A Culture Of Death

“I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works” Psalm 139:14

President Barack Obama praised the Planned Parenthood Federation of America for saving lives and helping women and families in a 12-minute speech on Friday, April 26. That speech was a long enough period of time for 7.6 abortions to take place at Planned Parenthood clinics, based on the abortion data in their latest annual report.

In his speech, the president referenced two women that he said faced health problems with fertility and caner, and claimed they had found help at Planned Parenthood. “So every day in every state and at every center Planned Parenthood operates, there are stories like those,” Obama said. “Lives you saved, women you’ve empowered, families that you have strengthened. That’s why no matter how great the challenge, no matter how fierce the
opposition, there’s one thing the past few years have shown. It’s that Planned Parenthood isn’t going anywhere. It’s not going anywhere today, it’s not going anywhere tomorrow. As long as we’ve got a fight to make, make sure women have access to quality, affordable health care and as long as we’ve got to fight to protect a woman’s right to make her own choices about her own health care I want you to know that you’ve also got a president who’s going to be right there with you fighting every step of the way. Thank you, Planned Parenthood, and God bless you.”

Obama is the first sitting president to address Planned Parenthood all the while abortionist Dr. Gosnell is in the middle of a murder trial for late-term killing of babies born alive in his abortion clinic in Philadelphia. According to a new Fox News national poll, only about a third of voters say they are familiar with the Gosnell story (11 percent say “very” and 21 percent “somewhat” familiar). Most voters — 68 percent — are unfamiliar with it. But why has the Gosnell case received relatively little attention from the national press? According to the poll, 41 percent of voters think the lack of coverage is because of a pro-abortion-rights bias in the news media. Another 26 percent say the lack of coverage is because it is a local crime story, while 17 percent blame it on the gruesomeness of the story’s details. Pro-life respondents (42 percent) are twice as likely as pro-choice respondents (22 percent) to be familiar with the case; likewise, nearly twice as many Republicans (43 percent) as Democrats (22 percent) say they know about it. Last Thursday, 72 members of Congress signed three separate letters to network news executives expressing their displeasure with the lack of news coverage and demanding the networks report on the story. Court resumes Monday with closing arguments.

“My frame was not hidden from you, when I was being made in secret, intricately woven in the depths of the earth. Your eyes saw my unformed substance;
in your book were written, every one of them, the days that were formed for me,
when as yet there was none of them.”
 Ps 139:15–16

About scon777

Pastor/Teacher at Grace Bible Church in Redwood City, CA since 1998.
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