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Welcome to The Vine, where every week I strive to bring you updates from around the pro-life community to help you keep up with the ever constant battle to save lives. If you aren’t plugged-in, it is my sincere hope that The Vine will allow you to get familiar with those on the front lines and find your place among them.
If you asked anyone what news came out of St. Louis, Missouri in November, you’d no doubt hear about the uproar over the death of Michael Brown in Ferguson. Across the country, everyone knows about the protests and riots in the wake of a young, black man shot to death after charging at a police officer. Even the President of the United States took time to speak about the incident.
What you won’t hear about is the quiet arrival on an ambulance to the only abortion mill left operating in the state. Lights and sirens off, as is customary, the ambulance pulled up to Planned Parenthood in St. Louis for the 27th time in 5 years to transport a woman to a hospital. What happened? Nobody knows. Officials in the city are loathe to release any information that might shed light on why women are routinely harmed at their Planned Parenthood. According to Operation Rescue, an inspection performed in January 2013 revealed the following:
… filthy conditions including rusty surgical tables, suction abortion machines, IV stands, and other equipment and “copious amounts of dust” everywhere. Other violations included poor or non-existent infection control protocols and expired, improperly handed drugs.
Without knowing anything about her, there is no way to know if the latest victim of Planned Parenthood will survive whatever they did to send her to the hospital. But there will be no protests, no riots, no speech by the president. No collective national thought will be given to her because Planned Parenthood has been given free reign in America to injure and/or kill anyone they want. One should not wait for a statement forthcoming from Planned Parenthood on the status of the unknown woman.
In the irony of all ironies, Planned Parenthood did, however, make a statement about the death of Michael Brown. Noted by Ryan Bomberger at Townhall, Planned Parenthood, “leading racial profiler and killer of black lives,” tweeted: “#Ferguson, #MikeBrown’s death, and violence against people of color are an issue for all of …read more