Students for Life of America, known as SFLA, did something extraordinary this past week. They are the nation’s biggest pro-life youth organization and they appeared on Wednesday at Capitol Hill in Washington D.C. They left 200,000 babies socks for Speaker of the House Paul Ryan urging him to defund Planned Parenthood. On their website they said,
“We held our massive #Sockit2PP rally on the Capitol Hill Lawn and put pressure on Congressional leaders to keep their promise and defund Planned Parenthood. We carted 196,543 little baby socks to the rally, piling them high as a representation of the number of abortions Planned Parenthood commits. Each baby sock represented one child that was aborted at the hands of Planned Parenthood.”
In a statement by the SFLA president Kristan Hawkins said the following on behalf of the organization she runs,
“There is no excuse for the government to keep funding Planned Parenthood. These socks represent all the women betrayed by the abortion industry and their pre-born babies who will never be able to wear the baby socks because of Planned Parenthood.”
One of the people at the rally was Senator Ben Sasse, a Republican from Nebraska. He said the following about their rally,
“We need to have images like this so people start to reflect on the magnitude of the suffering that’s happening out there. Our movement is not primarily about legislation. Our movement is not primarily about compulsion. This movement is not primarily about power. It’s about celebrating human dignity, and talking about the gift of life.”
Sasse has adamantly been opposed to funding abortion. Especially after Tom Perez, chair of the Democratic National Committee said they would not support any candidate who was opposed to funding abortion. In response to a tweet about Perez’s stance on the issue and his self-proclaimed stand of working for the little guy, Sasse tweeted him the following,
— Ben Sasse (@BenSasse) April 23, 2017
The Blaze reported that former Planned Parenthood manager Sue Thayer noted that there should have been little feet in all of those socks. This project is not finished though. They are not done collecting the socks. They said,
“The number is over halfway to our goal of collecting 323,999 baby socks, which is how many abortions Planned Parenthood did last year. If you haven’t sent us in a sock, do it! We are still collecting socks and trying to make it to our goal.”
— Kate Scanlon (@kgscanlon) April 26, 2017
They told reporters they plan on ultimately donating the socks to crisis pregnancy centers across the nation. Republicans have been adamant in defunding Planned Parenthood. In March they rolled back Obama-era legislation that prohibited withholding funds from organizations such as Planned Parenthood that provide abortions.
President Trump has made it clear he plans on defunding the organization. He even offered to continue funding them should they stop providing abortion services but they basically spit in his face and flat out rejected that olive branch. If they really cared about providing the best service they would have been open to negotiating with him. In reality, they screwed women who use non-abortion services they rave about by their unwillingness to negotiate with the President. Because now they won’t get funding at all.
Perhaps they should have thought about that before they drew a red line in the sand about an issue that is so clearly ethically wrong. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure that one out. That one is pretty simple.
While liberals are quick to talk about bringing refugees in from countries struck by genocide and war they fail to recognize the genocide going on in our own country to unborn children. That is the real war on women. The war on unborn children. Young women are taken advantage of and pressured into having an abortion. Without being given the option to use other outlets such as adoption.
Yet liberals claim it is conservatives who take advantage of and discriminate against women. They should take a moment to look in the mirror and see the blatant hypocrisy staring at them in the face. If they truly cared about women they would believe in providing them holistic medical care for those with unwanted pregnancies. Holistic care including religious counseling or adoption services if necessary.
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