On Aug. 3, U.S. Sens. Mark Kirk and Dick Durbin voted to continue giving a half billion of our tax dollars a year to Planned Parenthood, an organization that specializes in the “termination” of pre-born human beings through abortion.
While a majority of U.S. Senators voted to end funding of Planned Parenthood, the 60 votes needed weren’t obtained. Yet Illinois Sens. Durbin and Kirk voted to continue giving our money to this inhumane organization.
The moral and legal ethics of selling the organs of freshly aborted pre-born babies are disgusting to most Americans. Thanks to modern technology, we have a window into the reality of pregnancy and the abortion industry. It is intellectually impossible to deny that abortion terminates a human life. It’s murder.
I call on Sen. Kirk to embrace the pro-life principles of the Republican Platform, and urge him to protect the women and pre-born babies being exploited by those who promote and profit from death, destruction and the selling of baby body parts.
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David E. Smith
Illinois Family Institute executive director, Carol Stream