By L.A. Williams
Christian Action League
February 12, 2020
Weeks after Planned Parenthood released a report showing it had performed nearly 346,000 abortions last year (35 abortions for every instance of prenatal care and 81 for every adoption referral), North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper shared on social media his delight at winning the wicked organization’s support.
“Roy is proud to receive this endorsement from Planned Parenthood Votes! South Atlantic,” his campaign posted adjacent to a picture of a smiling Cooper in front of a blue background with a bright pink circle touting the endorsement.
“Pink and blue should make us think of welcoming our state’s newest citizens, not celebrating an organization that specializes in snuffing out their lives,” said the Rev. Mark Creech, executive director of the Christian Action League.
Planned Parenthood continues to claim that abortions make up only a small percentage of its services. But the 2018-2019 annual report featured last month in a National Review article showed that, based on CDC statistics, its clinics perform more than half of all the abortions in the United States. Further, the report showed an increase of more than 13,000 Planned Parenthood abortions from the previous fiscal year, even as the nation’s overall abortion rate is falling.
Sadly, National Review reported, Planned Parenthood receives the largest share of its revenue from government reimbursements and grants.
“It’s no wonder that this organization wants to keep lawmakers like Gov. Cooper in office since he has long made his support of abortion well known,” Creech said. “North Carolina would have a law today to protect babies born alive during abortion were it not for Cooper.”
Filed partly in response to efforts in New York and Virginia to legalize infanticide, Senate Bill 359 would have made it a felony for doctors to deny appropriate medical care to babies born alive after a failed abortion and would have required nurses and other staff to report the incidents. The legislation passed both chambers before being vetoed by Cooper.
While the Senate overrode the governor’s veto late last April, the vote in the House, 67-53 for the override, fell five votes short of the needed supermajority. Creech said many who voted with the Governor believed his erroneous contention that the bill was unnecessary.
“Some were misled into thinking that the state already has laws to protect these babies or, as Gov. Cooper claimed, that a baby being born alive during an abortion just doesn’t happen, but that is not the case,” he said. “It happens, and these most vulnerable of our citizens need protection.”
Creech said North Carolinians should know gubernatorial candidate Dan Forest’s position on abortion and the born-alive bill.
“Two thousand years ago, Christians fought to end infanticide. It was standard practice back then and it was because of Christianity that practice went away and we added the idea of human dignity to babies. Here we have seen in Western Civilization, as of late, when we are literally living in a post-Christian culture in Western Civilization that we see this issue of human dignity before us again…We see it on social media, the way that people talk to one another, the way that people flame one another, the way that people hate one another, the lack of human dignity in conversations…the lack of human dignity in politics, the lack of human dignity in just about every aspect of life,” Forest said during a rally for the bill.
“So there should really be no surprise that there is a lack of human dignity about unborn babies or even about babies that are born laying on a table…We are going to look back on this time in American history and say this was the worst atrocity we have ever committed in America.”