Abortion Activists Sell Sacrilegious Shirts Saying, “Thank God for Abortion”

National   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Mar 8, 2019   |   5:34PM   |   Washington, DC

Abortion is no longer just a political issue, a difficult social debate topic to the radical left. It’s a religion.

Some abortion activists now openly celebrate the killing of unborn babies and treat their power to kill with a despicable reverence. It’s little wonder that the Satanic Temple champions abortion as one of its core matters.

Others proudly claim to represent God, some by touting their abortion work as a “ministry” and others by pushing a new campaign that declares, “THANK GOD FOR ABORTION.”

The campaign is a creation of New York City queer artist Viva Ruiz, who hopes her T-shirts, pro-abortion show and other endeavors will help society accept abortion as normal, according to The Cut.

“I mean, it would be ideal if this issue was irrelevant; that’s the goal,” Ruiz said. “Normalizing abortion by repeating it over and over.”

Part of her campaign involves sacrilegious T-shirts that display the phrase, “THANK GOD FOR ABORTION,” or TGFA. One of the most popular designs is a black shirt with white print and the image of a dove flying out of a person’s hands below the pro-abortion slogan.

For Ruiz, abortion is about religion. She described her T-shirt and show, “ProAbortion Shakira: A Thank God For Abortion Introspective,” as a spiritual “tool for celebration and agitation.” On her Twitter feed, she promotes the hashtags “abortionchurch” and “HOUSEOFGOD.”

Disturbingly, Ruiz apparently believes she is a Christian. She said she grew up Catholic and “loved church,” but her “love for Jesus got beaten out” of her because of her sexual identity. As a teenager, she said she began to go to gay clubs and later began dancing in strip clubs. During that time, Ruiz said she had two abortions.

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“Now, I can claim this in the name of Jesus Christ: Thank God for abortion. I’m walking with this and it’s true for me,” she said.

She created her TGFA shirts in 2015, but they grew more popular after she began promoting them at the 2017 Women’s March and 2018 NYC Pride parade. She also made a pro-abortion float for one of the parades where she wore a crown and white cape and shouted, “I’ve had two abortions, and God loves me!”

The report acknowledged the religiosity of Ruiz’s campaign:

For Ruiz, Thank God for Abortion is more than a political platform: “It’s a lived, emotional truth … and the release [that happens] when people identify or wear the [swag] is so strong.” …

Others, like reproductive rights activist Stephanie Castro, said that wearing the T-shirt works as a spiritual, transcendent salve: “When I put on my Thank God for Abortion shirt I felt an immense power overcome my body and surrounding space. As if generations of women … had been freed to live unapologetically and in control of their destiny and bodies.”

Christians would say that Ruiz is correct about one thing: God does love her, and every woman who has had an abortion. But God does not love or accept abortion, according to scripture. Even in ancient times, babies in the womb were viewed as valuable, as is evident in Luke 1:41. Jesus placed great value on children when others in society did not in Matthew 19:14, and Proverbs 6:16-17 states that one of the things God hates most is the shedding of innocent blood.

Abortion activists used to – and sometimes still – attack Christianity for opposing abortion because it kills a unique, innocent human being, created in the image of God. But now it appears some are taking a different tactic, trying to defile the religion by claiming it supports their pro-death agenda.

They cannot use science anymore to defend abortion. That argument failed when modern technology demonstrated that human life undeniably begins at conception. So, it appears they are turning to religion now to defend their right to kill.