Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Liberal Clergy Praise 'Compassionate Abortions'

Seminarian Rev. Harry Knox, appointed by President Obama to lead "people of faith," and Rev. Dr. Alethea Smith-Withers, leader of the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice (RCRC), wrote yesterday in the Washington Post that most Christian Americans support abortion because it's "compassionate" to murder unborn children.

For background, click headlines below to read previous articles:

Liberal Clergy Tell Obama: U.S. Must Pay for Abortions

Liberal 'Christians' Want Taxpayer-funded Abortion

Liberal 'Churches' Conforming to Decadent Culture

Liberal 'Church' Sues North Carolina to Overturn God's Decree

New Episcopal Divinity President: Abortion a Blessing

Mississippi Abortionist: God Called Me to Kill Babies

President Obama Asks God to Bless Planned Parenthood

-- From "Reverends like us should never oppose access to abortion or sex ed" by Harry Knox and Alethea Smith-Withers, Washington Post 9/29/14

For too long, the shouting of a few strident voices has closed off the space for nuanced and empathetic conversation. There is no monolithic religious opinion about contraception, abortion, or sex education. Decisions about reproduction are morally complex. And clergy do not always use Bible verses as political weapons — a misrepresentation too often promoted in the media. The wisdom found in our faith traditions is rich, nuanced, and rarely absolute. Here is the good news: Most people of faith in the United States support access to compassionate abortion care.

Our faith is what compels us today to speak out for access to comprehensive sexuality education in schools so that young people are provided with information and tools to make informed decisions and protect their sexual health. It is why we push for affordable access to contraception — because we know that it is better for children and families when a woman can plan and space her pregnancies. And it is why we absolutely believe that every woman should have the ability to make her own decision on whether and when to raise a child. Her health insurance should honor the full spectrum of care that she might need, including abortion.

There are some politicians who do not want abortion to be legal and use the mantle of religion to demand legislation that would close clinics or withhold insurance coverage, making care unaffordable. This is wrong. It is not our place to impose our religious beliefs on others, and it is certainly not the place of a politician. . . .

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From "Pro-Abortion Pastors: Christians Shouldn’t Oppose Abortion" by Sarah Zagorski, LifeNews.com 9/29/14

. . . these reverends are saying that there isn’t a large body within the religious community that opposes abortion. However, this couldn’t be further from the truth. For starters, the Catholic Church, which is comprised of over 1.1 billion people, has always been adamantly pro-life.

In 2013, Pope Francis reiterated the fact that the Catholic Church will never compromise on their opposition against abortion. He said, “I want to be completely honest in this regard. This is not something subject to alleged reforms or ‘modernizations’. It is not “progressive” to try to resolve problems by eliminating a human life.”

Additionally, according to a 2013 Washington Post/ABC Poll, 59% of born again evangelical Christians agree that abortion should be illegal in all or most cases. And only eight percent of evangelical Protestants believe abortion should be legal in all cases.

Now, with that said, it’s important to mention that within mainstream Christian denominations, especially United Presbyterians, Methodists, and Episcopalians, there are some who support abortion rights. But the fact of the matter is, they are in the minority.

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Also click headlines below for other previous articles:

America Going to Hell; Christians Lose Convictions

President Obama's National Cathedral is the Seat of Apostasy

President Obama, Hypocrite in Chief, Holds Prayer Breakfast

ObamaNation = 'Fake Church' Says Catholic Cardinal