Stacey Abrams Claims Bible Supports Abortion: I Know Because “I Was Trained to Understand It”

National   |   Micaiah Bilger   |   Aug 23, 2022   |   12:18PM   |   Washington, DC

Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams claimed that protecting unborn babies from abortion is unbiblical, “cruel and mean” in a July 30 speech to a Woodstock congregation.

Abrams, a favorite of the left who has lost election after election in Georgia, is running again against pro-life Republican Gov. Brian Kemp this fall. If elected, the Democrat candidate said one of her top priorities will be to repeal the state heartbeat law, which bans abortions once an unborn baby’s heartbeat is detectable.

In recent weeks, Abrams has been using Christianity to defend her pro-abortion views. During a speech at the Allen Temple AME Church in Woodstock, Abrams claimed the Bible supports abortion.

As the daughter of two pastors, Abrams said she has a “strong moral core” and a good understanding of scripture.

“I was trained to read and understand the Bible, and I will tell you this: There is nothing about the decision to eliminate access to abortion care that is grounded in anything other than cruelty and meanness and danger in the state of Georgia,” she told the church. “Nothing.”

Abrams said the Georgia heartbeat law takes “cruelty to a new level” because it bans most abortions, and “abortion care is a medical issue.”

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The Democrat candidate also bashed her political opponent by name from the pulpit, portraying Kemp as a “religious extremist” who wants to control women.

“Brian Kemp … is a hard right religious extremist who has decided that he knows better than any woman about her body and has decided to make women second-class citizens in the state of Georgia in the year of our Lord 2022,” Abrams said.

The heartbeat law, which Kemp signed in 2019, is expected to save tens of thousands of unborn babies from abortion every year now that the U.S. Supreme Court has overturned Roe v. Wade and states may protect unborn babies from abortion again.

In 2020, 31,248 unborn babies were aborted in Georgia, according to state health department data. More than 60 percent were aborted after six weeks of pregnancy, the point at which an unborn baby’s heartbeat usually is detectable.

The Bible recognizes unborn babies as valuable human beings, and Christianity teaches that abortions are wrong because they kill innocent children who are created in the image of God.

However, Abrams and other abortion supporters have been bringing up Christianity frequently lately to attempt to justify their pro-abortion views.

“While your faith tradition may tell you that you personally do not want to make that choice, it is not my right as a Christian to impose that value system on someone else,” Abrams said earlier this month in an interview with Yahoo News. “Because the value that should overhang everything is the right to make our own decisions, the free will that the God I believe in gave us.”

Abrams supports abortions for any reason up to viability, and says women should be allowed to abort their unborn babies just because “they are not ready to be mothers.”

Abortion is a human rights abuse against innocent children before they are born, and pro-life advocates of all religious beliefs and none are working to restore their right to life.

Earlier this week, Newsbusters reported about a link between Abrams and another human rights abuse: the Uyghur genocide in China. According to the report, she “co-chaired a racial justice organization that’s financed by an executive of Alibaba, a Chinese firm that reportedly helped create surveillance technology used against Uyghur Muslims.”