Does your church or organization think abortion is morally justifiable?

A coalition of Baptist, Brethren, Lutheran, Methodist Churches have written a letter to our Congress “asking them to make certain the health care bills they are considering contain taxpayer funding for abortions [emphasis mine].” In the same letter they call abortion a “morally justifiable decision [emphasis mine]”, and if that isn’t enough, they want the House and Senate to oppose any amendments that would remove that funding by us, we the taxpayers.

Which denominations endorsed the letter?

  • American Baptist Churches
  • Church of the Brethren
  • Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
  • Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)
  • United Church of Christ
  • United Methodist Church
  • Jewish Reconstructionist Federation
  • United Synagogue for Conservative Judaism
  • Unitarian Universalist Association

There’s a whole list of other people and organizations who signed the letter too. After all, the “Religious Institute claims to represent 4,800 clergy and 40 Christian denominations.” Gee, it’s nice to see all that unity out there, isn’t it? Too bad they’re united for such a deplorable and immoral cause.

And, lest you think that I’m not equally appalled by so-called “Catholic” organizations who promote various decidedly un-Catholic agendas, please allow me to share this gem with you:

“Saint Vincent de Paul is partnering with Catholic Charities USA* and the Catholic Health Association to amplify our collective voice to let Congress know that health care reform can not wait,” that group says on its web site.

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul and Catholic Charities USA sent out an action alert last week, asking members to contact their legislators immediately “in the next 24 hours expressing your support for Congress to enact health care reform now.” (Read more.)

That just makes my stomach turn upside down. Not that they want health reform now, but that they want the current pro-abortion plan now! Unfortunately, I can’t quote much more of these original news items without violating the copyright of LifeNews, so I’m just going to give you the links and urge you—strongly urge you—to read the full one-page articles for yourself. And then print them out and share them with your friends and family, and email the articles to people you know, and share them on Facebook or wherever you can. We’ve got to get news like this out! We’ve got to know what’s going on and we’ve got to unite against it!

Thank you for reading. Peace be with you. And may the Lord move your heart to join the pro-life movement if you haven’t already. And if He’s already moved you to that, may He move you to do more, even more than you’ve already done, even if that is a lot. May He richly bless you and increase your witness a thousandfold.

Read. Pray. Act!

Read the Baptist, Brethren, Lutheran, Methodist Churches Ask Senate for Abortion Funds @ LifeNews.com.

Read the full article, Catholic Groups Questioned About Support for Pro-Abortion Health Care Bills @ LifeNews.com.
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Notes

*That’s the national Catholic Charities, not the one at the diocesan level. They’re separate. Our diocese has its own Catholic Charities, of which 85%—or more—of monies donated go to help the poor and the needy and not to fund and promote contraception, abortion and worse. (The actual percentage may be higher, I’ll have to check with them again. I’ve forgotten and I don’t see it on their website. I’ll find out and correct it here if need be.)

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About Disciple

I am a pro-life activist, blogger, writer, poet, singer songwriter, musician, photographer, nerd, bookworm and Mac fan. I have two dogs, one of whom is well-travelled. (I had three for a while after adopting a senior dog, but he has now passed away, and the pack is back to two girl dogs. One was born after, the days of mammoth road trips.) And the most important thing is: I was received into Holy Mother Church in 1996 and, through the grace of God, I love Christ and His Church more with every passing day. Thanks be to God!
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9 Responses to Does your church or organization think abortion is morally justifiable?

  1. J.W. Wartick says:

    Would you happen to have a link for the letter itself? I’d like to read the contents.

    • Disciple says:

      Hmmm…I didn’t see one in the article. I’ll check. :)

    • Disciple says:

      Okay, J.W., here’s what I found. Go to the front page of the Religious Institute. Go to the right sidebar and there’s a link asking for you to endorse the letter on healthcare. I’ll go read it too. :) Thanks for making me think about that. :) Oh, forgot to say, look for the block that says Religious Declaration.

    • Disciple says:

      Yikes! It’s worse than I thought! Look at the list of letters they’re seeking endorsements for! Good grief. Oh, well, we’ve got our work cut out for us, J.W. You, me, and the rest of the us who haven’t lost our minds or have found them in recent years and have turned our lives around. I’ve made my share of dumb decisions but I’m trying to live as a disciple of Christ now and the world looks crazier and crazier to me all the time. Things I used to care about and want mean less than nothing to me now. Vanity, all is vanity, what was once beautiful seems like so much dung in a wasteland. What passes for religion these days is nothing short of sad.

  2. J.W. Wartick says:

    Lord have mercy! This is awful. It was especially telling when they say Scripture says nothing about abortion. Time to write about this!

    • Disciple says:

      Yes, write! Write and speak and email and phone and tell everyone you know about the unspeakable horror of abortion and genocide. Read the articles by Wesley J. Smith, bioethics attorney at his blog, Secondhand Smoke at First Things. Here’s a very recent article. And here’s his podcast on iTunes, What It Means to Be Human. If you haven’t read/heard this stuff about bio(non)ethics and personhood theory til now, be prepared to have your mind sufficiently blown.

      The situation is much worse than most people realize J.W. Much much worse. Spread the word! Lord, have mercy!

      Kýrie, eléison;
      Christé, eléison;
      Kýrie, eléison.

      The Kyrie is to be chanted continually until such time as the sickness in the patient (in this case, society) has subsided and the moral order has returned to a more humane—and human!—condition. Lord, Lord, Good and Merciful Lord! Have mercy on us and on the whole world!

  3. J.W. Wartick says:

    There, I’ve posted my own arguments against abortion on my blog. I wrote them a while ago, heavily relying on sources. (How far I’ve come!)

    I just don’t see any grounds for arguing that abortion is a right.

    • Disciple says:

      There are no grounds and can be no grounds that can ever justify the direct, deliberate intentional murder of an innocent defenseless child in the womb. And Peter Singer has been saying for some time now that we should extend the span of time for “permissible” murder of children to the age of 2 years! :O

      J.W., if you’re still learning about these things, and I’m not saying you are, I’m saying if you are, you might want to read, if you haven’t already, you might want to read Evangelium Vitae, the Gospel of Life, an encyclical by the late Pope John Paul II, with study guides and commentary at Priests for Life, and a remarkable set of audio commentaries by Fr. Mitch Pacwa in his Threshold of Hope series for EWTN. There’s much more but that’s probably enough to start with. Unless you’ve already read it. :)

      And JPII’s Veritatis Splendor, The Splendor of Truth is wonderful too. And Fides et Ratio, Faith and Reason. I love this stuff. Reading and thinking you can sink your intellectual and spiritual Christian teeth into. I never get tired of it; I can’t get enough!

    • Disciple says:

      By the by, I may have mentioned before, but someone reading this may not realize or may have forgotten: I grew up Methodist and many of my family members and friends are in various Protestant denominations, and I have other friends of no particular religious affiliation. But many of them, across the spectrum, have ideas that are similar to what I’ve found expressed in that reprehensible declaration of loss of religion and sense of humanity. This saddens me but it’s not really a total surprise, not after reading and listening to all the things I’ve discovered this past year. The shock has worn off by now.

      Or at least, it’s beginning to. I feel less like I’ve been kicked in the stomach these days. A little less. But my heart still aches that the land I love has so turned its back on the God Who made her that she no longer reveres His Name…and even tries to forbid people to pray in His Name, blessed be He.

      Dear Lord, forgive them. Some of them know not what they do, some of them know not that some of them are doing it.

      And some of them know very well what they are doing and the master they serve is pleased beyond measure.

      Have mercy on us all.

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