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Why Should We Defund Planned Parenthood?
I had just finished speaking about the need to defund Planned Parenthood when a young college girl approached me and said, “I believe that a woman has a right to choose and this is why we should fund organizations such as Planned Parenthood.”
I looked at her with a warm tender love in my heart and said, “Do you mind if I ask you a couple of questions?” She said, “Yes, of course, go ahead.”
“Do you believe that your political representatives should promote a philosophy of life or a philosophy of death within the federal government?” She said, “Life, of course!”
“Then, do you believe that if a woman chooses to abort God’s gift within her that we, as a nation, should value that choice?” She said, “No, but I still believe that a woman should have the right to choose.”
I said, “Well, let me tell you what I believe as a conservative. I believe that we, as a nation, must demonstrate to our children that we value their lives, because one day we will rely on them to value ours. I believe that we should promote a philosophy of life within the federal government that reflects that value by not funding organizations whose primary purpose is to end the lives of our children.”
Her eyes widened as a new thought began forming within her. I then asked her one final question.
“Since a woman can still choose to abort God’s gift within her, even if the government doesn’t force you or I to pay for it, then is defunding planned parenthood more about a woman’s right to choose or more about you and I demonstrating to our children that we value their lives?
She looked surprised and responded, “I never thought about it like that before!”
A moment later she said, “I can see how this policy would teach our children that life has no value.”
Questions that she had to answer from her own heart led her down a path to a self-evident revelation of truth. This truth can never be ripped from her because that truth came from within her and such is now wrapped in her conviction.
This is the power of The Socratic Conservative.
In 2016, the U.S. government documented over 900,000 incidents of violence on our school campuses. More than 6% of all teachers reported being physically attacked and 4,000 of our children were sexually assaulted including violent rape.
Might this historic rise in youth violence be the reaping of what Democrats have been sowing for decades? Our society has taught our children that life has no value, therefore, they have grown up not valuing life.
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