It is time for conservative voters to draw a line in the sand when it comes to Planned Parenthood. For decades, Republican politicians have been winning conservative votes by labeling themselves pro-life, but once they take office many of them don't do anything to advance the cause. In fact, many "Pro-Life" members of Congress have been voting to fund Planned Parenthood year after year after year without any consequences. In 2018, we aren't going to put up with this any longer. The following is an extended free preview of a book that I am working on about how to turn America in a positive direction:
It is no longer OK for Republican politicians to claim that they are pro-life during their campaigns but then vote to fund Planned Parenthood while they are in office. As a conservative voter, I have been extremely frustrated by supposedly "conservative" politicians who think it is OK to betray the Pro-Life movement over and over again. More specifically, I cannot understand how any "pro-life" politician could possibly vote to give Planned Parenthood approximately $500 million in federal funding year after year.
It is time for conservative voters to take matters into their own hands. In 2018, conservatives will be the deciding factor in Republican primaries all over the nation. If we worked together and stood strong, we could ensure that the vast majority of Republican candidates for office in 2018 are truly Pro-Life.
So what I am suggesting is that we require all Republican candidates for office to take a pledge to vote against any bill that gives even one penny of funding to Planned Parenthood. This would apply on the federal, state and local levels. We would let them know that if they are not willing to pledge that there will be no money for Planned Parenthood under any circumstances that we will not vote for them under any circumstances.
And just because someone is running as an incumbent does not mean that they would get a pass. If a Republican incumbent will not take the pledge, we will find someone to run against that incumbent who will.
If we actually did this, we could virtually assure that Planned Parenthood would be defunded. The Republicans are very likely to remain in control of the House of Representatives again in 2018, and any bill to fund Planned Parenthood has to get the approval of the House. If we were to pack the House with conservatives that would never vote for any bill that funds Planned Parenthood, there is nothing that the Senate or the White House could do to override that.
This can actually happen, but we have to be united. And all that we would require would be one simple pledge:
"I will not vote in favor of funding for Planned Parenthood under any circumstances."
This is my stand, and I am not moving from it. Any candidate that does not make this pledge will not get my support of my vote.
Since Roe v. Wade was decided in 1973, close to 60 million babies have been slaughtered in America's abortion mills. We are killing children on an industrial scale, and yet most Americans have accepted this as normal.
And Planned Parenthood is the biggest offender by far. Planned Parenthood performs more than 300,000 abortions every year, and they get more funding from the federal government than any other source by a very wide margin.
By giving Planned Parenthood about a half-billion dollars a year, the United States government is putting a giant stamp of approval on what Planned Parenthood is doing. Of course, none of that money is actually supposed to go for providing abortions, but everyone knows what the real deal is.
Planned Parenthood is in business to provide abortions. In fact, former Planned Parenthood workers have revealed that they actually had to try to meet "abortion sales quota goals" each month. If the quotas were met, workers were rewarded with pizza parties and other incentives. The following testimony comes from former Planned Parenthood center manager Sue Thayer:
"It was on this big grid, and if we hit our goal, our line was green. If we were 5 percent under, it was yellow, if we were 10 percent under, it was red. That's when we needed to have a corrective action plan—why we didn't hit the goal, what we're going to do differently next time," she said.
"So we were really very goal-oriented. I trained my staff the way I was trained, which was to really encourage women to choose abortion, to have it at Planned Parenthood, because that counts toward our goal."
Yes, this is really taking place. Workers are actually being given incentives to convince women to kill their own babies.
Even more alarming is the harvesting of body parts that is going on at Planned Parenthood clinics nationwide.
Even though it is against the law, aborted babies are being chopped up and their organs are being sold off to the highest bidder. This is the kind of thing that you would have expected to happen in Nazi Germany, but instead it is actually happening in the United States of America in our day and time.
The Center for Medical Progress has released undercover video after undercover video documenting that this is being done, and yet only a small segment of the population has expressed outrage.
In one of the most recent videos, a Planned Parenthood executive is shown "haggling over per-specimen pricing for livers, lungs, and brains."
New undercover video shows Dr. Mary Gatter, the Planned Parenthood senior executive who infamously laughed "I want a Lamborghini" about payments for aborted fetal parts, again haggling over per-specimen pricing for livers, lungs and brains, even while insisting the purchaser must do all the work to harvest.
