In the film Amazing Grace, William Wilberforce is aboard the Madagascar – a ship involved in the brutal practice of the slave trade where its most recent voyage saw hundreds of men, women and children die from disease or despair. In the scene, Wilberforce addresses a group that was brought unexpectedly to the ship to see it first-hand and to breathe in the “smell of death” that it still reeked of.
“Remember that smell. Remember the Madagascar. Remember that God made men equal.”
Today, we are now confronted with our Madagascar. The practice of butchering babies and selling their body parts smells just as horrid and inhumane as the practice of the slave trade.
And just as it was the duty of many to shed light on the evils of the slave trade, it should be our duty to make as many people as possible see the evils of abortion and the sale of body parts for profit. Below are each of the recently-released undercover videos. Watch. Share with others. Remember.
After Wilberforce outlined the brutal reality of the slave trade to Parliament – some getting their first glimpse of the horrors of this practice – he said:
“Having heard all this, you may choose to look the other way but you can never again say that you did not know.”
If you choose to do something, here are some effective options:
1) Tell U.S. Senate to Defund Planned Parenthood – Just introduced in the U.S. Senate is a bill to defund Planned Parenthood. You can read more and send our U.S. Senators a message at tinyurl.com/EndFundingPlannedParenthood.
2) Tell State Lawmakers to Defund Planned Parenthood – As the debate over the state budget continues, there is no debate over ending all government payments to Planned Parenthood. Send a message to your state lawmakers here: tinyurl.com/stoppayingplannedparenthood
3) Additional action items: See our list on our blog: 8 Things You Can Do If You’re Upset over Planned Parenthood.
4) Additional information on Planned Parenthood in Pennsylvania: See our 9 reasons why we should defund Planned Parenthood as well as our 2015 report on the state of abortion in Pennsylvania.