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'The Relationship Between Planned Parenthood and Redefining Marriage'

Publius · Jul. 22, 2015

The Heritage Foundation’s Ryan T. Anderson, an expert on marriage, explains how the recent same-sex marriage ruling from the Supreme Court and the actions of Planned Parenthood are related: “[M]any of us were disgusted to learn Planned Parenthood is harvesting and selling body parts from aborted children. As the largest provider of abortion in America, Planned Parenthood is part of the problem, on the "supply” side. But as we all learned in Econ 101, there’s both supply and demand. What’s behind the demand for abortion? A major factor is the breakdown of the family. And the Supreme Court’s ruling to redefine marriage is only taking us further down that road, putting even more unborn children at risk. After all, redefining marriage redefines parenthood. The best protectors of unborn children are a strong marriage culture and people who take the virtue of chastity seriously. But the new consent-based view of marriage reduces marriage to a mere contract and it makes a culture of chastity harder to foster. And … without a culture of chastity, we will never have a pro-life culture.“ More…

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