On Wednesday, Planned Parenthood abortion business announced additions to its religious advisory council, which is mostly stacked with extreme pro-abortion proponents in the same vein as far-left Sen. Rev. Raphael Warnock (D-GA).
The new members hail from mostly Republican-leaning states, in a supposed move to try and change the conversion in these conservative, pro-life states to support pro-abortion policies to kill more children in the womb.
“Access to comprehensive sexual and reproductive health care — including abortion — is supported by people of all faiths,” Johnson said in a statement. “The Clergy Advocacy Board is a crucial part of our mission at Planned Parenthood to promote, protect and expand access to health care for all … Planned Parenthood is proud to have religious leaders of all faiths standing with us in this fight.”
According to Religion News Service, “The board has operated at Planned Parenthood for decades, but its newest iteration will feature representatives from states overwhelmingly run by Republicans. New names include the Rev. Emily Harden of West Virginia, the Rev. Tim Kutzmark of California, Rabbi Sarah Smiley of Kansas, the Rev. Katey Zeh of North Carolina, the Rev. Rebecca Todd Peters of North Carolina, the Rev. Elle Dowd of Illinois, the Rev. Elise Saulsberry of Tennessee, the Rev. Latishia James-Portis of Georgia and the Rev. Stephen Griffith of Nebraska.”
For Zeh, who heads the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice, serving on the board is a kind of a homecoming.
“As a clergyperson who discovered my call to ministry within a Planned Parenthood, it was a no-brainer,” she told Religion News Service in a phone interview.
Zeh explained she felt called to ministry while volunteering as an “abortion doula” at a Planned Parenthood while in seminary, where she provided support and held the hands of women at a clinic as they underwent abortions.
“There are so few of us who are people of faith who are willing to be bold and audacious about supporting reproductive freedom because of our faith,” she said.
After the announcement, Students for Life of America tweeted, “A note to Planned Parenthood, these clergies don’t hold to historic Christian teaching if they’re partnering with you.”
Most true religions have condemned abortion as evil and a sin. According to the Christian Bible, there are many passages regarding false teachers, most notably Matthew 18:6, which states, “If anyone causes one of these little ones–those who believe in me–to stumble, it would be better for them to have a large millstone hung around their neck and to be drowned in the depths of the sea” (NIV).