Horrible Numbers Most People Just Won't Talk About
This article originally appeared in this issue of the WSR: 2017-10-11

By Jim Sedlak

I know I will get in trouble with some of my readers for this column, but there are times when things just need to be said.

Back in 2001, I wrote about the 9/11 terrorist attacks and the fact that just under 3,000 innocent human beings died that day in New York City, in Pennsylvania, and at the Pentagon. It was an unthinkable horror. Yet, on that same day, Planned Parenthood Federation of America killed 584 innocent human beings through surgical abortion in its own facilities. When I pointed out that every six days, at that time, Planned Parenthood killed more innocent human beings through abortion than were killed by the terrorists on 9/11, people were outraged. How dare I compare the two numbers?

Let’s fast forward to October 1, 2017. A sick individual in Las Vegas, Nevada, carefully planned a mass shooting. At about 10:00 p.m. he opened fire on a crowd of 22,000 concert goers, and in about 15 minutes killed 59 people and wounded over 500. It was described as the largest mass shooting in modern United States history. It was a terrible event—an unspeakable tragedy.

But, here in 2017, on that same day, Planned Parenthood Federation of America killed 900 innocent human beings through medical and surgical abortions in its own facilities—and injured 900 mothers. Granted, it takes Planned Parenthood 96 minutes to kill the same number of people the gunman killed in 15 minutes, but Planned Parenthood continues the killing every minute of every day of every week of every month all year long. Planned Parenthood’s latest annual report says it commits 328,348 medical and surgical abortions every year. That’s 900 dead babies every day, and few people in the general public want to talk about it.

But, not everyone is silent. Just this week, Congressman Trent Franks said: “I am convinced of this much, whether it is some evil monster shooting people from a hotel window, or if it's some Planned Parenthood abortionist making hundreds of thousands of dollars a year killing innocent children, or it's terrorists mowing people down a crowd with trucks, or it's some racist monster doing the same thing in a car, it all comes down to one basic, foundational premise and that is: We as a [human family] have to promote the protection of innocent life to the ultimate degree. Otherwise, the failure to do so manifests in some terrible, dark and evil ways."

Most people did not want to talk about the obvious mass murder of innocent human beings by Planned Parenthood in 2001. That was when Planned Parenthood was killing 584 babies a day.

Well, now the same organization kills 900 babies a day. Can we talk about it now?

How high does the death toll at Planned Parenthood have to climb before our supposedly enlightened society cries “ENOUGH!”? Would 1,500 a day do it? Or maybe 2,000 a day would get people’s attention? What about 2,500 brutal killings by Planned Parenthood each day?

Of course, there’s the other number people won’t talk about earnestly. Back in 2001, when Planned Parenthood killed 584 babies a day, its annual report said it was receiving $202.7 million in taxpayer money from the government. Last year, when it killed 900 babies a day, it received $554.6 million in taxpayer money.

Now, if I tell you that we need to take all that money away from Planned Parenthood, those reading this will conclude: Jim just wants us to defund Planned Parenthood. That’s NOT what I am saying!

I am saying that we need to stop the killing of babies—all babies—and we start that by stopping Planned Parenthood from killing babies. Planned Parenthood runs 48 percent of all the free-standing abortion facilities in the United States and commits 35 percent of the abortions. It is the giant of the killing industry in the United States.

Stopping Planned Parenthood has to be our number one priority. It means not only ending the flow of taxpayer money, but stopping Planned Parenthood’s access to our children. It means kicking Planned Parenthood out of every respectable health organization, every Chamber of Commerce, every health fair, and every government committee in the country. It needs to be treated as it deserves to be treated—as a pariah.

One hundred one years ago next week, Margaret Sanger unleashed on the United States an organization now known as Planned Parenthood—an organization that has killed over eight million human beings through medical and surgical abortions and millions more through its birth control products and its outrageous lifestyle.

Opposing Planned Parenthood is not just a political effort, it is a humane effort. Planned Parenthood pretends it cares for people while selling them a lifestyle that leads to multiple sex partners in teenage years, resulting in multiple medical dependencies. It fights to keep pornography legal while telling teens it will not hurt them. It sells women and girls cancer-causing birth control products and willingly kills the babies conceived from the sexual activity it promulgates. It creates problems and then pretends it has solutions as it carries more and more money—tainted with the tears of its victims—to the bank.

It is time we collectively took our heads out of the sand and looked closely at the numbers. Let’s not wait another 16 years and five million more dead babies at Planned Parenthood before we close its doors for good.

Jim Sedlak is executive director of American Life League, founder of STOPP International, and host of a weekly talk show on the Radio Maria Network. He has been successfully fighting Planned Parenthood since 1985.