Why I Don’t Blame Planned Parenthood

Camille Cates | August 19, 2015

When the first video came out exposing Planned Parenthood’s senior director of medical services, Dr. Deborah Nucatola, discussing the sale of aborted babies’ body parts, I was deeply saddened. My thoughts immediately turned to the abortion clinic I’d walked into as an almost-19-year-old. I began to wonder, Did that clinic sell my baby’s body for profit? As my sadness turned to anger, I fumed, “I can’t believe abortion clinics aren’t only making money off people by ending the life of their children, but they’re doubling down by turning around and selling the bodies of these slain innocents!”

Similar thoughts churned in my mind until the second video appeared (and now subsequent videos), exposing yet another Planned Parenthood executive discussing the sale of aborted babies’ body parts. After this video I sensed God reminding me of my responsibility and blame in having an abortion. Taking responsibility for sin wasn’t a new biblical principle to me. Nevertheless, in light of all the focus on Planned Parenthood my own sin of abortion had seemed to fade into the background.

I Can’t Just Blame Planned Parenthood 

Ever since the fall in Eden, men and women have sought to shift the blame for their sin onto someone else’s shoulders. 

In Genesis 3, we see Adam shift blame to his wife, Eve, and even…

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