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The Truest Measure of Any Society

Posted by Adrienne Ross on June 2, 2012

By Adrienne Ross – http://www.motivationtruth.com

Planned Parenthood has been busted yet again, this time for actions that are not just unethical but inhumane. If they’re not taking donations to abort black babies, they’re issuing advice on how to commit fraud while aborting based on gender. Is this the United States–or is this China?

Bristol Palin posted the following on her blog:

Have you ever seen anyone actually happy about possibly killing an infant pre-born girl, even after admitting, “everything’s already pretty much developed?”

Watch this video of a woman who goes into a Planned Parenthood in Austin, Texas and tells them that she only wants to terminate the pregnancy if she’s carrying a girl.

Does Planned Parenthood condemn this or condone this “gendercide?”

Here’s the video:

Bristol adds:

Lila Rose and her Live Action team are fearless in taking on Planned Parenthood, so learn more about them here. After Roe v. Wade is finally overturned, they’ll be remembered as heroes in the fight for life.

I appreciate Bristol’s boldness. Too many don’t even want to talk about defunding Planned Parenthood, much less overturning Roe v. Wade. God bless her for standing up for the most vulnerable among us.

This week the House of Representatives had an opportunity to take a bold stand also, but apparently they don’t have the strength that a young woman possesses when it comes to an issue that matters more than any other: life. Unbelievably, the House rejected a ban on gender-selective abortions.

CNN reports:

Congress took up one of the most divisive issues in politics Thursday as the House of Representatives rejected a controversial measure banning abortions based on the sex of a fetus.

In the House, 246 representatives backed the bill while 168 voted against it, leaving the proposal short of the two-thirds total necessary for passage. Most Republicans supported the measure; the majority of Democrats opposed it.

Supporters characterized the proposal as a necessary defense of the civil rights of unborn children; opponents called it part of a broader so-called war on women and an ongoing assault on legalized abortion.

There’s an elected official trying to ban soda, but we can’t get Congress to ban abortions based on gender? Sick!

So the majority of Democrats voted against this ban because they see it as a war on women. Really? In the video, the Planned Parenthood employee took no issue with aborting a female, so who’s really conducting a war on women?

Planned Parenthood has reportedly fired the employee in the hidden video and has stated they oppose gender-selective abortions; however, they also opposed the legislation to ban such selective abortions and called on Congress to reject it. I am increasingly disgusted that my tax dollars go to Planned Parenthood. They shouldn’t get one penny of federal funds–not one!

President Obama joined his friends in the abortion industry and also opposed the ban. The Weekly Standard reports:

National Right to Life legislative director Douglas Johnson was upset to learn Obama opposes the common-sense bill, telling LifeNews: “It is appalling, but not surprising, that President Obama now stands with the pro-abortion political committees and his Hollywood donors, rather than with the coerced women, and their unborn daughters, who are victimized in sex-selection abortions.”

Of course, there’s no surprise in his opposition. Since when has he stood up for life? He wouldn’t even vote to provide health care to babies born after a botched abortion, but America has chosen him to lead. We need to wake up!

This morning, as I was reading my Bible, something jumped out at me. Exodus 1 in The Message translation reads:

15-16 The king of Egypt had a talk with the two Hebrew midwives; one was named Shiphrah and the other Puah. He said, “When you deliver the Hebrew women, look at the sex of the baby. If it’s a boy, kill him; if it’s a girl, let her live.”

17-18 But the midwives had far too much respect for God and didn’t do what the king of Egypt ordered; they let the boy babies live. The king of Egypt called in the midwives. “Why didn’t you obey my orders? You’ve let those babies live!”

19 The midwives answered Pharaoh, “The Hebrew women aren’t like the Egyptian women; they’re vigorous. Before the midwife can get there, they’ve already had the baby.”

20-21 God was pleased with the midwives. The people continued to increase in number—a very strong people. And because the midwives honored God, God gave them families of their own.

22 So Pharaoh issued a general order to all his people: “Every boy that is born, drown him in the Nile. But let the girls live.”

