Pastors Condemn Abortion: Unborn Babies “are Sacred Human Persons Endowed by God With Dignity”

State   |   Micaiah Bilger   |   Dec 14, 2020   |   11:11AM   |   Atlanta, GA

Pastors across the country are raising their voices in defense of unborn babies as the pro-abortion movement grows increasingly radical in its demands to expand abortions.

On Friday, a group of 25 pastors sent a letter to the Rev. Raphael Warnock, a pro-abortion Democrat who is running for U.S. Senate, urging him to recognize that unborn babies are “sacred human persons” who deserve protections under the law, Fox 5 Atlanta reports.

“We applaud your commendable efforts to share Christ while pursuing political solutions to our most pressing problems today,” they wrote. “But precisely because we share so much in common with you, we feel compelled to confront your most recent statements concerning abortion.”

Warnock recently described himself as a “pro-choice pastor.” He supports abortions without limits and would force taxpayers to pay for them. He is running against pro-life Republican U.S. Sen. Kelly Loeffler in a high-stakes runoff election in Georgia.

The pastors, many from Georgia, told the candidate: “Unborn Black, Brown and White lives are so much more than clumps of cells, burdensome inconveniences, or health problems. They are sacred human persons endowed by God with inalienable dignity and worth. We implore you to uphold the Biblical defense of life and to fight against the systemic racism of abortion.”

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Both Judaeo-Christian beliefs and science support the pro-life movement’s goals to restore rights and protections for unborn babies. It is well-established scientifically that a human life comes into being at the moment of conception, complete with his/her own unique DNA. Some abortionists even will admit that they are killing babies.

The Bible also recognizes the value of unborn babies (Luke 1:41-44) and condemns violence against innocent people. “Thou shalt not murder” is one of the ten commandments in Exodus 20:13, and Proverbs 6 says the Lord hates “hands that shed innocent blood.” Some also believe scripture in Galatians may be condemning abortion drugs (“pharmakeia”) that “sorcerers” sold in the first century AD.

In their letter Friday, the pastors emphasized to Warnock that abortions “fundamentally conflict” with the Bible, CBN News reports.

“The Bible clearly teaches that human life is created by God beginning at conception. As Psalm 139 proclaims: ‘You knitted me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you, for I am wonderfully and fearfully made,’” they wrote.

“As a Christian pastor and as a Black leader, you have a duty to denounce the evil of abortion, which kills a disproportionate number of Black children. Your open advocacy of abortion is a scandal to the faith and to the Black community,” they continued.

A spokesperson for Warnock’s campaign dismissed the pastors’ letter as political, but the Rev. Dean Nelson, of the Human Coalition, told Fox that their message is about values, not politics.

“The message of the letter is relevant no matter who some of the signatories support, even though there are Republicans, Independents and Democrats who have signed it,” Nelson said. “Rev. Warnock’s extreme embrace and advocacy for abortion conflicts with biblical teaching and true justice for humanity. We urge him to reconsider his support for it.”

Religious leaders in other parts of the country also have been condemning the atrocity of abortion. Earlier this month, more than 400 Massachusetts pastors spoke out against a pro-abortion bill in their state, sending a letter to Gov. Charlie Baker to urge him to veto it. Meanwhile, a number of Catholic Church leaders also have been speaking out against likely president-elect Joe Biden’s pro-abortion stance.