All lives matter, black, white and all colors in between. Planned Parenthood’s excuses for the recent exposé videos only prove what pro-lifers have been saying since 1973. It is a baby! People who say dismemberment is for research, therefore, prove beyond the shadow of a doubt that the fetus has human organs.

If the fetus is a “product of conception” between a human male and a human female, then the result is a human fetus with all human characteristics. It was a baby in 1973, and it is a baby today.

Planned Parenthood and other abortionists have been lying for years, apparently convincing the general public, as well as the media, that a fetus is not a baby until it is allowed to be born. That is to say, that it is wanted.

Too many people have been silent for too long. Babies have been killed with absolutely no feeling whatsoever. The current wave of videos exposing Planned Parenthood’s activities is finally getting the people’s attention: Abortionists are actually destroying infants with livers, hearts, lungs, kidneys and brains lying in a tray.

The abortionist uses ultrasound to ensure they are not damaging the part of the baby’s body they wish to harvest. We, as fellow humans, must acknowledge that a human fetus is, in fact, a human baby. Abortion is wrong because it is the intentional killing of a human being.

If a doctor is trying to save the life of a woman who is also pregnant, one would hope he would try to do his best to save both the mother and child. No one lives forever, and it should not be the doctor’s choice to decide which is to live. He or she must simply do their best to save both mother and child. Both are the patients.

Planned Parenthood has no such distinction. Kill the baby, harvest the body parts, if possible, and get paid for doing it. The United States has laws against killing animals; you would think they would have a law to protect humans, the highest form of animal life. However, the United States is very selective in their choices.

Today, human life is cheap. Reading the newspaper every day tells us just how cheap, with the gun violence seemingly increasing. Violence will not stop until society holds human life as sacred as it does a puppy dog or a kitten. The choice is ours; it is just a matter of caring and letting our government know that we do, in fact, care. We should not tolerate evil simply because it exists.

John Hauler

president, Baton Rouge Right to Life

Baton Rouge