In January the Washington Post ran a story in its Acts of Faith section titled, “Clergy gather to bless one of the only U.S. clinics performing late-term abortions.”
The story highlights three ordained ministers and one retired rabbi who gathered at an infamous abortion clinic in Bethesda, Maryland to pray for the clinic and its staff.
Rev. Carlton Veazey prayed for the facility’s abortionists, saying, “may they always know that all that they do is for Thy glory.”
If that makes you sick, you aren’t alone. Nobody should say that taking the life of an unborn child glorifies God.
John Stonestreet at the Colson Center for Christian Worldview recently called these minister out, writing,
They’re not ministers of the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. They’ve chosen to become priests and priestesses of Molech. They have rejected the Lord of Life who commands “let the little children come to me,” and instead offer the blood of slaughtered babies to the Father of Lies. Their ritual is child sacrifice, communion with death.
The Washington Post article tries to paint abortion as something morally ambiguous over which Christians are divided. But as we have written before, Christians have opposed abortion since the first century A.D.
Right now thousands of ministers and pro-life Christians are preparing to pray at abortion clinics all across the country, but they’re going to pray a very different kind of prayer from the one offered in Maryland last January.
They won’t be praying God’s blessings over abortion. They are going to pray that God would end abortion in America. They are going to pray that abortionists would turn to Christ and stop performing abortions. They are going to pray that abortion clinics would shut down and that pregnant mothers would choose life.
Each spring and fall pro-life Americans gather for prayer vigils outside abortion clinics across the country as part of 40 Days for Life.
These are not protests or rallies. They are peaceful assemblies where different people quietly pray each day that abortion will end.
The next 40 Days for Life campaign is just a few days away. You can take part in the prayer vigils outside the surgical abortion clinic in Little Rock.
There will be a kickoff meeting at 3:00 PM this Sunday featuring music, messages from local ministers, and prayer. The event will be held on the sidewalk outside the abortion clinic.
The official 40 Days for Life prayer campaign will last from February 14 – March 25 (Palm Sunday).
Yesterday the U.S. Senate failed to pass a bill banning most abortions after the fifth month of pregnancy.
Arkansas’ U.S. Senators John Boozman and Tom Cotton both co-sponsored this good bill and supported it yesterday.
Medical science shows unborn babies feel the pain of abortion, especially after the twentieth week of pregnancy. That’s one reason many states — as well as most countries on earth — have passed laws prohibiting late-term abortions. In fact, the United States is one of just seven countries that allows abortion after the fifth month of pregnancy.
In 2000, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Kennedy described the abortion process, writing, “The fetus, in many cases, dies just as a human adult or child would: It bleeds to death as it is torn from limb from limb. . . . The fetus can be alive at the beginning of the dismemberment process and can survive for a time while its limbs are being torn off.”
Abortion is a horrific procedure that takes the lives of unborn children.
I hope you will thank Sens. Boozman and Cotton for supporting the senate bill to ban abortion after the twentieth week of pregnancy. Links to their contact information are below.
U.S. SENATOR JOHN BOOZMAN (R – AR)
U.S. SENATOR TOM COTTON (R – AR)