Statement from Bishop Gerald Barbarito[Diocese of West Palm]:Disturbing Investigative Videos at Planned Parenthood
The investigative videos regarding Planned Parenthood's involvement in the marketing of human organs and tissue obtained from aborted babies is gravely disturbing and unsettling.The matter emphasizes the truth of Pope Francis' assertion that abortion is the product of a "throwaway culture" and that, in his words, "Things have a price and can be sold, but people have a dignity; they are worth far more than things and are above price."The horrifying videos are reason for all of us to renew our commitment to the sanctity of life at every stage, especially within our "throwaway culture."We need to realize ever more fervently the words of Pope Francis, that "Every child who, rather than being born, is condemned unjustly to being aborted, bears the face of Jesus Christ, bears the face of the Lord, who even before He was born, and then just after birth, experienced the world's rejection." We commit ourselves to, in the words of St. Pope John Paul II, "a culture of life," and we reject "a culture of death," which frighteningly continues to ferment in our society.