Thursday, August 20, 2015

Aborted Babies Kept Alive So Organs Could Be Harvested

by Al Benson Jr.

An article on  for August 19th carried a headline that stated: Planned Parenthood kept aborted babies alive to harvest organs, ex-technician says. The article was written by Cheryl Wetzstein. In the article she stated: "In an undercover video released Wednesday, a former technician for a tissue-harvesting company details how an aborted baby was kept alive so that its heart could be harvested at a California Planned Parenthood facility, raising more legal questions about the group's practices."

The article also said: "...a former blood and tissue procurement technician for the biotech startup StemExpress also said she was asked to harvest an intact brain from the late-term, male fetus whose heart was still beating after the abortion."

So this is what goes on in this country under the fabled euphemism of providing for "women's health." The people doing this stuff are among those who cry out for "compassion" for poor women and for other "causes" most of which, if you do some homework, seem to have originated on the left.

I grew up hearing about all the atrocities Hitler committed in Germany when the Nazis were in power. You didn't hear much about Communist atrocities which were numerically worse than anything Hitler did because it wasn't, and isn't politically correct to discuss them. After all, we are all supposed to believe that the Communists and other assorted Leftists are really compassionate and loving people whose only problem is that they have a slightly different viewpoint than we do and so we need to sit and dialogue with them. For some strange reason they don't take that same position with Hitler. Don't misunderstand me here--I have no use for either Hitler and the Nazis or the Communists. Both are variants of Leftist ideology. Both are anti-Christian.

But if we end up sanctioning what Planned Parenthood is doing to these unborn babies then we better get down on our knees and apologize to Hitler because what we are allowing in this country is every bit as bad as what he did in Nazi Germany.

It seems that, in this country, many churches are so busy ordaining sodomite bishops and ministers that they are way too busy to pay attention to what Planned Parenthood has been doing, probably for decades now. The churches in this country should be screaming to Heaven over what goes on in these abortion mills, but most of them are much too comfortable to be bothered. Now that these  videos have been released and the public is beginning to find out what Planned Parenthood is really doing, they don't have nearly as much excuse for keeping quiet.

Some churches around the country have taken a strong anti-abortion stand over the years--but what about the rest??? What about the majority? They can't claim total ignorance anymore so what will they do? That's the sixty-four dollar question.

If we can look at what Planned Parenthood is doing with these unborn babies and not admit that this is, indeed, a new level of barbarity, then maybe this country has gone past the point of no return. The evolutionists tell us that man is "progressing" that he is becoming more and more civilized. Actually, what we have today is not primitive barbarity, it is high-tech barbarity. This is the kind of thing this country needs to repent of and to stop, even if the federal government does want it to continue. And the fact that they do tells you something about the federal government. Folks, wake up and smell the coffee--if you can even bear to drink it after finding out what they are doing to these poor unborn children!

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Planned Parenthood and Federal Threats

by Al Benson Jr.

It's not unusual to see the federal government doing what it does best, threatening the states if they refuse to comply with federal edicts. This is, after all, what the centralizers and collectivists in Washington, the District of Corruption, live for. It makes their day if they can find some way, somehow, to stomp on states rights today.

Thus, when two states, Louisiana and Alabama, have sought to defund Planned Parenthood, this is something the feds can't afford to let pass. Notice these two states are both in the South.

In an article on for August 12th it was stated that: The U.S. government has warned states moving to defund women's health group Planned Parenthood that they may be in conflict with federal law, officials said Wednesday." The article reiterated  this same line a couple paragraphs later with commentary from the Dept. of Health and Human Services (HHS). Reuters noted that "The agency warned those two states that their plans to terminate Medicaid provider agreements with Planned Parenthood may illegally restrict beneficiary access to services, the spokesman said in a statement." In other words, you may be in violation of federal statutes that allow the murder of unborn babies if you restrict the "rights" of mothers to use this group to help them murder their unborn children.

Gary North, in an article on for August 19th noted that the operative word in use here is may. You may be in violation of some federal statute, but if you may, there is also a 50-50 chance that you may not. So this is a (at this point) thinly veiled threat by the Washington bureaucrats to the states that they better not try this. After all when it comes to murdering babies the federal government should have the final say and heaven help those states that really don't want to go along.

Now I hate to sound like a rabble-rouser, but I would dearly love to see another batch of states decide that they had had enough of Planned Parenthood's policy of murdering babies and marketing the baby parts. Will the feds decide to prosecute 15 or 16 states if they decide to adopt such a policy?

I can just hear some pompous federal bureaucrat dumping all over various states because they are not willing to pay for the murder and resale of unborn children (and they ARE children, even if unborn). However, the "law" that allows for the murder of unborn children is not nearly as old as the one that says Thou shalt not kill  (Exodus 20:13). And the two laws obviously have two different and opposite sources. And now the federal government may prosecute states that choose to follow the Commandment rather than the federal edict.

