A Management Accountant Examines Planned Parenthood’s Sale of Fetal Organs

“There are six things which the Lord hates,
Yes, seven which are an abomination to Him:
Haughty eyes, a lying tongue,
And hands that shed innocent blood,
 A heart that devises wicked plans,
Feet that run rapidly to evil,
A false witness who utters lies,
And one who spreads strife among brothers.”
Proverbs 6:16-19

I am a management accountant.  For at least eight hours a day, I see the world in terms of inputs, processes, outputs…and waste which is, unfortunately a part of almost any manufacturing process.  That’s why, when I heard that Planned Parenthood was engaged in selling the organs of aborted fetuses, I was not surprised.  Like any other manufacturer with an eye towards the bottom line, Planned Parenthood seeks to recycle the waste products that are generated from its business process.  Planned Parenthood manufactures dead babies.  Its input is a live preborn baby, its process is killing the child, and its output is a dead child.  Its output, strangely enough, is also its waste.  Again, thoughtful manufactures seek recycle their waste products in order to reduce expenses or, if they are really skillful, generate revenue.

This is common.

I used to work in the paper industry.  I once visited a large paper mill in Brunswick, GA which manufactured sheets of cellulose out of woodchips.  The input to produce the cellulose was logs.  The first waste product the logs created was bark, which had to be stripped before they could be processed into cellulose.  The bark was stripped from the logs, gathered, and burned to help power the plant.  Waste was recycled into energy.  After the bark was removed from the logs, they ground into woodchips.  The wood chips were then soaked into a chemical solution in order to isolate the paper fibers inside of them.  The result of this soaking transformed the chemical solution into a substance called “black liquor”.  The black liquor was also burned in the plant’s power plant to create energy.  Again, waste was recycled into energy.  In the case of the bark and the black liquor the mill saved money from not having to purchase alternative energy sources.  Furthermore, the mill did not have to incur the expense of disposing of the waste products of its manufacturing process.

The abortion mills of Planned Parenthood treat dead babies like paper mills treat bark and chemicals.  By selling the organs (hearts, livers, etc…) of dead babies, Planned Parenthood turns its waste product into a revenue stream.  This shrewd bit of business process management has shocked and surprised many who have watched a recently published video (embedded below) of a Planned Parenthood doctor and executive explaining the process.  It has not surprised me, however, because I understand how businesses view commodities and waste.  I also understand how abortionists view human life.

For years, women in this country have been conditioned by the abortion rights lobby that unborn babies are just tissue (not babies) that are essentially a part of a pregnant woman’s body.  A popular tagline if the abortion rights movement is “my body, my choice”.  The unborn child is not understood to be a separate human being with a separate body.  It’s no surprise, therefore, that an organization that is in the business of “removing unwanted tissue” from a woman’s body would have no qualms about selling that “tissue” on the open market.  Strangely enough, the legality of this practice has been called into question.  In the United States (according to the video posted above) it is illegal to sell human body parts.  Apparently, the organs of aborted babies are considered “human” body parts.  While it is legal to kill a human child (by medical and scientific standards unborn children are considered “human) in her mother’s womb, it is at the same time illegal to sell her human organs.  This is the moral logic of the abortion rights lobby.  “Abortion,” it is often said, “stops a beating heart.”  This is true.  It is legal to kill the human being with a beating heart in her mother’s womb but it is illegal to sell her heart.  I pray this video will be the Uncle Tom’s Cabin of the abortion industry.

I praise God that he does not think of human beings as a commodity as Planned Parenthood thinks of human organs.  Though his son Jesus Christ bought His church with a price, we are not viewed by our Lord as products to be bought and sold.  It is a horrible evil that women honor not God with their bodies and murder their own children through the heinous practice of abortion.  It is a horrible evil that the United States of America allows this to go on, over and against the wishes of many states, while funding Planned Parenthood and organizations like it.

It is righteousness that a Holy God will one day judge the quick and the dead for their sins.  I hope many will, like I have, repent of their sins and place their faith in Jesus Christ.  Judgment is coming to those who shed innocent blood, for it is a thing God hates.

[Contributed by Seth Dunn]


*Please note that the preceding is my personal opinion. It is not necessarily the opinion of any entity by which I am employed, any church at which I am a member, any church which I attend, or the educational institution at which I am enrolled. Any copyrighted material displayed or referenced is done under the doctrine of fair use.

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Seth Dunn

Masters of Divinity in Christian Apologetics, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary Member of the Evangelical Theological Society Certified Public Accountant