Friday, October 13, 2017

PP CEO: "Why Should Christians Be Able To Impose Their Views On Women?"

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Planned Parenthood President and CEO Cecile Richards told a convention audience in Washington DC Monday that progressives can't "take back political power if we don't also stand up every single day for reproductive healthcare including safe and legal abortion in America."

Then she posed this question: "Why should Christians be able to impose their views on women?"


Richards remarks about taking back political power were made in the context of a convention sponsored by State Innovation Exchange (SIX)---a progressive Left organization that supports legislators in advancing and defending progressive policies, including the expansion of abortion across the country.

They would support Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell.

There is discussion within the Democratic Party regarding whether or not there should be a candidate litmus test regarding abortion. The discussion was ignited after the DNC Chair Tom Perez said in April that support for abortion was non-negotiable.

Richards also, of course, blasted this administration by using a gun analogy--- saying they have put "women in the crosshairs since day one." This was a reference to the Trump Administration's attempts to defund Planned Parenthood and, more recently, Trump's broadening of religious freedom exemptions for employers with religious and moral objections to covering contraception under Obamacare.

She, not surprisingly, didn't mention the host of religious organizations and companies, including the 5-year long lawsuit from the Little Sisters of the Poor whose homes for the elderly would have been threatened by fines if they did not receive some exemption to Obama's mandate.

In her interview with NPR's David Green, she was asked, "Are you concerned that the law is on the administration's side here?"

MS. Richards answered, "You have all kinds of organizations who may have their own political or religious views. Why should they be able to impose that on American women? It's simply not right. And we'll be fighting it every step of the way..."

What she will be fighting "every step of the way" is actually a fundamental foundational belief upon which the United States of America was founded.

Religious freedom.

The first question that most of us who believe in the sanctity of life might ask would be, "Who is imposing their views on whom?"

Yesterday, CBN News published David Brody's interview with Attorney General Jeff Session---one of those bad guys in the mind of Ms. Richards:

David Brody: Is it the Department of Justice’s view that cake bakers… these Christian, is it the view of the Department of Justice from a guidance perspective, not law, I understand law is different, that they have a right, if you will, to not sell a cake to someone if they’re having a gay wedding? Is that what the Department of Justice is saying as it relates to the guidance that they put out?
Attorney General Jeff Sessions: “Well what I would say to you now, while the matter is in litigation, but I would just say to you that too often we have ignored what the Constitution actually says. It says Congress shall make no law respecting the establishment of a religion nor prohibiting the free exercise thereof. So the question is, the cake baker has more than just a personal view here. He has a religious view and he feels that he is not being able to freely exercise his religion by being required to participate in a ceremony in some fashion that he does not believe in. So we think that right is a fundamental right and ought to be respected as we work through this process. Of course in the 1990’s we passed a religious freedom restoration act that said the government should not constrict a person’s religious belief without a compelling reason to do so. So we think that statute has been ignored too often and not respected sufficiently. And so when you consider those two things, then you’re getting not only greater protection for people’s religious beliefs, that I think should be given.”

The Religious Freedom Restoration Act that "Senator Sessions" helped pass was signed by President Bill Clinton on November 16, 1993.

Before signing the Act, the New York Times reported that President Clinton said, "We all have a shared desire to protect the most precious of all American liberties---religious freedom."

The NYT also reported that Vice President Al Gore was cheering him on.

Clearly, Cecile Richards and her followers are not part of that "shared belief."

A/G Sessions is right. The Religious Freedom Restoration Act has been ignored, in part because conservatives and Christians have failed to pay attention to the Left's all-out assault on religious freedom, and in some cases, we have remained silent declaring it to be the "Christian thing to do."

While it sounds pious to declare that Christians should not be involved in the "social issues"---"politics"--- we are clearly called to be salt and light. If the light is hidden under the bushel what difference can it make?

The Bible says, "none."

We can all be glad that George Washington, not Cecile Richards, led our effort to separate ourselves from the tyranny of King George III and embrace the Religious Freedom affirmed in the First Amendment.

Be Informed. Be Vigilant. Be Discerning. Be Prayerful.


