Last week, Planned Parenthood Federation of America president Cecile Richards sent this letter
to her pro-abortion email list, which is also an “open letter” to Congress. As I read it, I crafted my own open letter to Planned Parenthood and other pro-aborts. Richard’s text appears first, followed by my response in bold.
AN OPEN LETTER TO THE MEMBERS OF CONGRESS WHO ARE PLANNING TO GUT WOMEN’S REPRODUCTIVE RIGHTS AND HEALTH SERVICES
An open letter to Planned Parenthood and pro-abortion legislators and policies.
We know what your agenda is. And we are ready to stand strong and stop you at every turn.
We know what your agenda is. We are ready to pray and fight the culture of death you have propagated in this nation.
To the Representatives who have pledged to vote for any anti-abortion bill, including those that make no exception for survivors of rape and incest…
Thank you for standing for Life in the face of such hostile opposition. We will support you, fund you, stand behind you and vote for you.
To the Representatives who are planning to introduce legislation to defund Planned Parenthood health care services…
We appreciate that you recognize that federal funding should not be allowed to organizations like Planned parenthood who are not federal agencies and who do not truly serve all women. We urge you to either fund local medical facilities such as Catholic hospitals where people like me choose to receive care because of the pro-life stance, or not at all. There are many indigent women who could be served by broader medical funding that doesn’t provide abortion.
To the Representatives who seek to reinstate the global gag rule and eliminate international family planning funding…
This is wonderful! First, why should the United States, with our budget woes be funding, of all things, international abortions? Is it not enough we shed the blood of our innocent each year in this nation? Now we have to take money we don’t have and kill the babies of other nations?
To the Representatives who are determined to force through an even more restrictive version of the anti-choice Stupak abortion coverage ban…
Of course it should be more restrictive! Stupak didn’t exactly stand for Life in the end, now did he? Abortion isn’t health care; it’s an elective non-essential procedure, which kills a child. It might be legal but that doesn’t mean it should be funded by everyone else.
To Sarah Palin and every Tea Party member who thinks that a woman’s right to choose is somehow not an American value…
The right to Life is an American value that trumps the right to choose to take life. The Constitution guarantees each person a right to life and choosing to kill a baby denies that right. Palin and all members of all political parties who support Life are simply honoring the constitution upon which our nation was founded.
We and our families live better, healthier lives because of the care we received at Planned Parenthood health centers — and we will not back down in our fight to protect them. We believe in a woman’s right to choose and the right of every person to have access to complete reproductive health care — and we will never give up on those rights.
I am a woman who has never lived better because of Planned Parenthood. Because I can’t support abortion, I can hardly give my money to such an agency. Therefore, I will fight to protect my right to choose life. I also believe in a woman’s right to choose. I choose not to fund the shedding of innocent blood in the name of reproductive health care. I will never give up.
We are teachers, doctors, athletes, programmers, artists, lawyers, secretaries, CEOs, students, designers, nurses, factory workers, mothers, and fathers. We are conservatives and liberals, Democrats and Republicans, country and city people. We are women and men. We, in fact, are the majority — and we will not be silenced by your minority.
We are teachers, doctors, athletes, programmers, artists, lawyers, secretaries, CEOs, students, designers, nurses, factory workers, mothers, and fathers, too. We are from all walks of life, all spectrums of society; we are, actually, the real majority, as recent polls show that more Americans now identify themselves as pro-life.
Know that you have brought us together. And with each anti-choice statement you make and incendiary action you take, you make our bond stronger and help us continue the fight for women’s health and women’s rights.
Jesus is the one who brought us together. We petition our government, but we stand in the face of a higher court. The supreme court of heaven trumps the courts of earth every day. You may not think our prayers are powerful, but we know the truth is clear in Ephesians 6:12:
For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.
Our battle is not against you, but against the forces of darkness, and we will stand and pray, we will petition and lobby. And we will win because Jesus always wins.