Planned Parenthood is Right
Planned Parenthood is right. There is no ethical difference between abortion and infanticide. To be morally consistent, infanticide must be lawful or abortion must be unlawful.
Last week, Katie Stockton was sentenced to 50 years in prison for throwing her newborn daughter out with the trash.
In light of all the alternatives available to her, Judge John Truitt called Stockton's CHOICE: "incomprehensible."
When it comes to newborn babies, the law is not pro-choice.
Or is it?
While Katie Stockton was on trial in Illinois, the “Infants Born Alive Act” was being debated in Florida.
The proposed law would prohibit abortion clinics from abandoning or killing babies who survive abortion—something that happens more than 1,200 times a year in the U.S.
Planned Parenthood opposes the bill.
Their lobbyist argued that the fate of any baby who survives an abortion should be left up to the mother and the abortionist.
In other words, Planned Parenthood sees no difference between killing a human child before birth and after birth.
And they are right.
There is no ethical difference between abortion and infanticide.
But if abandoning a baby daughter is reprehensible (as Katie Stockton did), and if snipping the spinal cords of babies who survived an abortion is reprehensible (as Kermit Gosnell did), how is it less reprehensible to rip an unborn baby apart (as Planned Parenthood does close to a thousand times each day)?
To be morally consistent, infanticide must be lawful or abortion must be unlawful.
Planned Parenthood recognize this fact.