FRONT ROYAL, Virginia – August 19, 2015 – Following is a statement from Father Shenan J. Boquet, president of Human Life International, on the release of the 7th video from Center for Medical Progress presenting a graphic description of dismemberment of a small baby in a Planned Parenthood facility.
“With each new video we see more clearly the humanity of the unborn child and the depravity of Planned Parenthood and its partners in this violent and disgusting trade. Every statement that Planned Parenthood and its defenders have used to deflect criticism is undermined by the next video, leading us to wonder what they can possibly say to justify the dissection of living human beings for so-called “donations” of tissue. The tiny person being killed and dissected most certainly did not give his consent. And given the number of Planned Parenthood employees who have been shown on video discussing the need for intact human beings whose hearts were not stopped with chemicals in utero, there is no way to say credibly that this only refers to a small number of cases.
“It is false compassion to say that this murder is justified so that some good might come from it. It is an outright lie to say that these babies are “blobs of tissue.” Those in the pro-life movement have known this for a long time, and we pray that these lies are exposed as such to an ever wider audience, leading to the defunding of Planned Parenthood and prosecution of those who permit and engage in this sick trade.
“May God have mercy on those who commit such heinous acts, and may He have mercy on the nation that allows this to happen. Every one of us owes both penance for these crimes and our best possible efforts to stop them. Let us begin today if we have not already begun.
“Stand with others this Saturday, August 22, at the nearest Planned Parenthood clinic and pray for mercy and conversion for all involved in this, and for our nation. And please get on the phone and call your congressional representatives’ local offices and demand that they do everything they can to actually stop Planned Parenthood. No more “show votes.” No more backroom deals. It is time for political courage and leadership, or it is time for new leaders.”
About HLI: Human Life International: For the Glory of God and defense of Life, Faith and Family. Founded in 1981, HLI is the world’s largest international pro-life and pro-family organization with affiliates and associates in over 80 countries on six continents. www.hli.org