Today a story broke about how Planned Parenthood sells the parts of aborted unborn children. I can’t believe I’m typing these words. The mutilated parts of murdered children are being sold in an underground market by an organization that receives taxpayer funds.
How did this story break? Deborah Nucatola, Senior Director of Medical Services for the Planned Parenthood Federation of America, was filmed in an undercover video. In it she explains how Planned Parenthood sells the parts of aborted unborn children. You can watch the video below.
I use this blog to discuss leadership issues in the church. It’s not often I comment in this way. However, this story represents one of the most significant and pressing leadership concerns today: life itself. I must write about it. I must take a stand, and so should you. The church in America must unite to save the lives of children. The kingdom of heaven is like these children, and Jesus wants to see them alive.
So what can you do?
Pray. No force will unify multiple churches, denominations, and theological persuasions like prayer. Stop right now and pray for the dignity of the unborn. God will use your prayers. We need an avalanche of prayers, sin-crushing petitions, calling on God to turn this scarlet evil white as snow.
Speak. Don’t be silent. The church must be LOUD on this issue. Now is not the time for placid conversations. Babies are murdered, thousands daily. Their body parts are being sold. We should not fear calling out the workers of Planned Parenthood for what they are: barbaric murderers. We must speak firmly, passionately, and with a resolute grit. These babies deserve our voices. They deserve dignity.
Adopt. Christians must show the world that the life of a child is valuable. Believers are adopted into the family of God. By adopting children, we reflect the character of God. Our culture becomes a brighter place with each adopted child.
Love. We should love both children and women. Abortion murders children and leaves terrible wounds on women. We must bring good news to women who have gone through abortion. We must bring good news to the abortion provider. We speak firmly, but never with hate. We cling to Truth in one hand (abortion is murder), while clinging to love in the other (God still loves you).
Forgive. No sin is too deep to escape God’s forgiveness. Not only should we share Christ’s good news, we should also forgive. Forgive Planned Parenthood. Just as God has forgiven us, so we too must forgive.
I grieve as I write. Grieve with me. Pray that God defeats this evil quickly. Speak loudly against the atrocity of abortion. Please consider adopting. And love. And forgive.
Let’s overcome a gate of hell. It looks like a Planned Parenthood entrance.