One of the key principles of the Christian faith is that all human lives are valuable because they are created in the image of God, and therefore killing an innocent human being is a grave evil.
However, a few Christians stray from these teachings and argue that women should have a “right” to abort their unborn child’s life. Neichelle Guidry Jones, a United Church of Christ pastor from Chicago, is one of them. Last week, she praised and prayed for Planned Parenthood as it celebrated its 100th anniversary, Charisma News reports.
“We celebrate today that on Oct. 16, 1916, Margaret Sanger opened the doors of the first Planned Parenthood clinic right here in New York City,” Guidry Jones said. “And with this act of courage and resistance, the doors were opened for women to overcome the silence and the shame and the stigma inflicted on our sexuality.”
She prayed, “The doors were opened for women to rise up against the political, religious and patriarchal machines that sought to undermine our right to choose and decide what happens to our own perfect, beautiful and holy flesh.”
An abortion is not just a decision involving a woman’s “flesh,” though. An abortion destroys an unborn baby’s body and life, and Planned Parenthood has aborted at least 6,803,782 unborn babies in the past 100 years, according to its own annual reports.
Several women also have died after having abortions at Planned Parenthood facilities. Two years ago, the abortion group paid a $2 million settlement to the family of an Illinois women who died from a botched abortion at one of its facilities. The Planned Parenthood facility reportedly waited five hours before sending the woman to the hospital and never called 911.
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Pro-life leaders also are looking into another abortion-related death in Michigan involving a young woman named Cree Erwin. Erwin died just three days after she had an abortion at the Planned Parenthood facility in Kalamazoo on June 30, 2016, according to records obtained by Operation Rescue.
More recently, the abortion giant also has faced public scrutiny for possibly illegally profiting off the sales of aborted baby body parts. In connection to the scandal, the Orange County District Attorney’s Office filed a lawsuit against two California companies that allegedly sold aborted baby parts from Planned Parenthood earlier in October.
None of these things were mentioned in Guidry Jones’ prayer. Instead, the pastor asked God to give Planned Parenthood and its supporters the power to continue for another 100 years.
“We can’t do this alone,” she prayed. “We might be many, but with You we have been mighty. So come into our gathering with Your presence and Your insight and Your peace and Your power. Come with Your unity that we might be ready when You call. Call on us to stand, call us on us to press and fight, to speak to move and to march on into the next 100 years of Planned Parenthood.”
Abortion advocates describe Planned Parenthood as a caring, trusted women’s health care provider, but its records and the accounts of former employees point to money as its true goal.
In 2014-2015, the abortion “non-profit” brought in $1.3 billion in revenues while killing 324,000 unborn babies in abortions, according to research by the National Right to Life Committee. And its CEO’s salary is nearly $1 million, double what it was five years ago.
Planned Parenthood does not help women or their babies, and its deadly work is nothing to celebrate. It destroys hundreds of thousands of unborn babies’ lives every year and reaps in millions of dollars doing it.