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Two recently publicized undercover videos have revealed that Planned Parenthood’s abortionists kill and extract or dismember babies in the womb, sell their parts to buyers and give the bill to the mother and the taxpayer. This is an atrocity on par with the heinous acts of ISIS and Nazi experiments, and it happens with the approval of our government. The clinical setting cannot mask the severity of this evil process. Planned Parenthood, the country’s largest provider of abortions, aborts over 300,000 babies each year.

Planned Parenthood that has the blessing and advocacy of the President and other pro-choice politicians receives over 500 million tax dollars. It receives donations from corporations and charities around the country to sustain its war on humanity. The U.S. Congress has discussed initiating an investigation into the matter of the selling of aborted baby parts. Several state governors have called for investigations of Planned Parenthood operations in their states. However, much of the media is silent on this discovery

Medicine, science, technology and theology emphatically show that the life in the womb is a person. Images following the development of the baby in the womb inarguably prove its personhood. When that person’s body is dissected and the parts sold, that is evil and consequential. There is no excuse for silence or covering up such occurrences.

For women who are pregnant there is a choice – not at the abortion provider – but at the closest pregnancy resource center. These pregnancy resource centers also provide resources for parents and even post-abortion counseling and support. That is where our funding should go!

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The V. Revd. Archimandrite Kyrillos, Abbot of the Holy Monastery of Essex answers the above question in this lecture to an Orthodox Youth Conference in 2007.  I learned of the lecture listening to a sermon by Fr. Josiah Trenham, an Orthodox priest at St. Andrew Orthodox Church in Riverside, CA.  I recommend listening to any sermons or talks you can find by Fr. Trenham, too.

I appreciate all that the Abbot says in this lecture.  It is a contemporary answer to an enduring question.

IS THERE SPIRITUAL LIFE AND SANCTITY TODAY?