Planned Parenthood said it only wants its abortion clientele to be at peace with their decision.
That’s why the national abortion and women’s clinic released a letter assuring the religiously-inclined God doesn’t disapprove of killing the unborn—and it has a list of clergy ready to reinforce that.
Its national clergy advocacy board stated abortion is not mentioned in Scripture.
“Many people wrongly assume that all religious leaders disapprove of abortion,” its board stated in October 2013. “The truth is that abortion is not even mentioned in Scriptures—Jewish or Christian—and there are clergy and people of faith from all denominations who support women making this complex decision.”
Denver Catholic Biblical School instructor Derek Barr says the word “abortion” itself is not in Scripture, but it’s riddled with references to it.
Among the more than 30 passages supporting life, there are more direct passages referencing life in the womb. Wisdom 7:1-6 says “in my mother’s womb I was molded into flesh” and Isaiah 49:1-6 states “from my mother’s womb he gave me my name.”
In Ezekiel 23:36-39, people are rebuked for immolating “the children they had borne me” and for slaying “their children for their idols.”
Barr said, “The evidence is clear that this is seen by God as a vile injustice.”
“Besides all these, the Incarnation itself is great evidence against abortion,” he added. “From the moment of conception, Jesus existed in the womb of Mary. … The ‘Word made flesh’ was Jesus the Christ at the very moment he became man—his conception, not at his birth.”