Some of those  in the insane race for president have stated that would look into what Planned Parenthood has been doing if elected. Which means, in plain English, that they want the pro-life vote so they will give the appearance of being concerned until the election is over.  I'm sorry, but at this point, I don't trust any of them.

The Reuters article noted also that: "Anti-abortion activists said that a sixth video, released on Wednesday, shows  Planned Parenthood doctors sell(ing) aborted fetal tissue to researchers without the mother's permission." And of course Planned Parenthood still maintains it has done nothing wrong. The blood of those unborn children, crying out from their graves, gives the lie to that absurdity and the people at Planned Parenthood who willingly participate in these murders will answer to the Lord for these lives.

In the meantime, other states that would like to defund Planned Parenthood should go ahead and take that action and make that statement. For if there is a chance that they may be in violation of federal statutes, there is also the chance that they may not.  And either way, it is the right thing to do.

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Murdering Babies

by Al Benson Jr.

They call it "pro-choice," at least those over on the political and theological left do. In plain English, "pro-choice" means that they want you to have the "freedom" to decide whether to murder your unborn baby or not. The people that push this don't want you to have any other freedoms, definitely no First or Second or Tenth Amendment freedoms, but they do want you to feel free to kill your unborn baby if he or she happens to be inconvenient.

They don't want you to have the freedom to choose your own health care program, or to decide where your kids will attend school, or to decide to fly a flag in your yard if it "offends" some minority group. Those are freedoms you must be denied for the good of "society" but they do want to make sure you are free to kill your unborn child--and they have organizations out there that are more than happy to assist you in baby murder--particularly if they get to keep the baby parts for profitable resale. I know this is blunt but that's probably the best way to say it. It ain't pretty.

So maybe, in light of this vaunted "freedom" the leftists in Washington and elsewhere want you to be able to exercise we ought to ask a few blunt questions about the "freedom" to kill your unborn kids.

Pastor Steve Wilkins of Auburn Ave. Presbyterian Church in Monroe, Louisiana has asked, and answered, a few very direct questions about unborn children and whether parents have the "right" to do away with them if they are an inconvenience.

He asks, "When does life begin?" And he answers "At conception (Job 3:3; Psalm 139:13)...Even when David was 'unformed' he existed as an individual in relation to God (Psalm 139:15-16). Children are gifts of God in the fullest sense of the word." 

He then askes "Is abortion murder?" and answers "Yes.  The only legitimate reasons for the intentional taking of human life are capital punishment and self-defense (either personal or in legitimate warfare). All other taking of human life is murder. Thus the intentional killing of the unborn is murder." And he askes "Aren't there some circumstances in which abortion is justified?" He answers "No." He then askes "What if the mother's life is endangered?" His answer "In these situations the doctor's job is to seek to preserve the lives of both mother and child and not to decide who should die."  Pastor Wilkins admits this is not always easy, but the doctor should try.

And then comes the question I have seen presented on numerous occassions. "What if the pregnancy is the result of rape or incest?" He answers "The innocent parties in the case of rape or incest are the mother and the baby. Only the rapist has done something that is worthy of death. Conception is never an accident (Psalm 127:3).

Pastor Wilkins notes that we must always be ready to reply to the "gainsayers" who will continually raise questions with the hope of making a true biblical perspective on murdering babies seem foolish. These people will often say "You are being judgmental to condemn women who feel they ought to choose abortion." And his reply: "No. God is the one who says it is murder, not us. God alone is the Judge." 

Then they will say "Don't you think a woman has a right to control her own body?" Again, he answers "No. Her body is not her own but given to her by God and she has a responsibility to govern it according to God's Word. And besides, the body of the baby is a separate body." There's that "R" word--responsibility--that thing most folks want to run from.

Then someone will pipe up and say "Aren't you concerned about the problem of unwanted children?"  To which Pastor Wilkins answers "Yes. But if a woman is not married and doesn't want children, she should abstain from sexual intercourse..." Now there's a blockbuster for this day and age, when we are faced with a culture that has been conditioned to want the fun and games but no responsibility for playing. This so-called "free" culture doesn't want to hear all that. Easier to believe the politicians from the "District of Corruption."

And then there is that hackneyed old leftist cliche "Aren't you concerned about over-population?" How many times have I heard that one tossed out there in the past three decades? I can't count them. But Pastor Wilkins has an answer for that one, too.  He says, again, "No God says that a growing population is a great  blessing to a people. The world is not over-populated but under-populated.  Our calling is not to prevent births but to be fruitful and multiply." The "over-population" bugaboo has been around for a long time. Back in 1969 R. J. Rushdoony wrote a little book called The Myth of Over Population. Even back then astute clergymen like him realized that over-population was a myth.

