Tony Perkins' Washington Updates
Family Research Council
Not everyone was celebrating Wednesday's historical pro-life victory in the House of Representatives. Planned Parenthood's Cecile Richards and President Obama wasted no time blasting the House's decision to end the intense pain babies feel from abortion after the five-month mark. Cecile Richards aired her disgust that Americans would rise up and want to stop the shedding of innocent blood.
"A 20 wk ban would hurt women," Richards tweeted. As experts in hurting women, Planned Parenthood should know better. The organization -- and in fact, the entire movement -- is indifferent to the agony their industry causes to the unborn andwomen. It's that aggressive insensitivity that continues to repel Americans from their cause. "Put simply," Richards argued, this bill "lacks compassion & it lacks respect."
The only thing that lacks respect in this debate is the organization that covers-up rape and abuse, encourages sex trafficking, teaches girls how to hide bruises from abusive men, targets black children for extinction, and leaves women bleeding on their tables without help. Is that how Planned Parenthood defines "compassion?" Tearing babies apart when they can feel it? Leaving women with deep emotional scars and a lifetime of guilt? Richards is right: This is a "dangerous bill." Dangerous to her bottom line. Dangerous to her industry's slipping grip on society. But to the rest of the country who stands on the side of humanity, of life, this a vote that -- as Rep. Trent Franks (R-Ariz.) said emotionally -- "we will all remember the rest of our lives."