CitizenLink.org is reporting that some abortion groups are making a stand on the bible — with the claim that God approves of killing unborn babies.  From the article:

Their actions are hardly new: Pro-abortion religious organizations were active before the Roe v. Wade decision, with liberal clergy often helping women find illegal abortions and preaching about how oppressive anti-abortion laws were. The groups’ primary argument, then and now: the Bible says nothing about abortion.

Pray that they don’t gain a foothold in the churches in which the brothers are weak in the faith.

The full article is below.

Religious Groups Push Abortion

from staff reports

Liberals allege Bible condones killing the preborn.

Some religious organizations, saying they want to “take back the language of life,” are arguing that abortion and Christianity are compatible. They cite the Bible and use familiar rhetoric, but not too many in the church are paying attention.

Groups like the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice and Catholics for a Free Choice, neither of which returned calls seeking comment, are looking to make an impact in the debate. Planned Parenthood has even hired a chaplain.

“They have come to a place in their thought process where they literally believe—and I do think they believe—that God approves of abortion,” said Judie Brown, president of the American Life League.

Their actions are hardly new: Pro-abortion religious organizations were active before the Roe v. Wade decision, with liberal clergy often helping women find illegal abortions and preaching about how oppressive anti-abortion laws were. The groups’ primary argument, then and now: the Bible says nothing about abortion.

Dr. Craig Mitchell of Southwestern Seminary acknowledged that point, but added that “I don’t see how you can get around God’s command for us to be fruitful and to multiply.”

Another pro-abortion argument from Genesis suggests that since God breathed life into man, so that’s when life begins. Mitchell pointed to verses in Jeremiah and Psalms that speak to God’s care for us in the womb.

Carrie Gordon Earll, senior analyst for bioethics at Focus on the Family Action, said so far the movement has gained little ground in the Church.

“I don’t think they’ve had any effect of far,” she told Family News in Focus, “and I think they’ll have very little effect in the future.”

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