The following comes from a May 23 story on LifeNews.com.
In a Pastoral Letter to Patients, Planned Parenthood tells women and girls in a crisis pregnancy that there is nothing in the scriptures that says abortion is wrong and that many clergy think abortion is okay:
“The decision to have an abortion is personal. Though your reasons may be complicated and private, you’re not alone. As religious leaders from a number of religious traditions, we’re here to support you in your decision.
“Many people wrongly assume that all religious leaders disapprove of abortion. The truth is that abortion is not even mentioned in the Scriptures—Jewish or Christian—and there are clergy and people of faith from all denominations who support women making this complex decision.
“The beliefs of each person are deserving of respect, and each person deserves care and compassion,
“No one should be allowed to force their faith teachings on anyone else.
“We believe this decision is yours, made with your doctor and anyone else you choose to bring into the conversation, such as a spouse, partner, parent, or clergy person.”
The letter goes on to tell the future paying abortion customer that, “God loves you and is with you no matter what you decide. You can find strength, understanding, and comfort in that love.”
To read the entire LifeNews posting, click here.