Matthew 19:18 ESV “And Jesus said, “You shall not murder…”
Editor’s Note: Throughout the scriptures, God has made it clear that shedding innocent blood is murder, and no murderer will enter heaven. In addition to the death of the unborn baby, abortion also substantially harms the women and many times, families, husbands, boyfriends and a whole sphere of relationships connected to and surrounding each abortion. Often, lifelong guilt and other social, relational, spiritual and even physical problems follow the murder of innocent babes in the womb. Pastor Jim Bakker believes that this issue, abortion, may be the single most significant issue that brings God’s judgment on this nation more than any other.
Oklahoma Senator James Lankford has introduced a bill in the Senate that would cut all federal funding for Planned Parenthood for one year while an investigation takes place over accusations the group is selling the body parts of aborted babies.
Senator Langford said the Defund Planned Parenthood Act of 2015 is a result of the video exposes by the Center for Medical Progress.
“This comes back to the ultimate irony that we would literally tear one child apart in an abortion with the assumption that that would ultimately help some other child in the future,” Sen. Lankford said. “[They are] missing the significance of the child that is right there that could be helped by protecting their life. And then the doctor in this particular video gives the details of how … they would be careful to reach in and…kill the child in the womb so that they could preserve the rest of the organs. Because the kidney has value, because the liver has value, because the lungs have value, because the muscles in the legs have value.”
Langford told The Hill in a release he feels the public should not be forced to help Planned Parenthood in their actions.
“I am aware our nation is divided on the issue of abortion, but it is common-sense that we shouldn’t force taxpayers to assist the harvesting of human organs,” Lankford said in a release.
Langford told USA Headline News that he feels a one year hold on funding is more than reasonable event to supporters of the abortion provider.
“I’ve been very vocal in the past to say we need to take out all federal funding for Planned Parenthood permanently,” Lankford said. “But at least to come back and place a one year moratorium during this investigation. Why isn’t that a reasonable thing?”
Langford’s bill has a companion bill in the House that has been introduced by Tennessee Representative Diane Black.