Almost exactly a year ago, I wrote a post headlined, “Religious representatives ‘bless’ new PPFA abortion clinic in Washington, DC.” I observed
Planned Parenthood of Metropolitan Washington medical director Serina Floyd said she plans to tell patients that the abortion facility is a “blessed space” and that she is looking forward to telling patients that “those of faith also support your decisions.”
Other contributors chanted a mantra which “gives a good vibration to the building and anyone who comes in will be healed soon.” That is, everyone but the unborn child who is slaughtered
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What took place was demented on so many different levels but paled in comparison to “Clergy gather to bless one of the only U.S. clinics performing late-term abortions,” written by the Washington Post’s Julie Zauzmer.
What could be worse than what happened last year when “once the ceremony was over and people were cleaning up the chairs, the two remained to flick holy water around the downstairs space because ‘when we chant mantras, vibrations go through the water,’ [Bragadeesh]Balasubramanian says, leaving the negative energy behind”?
How about blessing the clinic of notorious late-term abortionist LeRoy Carhart whose specialty is offing unborn children well into the third trimester?
The “hook” for the blessing and the story was the procedural vote on the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act which required 60 votes to actually vote on the substance of S. 2311, and the opening of Carhart’s new abortion clinic. As NRL News Today readers recall, the owner of the property in Germantown Maryland where Carhart housed his killing factory sold the property to a pro-life group.
But Zauzmer assures us all’s well that ends well:
He found this Bethesda [Maryland] location as a replacement, and offers the same rare service there that he provided in Germantown — late-term abortions that are outlawed in many states and available in only a few locations in the country.
Of course in the upside world of pro-abortion orthodoxy all the more reason to (a) “give honor to all of these women who choose to come to this space,” (b) “sanctify this space, and we honor this as holy,” and (c) “as a symbol of sanctification, sprinkle water in each room of the clinic and in the parking lot.”
Zausmer was surely only stating the obvious when she began her story with
When clergy gather at an abortion clinic, it’s usually in protest, outside the building.
Rarely are they huddled inside the clinic, not to condemn but to bless the procedures that happen there.
Which, of course, is why this group, representative of the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice (RCRC) and similar pro-abortion clergy, even exist. With the cover provided by RCRC (which bills itself as “Pro Faith. Pro Family. Pro Choice”), it’s intended to challenge what Zauzmer describes as the “everyday conversation about abortion [which] tends to cast it as a question of faith on one side — the antiabortion side — versus secular liberalism on the other.” Which the assembled clergy assured her was “not the case.”
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One last quick thought. God, of course, is on the side of aborting huge babies, babies capable of experiencing horrific pain as they are killed. If you have any doubts, former RCRC President Rev. Carlton Veazey cleared it up Monday:
“The Supreme Court affirmed a woman’s right to choose an abortion. But before the Supreme Court did it, God had already done it, because it affirms a woman’s moral agency,” he preached.
Several of the clinic’s staff members hummed, “Amen.”
“Moral agency” — the right to make (in this case) life and death decisions based on one’s own sense of what is right and wrong– is the all purpose catchall to cover a myriad of sins. The tag is that a moral agent is supposedly held accountable for those choices.
But not to worry. Pro-abortion clergy, like those gathered in Bethesda, Maryland last Monday, offer a kind of prefabrication absolution in advance.
She ends her story by telling us that Carhart believes in God “very strongly” but doesn’t attend church. He doesn’t need to because he “feels he is living out his faith” at the abortion clinic.
“I think in itself, that’s religious,” he said.
Most days, though, he doesn’t have a clinic full of clergy in their vestments to back up his viewpoint.
LifeNews.com Note: Dave Andrusko is the editor of National Right to Life News and an author and editor of several books on abortion topics. This post originally appeared in at National Right to Life News Today —- an online column on pro-life issues.