The latest tragedy concerning abortion, among millions of them that happen due to Planned Parenthood, involved a 24 year old Chicago woman named Tonya Reaves. Reaves died Friday after she began to hemorrhage during a cervical dilation and evacuation, the technical term for an abortion, at a clinic in Chicago’s South Loop. While I don’t know all of the reasons that Reaves chose to murder her unborn baby, I do know that Planned Parenthood is not only complicit in the murder of the unborn child, but they should also be held accountable for the death of Ms. Reaves.
According to the Chicago Tribune,
The pregnancy and “cervical dilation and evacuation,” which is a technical term for abortion, that she received at the Planned Parenthood clinic, 18 S. Michigan Ave. were listed as contributing factors in her death.
The victim’s twin sister told WBBM Newsradio that her family is demanding answers.
The Illinois President and CEO Carole Brite said in a statement:
“While legal abortion services in the United States have a very high safety record, a tragedy such as this is devastating to loved ones and we offer our deepest sympathies. Planned Parenthood of Illinois cares deeply about the health and safety of each and every patient.”
What Ms. Brite does not tell anyone is that what they are constantly performing is murder of a human being, the most helpless human being in our society. She also doesn’t tell you the shame and guilt that a majority of these women face and many are drawn to commit suicide as a result. In fact,
“According to a 1986 study by researchers at the University of Minnesota, a teenage girl is 10 times more likely to attempt suicide if she had an abortion in the last six months than is a comparable teenage girl who has not had an abortion.”
It’s also not as safe as Ms. Brite would have you believe. According to a Finland study mothers are almost five times as likely to die during an abortion as they are in giving birth.
Now though Congress is scrutinizing the issue. Fox News reports,
Rep. Cliff Stearns, R-Fla., who launched a probe into Planned Parenthood earlier this year, is now calling for a public hearing on Capitol Hill.
“I would like to put them under oath,” he told Fox News. “I would like to find out how they spend our half a billion dollars, and I would also like to explore some of the safety aspects, particularly in light of this death, of this tragedy.”
Stearns claims that since he launched a congressional probe, all he’s gotten are thousands of pages of irrelevant documents and no answers to his questions.
Rep. Stearns is not the only one calling for such measures. Susan B. Anthony List President Marjorie Dannenfelser said in a statement,
“Congress has an obligation to exercise clear and regular oversight of businesses like Planned Parenthood that receive hundreds of millions of dollars in taxpayer funding and have such dramatic impact on the lives of women and unborn children. We must not allow Tonya Reaves to have died in vain, but rather heed this warning and call on Congress to exercise its full capacity to investigate Planned Parenthood.”
Capitol Hill needs to simply stop funding organizations like Planned Parenthood. While the charge is made that Planned Parenthood is for the health of the woman, the studies show otherwise. Even Barack Obama wants his own little girls to be cared for by these mass murderers.
Why we will not stand up and say, “Enough” and quit funding this kind of thing is truly beyond me. How long will Planned Parenthood and organizations like it survive if they are not funded by taxpayers? I’m guessing not very long.