Planned Parenthood, the major abortion provider in the United States, informed a carefully selected media conference on 9th January that the Association was abandoning the label “Pro-choice”. Planned Parenthood is the leading abortion provider responsible for the deaths of countless thousands of unborn children each year in the United States. It can be expected that the remaining organisations in the abortion movement will follow suit.
This dramatic move is a further retreat by the pro-abortion movement that has been losing the battle for the minds and the hearts of the people since the Roe Wade decision of the Supreme Court in the United States 40 years ago.
The label supports a culture of death with the false and dangerous term “a woman’s right to choose.” There is no ‘right’ to kill another person. It is always wrong to kill the innocent. A woman has an absolute right not to get pregnant, but when she is pregnant she does not have the right to kill her child in the womb. In the biblical book, Deuteronomy it says, I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses. Now choose life, so that you and your children may live. As a society, we must do all we can to help women choose life for their children.
Planned Parenthood has realised that the term “ Pro-choice, a woman’s right to choose” is not resonating with the public who are increasingly recognising that it is just not true. We knew it was not true, they knew it was not true and now society at large knows that it is not true. It is a monstrous lie that has contributed to untold pain and suffering, for millions of women throughout the world and to the killing of millions of innocent and defenceless unborn children. Never before in the history of mankind has such a blatant lie been the cause of such death and destruction.
The slogan “a woman’s right to choose” was invented in 1969 by Dr Bernard Nathanson, a founder of the National Association for Repeal of Abortion Laws. He later had a conversion and actively defended the right to life of the unborn when he saw on an ultra sound screen an unborn child with its mouth open in a silent scream, struggling to stay alive in the midst of an abortion.
Dr Nathanson later said that he always knew that all the Pro-abortion slogans and terminology he and his former pro-abortion friends invented, were lies.
The historic move by Planned Parenthood is a victory for a culture of life.