It’s awfully swell that Obama has decided against showing up to be the keynote speaker for the Planned Parenthood “Time for Care” Gala in Washington this very night. Instead, he will attend a smaller gathering of the top people and luminaries of Planned Parenthood on Friday morning. It is the right thing to do, given the outrageous and heart-rending scenarios emerging from eyewitness testimonies the in Kermit Gosnell murder trial going on in Philadelphia. But make no mistake. There is no compunction here, no moral suasion, no change of his own heart that we can see evident. This is pure political theater by a President firmly in the pocket of the largest abortion provider in America. It’s time to run for cover and go into damage control.
So there is a function to go to on Friday morning. Might I suggest a civilized brunch to be held not in Washington, but in Gosnell’s abortion clinic? The tables themselves can be draped with the bloody sheets scavenged from the floor of the clinic. The table decorations will be all in place: born-alive babies whose spines have been snipped with scissors, or amputated feet of aborted babies stored like dead flowers in jars. Perhaps, on the various TV screens around the banquet room, the guests can enjoy a video of a born-alive aborted child swimming in the toilet bowl in a futile but riveting attempt to keep from drowning. Lending a somewhat artsy touch, the place settings themselves are the blood-stained and unsterilized instruments used in actual abortions. The hungry attendees will be served gourmet dishes in aluminum pans used to hold the bodies of aborted babies. There will not be any gentle music playing over the chatter, for the guests will be treated to the sound, over and over again, of a born-alive child screaming “like an alien” before it is killed.
We have just visited the playground of pure evil, so all of us need to pause here and reflect on the familiar words from Psalm 139, if for no other reason than that we need a moment to breathe:
“For it was you who created my being,
knit me together in my mother’s womb.
I thank you for the wonder of my being,
for the wonders of all your creation.
Already you knew my soul,
my body held no secret from you
when I was being fashioned in secret
and molded in the depths of the earth.”
Planned Parenthood is trying to distance itself from this house of horrors created by Gosnell. They somehow, defying human logic, want to paint his aberrations with the brush of “back alley” abortions. But you can go to the ends of the earth and still not have run out of room. And you can’t hide. The gospel truth is that Planned Parenthood profited by $87 million last year alone as an abortion factory, committing over 300,000 abortions. Their methods and means are no different than Gosnell’s. Obama willingly took in $15 million from Planned Parenthood for his re-election campaign, not to mention his first time around. A spokeswoman from Planned Parenthood, testifying before a legislative committee in Florida, supported infanticide. Obama, as a senator from Illinois, voted three times against the Born Alive Infant Protection Act legislation that would have compelled doctors to give medical care to babies born alive after an abortion.
Gosnell jammed his scissors into the backs of the necks of born-alive babies to snip their spines, thus undoing and unraveling the threads that God had woven together as the tapestry of a human life. Obama, Planned Parenthood, and Kermit Gosnell are all part of the same horror.