"He who is not with me is against me, and he who does not gather with me scatters."This is a description of the Title X program that we heard so much about during the Planned Parenthood defunding debate. This description is straight from the website of the U.S. government's Health and Human Services Dept.
-- Luke 11:23
The Title X Family Planning program ["Population Research and Voluntary Family Planning Programs" (Public Law 91-572)], was enacted in 1970 as Title X of the Public Health Service Act. Title X is the only federal grant program dedicated solely to providing individuals with comprehensive family planning and related preventive health services. The Title X program is designed to provide access to contraceptive services, supplies and information to all who want and need them. By law, priority is given to persons from low-income families.Notice the words "Population Research" in the official name of the program. This is nothing but population control. And this program is aimed at "low-income" families. And when they say "family planning", you can be sure that what they really mean is contraception, abortion and sterilization.
Planned Parenthood's objective is also a population control. It has nothing to do with helping women -- low-income or otherwise. It is all about keeping low-income women from having "too many children". Here is the real purpose of PP as documented in their 2008 tax filing.
VOLUNTARY FERTILITY REGULATION, INCLUDING CONTRACEPTION, ABORTION, STERILIZATION, AND INFERTILITY SERVICES .... ACHIEVING, THROUGH INFORMED INDIVIDUAL CHOICE, A U.S. POPULATION OF STABLE SIZEIn China they have a one-child policy. In the U.S. we have Planned Parenthood and Title X. The goals are the same -- population control. Planned Parenthood tries to pretend that it is pro-women, but it is not. It is anti-women and anti-children.
PP is X-rated because it pushes sex and violence on women. It pushes sex in the form of contraception and encouraging young women to be sexually active right from the moment of puberty. It pushes violence in the form of abortion -- right up to the moment of birth. How is this any different from killing a new born baby? Is it justified just because the child is still in the womb?
Once we realize that the main purpose of PP is population control, then the pretense of being pro-women is exposed as a lie. This is what Lila Rose's group Live Action has worked so hard to expose. Many have questioned her group's methods, but how else can one go about exposing this organization that hides behind a pro-woman public relations campaign?
Planned Parenthood is the first domino in a chain. Once their lies are exposed and the first domino falls then the next domino falls, which is the radical feminists. How can they claim to be pro-women when they are so devoted to the cause of Planned Parenthood? And once the lies of the radical feminists are exposed then the next domino falls, which is the liberal leftwing of the Democratic Party. Of course they know that PP is a population control organization, but they continue to preach the lies of radical feminism.
We just went through a very interesting moment in history in which the funding of Planned Parenthood by the U.S. government was challenged due to public pressure. On the one side were the pro radical feminist Democrats who supported PP. On the other side were pro life Republicans who opposed using public funds granted through Title X to support abortion providers like Planned Parenthood.
But let's not be totally naive. Was this really a "showdown" over the budget? Was there any real legitimate threat from the Republican leadership that they would shutdown the government over this issue? Or was this an elaborate staged theatrical dramatic production for the benefit of pro Life citizens? In other words, was this just a case of political kabuki?
And if the Republican leadership never had any intention on going through on their threats, then what is the end effect? It could actually help Planned Parenthood in their fundraising by picturing themselves as helpless victims.
And yet, I do feel that a historic battle was fought this past week on the issue of abortion. PP has been exposed and the pro life movement has got a taste of what a major victory could look like.
This battle is not just an earthly battle, but it is a spiritual battle as well. The very fact that such a battle took place is a sign from Heaven. The politicians may not know it yet, but the heavenly forces are realigning. For now the wind has shifted and is blowing from behind those of us on the side of life. And yet, it will still take a monumental effort to resist the counter-attack from the abortion forces.
Abortion IS the litmus issue. It IS the one issue on which we can say, "if you are not with Christ, then you are against Christ." The cross, the symbol of Christ, is the sign which we follow into battle. This is the new Christian crusade which will unite all of Christendom. Those who call themselves Christians, but do not enter into this battle are not true followers of Christ.
Please call your representatives in Congress and let them know that this battle is not over by a long shot.
UPDATE: American Life League, the largest Catholic pro-life organization in the United States, has called on the Church to excommunicate 62 Catholic Congressmen who voted against the defunding of Planned Parenthood.
Here are the names of the US Catholic Congresspersons who support Planned Parenthood -- the largest abortion provider in the United States.
Jason Altmire, PA; Joe Baca, CA; Xavier Becerra, CA; Timothy H. Bishop, NY; Robert Brady, PA; Michael E. Capuano, MA; Dennis A. Cardoza, CA; John Carney, DE; Hansen Clarke, MI; William Lacy Clay, MO; Gerald E. Connolly, VA; Jim Costa, CA; Joe Courtney, CT; Mark Critz, PA; Joseph Crowley, NY; Henry Cuellar, TX; Peter DeFazio, OR; Rosa L. DeLauro, CT; John D. Dingell, MI; Richael F. Doyle, PA; Anna Eshoo, CA; Charlie Gonzalez, TX; Raul M. Grijalva, AZ; Richard Hanna, NY; Brian Higgins, NY; Maurice D. Hinchey, NY; Tim Holden, PA; Marcy Kaptur, OH; Dale E. Kildee, MI; Dennis J. Kucinich, OH; James R. Langevin, RI; John B. Larson, CT; Ben Ray Lujan, NM; Stephen F. Lynch, MA; Ed Markey, MA; Carolyn McCarthy, NY; James P. McGovern, MA; Jerry McNerney, CA; Michael H. Michaud, MA; George Miller, CA; James P. Moran, VA; Grace F. Napolitano, CA; Richard E. Neal, MA; Bill Owens, NY; Frank Pallone, NJ; Bill Pascrell, NJ; Ed Pastor, AZ; Nancy Pelosi, CA; Mike Quigley, IL; Charles B. Rangel, NY; Lucille Roybal-Allard, CA; Tim Ryan, OH; Linda T. Sanchez, CA; Loretta Sanchez, CA; Jose E. Serrano, NY; Albio Sires, NJ; Jackie Speier, CA; Mike Thompson, CA; Paul Tonko, NY; Nydia M. Velazquez, NY; Peter J. Visclosky, IN; Peter Welch, VT