For years, Planned Parenthood enjoyed all the benefits of being on the “right” side of the abortion issue. Buoyed by friends in the media, possessed of unimpeachable feminist cred, and supported by every Democrat worth mentioning, the organization managed to successfully portray itself as an important bedrock of women’s health.

But these masters of manipulation got careless. They started to believe their own hype. Entrenched in their liberal bubble, they forgot that not everyone is fooled by the facade. They let their guard down, and it didn’t take long for undercover pro-life activists to expose the truth behind the lies. The Center for Medical Progress conducted a secret three-year investigation under their noses, and the videos they’ve released have rocked the foundations of Planned Parenthood.

The abortionists survived an early Senate attempt at removing federal funding, but at least one state leader isn’t waiting on Washington. Louisiana Governor and Republican presidential candidate Bobby Jindal announced this week that state tax money would no longer fill Planned Parenthood coffers.

“In recent weeks, it has been shocking to see reports of the alleged activities taking place at Planned Parenthood facilities across the country,” said Jindal. “Planned Parenthood does not represent the values of the people of Louisiana and shows a fundamental disrespect for human life.”

Under the governor’s executive order, Planned Parenthood will be cut off from both Medicaid and financial support from the State Dept. of Health and Hospitals. One step ahead of the inevitable backlash, Jindal made it clear that women would continue to have plenty of healthcare options without Planned Parenthood.

Louisiana is not the first state to put the kibosh on Planned Parenthood funding. Unfortunately, these efforts have failed as often as they’ve been tried. In at least one instance, the Obama administration threatened to withhold Medicaid funding altogether, quickly bringing defiant state leadership into compliance. The same could happen in Louisiana, especially with this issue in the national spotlight. Obama and the left will do everything in their power to keep this country’s leading abortion provider strong.

A Time For Reflection

Whether or not Jindal’s gambit works, whether or not Congress votes to defund Planned Parenthood, and whether or not a criminal investigation ever takes place, Americans need to stop and reflect on the evils we permit. Does this national abortion factory represent the best America can put forth? Did the brave men and women who forged, fought for, and died for this country put their lives on the line so we could kill a million unborn babies a year? Can any human being with a working heart condone this fetal holocaust?

No human has the right to take an innocent life. To get around that obvious moral truth, liberals have convinced generations of feminists that a fetus is not a human being. It’s been too long since that assertion was challenged fiercely and logically on the national stage. Hopefully, if nothing else, these videos will inspire us to think about it.

We can do better.