Skip to comments.Planned Parenthood’s “Clergy” Advisory Board: Killing Babies is “God’s Work”
Posted on 08/09/2015 11:30:32 AM PDT by Kaslin
Believe it or not, Planned Parenthood has a Clergy Advocacy Board. And these clergy, in name only, claim Planned Parenthood employees are doing Gods work.
The Board released a statement (which has since been taken off of Planned Parenthoods website) in response to what they describe is a Center for Medical Progress (CMP) smear campaign (planned-parenthood-clergy-advocacy-board-releases-response-to-smear-campaign).
The video recordings expose Planned Parenthood employees discussing their enthusiastic efforts to illegally sell aborted baby parts. Some include whole baby bodies from partial birth abortions. One purchaser is Stem Express, a multi-million dollar company that supplies human blood, tissue products, primary cells and other clinical specimens to biomedical researchers.
Federal and state laws outlaw direct sales of body parts for profit. However, companies like Stem Express circumvent the law by donating to Planned Parenthood and only charging customers interested in purchasing specific fetal tissue and body parts for processing and shipping fees.
Buying and selling fetal tissue and baby parts is an enormously profitable business. Fetal tissue provides a uniquely rich source of stem cells that university laboratories and medical research facilities buy for a variety of purposes. Fetal liver cells, for example, range in price from $488 to $24,250.
Last year, the National Institutes of Health spent $76 million on research using fetal tissue—through grants it gave to more than 50 universities. Grant recipients included Columbia, Harvard, MIT, Stanford, Yale and several branches of the University of California (Berkeley, Irvine, Los Angeles, San Diego and San Francisco).
As a result of CMPs videos, more than 12 states and two U.S. House of Representative committees have launched investigations into Planned Parenthoods practices. Recent efforts to halt federal funding of Planned Parenthood were derailed by Republicans and Democrats in the U.S. Senate.
While the Advocacy board members (listed below) claim to be faith leaders committed to justice, honesty, and liberty. Their utmost concern, they emphasize, is the decades-long campaign of harassment against Planned Parenthood and those they serve. Harassment over what—dismembering babies or Planned Parenthoods commitment to eugenics?
The board members write, Our faiths demand care for those marginalized by poverty and other oppressions. Faith leaders have supported Planned Parenthood for nearly 100 years because of our shared goals: every person — regardless of income, race, or religion — deserves access to safe, affordable, high-quality health care.
Yet, faith in what? Faith according to the Bible asserts no such thing. In fact, it is well known among Jews and Christians that killing a pregnant woman is considered a double homicide requiring legal justice (Exodus 21:22-25). Shedding innocent blood is condemned throughout the Bible also requiring legal justice (Deut. 19:10; 1 Sam. 19:5; Psalm 94:20-21; Proverbs 6:16-17; Isaiah 59:2-7).
Even Common Law and the U.S. Constitution illegalized abortion. The Founders specifically inserted unalienable rights knowing that human rights came from God alone, not manmade laws, because God authored every life in the womb (Job 31:15; Psalm 22:9-10; Isa. 44:2; 49:5; Jeremiah 1:4-5; Luke 1:15).
Their shared goal that every person have access to affordable high-quality health care is nonsensical. How can dead people receive such access?
They also mischaracterize Planned Parenthood as an indispensable provider of high-quality care. Yet, Planned Parenthoods own records reveal it as a profit centered abortion business, not a healthcare provider. Its own 2013-2014 annual report figures reveal that 94 percent of Planned Parenthoods pregnancy services were abortions.
The advocacy board also purports a blatant lie: that abortion providers offer the best of what religious traditions do. Yet, the best of religious traditions have always promoted life-giving efforts that contribute to human flourishing. Christians were the first to found hospitals, schools, orphanages and later adoption and foster parenting services—to help people live—because they understand Gods directive to choose life (Deut. 30).
Christian faith demands that every person—regardless of income, race, or religion— deserves the right to live. The Planned Parenthood clerics are not among them.
Planned Parenthood Advocacy Board Members support death over life and everything that the God of the Bible and Christianity do not. Gods work involves saving babies, not killing and selling them.
Planned Parenthood Clergy Advisory Board Members include:
Rabbi Jon Adland
The Rev. Susan Russell
All Saints Episcopal Church
The Rev. David A. Ames
Rev. Tom Davis
Saratoga Springs, NY
United Church of Christ
The Rev. Dr. Gawain F. de Leeuw
White Plains, NY
The Rev. Kevin Jones
Rev. Dr. Daniel Kanter
First Unitarian Church of Dallas
The Rev. Vincent Lachina
The Rev. Jeremy Lopez
Salem United Church
United Church of Christ
Rev Janet Maykus
Christian Church DOC
Rabbi Dennis Ross
Concerned Clergy for Choice
Dr. Scott Sattler
Rabbi Peter Stein
Temple Brith Kodesh
Muslims for Progressive Values
Los Angeles, CA
Are these people paid by PP, taxpayers or one of those leftwing foundations that pump millions into baby slaughter
Mostly the usual suspects, but Baptists?
They must have a different god than my GOD.
Maybe we can get these guys the same way Al Capone went down.
Did all the money from the body parts sales get declared as income?
Is there not a scripture that teaches woe unto them who make good evil and evil good?
Probably all of the above, and tax free to boot.
Anyone can declare themselves to be Baptist.
I wonder what these maggots would know about God. All graduates of Jesse and Al’s School of Reverendism I’ll bet.
Yes, and I seem to remember something about a mill stone . . .
They won’t have the guts to use that line when they appear before the judgment seat of Christ.
Yep, that was what I was going to say. This is an evil enterprise.
These clergy believe that they know better than God. Their warped and twisted minds allows them to support the murder of the innocent, because somehow that is good and godly. On the long run, it saves the government money that would be needed to care for the grown babies.
Nevermind what the Ten Commandments say, or the Bible, because these agents of Satan know better, and they like the income.
Because the government has replaced God with themselves, and because the USA is spending money at a wartime rate, there is plenty to go around. Follow the money!
re: “Planned Parenthoods Clergy Advisory Board: Killing Babies is Gods Work”
If that is true, then why in the O.T./Ta’anach, it is the enemies of old time Israel, that do the bashing of baby heads into the walls, and not the Israelites, themselves?
They are calling evil good and good evil. Their reward awaits.
There are liberals in Baptist churches, just like everywhere else, in all denominations.
On another note, didn’t Bammy also say PP was “doing God’s work”?
That’s for Christians.
I think you’re thinking of the Great White Throne judgement.
I doubt very seriously that any of these are Christians but rather church members.
May these false prophets roast in Hell for all eternity.
Among the clergy listed are Episcopal Priest Susan Russell of All Saints Episcopal Church in Pasadena, California, a prominent lesbian activist within the Episcopal Church who is listed as Vice Chair. The clergy board also lists Ani Zonneveld of Muslims for Progressive Values among its members. Zonneveld served as a board member of the short-lived Progressive Muslim Union of North America and has presided over same-sex weddings.