Here is a statement about abortion laws by a pastor:
I felt then and I feel now that the church has a certain obligation because those laws are on the books to do something about changing them. That’s our penance, to change those laws which are so unfair and unreal. I’ve been swimming upstream a lot of my ministerial life.
Nothing objectionable there, right?
This pastor, however, was advocating for abortion through his church, developing networks of pastors to assist women in finding abortions in the 1960s. Organizations like Planned Parenthood continue to look for clergy of all denominations to endorse abortion because they know that even today clergy have moral authority among many people.
If you read the article linked above, you might notice that there is no mention of fathers. Not one. And the only reason adoption was mentioned was if the woman ‘couldn’t do it’ (have an abortion). This evil in the name of the church is breathtaking.
I am encouraged that today when people think of church and abortion, they assume the position is against this vile practice. That’s a good thing. And polls suggest that even with abortion being legal for decades and whole movements dedicated to ‘educating’ people about the necessity of this ‘choice’, most Americans do not embrace it.
May that increasingly become the case for our unborn babies with disabilities as well. May pastors who speak strongly and without equivocation about abortion be sure to include our babies with disabilities as those who deserve to live.
And may those clergy who endorse the killing of babies continue to fade into obscurity and irrelevancy, for their own sake as well as for the sake of families:
Not many of you should become teachers, my brothers, for you know that we who teach will be judged with greater strictness (James 3:1 ESV).