Last Friday, at a Planned Parenthood gala (I wonder what they celebrate?), President Obama gave the keynote address. He is our nation’s first sitting president to address Planned Parenthood. As the audience of more than 1,000 cheered, he vowed that “Planned Parenthood isn’t going anywhere. It’s not going anywhere today; it’s not going anywhere tomorrow.” I do have some sense from the Scriptures where Planned Parenthood and its supporters might be going tomorrow, or in the not distant future, if they do not repent. But this brings me to President Obama’s concluding remarks before this ignoble assembly. He stated at the end of his 12 minute address (which, according to CNSnews.com, was enough time for 7.6 abortions based upon the 333,964 abortions performed by Planned Parenthood during fiscal 2011):
As long as we’ve got to fight to make sure women have access to quality, affordable health care, and as long as we’ve got to fight to protect a woman’s right to make her own choices about her own health, I want you to know that you’ve also got a president who’s going to be right there with you, fighting every step of the way. Thank you, Planned Parenthood. God bless you.
It takes a particularly tone-deaf (and/or narcissistic) president to speak to Planned Parenthood during the criminal trial of 72-year-old Dr. Kermit Gosnell, our modern-day Josef Mengele, the infamous Nazi physician who performed human experiments on children and other camp inmates at Auschwitz. Dr. Gosnell is a Philadelphia abortionist facing multiple counts of first-degree murder for severing the spinal cords of babies born alive during abortions. Further, Dr. Gosnell also faces one count of third-degree murder in the death of Karnamaya Mongar, a 41-year-old Bhutanese refugee who died of a monstrously negligent drug overdose at Dr. Gosnell’s “Women’s Medical Society” clinic. Most of the mainstream media has focused little or no attention to this case for obvious reasons, but now this case has become better known case through social media, which forced national media to acknowledge their selective attention to heinous mass murder. (Even the mostly very liberal Atlantic magazine has admitted recently that the Dr. Gosnell trial “should be a front-page story.”) For my readers who are not faint of heart, a particularly gruesome summary of 58 horrific details from the Dr. Gosnell trial are available here: http://washingtonexaminer.com/58-horrific-details-from-the-kermit-gosnell-trial-that-you-do-not-want-to-read/article/2527524. ) Further, Dr. Gosnell’s alleged activities are not an isolated series of incidents. (Please see Kyle Smith’s article from the New York Post at http://m.nypost.com/p/news/opinion/opedcolumnists/the_truth_about_late_term_abortion_TDW9MnQT0XIQDRyfInpm2L .)
During President Obama’s remarks to the Planned Parenthood audience, he criticized the 42 states that had introduced laws to restrict abortion. He also singled out a new law passed in North Dakota to ban abortions as early as six weeks. The President noted with disapproval, “A women may not even know that she’s pregnant at six weeks.” Indeed, Mr. President, she might not. However, in his remarks, President Obama did not say anything regarding Dr. Gosnell’s trial or even use the word “abortion.”
As far as God blessing Planned Parenthood, I am unconvinced that will happen. However, I do not know for sure which “god” President Obama asked to bless Planned Parenthood. Perhaps it was Baal or Moloch, both of whom required child sacrifice. However, the God I am familiar with and worship does not condone the murder of the most innocent children among us. (See, e.g., St. Matthew Gospel 18: 5, 6 and 10.) The God I know and worship cannot “bless” those who sanction the type of horrific atrocities described in the Grand Jury and trial court testimony presented against Dr. Gosnell. And yet, God is a good and merciful God, who is unwilling that any should perish if they repent and come to Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord. And we, as followers of God, can use Dr. Gosnell’s trial to remind our friends and neighbors, and the young in particular, about the brutal reality of abortion. Planned Parenthood leads women down the long road to death and remorse. Let us pray that God will move among the hearts and minds of those who heard the President’s remarks, and Dr. Gosnell and those who worked with him, and that they will repent of their activities and support for Planned Parenthood, an organization that arises from Hell itself.