It’s likely that you’ve never heard of Caren Spruch, but according to a recent article in the Washington Post, the 62-year-old is working quietly behind the scenes in Hollywood to advance Planned Parenthood’s deadly agenda.
According to her online bio, Ms. Spruch is the “director of arts and entertainment engagement” for an organization responsible for over 300,000 abortions each year in America.
If it sounds oxymoronic to you to put “abortion” and “entertainment” in the same sentence, you wouldn’t be alone. But in the twisted world of the abortion industry, Caren Spruch’s efforts are designed to help normalize the killing of innocent children by subtly or blatantly changing the hearts and minds of moviegoers.
From the Washington Post:
She’s Planned Parenthood’s woman in Hollywood — She encourages screenwriters to tell stories about abortion and works as a script doctor for those who do (as well as those who write about any other area of Planned Parenthood’s expertise, such as birth control or sexually transmitted infections). It’s a role she slipped into sideways, but one that now seems to be increasingly welcome in Hollywood.
When Spruch began working for Planned Parenthood as a senior field organizer, she started looking for ways to reach young people. First, Spruch approached Hollywood actors asking them to support abortion legislation. Soon, organizing abortion activists in Hollywood became her full-time job.
We all know Hollywood is a liberal bastion committed to advancing an agenda that stands in stark contrast to our Christian worldview, but have you ever stopped to think how so many studios seem to be in such lock step with one another?
Here is the answer, again from the Washington Post:
With Spruch’s help and encouragement, Hollywood is writing abortion into its story lines, including it as one more possible plot point. “A lot of people learn about sexual and reproductive health care through pop culture and entertainment programs,” says Melanie Roussell Newman, Planned Parenthood’s senior vice president of communications and culture. “We’ve seen pop culture change views around LGBTQ issues, for example, and pop culture has the power to challenge abortion stigma, too.”
That such roles even exist only confirms the validity of a story a conservative (!) Hollywood producer friend of mine recently told me.
My friend Chris (not his real name) told me he was visiting with Supreme Court Justice Scalia just prior to his death and the two of them were discussing the impact Hollywood has on culture.
“Let’s face it,” the famed jurist said, “you guys in Hollywood set the agenda in your scripts and movies. The issues just come to us to be validated.”
Justice Scalia was saying what so many of us know intuitively – politics is downstream from culture.
Battling in the Supreme Court is only one way to change abortion laws. Spruch and others realize that television and movie narratives can influence the hearts of Americans more powerfully than formal arguments.
This is just one reason why it’s so important for believers to bring their faith into whatever setting God has placed them. The “mission field” is not only overseas or inside a formal church or Christian organization. It’s a school, a sports field or even a Fortune 500 company.
“Let every man abide in the calling wherein he is called and his work will be as sacred as the work of the ministry,” wrote the famed theologian A.W. Tozer. “It is not what a man does that determines whether his work is sacred or secular. It is why he does it.”
I encourage you to look for every opportunity to share God’s truth wherever He has placed you.