Clearly, the Lord was not pleased with the king’s decision to destroy those whom He created. In this case, the boys were going to be killed. On the other hand, God was pleased with those who honored Him by disobeying the king to protect life. The Bible says they disobeyed the king because they “had far too much respect for God.” I pray God touches our hearts and brings us to a place where we have more respect for Him than for the kings we’ve erected in our lives and the ideas that are accepted by man. I believe we will be held accountable, not only for the decisions we make that affect our own lives, but the people we elect to lead who make decisions that affect the lives of others–or whether others are allowed life at all.

Governor Palin has always had my respect and support because she walks the walk and understands what matters most. As much as she tackles the economy, energy, the size and scope of government, President Obama and his inability to lead effectively, she has never been silent on the issue of life. She knows that life is precious and worth defending. Perhaps this is another area in which she “went rogue” in 2008. This speech from the campaign trail is worth revisiting, and we can see that it is still fitting under current circumstances:

In this same spirit, as defenders of the culture of life, John McCain and I believe in the goodness and potential of every innocent life. I believe the truest measure of any society is how it treats those who are least able to defend and speak for themselves. And who is more vulnerable, or more innocent, than a child?

Yes, every innocent life matters. Everyone belongs in the circle of protection. Every child has something to contribute to the world, if we give them that chance. There are the world’s standards of perfection … and then there are God’s standards, and these are the final measure. Every child is beautiful before God, and dear to Him for their own sake.

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I listened when [Obama] defended his unconditional support for unlimited abortions. He said that a woman shouldn’t have to be – quote – “punished with a baby.” He said that right here in Johnstown –“punished with a baby” – and it’s about time we called him on it. The more I hear from Senator Obama, the more I understand why he is so vague and evasive on the subject. Americans need to see his record for what it is. It’s not negative or mean-spirited to talk about his record. Whatever party you belong to, there are facts you need to know.

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In short, Senator Obama is a politician who has long since left behind even the middle ground on the issue of life. He has sided with those who won’t even protect a child born alive. And this exposes the emptiness of his promises to move beyond the “old politics.”

In both parties, Americans have many concerns to be weighed in the votes they cast on November fourth. In times like these, with wars and a financial crisis, it’s easy to forget even as deep and abiding a concern as the right to life. And it seems our opponent hopes that you will forget. Like so much else in his agenda, he hopes you won’t notice how radical his ideas and record are until it’s too late.

But let there be no misunderstanding about the stakes.

A vote for Barack Obama is a vote for activist courts that will continue to smother the open and democratic debate we need on this issue, at both the state and federal level. A vote for Barack Obama would give the ultimate power over the issue of life to a politician who has never once done anything to protect the unborn. As Senator Obama told Pastor Rick Warren, it’s above his pay grade.

For a candidate who talks so often about “hope,” he offers no hope at all in meeting this great challenge to the conscience of America. There is a growing consensus in our country that we can overcome narrow partisanship on this issue, and bring all the resources of a generous country to the aid of both women in need and the child waiting to be born.

President Obama clearly has not changed, but thank God neither has the Governor. America, however, definitely needs a change in leadership.

Here’s the speech, delivered in Johnstown, PA:

Cross-posted from MotivationTruth

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One Response to “The Truest Measure of Any Society”

  1. That was beautiful, Adrienne – just a beautiful defense of the sanctity of life and how this latest “fad” is an aborrent practice of “sex selection,” seeking & condoning abortions of unwanted baby girls – just as you pointed out, choosing to abort unwanted Black babies!!

    With much reflection – and still not quite “there” yet – I’ve gone from unquestioning “pro-choice” to being VERY critical of “anti-Life!!” First it was unequivocal opposition to federal funds for any aspect of abortion – now it’s becoming centered on the issue of Life itself, and do any of us have a right to take another “defenseless” life in our own selfish decisions?

    Two important facts of life in the 21st century should help us make a decision that’s unequivocally “pro-Life:” Namely, (1) we’re no longer living in a Victorian era (or even an Eisenhower era), if you will, of hypocrisy and judgment vis-a-vis pregnant unmarried girls & women. Choosing Life no longer carries quite the stigma that it did a generation or two ago.

    And (2), in this era of scientific advancement, with babies conceived outside the uterus and surrogate mothers – no matter what objections some people may have to both modern practices – at least Life is being both protected and encouraged.

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    There are SO many aspects to this difficult question, but there should be NO difficulty in rejecting China’s policy of abortion & infanticide when it comes to baby girls!!

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