should not surprise us that the nationwide abortion provider Planned Parenthood has been exposed for trafficking and selling the body parts of aborted babies. I say we should not be surprised, but we still should be shocked and appalled at this moral depravity.
Bishop Robert Tobin, of the Diocese of Providence, Rhode Island, said,

"This disgusting and depraved practice should be condemned by everyone with a conscience, everyone committed to the defense of human life and dignity."

And finally, the bishops of Colorado – Archbishop Samuel Aquila, Bishop Stephen Berg, and Bishop Michael Sheridan – issued a joint statement calling for Christians to set aside August 28 as a day of prayer and penance, saying, "We call on all people of good will in Colorado and beyond to pray that those involved in research and medicine will fix their sights on recognizing the sacredness of life and refrain from putting human life at the service of science. A society can only be considered socially just if it protects the most vulnerable among us."

Let us listen to these shepherds.

Let us vow to pray and fast for an end to these crimes. Only then will the stake be driven through the heart of this monster once and for all.

© Judie Brown


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