6 comments:

  1. It's always PP trying to force their views on everyone else. Killing is just plain wrong. It's a fact of life. Maybe they won't listen to men, but there are Christian women rising up against abortion.

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  2. Let us begin with two statements of truth;

    Truth #1: "Planned Parenthood was created for the purpose of applying Eugenics to the undesirable elements in our society by killing helpless and defenseless children before they had a chance to be born." Growing from that foundation Planned Parenthood has evolved into a milti-million (perhaps multi-billion) dollar industry that profits from killing any child that any woman does not want for any reason. Planned Parenthood works feverishly in the political and social rings to impose and strengthen their diatribe that it is not about ‘profit or eugenics’, but rather it is about ‘freedom and the rights’ of women.”

    Truth # 2: “A growing number of Americans believe that every child growing in the womb is both has the same right to life as ever child growing outside the womb, and that killing them for any social or prerogative reason is clearly murder and it is unacceptable.”

    It can be said these are two different “views”, but that word treatment is strategically manipulative and designed to take the discussion away from the basic two truths above. Likewise, saying it should be a “human and gender privileged right” for women to decide to kill their unborn children, or that a child is a “part of” the woman and therefore a part of her body, or they are not children but just ‘tissue’, or if created by rape or incest they should take the punishment of death for the crime, are all more manipulative diatribes designed to take the issue away from the basic truths #1 & # 2.

    The most dangerous place in the world to live is in the mother’s womb! It has become a legal target zone to kill the most defenseless of all living humans.

    How can this be justified in a civilized culture? It cannot!

    One can twist the Constitution into knot, deny that a just God exists, claim that women should have special rights to kill, pretend that the level of “dependency” in the womb is significantly greater that it is outside the womb thus justifying murder, proclaim that a separate growing human being inside the womb with separate blood type / unique central nervous system / unique physical body / AND unique Spirit is actually only a “part” of the woman, and a myriad of other rationalizations for murder do not and cannot change simply clear truth #2.

    As Christians we have an extra incentive to save the lives of children God clearly intends to live… May God have mercy on us for allowing it by our silence and inaction.

    TRUTH is a lonely warrior…

    G>T>

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  3. Duh!

    No one is forcing you to work for them, but you are forcing them to pay for YOUR healthcare

    The one using force is the one imposing their will

    If liberals would every stop standing on their head they may see it is not the world which is upside down but them.

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  4. When innocent blood is shed on American soil, the entire nation is affected. It's imposed upon us.

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  5. Why should anyone listen to her? PP is a business, and a very profitable one. She's hardly a disinterested party.

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  6. Over one hundred years ago Margaret Sanger founded the “American Birth Control League”, which became “Planned Parenthood”. She came from a family of eleven children. Her goal was to increase birth control education and practices to save America from the irresponsible and reckless, who’s religious scruples prevent their exercising control over their numbers. She wrote “There is no doubt in the minds of all thinking people that the procreation of this group should be stopped”. She associated poverty, toil, unemployment, drunkenness, cruelty, quarreling, fighting, debts jails with large families. Her organization also recognized the “black’ and “yellow” peril, and believed birth control measures would reduce their numbers while making sex for all more enjoyable without the fear of creating unwanted children.

    The primary foe of this movement was the Catholic and Protestant church, and she worked to foment division between the two.

    Initially abortion was not ever recommended or mentioned, although forced sterility was a topic for selected target areas. Abortion came onto the scene when it was recognized that birth-control education and promotion actually doubled the birth rates of “undesirable” groups by making sex more attractive by seeming to be “safe”.

    Today all has changed. The call by Planned Parenthood is for “women’s rights” against the foe of “radical Christian fundamentalists”. It is perhaps fitting that a culture of death will ride on the back of a lie.

    In truth, the call is for “death to the unborn for profit” against the foe of “life for the unborn for ethics…and/or God”.

    Initially Margaret Sanger told the truth to promote her cause, unpopular as it was. Today her protégées distort the truth to promote their cause.

    Truth is a lonely warrior…

    G>T>

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