As always, remember that forgiveness and healing are possible for those who have participated in the abortion process.
Planned Parenthood kills babies for a living, they systematically hide rape, incest and sex trafficking, they encourage kids to have all sorts of out-of-wedlock sex and pretend that it can be done without risks, they would rather destroy a breast cancer charity than part ways amicably, they commit Medicaid fraud, they teach kids the joys of BDSM, and so much more. Their leaders and abortionists get rich off* of death and misery, aided by your taxes. They use some of that money to fund propaganda telling women that if they aren’t willing to kill their children that they can’t be equal in value to men.
But wait — they have found religion! Rather, they have rehashed their “religious” talking points from their “chaplains.” Their main argument is that the Bible doesn’t specifically mention the word abortion, therefore it can’t be a big deal. And if you aren’t sure about that, they’ll refer you to one of their
chaplains false teachers. Via An Open Letter to Cecile Richards « Alliance Defending Freedom Blog.
Planned Parenthood has published a “Pastoral Letter” which tells women:“The truth is that abortion is not even mentioned in the Scriptures—Jewish or Christian—and there are clergy and people of faith from all denominations who support women making this complex decision.”It appears that this letter is no longer available on your website, but an archived version can be found here for your reference page 3.
The argument that the Bible never said anything about abortion (or homosexual behavior, etc.) fails on several levels. If a church leader uses it you can be confident that he or she is ignorant and/or malicious. Just because it doesn’t mention every type of killing doesn’t mean that those forms are acceptable. It doesn’t say it is wrong to bomb abortion clinics, but I think Richards would agree with me that no one should do that.
The Alliance Defending Freedom folks had a great suggestion for Richards. I doubt she’ll take them up on it. But they did call her bluff. Does she really want to refer to the Bible? We’d love to have that conversation all day, every day.
While I disagree with Planned Parenthood’s exegesis of Scripture, I am not writing to debate that point. Instead, I write to express my agreement with Planned Parenthood, reflected in the publication of this pastoral letter, that for many women their religious beliefs will be very relevant to their decision about whether to have an abortion.On that common ground, on behalf of Alliance Defending Freedom, I would like to offer Planned Parenthood one free copy of the Bible for every Planned Parenthood facility in the country. Planned Parenthood could place these Bibles in their waiting rooms and permit women the opportunity to explore for themselves what the Jewish and Christian Scriptures have to say about abortion.
There is no doubt that we are on opposite sides of this theological and moral question. But as we are in apparent agreement that Scripture and its teachings or lack thereof in your view on abortion would be relevant to many women’s abortion decisions, making these Bibles available to those women would certainly benefit your potential customers.
To allay any concerns you might have, the Bibles Alliance Defending Freedom would provide to Planned Parenthood would be new unmarked copies. For instance, we would not highlight Psalm 127:3 “Truly children are a gift from the Lord; the fruit of the womb is a reward”, Psalm 139:13 “You knit me together in my mother’s womb…”, Psalm 22:10-11 “You have been my guide since I was first formed . . . from my mother’s womb you are my God” or Jeremiah 1:5 “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart”.We would not dog-ear Exodus 20:13 “You shall not kill”. Nor would we even place a bookmark at Luke 1:41, 44 where the “baby [John the Baptist] … leapt for joy” in his mother’s womb when the baby Jesus was nearby in Mary’s womb.Rather, we would make these Bibles available, unedited and without emphasis of any kind, allowing those women visiting a Planned Parenthood facility to review them themselves.
* Cecile Richards, the leader of PP, makes over $500,000 per year. Killing babies is a big business.