Skip to comments.Abortion Organization, Say â€œPro-Lifers Not in Line With the Bibleâ€
Posted on 02/15/2016 12:59:59 PM PST by Morgana
Angered by the 40 Days for Life pro-life campaigns in England, a group of abortion activists who call themselves Christians recently formed a counter-campaign.
The UK blog Abortion Rights reports the new group Christians for Choice formed in direct response to the pro-life 40 Days for Life campaigns. The pro-abortion group said it is made up of abortion supporters from various Christian denominations.
Edem Barbara Ntumy, one of the group founders, said she doesnât think her faith and support of abortion are âdiametrically opposed.â
âThe rhetoric of Christian anti-choice groups has drowned out the voices of pro-choice Christians,â Ntumy said. âIt is vital that other Christian positions on abortion are heard. Whilst I recognise those of Christian faiths have a diverse range of opinions on abortion, it is important to be able to have uncomfortable conversations and debates within our community.â
Other abortion activists also have attempted to justify their involvement in the abortion industry by talking about their religious beliefs. Mississippi abortionist Willie Parker calls himself a Christian and his abortion practice âa ministry.â Young abortionist-in-training Carolyn Payne says her faith influenced her to pursue a job in the abortion industry. And Methodist minister Emma Akpan says she volunteers for Planned Parenthood because she is a Christian. Conveniently, none of them mention that abortion kills innocent, unborn human beings â a violation of the Christian commandment âThou shalt not kill.â
The new British group attacked the 40 Days for Life campaign with the usual pro-abortion claims that pro-life volunteers harass, coerce and deceive women who are going into abortion clinics.
According to the blog:
[Christians for Choice says] a woman accessing abortion in the UK should be entitled to safe and unobstructed access. From the moment she makes her decision, every step of the way should be planned and managed as safely as any other medical procedure. To have to encounter harassment and intimidation is clearly dangerous and unacceptable. Cloaking the targeting of abortion clinics as a Christian act during a period of religious reflection is deeply wrong. The victimisation of any person accessing any other medical treatment would be publicly condemned, and so should the activity of these groups. Ultimately it is not with line with the Biblical meaning of Lent or indeed overarching Christian values
Despite what the pro-abortion group claims, the 40 Days campaign actually is well-known for its dedication to peaceful, compassionate pro-life advocacy outside of abortion clinics. Influenced by the campaignâs kind, truthful message, abortion clinic worker Abby Johnson and hundreds of others like her have quit the abortion industry, and many have joined the pro-life movement.
Since 2007, more than 11,165 unborn babies and their moms also have been spared from the pain and regret of abortion through the international pro-life campaign, according to the campaignâs website. The spring campaign begins today.
âPrayer, fasting and peaceful vigil are powerful â¦ and needed now more than ever in our culture,â Shawn Carney, president of 40 Days, wrote Wednesday. âMoms do turn around at the last moment. For the abortion industry, that means one thing â lost income.â
He encouraged people to âserve as a peaceful sign of Christâs hopeâ for women and their babies by joining one of the 273 campaign locations across the world this spring.
This would be laughable if it were not so tragic,
Pro-Choice Christians? Do they meet in a phone booth?
Yep. You can trust baby murderers to correctly interpret scripture. /s
And He decided to take Scalia instead of these berks.
a) Abortion is not a medical treatment, and
b) Women deserve protection from the unscrupulous abortion industry. Offering that protection is not, in fact, victimizing anyone (unless you count the abortionists who lose profits whenever a woman becomes informed about the true nature of abortion, not that abortionists are victims of anything).
Pro-abortion “Christians” are like “jumbo shrimp”.
I have seen it first hand.
They all circle back to the feelings of the mother, and how horrible it is to “trap” her.
We had a very high risk pregnancy. Spent months in the NICU. To say my patience is not great for infanticide proponents is an understatement.
What part of “thou shalt not kill” is unclear to them? Sheesh.
>>And Methodist minister Emma Akpan says she volunteers for Planned Parenthood because she is a Christian.
>>Pro-Choice Christians? Do they meet in a phone booth?
They meet at Annual Conference for the various Methodist conferences every June. I attended my last one where people were cheering for voting down a resolution to counsel young women considering an abortion to get an ultrasound first.
I left the UMC the week after we got back from the conference. I was sickened by the women clergy there. I will never set foot in a church with a female pastor ever again.
I know what you mean. My wife and I went through the same thing.
I can easily make an argument against killing the innocent without quoting the Bible at all, and let others worry about whether I'm "in line with" it.
Rats. I was looking for their Scriptural references citing Biblical support for murdering unborn children but I suppose they’ll be getting back with us on that.
Except "any other medical treatment" doesn't sacrifice the life of an innocent unborn child. What is with these people???
I'm beginning to wonder if He isn't pulling the plug on our little experiment in self-governance.
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