Planned Parenthood’s Cecile Richards Says Telling Abortion Stories Allows Women to ‘Live Out Loud’
How long will God's grace remain on a nation so consumed with the pursuit of pleasure that she slaughters her unborn babies and brags about it?
The Lord said to Moses, “Say to the Israelites: ‘Any Israelite or any foreigner residing in Israel who sacrifices any of his children to Molek is to be put to death. The members of the community are to stone him. I myself will set my face against him and will cut him off from his people; for by sacrificing his children to Molek, he has defiled my sanctuary and profaned my holy name. If the members of the community close their eyes when that man sacrifices one of his children to Molek and if they fail to put him to death, I myself will set my face against him and his family and will cut them off from their people together with all who follow him in prostituting themselves to Molek. — Leviticus 20:1-5
In 1973, the court’s decision in Roe v. Wade legalized abortion and America officially rubber-stamped the murder of her innocent children. Even so, aborting one’s child was not something to flaunt, to be proud of. It was a shame, like premarital sex, and women hid it to protect their reputations.
“The exciting thing to me now is that young people are telling their stories and they are living out loud.” Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards
We have since stepped into total insanity and madness. Women now feel empowered to share their abortion stories, and brag about slaughtering their unborn babies as if it were something of which to be proud. We’ve begun prostituting ourselves to Molek in the name of pleasure.
Abortion “Excites” Planned Parenthood’s President
Planned Parenthood’s president Cecile Richards said she gets “excited” when she hears women tell their abortion stories, and the circumstances surrounding that decision, The Blaze is reporting. In an interview with The Daily Iowan, Richards compared the conservative public opinion of abortion to the stigma surrounding homosexuality when she was young. “For too many years, certainly for my generation, all issues about sex and sexuality were stigmatized,” she said. “Abortion was, homosexuality was. And the exciting thing to me now is that young people are telling their stories and they are living out loud. More women are telling their abortion stories, and I told mine. I think once we get out of the shadows, and I think the LGBT movement has led the way in this, it normalizes what should be an open and honest conversation.”
This is not a discussion about getting through a difficult situation. It’s not about struggling with a mental illness, losing a job or taking care of an elderly parent. This is about the raw, unadulterated, messy, factual and heartbreaking slaughter of babies — ripping arms, legs and heads from tiny bodies because mom doesn’t want a baby right now. It is the quintessential act of hedonism, of selfishness — of sacrificing one’s child on the altar of pleasure. It could be school, work, sex, or any other self-centered reason. America has begun to celebrate her hedonistic, self-fulfilling, pleasure-seeking ways at the cost of innocent lives whose blood cries out to their Creator.
Do we want to “normalize” abortion, as Richards hopes we will? Should not the murder of innocent human lives still make us tremble and weep? Shouldn’t the reality of abortion make us sick to our stomachs? When did it become okay for sin to become “normalized”? Dr. David Gibbs, Jr., attorney and founder of Christian Law Association used an illustration years ago of how sin becomes “normalized” in society. He described how to cook frog legs. If you put frogs in a pot of boiling water, they will just jump right out. But if you put them in a pot of cool water and heat it slowly, the frogs will get comfortable as the water gets warmer and warmer, sapping their strength. By the time they want to jump out it’s too late — and you have frog legs for dinner.
That’s how sin is — creeping up on us until it’s too late. And that’s where we are in America now. The water is getting warmer — but few are moving. The abortionists are now getting bolder and more outspoken — literally boasting about what they do, and their patients boasting about what they’ve done in their pursuit of self-pleasure.
#100forLife Amid a Culture of Death
The Lord specifically warned the Israelites that if they sacrificed their children to Molek, they would be stoned. To do so profaned His name. But think about this: He also warned the community — if they failed at justice, the Lord would turn away from them and their families and cut them off from their people — God’s people.
What we do about the butchering of our nation’s babies affects God’s grace on us and our nation. Are we standing aside, allowing it to happen? Are we condoning it? Are we bragging about murder, “living out loud?” God’s grace will not stay long on a nation who, in the pursuit of pleasure, sacrifices her babies — the most innocent among us. May God have mercy on America.
Please pray with me that Christians will wake up to the murderous rampage that takes place every day and take a stand to end this most grievous sin before God turns His face from us.
And next week, please join us at The Stream for #100forLife, 100-hours of programming and prayer starting Wednesday, October 12, commemorating the 100th anniversary of Planned Parenthood, and remembering the millions of children who abortion stole of their first breath.