Planned Parenthood Federation of America
1110 Vermont Ave. NW
Washington, D.C. 20005
Attn: Cecile Richards
October 7, 2013
As I looked into the eyes of my infant grandson this weekend I saw the gift of life that is priceless beyond description. At 7 weeks old he is beginning to follow objects with his eyes and appears to be fascinated by all the new sights and sounds he is experiencing for the first time. Even though his body is hardly bigger than my hand, he is perfectly formed and a vibrant, living human being. He is totally dependent on the love and kindness of others for his very existence, just like every other human being that has ever lived. Before he was born he was totally dependent on the love and kindness of his mother even though he was the same universally unique human being he is now and has been from the moment of his conception. Should he be neglected and allowed to die, or killed intentionally at this stage of his life, our society would consider his death to be a murder under our laws. Should my daughter have decided to have him killed at any stage of his development before he was born, she could have done so legally under our laws.
My grandson is the same human being he has always been. The only difference is his current stage of development. As he grows and matures he will still be the same human being, and when he becomes an old man many years from now he will gradually become dependent once again on the love and kindness of others for his very existence. So goes life. We begin our lives at the total mercy of others, grow and become independent, and gradually transition to the end stage of our life where many of us, once again, become dependent on others just like a child. But we never stop being the same human being we were at the very moment of our conception.
Ms. Richards, the point I’m trying to make here is that the stage of development of any human being does not make them any less of a living human being. Every time Planned Parenthood kills another baby they are killing a living human being at a particular stage in its life. Whatever stage of development that happens to be is irrelevant, it is still a living child; a child that has the same divinely endowed right to life that every human being in the history of the world has ever been given.
Planned Parenthood and America’s abortion industry are screwing around with something they shouldn’t be screwing around with. Ms. Richards, you don’t kill millions of your fellow human beings without consequences. You don’t promote a culture of death and work under a business model that’s driven by killing innocent children for money without profound repercussions. The lives of our innocent children are the Universe’s most priceless gift to the world. I respectfully request that you stop killing them.
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