The Religion of Abortion
Planned Parenthood, is sponsoring a Faith Leader Summit in Columbus, Ohio, on September 10th and 11th. From their website, "This event is for faith leaders of all traditions and stakeholders within faith communities. Workshops will examine ways to utilize faith as the foundation of powerful advocacy and whole-person care. During this time, participants will have the opportunity to gain and practice skills to support those navigating reproductive life decisions and the LGBTQ community."
The primary provider of abortions in the United States has aborted an estimated 332,757 abortions in fiscal year 2017. These same people have a Clergy Advocacy Board, that have diverse faith leaders from all over the nation. This CAB is attacking Trump's stance on the Title X funding, laying claim that it imposes a GAG order. "Title X is the only federal grant program dedicated solely to providing individuals with comprehensive family planning and related preventive health services. Title X is legally designed to prioritize the needs of low-income families or uninsured people (including those who are not eligible for Medicaid) who might not otherwise have access to these health care services. These services are provided to low-income and uninsured individuals at reduced or no cost. Its overall purpose is to promote positive birth outcomes and healthy families by allowing individuals to decide the number and spacing of their children." In other words to provide birth control.
The Trump administration, made provisions for Planned Parenthood that they would need to separate their abortion facilities from their healthcare facilities in order to receive Title X funding. Planned Parenthood refused. They no longer qualify for Title X funding.
Planned Parenthood has marketed their abortion product as a women's health issue, and has made it front and center as a religious movement by having religious leaders in the community to support abortion as a moral issue. According to their Clergy Advocacy Board, "Since 1994, the Planned Parenthood Federation of America Clergy Advocacy Board (CAB) had led a national effort to increase public awareness of the theological and moral basis for advocating reproductive health." However, with Planned Parenthood providing more than 30% of national abortions, it begs the question as to why any religious institutions would advocate for abortion for the sake of convenience.
Margaret Sanger, the founder of Planned Parenthood, incorporated black pastors to help convey her message. While embracing a philosophy of Malthusian eugenics, which states, "All children born, beyond what would be required to keep up the population to a desired level, must necessarily perish, unless room is made for them by the deaths of grown persons. We should facilitate, instead of foolishly and vainly endeavoring to impede, the operations of nature in producing this mortality."
A letter from Margaret Sanger to Dr. Gamble explains Sanger's real mission in that she states; "We do not want word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population and the minister is the man who can straighten out that idea if it ever occurs to any of their more rebellious members." However, proponents of Planned Parenthood have stated that this message is taken out of context.
From the bible, " Isaiah 5:20 "Woe to those who call evil good and good evil." Has Planned Parenthood and their advocacy group gone too far hiring people of faith to defend abortion? What is your opinion?