Truthfully, abortion and God don’t go too well together. But apparently, according to a new article on the pro-abortion website Think Progress titled, “God Loves Women Who Have Abortions’: The Religious Abortion Advocates That History Forgot” more religious leaders should support “reproductive freedom.”
The article presents three main points: God loves women who’ve had abortions, religious clergy joined the pro-abortion movement because too many women were dying from back alley abortions and historically the religious community has failed to love post-abortive women.
First of all, of course God loves women who have had abortions, that’s NEVER been in question.
Yet, the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice argues that the religious community hates post-abortive women. Their president, pro-abortion Reverend Harry Knox said, “As faith leaders, we all feel literally called — and supported by spirit on a daily basis — to model something different in the face of this overwhelming message to people that they’re not enough, that they’re not loved, and that in fact they’re hated. Our message is that you are loved, loved, loved. God loves women who have abortions.”
Although it is true that there have been religious pro-lifers who have failed to approach abortion in a gracious and loving way, most pro-lifers agree that women are just as important as the unborn life within her. There are also countless pro-life groups dedicated to ministering to post-abortive women such as Rachel’s Vineyard, Silent No More and Priests for Life. They share with women the truth about abortion and then help them heal from the death of their baby.
Secondly, the “coathanger” argument that claims that women everywhere will turn to dangerous illegal abortions if Roe is overturned has been refuted countless times. In fact, former abortionist, Dr Bernard Nathanson said there was actually very little illegal abortion prior to Roe.
As LifeNews previously reported, Dr. Nathanson said that in order to push a legal-abortion agenda, they would “[fabricate] the number of illegal abortions done annually in the U.S. The actual figure was approaching 100,000 but the figure we gave to the media repeatedly was 1,000,000. Repeating the big lie often enough convinces the public. The number of women dying from illegal abortions was around 200-250 annually. The figure we constantly fed to the media was 10,000.”
Additionally, in the article Rev. Knox argues that the religious community should remember that Jesus addressed the marginalized of society with love and compassion. The pro-abortion Reverend is correct, Jesus did do those things; but can you seriously fathom Jesus telling a post-abortive woman that it’s totally fine that she killed her baby? No of course not; because that would be a lie, and isn’t the foundation of Christianity centered on righteousness and truth?
But then one might argue that the center of Christianity isn’t necessarily truth; instead its love. Well, if you look at the Bible’s definition of love, which is laid out in 1 Corinthians 13, love rejoices in the truth and doesn’t delight in evil. Therefore, wouldn’t logic bring us to the conclusion that advocating for abortion isn’t loving because it isn’t true that Jesus would condone the killing of babies? The fact of the matter is real love doesn’t lie about the facts and the facts are concrete; abortion takes the life of an innocent human being. Also, wouldn’t the category of “marginalized” people Rev. Knox is referring to include the unborn since they are the ones with no voice?
Since the Bible references and emphasizes the importance of all human life countless times (Matthew 18:10, Jeremiah 1:5, Exodus 21:22-23, Psalm 139:13-15) and some of these leaders who support abortion say they’re followers of Jesus, they should remember that they will be accountable Him at the end of their life. I sure hope that they realize soon that Jesus doesn’t take the killing of children and misleading of women lightly—especially since they know better. It would be a very frightening thing to have to stand in front of God and say “yes not only did I advocate for killing when I knew better, I also used your name to justify it.”