- The Washington Times - Sunday, April 17, 2011

Culture Challenge of the Week: Blood Diamonds: Baby Blood

Tiffany‘s.

Even the name sounds beautiful. America’s most elegant jeweler is synonymous with engagements, weddings, births and anniversaries. Its stunning diamonds, jewelry and silver mementos become enduring gifts to celebrate life’s most important occasions. The problem for most Americans, of course, is that Tiffany’s is expensive.

Now there’s another, moral, reason to avoid it: Tiffany’s has blood on its hands. Baby blood. The blood from some 350,000 abortions each year performed in America by Planned Parenthood. As one of Planned Parenthood’s high-profile corporate sponsors, Tiffany’s helps underwrite the abortions.

I never would have guessed. I love the artful windows at Tiffany‘s. Who knew that behind the beauty is a deadly, ugly secret? Who would have suspected that with every purchase by young couples in love, or by husbands honoring their wives on anniversaries, that a portion of the money they hand over goes to fund the largest death mill in America?

The term “blood diamonds” now has a new meaning, thanks to Tiffany‘s.

The sparkly trinkets Tiffany’s sells are a stark contrast to the ugly, death-dealing business of Planned Parenthood. Planned Parenthood is not about “parenthood” at all — it’s an abortion business that generates nearly a billion dollars in income a year, with more than a third of it coming directly from abortions.

It’s a number Planned Parenthood is absolutely driven to grow.

Like any other business, Planned Parenthood’s sales (in this case, abortions) depend on getting new “prospects” into the sales pipeline. How? By marginalizing parents’ influence, for one, and then reaching teens directly, through the Internet, schools, and entertainment media.

Teens drink up the Planned Parenthood-promoted cocktail of early sex and free birth control. And when the morning after rolls around, Planned Parenthood is there, providing abortions to “fix” the inevitable “contraceptive failures.”

Now its business is set to expand further. Planned Parenthood has decreed that every one of its clinics must expand its facilities to include abortions. Which means it will push more teens and women through the pipeline faster and earlier.

Ka-ching.

Abortion. That’s where the money is.

So Planned Parenthood grows rich with support from our government (a third of Planned Parenthood’s budget comes from the federal government — our tax dollars) and corporate sponsors. As of this writing, it’s not clear whether our senators will muster enough votes this time around to end funding for Planned Parenthood.

The American people, however, seem to be waking up. A new poll shows that 54 percent of Americans say family planning organizations that perform abortions should not receive federal funds. And more than four in 10 are very strongly opposed giving any more funds to Planned Parenthood.

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