Senators Lamar Alexander and Bob Corker (R-Tennessee) are living proof that saying you are pro-life has become nothing more than political rhetoric to placate conservatives. When politicians talk, most Americans have come to understand it is just that– talk. However, some things are sacrosanct, or at least they should be. Life is one of those things.
Throughout my career, I have delivered more than 2,000 baby girls and boys. I have dedicated my life to their care and well-being. My wife Tara, a pediatrician, has dedicated her life to helping ensure these miracles self-actualize through God’s guiding hand. If you have never been in an operating-room for the delivery of a new life, the best way of describing the experience is viewing the face of God. In my opinion, it is the closest to God we can get here on Earth. Therefore, I view it as gross maleficence when politicians have the audacity to campaign on life, then quite literally vote to fund the destruction of one of God’s greatest gifts.
Just this month, Planned Parenthood was caught violating federal law by selling aborted fetuses for profit. Saying she wants to buy a Lamborghini, the president of the Planned Parenthood Medical Directors Council was literally caught on video joking about the price of these stolen souls. More than 57 million lives have been stolen since Roe v. Wade in 1973, and more than $550 Million are stolen from tax-payer wallets every year and given to Planned Parenthood. While United States Senators Rand Paul (R-Ky.) and Ted Cruz (R-Texas) have been leading a crusade against the forced use of our tax-dollars to fund abortions provided by Planned Parenthood, Tennessee Senators Corker and Alexander are no where to be found. In fact, according to Politico, Alexander was literally gloating after he purposefully took hand in defeating the attempt to defund Planned Parenthood. Corker also refused to support the effort. Rather than join the fight, Senate leaders instead moved to reauthorize the corrupt Export-Import bank that uses our tax-dollars to fund crony corporatism that pads their campaign war-chests.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) will likely bring Paul’s measure to defund Planned Parenthood up for vote, but it will not have the leverage it would have had if it was tied to the highway funding bill. Now our representatives will get to pull yet another fast one on the American people. They will get to vote on Paul’s measure, knowing that it will be easily defeated in the long-run, then run back to their constituents crying about how they tried so hard.
How many more souls will be stolen because legislators refuse to represent them due to their inflated egos and political agendas? Who will hold these men accountable? Who will stand on behalf of our most vulnerable and weak? It has become emphatically clear that we cannot rely on Corker and Alexander to take a stand. They have made it known that corporate welfare takes a paramount perch to 57 million stolen souls. Corporate welfare takes precedence over the welfare of the unborn? Yet another great American tragedy is born.