Pro-life leader Abby Johnson urged Christians to speak out against the “genocide” of abortion, noting how about 2,400 unborn babies are aborted every single day in America.
Speaking at a rally Tuesday for President Donald Trump in Washington, D.C., Johnson said the Christian Church needs to be a voice for life, Breitbart reports.
“I am here to demand justice for the more than 60 million innocent babies who have been ripped apart in their mother’s womb in the name of choice,” Johnson said. “The Christians in our country are too quiet. There is nothing that kills more human beings in this world than abortion.”
Johnson, a former Planned Parenthood director who aborted two of her own unborn babies before becoming pro-life, said Trump is “the most pro-life president” in history, but abortion remains one of the greatest threats to society.
“And where is the Christian Church?” Johnson continued. “Shame on the Christian Church for allowing this genocide to take place every single day in this country.”
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In 1973, the U.S. Supreme Court forced states to legalize abortion on demand through Roe v. Wade. Since then, about 62 million unborn babies have been legally killed in abortions, and hundreds, perhaps thousands, of mothers have died as well.
The United States also holds the infamous distinction of being one of only seven countries in the world that allows unborn babies to be killed in elective abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy – a fact confirmed by the left-leaning Washington Post.
Some Christian leaders, such as the Rev. Franklin Graham and Pope Francis, do speak out against abortion, but many do not. A recent study by Pew Research Center reviewed nearly 50,000 sermons posted online by about 6,000 churches over an eight-week period in 2019 and found that just 4 percent discussed abortion.
Past studies have found similar results. Pastors sometimes feel hesitant to address the controversial topic out of concern for people in their congregations who may be hurting from past abortions. Others may think the topic is too political.
And a few Christian pastors openly support abortion. The Rev. Raphael Warnock, a Georgia pastor who appears to have won a U.S. Senate seat from a pro-life Republican woman, describes himself as a “pro-choice” pastor and claims his support for killing unborn babies in abortions is “consistent” with biblical values.