Selective outrage?

Thursday, December 3, 2015
Joseph Parker - Guest Columnist

The immorality and barbarism of ISIS is almost daily in our faces. We are – and should be – both horrified and outraged. Yet in America we kill babies in far greater numbers than the victims of ISIS – and in just as barbaric ways.

The terrorist group ISIS continues to be in the news daily as they carry out evil acts of cruelty and killing. We are angered and appalled at the things we have seen and/or heard that they continue to do. Their actions are so vile and cruel (decapitations, immolations, rape, etc.) one wonders if there is even a shred of humanity left within them.  "What horrible human beings they are!" we may react.

We recoil at the news reports of ISIS' murderous activities. They go into public places, catch people unaware and slaughter them in large numbers. It is a very cowardly form of warfare, yet it clearly is a tactic that incites fear in hearts of people all over the world. The YouTube videos are used to show horrific acts of execution and barbarism the likes of which most people in the world would never see without today's technology and addiction to social media.

The immorality and barbarism of ISIS is almost daily in our faces. And we are both horrified and outraged ... rightfully so. And yet ... here in America we kill babies in far greater numbers than the victims of ISIS and in just as barbaric ways. The fear of ISIS has created a global refugee crisis. People are fleeing in huge numbers in countries where ISIS is known to be established. Yet the babies in the wombs of their mothers in our nation cannot run and they cannot hide. And we slaughter them by the thousands every day.

ISIS has a systematic method of financing their fear and killing operations all over the world. We here in the U.S. have Planned Parenthood, who have a very "efficient" baby-killing operation that functions daily. And our government uses our tax money to help fund Planned Parenthood to the tune of between one and two million dollars every day. Planned Parenthood can insist they provide numerous services to women all they want but their main reason for existence is to kill babies, plain and simple.

ISIS beheads its enemies. What does Planned Parenthood do? It kills babies, sometimes by tearing them limb from limb. Sometimes they use a vacuum so strong that it tears the babies apart. Sometimes they poison and burn the babies in the womb. And they don't stop there.  They even sell the baby parts for profit! They sell whole babies, babies' livers, hearts, lungs, etc. Even ISIS doesn't do that! Planned Parenthood makes ISIS look like a bunch of amateurs! ISIS has killed their thousands and Planned Parenthood has killed tens of millions!

How can we condemn ISIS and not even defund Planned Parenthood? How can we demand the world rid itself of ISIS while paying Planned Parenthood to do the same? How is what ISIS is doing evil – but what Planned Parenthood does, a service?

Joseph Parker is director of outreach and intercession for the American Family Association. This column first appeared on The Stand.

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