While we rejoice over the victory of the Stupak-Pitts Amendment which would create a ban on public abortion funding under the proposed national health care plan, a Planned Parenthood leader is seething. Cecile Richards, President of Planned Parenthood Action Fund, sent out this letter to her mailing list Sunday afternoon. Some of the things she said struck me, not only for obvious reasons but because of the parallel we as Christians should be noting. We could actually learn a lot from them.
“At Planned Parenthood, we fought together with you until the bitter end (thank you), and once we lost the vote on women’s health, we started to do what we do best — gear up for our next fight.” – Richards
The warrior attitude Richards is portraying should be our attitude as we battle in the heavenlies for the lives of the unborn. Jesus makes a striking point when the Pharisees accuse Him of being of Satan when He casts out demons. He says:
"Every kingdom divided against itself is laid waste, and no city or house divided against itself will stand. And if Satan casts out Satan, he is divided against himself. How then will his kingdom stand? … Or how can someone enter a strong man’s house and plunder his goods, unless he first binds the strong man? Then indeed he may plunder his house. Whoever is not with me is against me, and whoever does not gather with me scatters. (Mat 12:25-26, 29-30)
We want the “goods”—the ending of abortion in America. This isn’t the time to cry, “Democrat!” “Republican!” It’s the time to cry, “JESUS!”