Abortion was a contentious issue long before Roe v. Wade, when the Supreme Court made on-demand abortions widely legal. Since then, political tensions have only escalated. If we continue to hold the pro-life vs. pro-choice debate hostage as a political issue, we will get nowhere.
The only way forward is to adopt a Kingdom vision that transcends the civic vision on the issue. But what might this vision look like? Read More
Today, just a day after the United States Senate voted to keep funding Planned Parenthood, The Center for Medical Progress released a fifth undercover video. This one—the latest in a series of sting-style videos depicting Planned Parenthood officials talking about the sale of fetal body parts for research—shows a different executive discussing the ability of doctors at the federation’s Texas branch to extract intact fetal parts. Shockingly, she even alludes to full bodies: they can somehow adjust their process to “obtain intact fetal cadavers,” she says. She goes on to describe details about pricing and shipment. Like the previous videos, this one is highly graphic. Discuss
Last week’s video prompted the U.S. Congress to open investigations into Planned Parenthood, which is the country’s largest provider of abortions. In addition, Texas republican governor Greg Abbott and Missouri’s democrat attorney general Chris Koster both announced that their respective states will also investigate Planned Parenthood’s practices within their states. Planned Parenthood seems to chalk up the videos to a smear campaign, maintaining that the original video is misleading. Yesterday, the organization sent a letter to Congress saying that subsequent videos would be similarly misleading. Discuss