Our Sick Country: “Faith Leaders” Defend Planned Parenthood

Shortly after President Trump signed an executive order pushing back on the Obama-era crackdowns on religious liberty, Planned Parenthood fired off a press release insisting that there were many pastors and preachers around the country who were poised to fight Trump’s efforts to protect Americans of conscience. The nation’s leading abortion provider referred to its Clergy Advisory Board, a collection of “faith leaders” who support women’s “right to choose.”

According to these religious leaders, Trump’s order could encourage “employers, schools, and other entities to stop covering women’s preventative health services, including birth control, in their insurance plans on the basis of religious or moral objection.”

“This country has a long and vital tradition of religious freedom that protects personal beliefs without allowing the imposition of harms on others,” the CAB wrote. “Yet, this executive order signals that the administration wants to give employers the right to disregard their employees’ own personal beliefs and invade their privacy. It is unacceptable to point to ‘religious liberty’ as an excuse to limit women’s access to health care.”

Elsewhere on the Planned Parenthood website, this cabal of pro-abortion clergy insists that there is nothing anti-faith about supporting a woman’s right to rip a growing baby out of her womb. In a “Pastoral Letter to Patients,” the assorted preachers say, “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 one should be allowed to force their faith teachings on anyone else.”

Hear, hear.

But if that’s the case, then why should the government be allowed to force their pro-abortion teachings on people who vehemently disagree with them?

And, really, that’s the least of the problem as it pertains to this wrongheaded group of clergymen and women. Seriously, what kind of person can claim a commitment to the Lord and then turn around and do the bidding of an organization as steeped in absolute evil as Planned Parenthood? Yes, people of faith can “support women” who are making the disastrous choice to have an abortion. That doesn’t mean you have to SUPPORT ABORTION itself! And it certainly doesn’t mean you have to support the government sticking its hand into private enterprise and FORCING employers to provide this insidious procedure under the guise of “women’s healthcare.”

Well, it just goes to show that you can wear the robes, stand behind a pulpit on Sunday, or preside over the faithful at the local temple and still be just as lost as any other wayward child of God.


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