May 30, 2020

Planned Parenthood in the hands of the U.S. Senate

images-11The grotesque practices of Planned Parenthood, PPH (its abbreviation in English), have come to light once again. Aborting thousands of babies every day is only a fraction of the work done by this organization. According to several videos recently published, PPH was found to be selling the body parts of aborted babies.

PPH practices are not only grotesque, but also illegal. In the United States, clandestine, the unauthorized sale of organs or human body parts, is a federal crime. We now know that the employees of the organization were aware of what they were doing. Moreover, one of the videos exposed the ways in which the employees covered up the activities needed to conduct their illegal business.

The lack of professionalism and sensitivity from the PPH workers has also been a subject of criticism. Another video revealed an employee talking about wanting to buy a Lamborghini with the money obtained from his transactions.

The publication of these videos lead to an immediate reaction in conservative circles around the country, especially in pro-life groups. Twelve states decided to launch an investigation into the atrocities committed by PPH. These states are Florida, South Carolina, Tennessee, Kansas, Arizona, Missouri, Ohio, Massachusetts, Texas, Louisiana, Indiana and Georgia.

The scandal also landed itself in the United States Senate. At the same time, thousands of conservatives from all over the country filled out applications asking lawmakers to defund the organization. PPH is the leading provider of abortion services in the U.S. and receives a minimum of 528 million a year in federal aid.

Currently the U.S. Senate is considering passing legislation to end illegal businesses related to the practice of selling the body parts of aborted fetuses. Joni Ernst, Paul Rand and James Lankford are the 3 lawmakers in charge of working on the bill. Senators plan to fully defund PPH and 60 votes are required to pass the bill.

The bill hopes to divert funds previously assigned to PPH. If passed, the money will instead go to centers providing important health care services for women. Among these services are immunizations, contraception, pre-natal and post-natal care, treatment of sexually transmitted diseases, education and the detection of cervix and breast cancer.

As expected, a good number of liberal Senators are opposed to the bill. On the other hand, knowing his abortion stance, Obama’s veto is also expected. Likewise, let’s recall that Barack Obama was the first sitting president to address this organization. He ended his speech saying, “God bless Planned Parenthood”.

The country will be paying attention to the historic decision being made this coming week. For now we can only say one thing, the fate and future of Planned Parenthood lies in the hands of the U.S. Senate.

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