Because of the controversy over the Planned Parenthood videos, pro-life members of Congress can confront the nation.
But I am very happy to learn about Republican Diane Black and how she is using the opportunity to speak the truth in the aftermath of the Planned Parenthood videos. CNS News reports, “Rep. Black: ‘You Don’t Get Livers and Hearts and Brains From a Blob of Tissue – That’s a Baby’”
At a rally in support of ending federal funding to Planned Parenthood, Rep. Diane Black (R-Tenn.) said Thursday that the group’s characterization of abortion as a “blob of tissue” is completely false and that the undercover videos recently released that show Planned Parenthood officials discussing the harvesting and selling of organs for aborted babies prove it.
“For too long, [women] have been told this is just a blob of tissue,” Black said at the rally, which was held on Capitol Hill. “Well, let me say this: You don’t get livers and hearts and brains from a blob of tissue – that’s a baby.”
Black has introduced legislation – the Defund Planned Parenthood Act of 2015 or H.R. 3134 – that would suspend all federal funding to the nation’s largest abortion provider until the investigation by House committees into the videos released by the Center for Medical Progress is complete.
Black should be commended for speaking clear truth about abortion and about how those videos reveal the truth about abortion. What we need are many more Representatives who are like her and who really share her convictions. It seems that, for many Republicans, the fact that abortion is homicide is not all that important to them.
We need to pray for more people to come into Congress with the same convictions as Black. We need to vote that way too.