By Scott Tibbs, June 3, 2011
And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved. -- John 3:19-20
Last week on her program, Rachel Maddow asked Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin CEO Teri Huyck what her reaction was to the deranged psychopath who was planning to murder staff at a Planned Parenthood clinic. (Fortunately, he was arrested before he could carry out his plot.) Huyck said that her reaction was "Anger at a society that has an anti-abortion voice that by their rhetoric that demonizes Planned Parenthood. They encourage the people who have a propensity toward violence to take an action like this."
No, Ms. Huyck, we aren't demonizing Planned Parenthood. We are telling the truth about you. The fact of the matter is that you murder babies by dismemberment for profit. The fact of the matter is that Planned Parenthood regularly helps sexual predators cover up their crimes, and supporters of Planned Parenthood even have the audacity to brag about it. Here in Bloomington, Planned Parenthood has corrupted the process of distributing tax funds to local social service agencies with their cynical and selfish political games.
When George Tiller was assassinated two years ago, abortion opponents were accused of contributing to that act of terrorism by saying that abortion is murder. I wrote in a guest column for the Herald-Times that if abortion-rights advocates want me to stop saying abortion is murder then "They are going to have to convince me that abortion is not murder." Until then, I take the same position that Martin Luther took when he made his statements about Biblical doctrine: "Here I stand. I can do no other. God help me."
Abortion is murder. HeraldTimesOnline can ban that argument in story comments and abortion-rights advocates can falsely accuse me of encouraging terrorism, but I am going to keep proclaiming that truth until I am convinced otherwise. If I am wrong, I will gladly recant my position, but I simply cannot see how it is possible to view the results of abortion and deny that this is the willful, intentional killing of a human being.
People like Huyck know that they profit from murdering babies. They are trying to silence the truth about abortion not because they fear "overheated rhetoric" will lead unstable people to violence, but because they do not want their consciences to be convicted as they go about their evil work. So rather than engage abortion opponents in the arena of ideas regarding the humanity of the unborn, they hypocritically smear all of us as "terrorists" while they go about slaughtering 1.2 million babies made in the image of God every single year.