Let’s just get this out there. Planned Parenthood is a disgusting organization that has helped commit the greatest genocide our planet has ever seen – the legalized slaughter of almost 60 Million people since 1973.
I don’t expect anything but lies and hate to spew from the mouths of Planned Parenthood’s leaders. However, a recent letter sent from this monstrous organization took disgusting to a whole new level. Something called The Planned Parenthood Federation of America Clergy Advocacy Board recently sent a letter out across the nation to let people know that God was cool with abortion.
(A small sidenote: There are times when people on the left think that Christians voters may be too sure that we are on the right side of an issue because of our faith. I’m not sure that we can argue that Jesus would be for a smaller tax burden (for example). And there are times that liberals think they have some claim to the moral high ground – the welfare state being an example. Abortion, however, is not one of those “murky” subjects.)
So, the Clergy Advocacy Board sends this letter. Here is what it says.
The decision to have an abortion is personal. Though your reasons may be complicated and private, you’re not alone. As religious leaders from a number of religious traditions, we’re here to support you in your decision.
Many people wrongly assume that all religious leaders disapprove of abortion. The truth is that abortion is not even mentioned in the Scriptures — Jewish or Christian — and there are clergy and people of faith from all denominations who support women making this complex decision. The beliefs of each person are deserving of respect, and each person deserves care and compassion, No one should be allowed to force their faith teachings on anyone else.
We believe this decision is yours, made with your doctor and anyone else you choose to bring into the conversation, such as a spouse, partner, parent, or clergyperson. Our religious traditions have somewhat different opinions about abortion, but we share some basic understandings:
No one knows the circumstances of your life as well as you know them; no one knows what’s in your heart better than you. Allow yourself to be at peace with your decision.
God loves you and is with you no matter what you decide. You can find strength, understanding, and comfort in that love.
Our hope for you is for peace in your heart.
This is a specious argument. The reason for any decision may be complicated, personal, private, etc. There are also many things that religious scriptures, primarily the Bible, are “specifically” silent on. That doesn’t mean there is a lot of room for argument about their moral standing. For that matter, there are many things that the Bible is not silent about that Planned Parenthood has no problem with.
The “clergy board” also makes this ridiculous statement –
The truth is that abortion is not even mentioned in the Scriptures — Jewish or Christian — and there are clergy and people of faith from all denominations who support women making this complex decision.
No honest Biblical scholar believes that abortion is morally justifiable using Scripture.
Let’s just cover factual ground.
Abortion is the purposeful ending of an innocent human life. I mean innocent as “without fault” – the child has not done anything to welcome the wrath of the parent. The child is not a soldier for an enemy army, neither does the child threaten the parent’s life out of its own volition.
Killing another person (and an unborn child is another person – even if you call them a fetus – the science on this is CLEAR) who is innocent of any crime or act of violence against you is called murder. The Bible calls all murder wrong – in fact, it does so multiple times in the Old and New Testament. And liberals will love this… even Jesus specifically condemns murder!
So CLEARLY – the Bible does indeed teach that abortion is morally unacceptable and not God’s will.
There are more passages of Scripture that also attest to this truth.
Truly children are a gift from the Lord; the fruit of the womb is a reward” (Psalm 127:3).
God knows the preborn child. “You knit me in my mother’s womb . . . nor was my frame unknown to you when I was made in secret” (Psalm 139:13,15). God also helps and calls the preborn child. “You have been my guide since I was first formed . . . from my mother’s womb you are my God” (Psalm 22:10-11). “God… from my mother’s womb had set me apart and called me through his grace” (St. Paul to the Galatians 1:15).
“They mutilated their sons and daughters by fire…till the Lord, in his great anger against Israel, put them away out of his sight” (2 Kings 17:17-18).
No matter what a few liberals with a religious profession say – the Bible’s teaching on murder and abortion are crystal clear. If you want to justify the legalized murder of 60 million people, do it without defaming the name of the One True God.
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