And in a final note, Pastor Wilkins says: "We must repent of being part of a nation that has sanctioned the murder of unborn children.  We have become a nation of self-righteous, hypocritical barbarians.  God will not allow such hypocrisy to go unpunished. But more than all else, we must repent of being part of a Church that has stood by in guilty silence..." And I must admit, I often wonder how much the 501 C3 status of churches has to do with that situation. Maybe that's something else we need to repent of.

Wednesday, August 05, 2015

Planned Parenthood--Abortion For Profit?

by Al Benson Jr.

There has been quite a fuss (as well there should be) over those videos of Planned Parenthood's senior director, Dr. Deborah Nucatola, explaining how Planned Parenthood's senior employees perform abortions that leave major organs and other body parts intact so they can be resold on the market. Sound preposterous?  In today's culture it shouldn't, just business as usual. It is happening and it's all part of our New World Order culture.

And the people that promote this carnage are hoping the general public will continue to be outraged at the killing of some rare lion in Africa and thereby pay no attention to what Planned Parenthood is doing in this country. So far their hopes have been greatly realized. And, needless to say, our dutiful and compliant "news media will focus on the lion story as much as it can and as little on the Planned Parenthood story as it can get away with.

Russell Longcore, on the DumpDC website has observed that: "The news is full of stories these days about Planned Parenthood (PP), the so-called 'family planning' organization. The Center for Medical Progress has been recording perfectly legal videos PP staffers...discussing how PP is harvesting body parts from aborted fetuses (real human babies) and selling those parts to research labs. Apparently, it is a profitable revenue source for PP. And Planned Parenthood is largely funded by Congress...and you. PP receives over $500 million in funds each year from Congress." With congressional funding for this operation it sort of makes you wonder where Congress is at morally--or more important--where the people are morally that voted these turkeys into office.

We were all told, after the last election, that once the Republicans got control of Congress, why we'd only be about two steps away from the Millennium. It would all be "pie in the sky by and by" and "by and by" would be any day now. Upon such falsehoods the delusions of grandeur have been founded. Ask yourselves just how much this Republican Congress has slowed the Obama socialist juggernaut. The answer is, not much. But, then, if the truth be known, they never intended to. The Republican's program is Obama's agenda with different rhetoric. The different rhetoric is supposed to fool the voting public into believing  that "real change" has taken place when all that's really changed is the verbiage.

I got an email last evening fro Eagle Forum, the headline for which was "Senate fails to defund Planned Parenthood." Did anyone really expect anything different from this Congress? I didn't. The Eagle Forum article noted: "This morning the Center for Medical Progress released its fifth video exposing the truth about Planned Parenthood. This video provides still more evidence that this taxpayer-funded organization is engaged in illegal and barbaric practices that yield a profit on the exploitation of women and the butchery of innocent children." Where are all the "Feminist" organizations when you need them? With all the evidence out there now about what Planned Parenthood has been doing, our benevolent Senate somehow could not come up with enough votes or intestinal fortitude  to take its money away. What does that tell you about the character of those Congress Critters that voted to have the public have to continue to pay for this butchery? By their vote they make us all accomplices to what Planned Parenthood does--but then, that's not nearly as important as some lion that got shot in Africa is it?

The Infowars website had an article on it about the  Governor of Louisiana cutting off state funding for Planned Parenthood.  Gov. Jindal said: "This is not an organization that is worthy of receiving public assistance from the state." The article continued: "Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal has cut off taxpayer funding to Planned Parenthood in the wake of the shocking videos showing the organization harvesting baby organs for profit. Not only has Jindal blocked Medicaid money to Planned Parenthood, but he also barred the State Dept. of Health and Hospitals from funding the organization." Jindal said: "In recent weeks it has been shocking to see reports of the alleged activities taking place at Planned Parenthood facilities across the country...Planned Parenthood does not represent the values of the people of Louisiana and shows a fundamental disrespect for human life." I wonder how many other governors have done at least this much. Oh, I realize Jindal is running for president and all, but still, his is a good statement and I'd like to see other governors endorse it. I don't plan on holding my breath too long.

It would be great, and a step in the right direction, if several states decided to do this. I realize that Washington, D.C.  will probably not ever do it and you can't expect this Marxist president to ever endorse it. Planned Parenthood and its agenda is part and parcel of his cultural worldview. He is the living epitomy of Proverbs 8:36--"But he that sinneth against me wrongeth his own soul: all that hate me love death." That's where he is at, and those that voted for him strictly on the basis of skin color will have much to answer for.

The Center for Medical Progress' David Daleiden summed it up when he said: "Planned Parenthood's criminal conspiracy to make money off of aborted baby parts reaches to the very highest level of their organization." So, is it "abortion for profit" on the part of Planned Parenthood? It surely does seem like it is, and that being the case, this organization is not deserving of any support from decent folks and indeed, needs to be exposed so that the America people know just what Congress is forcing us to pay for.