I am down in D.C. this week with five Massachusetts pastors, taking part in the Family Research Council’s Watchmen on the Wall Conference. We’re learning how churches can partner with groups like MFI to strategically influence the public square for the common good. Sometimes pastors are uncomfortable filling their role of speaking God’s truth into the halls of government. Not these pastors! One of them even joined me as I met with legislative staffers in the offices of my Congresswoman, Representative Nikki Tsongas, and Senator Elizabeth Warren. We urged them to defund Planned Parenthood and stand up for their constituents against the marijuana industry.
This has been a great first-hand experience for these pastors with MFI’s mission of equipping people of faith to influence our public officials on these important issues. For example, we educated Senator Warren’s office on the fact that there are about 270 community health centers and somewhere between 20 and 25 Pregnancy Care Centers in Massachusetts and that defunding Planned Parenthood will not jeopardize the healthcare of women. In fact, just yesterday we witnessed another extremely disturbing video from The Center for Medical Progress of the grotesque practice of abortion and the selling of baby body parts. (Though Youtube has currently removed the video, censoring this expose that on the abortion industry, it has been reposted here).
When reminded about this, Senator Warren’s staffer stated she still believes that “there is a place for Planned Parenthood and values their partnership with the community centers in Massachusetts.” Clearly the millions of dollars Planned Parenthood currently receives from the federal government would be better spent on the Pregnancy Care Centers and community health centers that are not under federal investigation for the sale of baby parts. We must continue to expose the inhumane and evil practices of Planned Parenthood and demand even the most liberal of politicians like Senator Warren to protect and strengthen the most vulnerable in our society.
Would you like to come to the Watchmen on the Wall Conference next year?
Send me an email at Michael@mafamily.org.
For our families,
Director of Community Alliances