More and more, abortion activists are attempting to make a Christian case for killing unborn babies in abortions.
Christianity always has taught that human life is sacred, created in the image of God, and murder is a grave moral evil. The Bible recognizes babies in the womb and says God has a plan for every human being from the moment their life began.
But abortion activists are trying to pervert scripture to justify the killing of unborn babies. They hold religious services to “bless” abortion facilities and create organizations that specifically lobby churches to become involved in abortion advocacy.
The mainstream press has been highlighting these efforts, too. The Associated Press published an article this week that portrays abortion activists’ religious arguments in a positive light while painting pro-life Christians as angry, uncaring and judgmental.
Kendra Cotton, a member of the pro-abortion Black Southern Women’s Collective, told the AP she believes Christianity supports abortion because women’s bodies are a “temple of God.”
“We know that Christianity supports freedom, and inherent in freedom is bodily autonomy. Inherent in Christianity is free will. When people talk about the body being a temple of God, you have purview over your body, there is nothing more sacred,” Cotton said.
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She compared pro-life laws, which protect unborn babies’ lives, to slavery by claiming their purpose is to control women’s bodies.
“You don’t get to tell me what to do,” Cotton said.
The AP also interviewed several abortion workers at the West Alabama Women’s Center in Tuscaloosa who profess to be Christian. These included a nurse named Ramona who reads the Bible on her lunch break.
“I trust in God,” Ramona said, quoting one of her favorite Bible verses.
She told the news outlet that she believes God called her to work in the abortion industry. In the recovery room, she said she listens to women’s and girls’ heartbreaking stories of sexual abuse and poverty and just tries to love them.
“Women go through so much, it’s hard,” Ramona told the news outlet. “So you should have that choice, whether or not you’re ready to be a mother. No one else should choose for you.”
But Ramona’s compassion is misplaced because these women already are mothers and, through her job, their unborn babies’ lives are being destroyed. And Cotton’s claims about “free will” are blatantly wrong. Free will does not mean Christians may do whatever they want without consequences. Christians are called to avoid sin, and among the greatest sins in scripture are shedding innocent blood and harming children.
Many women seek abortions because they have been abused or they cannot afford another child, and they deserve society’s utmost compassion. But these women also are carrying unborn babies – unique, living children who also deserve compassion and support. Killing unborn children in abortions is not the answer to poverty or abuse. And abortion facilities do not solve these problems. They sell abortions and then send women back into the world to deal with their problems on their own.
True compassion cares for every person, mother and child, by providing healing, financial and emotional support for the long-term. And that is what pro-life Christians are doing every day.