By Scott Tibbs, July 10, 2018
The central purpose of government is to protect the weak from being exploited by the wicked. The Apostle Paul tells us in Romans 13 that God has given the sword to the government to punish the evil. How perverse is it, then, when government not only does not punish evil, but actually supports and gives tax money to people who help sexual predators cover up their crimes?
I was surprised when Planned Parenthood did not apply for a handout from the Bloomington City Council's social services fund, until I learned that Planned Parenthood has not been reporting abortions performed on girls under the age of consent, as required by Indiana law. They must not have wanted to deal with that process just before the scandal broke, I thought. Whatever Planned Parenthood's reasoning was, that was not it.
Immediately after Indiana Right to Life held press conferences all over the state to draw attention to the fact that PP had not fulfilled their obligations under the law to protect victims of sexual abuse, Planned Parenthood applied for a handout of property tax dollars from the Monroe County Council. The audacity of asking for money to be confiscated from taxpayers and given to them is almost unbelievable.
As abominable as it is that baby-murder is "legal" at all, mandating that abortions done on girls under the age of consent is a good law. We have age of consent laws to protect vulnerable girls from being sexually exploited by older teens or adult men. A pregnancy in a girl under the age of consent means that a crime may have occurred, and if the girl is under 14 (one of the girls who had an abortion was 12) then any sexual contact with her is felony child abuse.
Of course, it should not be a surprise that Planned Parenthood is violating state reporting requirements. It was a decade ago that the Bloomington Planned Parenthood was caught on video trying to cover up the felony sexual abuse of a 13 year old girl by a 31 year old man in a sting operation by Live Action Films.
All authority of the civil magistrate derives from Almighty God, so when government officials abandon their responsibility to protect God's children by giving money forcibly confiscated from taxpayers to an organization that covers up crimes by sexual predators, it is a particularly loathsome abomination.
Moreover thou hast taken thy sons and thy daughters, whom thou hast borne unto Me, and these hast thou sacrificed unto them to be devoured. Is this of thy whoredoms a small matter, That thou hast slain My children, and delivered them to cause them to pass through the fire for them? — Ezekiel 16:20-21