E-mail Scott
Scott's Links
About the Author
Opinion Archives
Social Media:
Google Plus
Monthly Archives:

January 2010
February 2010
March 2010
April 2010
May 2010
June 2010
July 2010
August 2010
September 2010
October 2010
November 2010
December 2010
January 2011
February 2011
March 2011
April 2011
May 2011
June 2011
July 2011
August 2011
September 2011
October 2011
November 2011
December 2011
January 2012
February 2012
March 2012
April 2012
May 2012
June 2012
July 2012
August 2012
September 2012
October 2012
November 2012
December 2012
January 2013
February 2013
March 2013
April 2013
May 2013
June 2013
July 2013
August 2013
September 2013
October 2013
November 2013
December 2013
January 2014
February 2014
March 2014
April 2014
May 2014
June 2014
July 2014
August 2014
September 2014
October 2014
November 2014
December 2014
January 2015
February 2015
March 2015
April 2015
May 2015
June 2015
July 2015
August 2015
September 2015
October 2015
November 2015
December 2015
January 2016
February 2016
March 2016
April 2016
May 2016
June 2016
July 2016
August 2016
September 2016
October 2016
November 2016
December 2016
January 2017
February 2017
March 2017
April 2017
May 2017
June 2017

Powered by Blogger
Subscribe via RSS

Monday, May 18, 2015

Why is it important to oppose funding of Planned Parenthood?

Posted by Scott Tibbs at 4:00 AM (#)

Why is it important for Christian pro-life advocates to oppose and speak against the city council (and the county council) when it gives corporate welfare to Planned Parenthood each year? Are we wasting our time? Are we being productive when we speak and write and lobby local government to not fund the local abortion mill?

This June, the Bloomington City Council will consider funding Planned Parenthood again. The council has given PP a handout 14 of the last 16 years, and out of dozens of votes cast there have only been a total of seven "no" votes over that sixteen year span. Usually, the funding passes 8-1 or 9-0. The best year was 2002, when the funding passed the nine-member council with two dissenting votes. The other "no" votes were in 2001, 2007, 2008, 2010 and 2011 - but those "no" votes were only one of eight or nine votes cast each of those years.

So why should we bother?

First and most importantly, we are to speak in defense of the unborn, and against the civil magistrate funding those who oppress them, because we are obedient to the God who made those babies in His image. When we obey our Savior, we do so because we are called to be faithful. We may be successful or we may not, but we are to be faithful regardless of the outcome.

By speaking against this welfare, we also educate the community. When we speak to the council, the meetings are broadcast on cable television and people can see the arguments made for and against the funding. Many people have no idea that city government funds the local abortion clinic each year, and (since it is more recent) even fewer realize that county government has joined in to hand Planned Parenthood even more welfare.

It is important that local government officials know that someone is watching them and they will be opposed when they make these votes. Who knows what minds will be changed? The Pharisee Saul had a miraculous conversion on the road to Damascus and became the Apostle Paul. If God can change Saul's heart, He certainly can change the hearts of the city council and call them to repentance.

We are the vessel, but God is sovereign.

Below are the rules for commenting on ConservaTibbs.com.

  1. A reasonable level of civility is expected. While it is expected that controversial political and social issues may generate heated debate, there are common-sense limits of civility that will be enforced.

  2. This blog is a family-friendly site. Therefore no cursing, profanity, vulgarity, obscenity, etc. will be allowed. This is a zero-tolerance rule and will result in automatic deletion of the offending post.

  3. Anonymity has greatly coarsened discourse on the Internet, so pseudonyms are discouraged but not forbidden. That said, any direct criticism of a person by name may not be done anonymously. If you criticize someone, you must subject yourself to the same level of scrutiny or the comment will be deleted.

  4. You must put a name or pseudonym on your comments. All comments by "Anonymous" will be deleted.

  5. Please keep your comments relevant to the topic of the post.

Thank you for your cooperation.


At May 18, 2015 at 3:23 PM , Blogger Mike Newton said...  

"Why is it important for Christian pro-life advocates to oppose and speak against the city council (and the county council) when it gives corporate welfare to Planned Parenthood each year?"

An interesting question, since most phony Xians support spending trillions on war and billions on subsidies to corporate parasites. I suppose blocking PP and lying about its primary function gives them a chance to reveal their hypocrisy.

At May 18, 2015 at 5:49 PM , Blogger Scott Tibbs said...  

Typical, Michael. When you can't address the issue at hand you throw out red herrings.

It's a very childish way to argue your point.

The issue is not the federal government and what it is doing. The issue is the Bloomington City Council. This spending is either justified or it is not.

You didn't even attempt to defend it.