It is disheartening to see individuals and institutions who claim to be followers of Christ promote abortion on demand. It is especially sad when I see members of my own Catholic denomination falling into that error. Today, I read an article about a Catholic institution that was simply mind-boggling. You can read it here:
Kelli Garcia, a Georgetown University law professor, wrote a love poem to Planned Parenthood back in 2011 entitled, "Planned Parenthood, Why Do I Love Thee?" Are you kidding me?
I am not a poet, but I don't think Kelli is either. So here is my response to her poem with my own.
"Creator of Life--Thank You!"
“Before I formed you in the womb, I knew you”
That is an assurance of God’s love solid and true
We are the beloved and precious in His sight
How did our society get to this current plight
Children are viewed as a burden to be discarded
Planned Parenthood is abundantly rewarded
The liberal media calls it “women’s health care”
The reality is a truth too heart-wrenching to bear
“Pro-choice” sounds liberating, sensible, and kind
The deception it promotes is the tie that will bind
“Pro-abortion” is not appealing to the one who hears
Accurate terminology could instill worry and fears
Language matters, and progressives know the drill
Don’t let anyone know that abortion really does kill
“A woman’s right to choose” is now firmly entrenched
Pro-lifers are seen as the radicals who should be benched
“Follow the money” has been an accurate trail in the past
Cut off tax dollars and watch Planned Parenthood move fast
Litigation or legislation—it’s all about abortion on demand
Roe versus Wade and Doe versus Bolton—the law of the land
There have been over 40 years of tragedy since that fateful time
Millions have died—and a civilized society doesn’t see a crime
Is it apathy and complacency—or is it something much deeper
What has caused us to fail in being our brother and sister’s keeper
To the many women (and men) who are experiencing pain
It is not necessary to be isolated and suffering in vain
All of the wounds and painful memories you can freely bring
There is healing and forgiveness from Jesus Christ our King
For the gift of life, we give thanks and praise to our God!