In another undercover video, a Planned Parenthood doctor in Texas discussed what she would do to babies in their second trimester so that their heads would come out "pretty intact" for harvesting:
The 11th video release from The Center for Medical Progress in the ongoing Planned Parenthood baby parts scandal shows the abortion doctor for Planned Parenthood in Austin, Texas, Dr. Amna Dermish, describing a partial-birth abortion procedure to terminate living, late-term fetuses which she hopes will yield intact fetal heads for brain harvesting.
Dr. Dermish admits she was trained by the Senior Director of Medical Services at Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Dr. Deborah Nucatola. Nucatola described a partial-birth abortion technique to harvest fetal organs in the first Planned Parenthood video released July 14 by CMP.
"My aim is usually to get the specimens out pretty intact," says Dermish, speaking to actors posing as a fetal tissue procurement company. Dermish admits that she will sometimes use ultrasound guidance to convert a 2nd-trimester fetus to a feet-first breech presentation: "Especially the 20-weekers are a lot harder versus the 18-weekers, so at that point I'll switch to breech."
How can the federal government possibly fund this kind of evil?
When is enough going to be enough? How far do things have to go before we say "NO MORE"?
This isn't just another political issue. This is a battle for the soul of our nation. If we continue to allow this to go on, and the federal government continues to give hundreds of millions of dollars to the organization that is doing this, there is no future for our country.
I am not exaggerating one bit when I say that.
When you include all forms of abortion, including abortion drugs such as RU 486, more than a million abortions are performed in the U.S. every single year.
To put that in perspective, the number of American children killed by abortion each year is roughly equal to the number of U.S. military deaths that have occurred in the entire history of our nation.
Or let's look at this another way. The number of Americans being aborted each day is roughly equal to the number of victims who died during the destruction of the World Trade Center towers on 9/11.
In other words, it is like a new 9/11 each and every single day of the year.
If we are truly Pro-Life, we have got to do something to stop this. Many have pinned their hopes on overturning Roe v. Wade, but even if that happened tomorrow that would not outlaw abortion. Instead, each state would be able to make their own laws about abortion, and most of the larger states such as California and New York would continue to keep it legal.
Yes, let us try very hard to continue to get more pro-life justices on to the Supreme Court, but we can make much more of an immediate impact by going after Planned Parenthood. If we can get Planned Parenthood defunded on the federal level, it would be absolutely devastating for them, and it is likely that many clinics around the country would have to start closing down.
By the age of 45, approximately one out of every three women in the United States will have had an abortion, and close to half of all women who get an abortion each year have had one before.
We have created a culture of death, and in some areas of the country abortion rates are so high that it is hard to believe that the numbers are actually true.
For example, it has been reported that 41 percent of all New York City pregnancies end in abortion, and according to Pastor Clenard Childress, approximately 52 percent of all African-American pregnancies in the entire nation now end in abortion.
Most of the women who are getting abortions in the United States claim to be Christian.
Yes, this is actually true. According to Operation Rescue, Protestant women get 42 percent of all abortions and Catholic women get 27 percent of all abortions.
We are a "Christian nation" that has murdered nearly 60 million of our own children, and close to 90 percent of those murders were performed "for the sake of convenience."
Either abortion is murder or it isn't.
If it is murder, how can any self-respecting pro-life politician ever vote to give federal funding to an organization that is murdering more than 300,000 babies a year?
There is really good money in murdering children these days. In fact, 30 Planned Parenthood executives make more than $200,000 a year, and a few of them actually make more than $300,0000 a year.
The blood of tens of millions of precious little children is crying out from the ground against us, and yet most politicians just continue with business as usual as if nothing is happening.
And of course the United States is far from alone. Since 1980, more than a billion children around the world have been aborted.
Just think about that for a moment.
What do you think God thinks about a billion dead babies?
There are some people out there that are suggesting that the United States is heading for a period of great blessing despite the fact that we have killed close to 60 million children and we continue to kill them on an industrial scale every single day.
It doesn't work that way.
If we want to have any hope of turning this nation around, we have to quit slaughtering children.
I don't have any more patience for politicians who want to use the pro-life label to get votes but then are willing to hand Planned Parenthood hundreds of millions of dollars every year once they get into office.
If you vote to fund Planned Parenthood, you are not pro-life.
It really is that simple.
In 2018, let us choose not to compromise any longer. If a candidate will not promise to deny funding to Planned Parenthood, we will deny them our votes.
Personally, this is my line in the sand, and I am not moving.
Michael Snyder's book entitled "Living A Life That Really Matters" is available in paperback and for the Kindle on Amazon.com.
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