Pain. Anguish. Death.
Every day it seems the world is mourning something new. In the culture of death that we live in, we are shown horrible things, but we run out of outrage for all of them. As we mourn, we hope that, in the future, this won’t be a problem. We hope that we can look back and say that we did something about it.
We are coming up on the anniversary of the first video released by the Center for Medical Progress, an undercover investigation of Planned Parenthood and their sale of aborted baby body parts. The revulsion that we felt when we watched these videos may have faded, but the fact remained the same: we had to do something about it.
And we did. In Ohio, Attorney General Mike DeWine launched into an investigation of Planned Parenthood’s dealings with aborted babies after the abortion. At Ohio Right to Life, we began researching how to protect the bodies of aborted children from such unethical treatment. In December, we saw the introduction of the Unborn Child Dignity Act in the Ohio General Assembly, requiring abortion facilities to provide humane burial or cremation to those aborted babies. We de-funded Planned Parenthood in Ohio. We continued to advance the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act.
We won’t be silent in the face of atrocities like these. We won’t back down from the fight. We will look injustice in the face, and say, you have no place here.
And as we do all that, we continue to mourn the lives lost, the mothers hurting, and the social ramifications. And we pray, knowing that our sovereign God has a far better plan. And ultimately, abortion won’t be part of it. We will fight to promote a culture of life, and defy the culture of death.
Replacing pain with peace, anguish with joy and death with life. This is what we pledge to do continually.
“We must always take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented.”-Elie Wiesel