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Methodist Minister: I Help Women Get Abortions at Planned Parenthood Because Iím a Christian
LIFE NEWS ^ | Dec 17, 2015 | Micaiah Bilger

Posted on 12/17/2017 5:02:56 PM PST by Morgana

Emma Akpan is a faith leader at her North Carolina African Methodist Episcopal Church. She also volunteers for Planned Parenthood.

Akpan wrote a column for Bustle this week trying to justify her abortion advocacy with her Christian faith by claiming that she wants to end violence against women. Akpan described herself a minister at her church.

“I am a clinic greeter because of my faith, which teaches me how important it is to provide care for my community,” the Raleigh, North Carolina, woman wrote. “For me, that means ensuring that women have safe access to their health care facilities.”

Akpan, an African American, honed in on violence against the African American community, churches and women. However, she failed to acknowledge one of the greatest violences against black lives – abortion – and the work pro-lifers are doing to peacefully end that violence. Akpan admitted that the pro-lifers who protest outside her local abortion clinic are very peaceful, but she still attempted to paint them as violent and hateful.

She wrote:

Every Friday, a group of people gathers outside the Planned Parenthood clinic where I volunteer, holding signs that shame the women who visit with slogans like “Your mother kept you” and pictures of babies that say “I want to live.” These signs and their presence may seem peaceful because the protesters don’t (typically) threaten or physically assault visitors. But their very presence is violent, their words often cruel, and their motives are to intimidate and scare away people seeking health care.

When I was at the clinic last month, the protesters were mostly Black and from one church in Raleigh. They held signs that said “Fetus lives matter” and “The most dangerous place for a Black child is in the womb.”

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As a Black woman, seeing those signs made me angry. They make it seem as if Black women do not make our own decisions, that we are simply pawns in America’s racist society. The appropriation of #BlackLivesMatter language to shame Black women seeking healthcare is divisive and insulting, but sadly unsurprising.

Pro-life advocate and African American Ryan Bomberger of The Radiance Foundation had something different to say on the matter.

“This hashtag movement, which can lie more in 140 characters than I ever thought possible, ignores the reality of the preventable violent injustices that happen every single day,” Bomberger wrote recently for LifeNews. “#BlackLivesMatter? When? And where? Apparently they only matter in jail or on the streets but never in the womb, in an abortion mill, or in an intact married (husband/wife) family…never.”

The violence committed every year against unborn babies, especially African American babies, is astronomical. Approximately 363,000 unborn black babies are killed every year in violent abortions in America. In New York City in 2013, more black babies were aborted than were born. According to the Guttmacher Institute, the former pro-abortion research division of Planned Parenthood, African American women are five times more likely to choose abortion over white women.

And the group doing more abortions than any other is Planned Parenthood, a business grounded in eugenics that pushes the kind of violence and discrimination that Akpan claims to be working against.


TOPICS: Mainline Protestant; Moral Issues
KEYWORDS: abortion; christian; markdayton; methodists; minister; northcarolina; plannedparenthood; proaborts; prolife; raleigh; religiousleft; tinasmith; umc
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Methodist Minister: I Help Women Get Abortions at Planned Parenthood Because I’m a Christian

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1 posted on 12/17/2017 5:02:57 PM PST by Morgana
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I Help Women Get Abortions at Planned Parenthood Because I’m a Christian

Yeah, that makes all kinds of sense, chief.

2 posted on 12/17/2017 5:04:36 PM PST by Excuse_My_Bellicosity (Liberalism is a social disease.)
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To: Morgana

God, the Giver of Life to all those children, will send this man to Hell. The Bible says, “You know that no murderer has eternal life abiding in him.”


3 posted on 12/17/2017 5:05:28 PM PST by txrefugee
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To: Morgana

So many Blacks in America are totally lost. Tragic.


4 posted on 12/17/2017 5:05:53 PM PST by montag813
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To: Excuse_My_Bellicosity

Because the ripping babies out of their Mother’s womb is such a Christian thing to do, right?


5 posted on 12/17/2017 5:06:26 PM PST by Howie66 ("Tone down the tagline please." - Admin Moderator)
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To: Morgana
Man-hating dyke, one presumes...


6 posted on 12/17/2017 5:06:56 PM PST by montag813
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To: Morgana
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7 posted on 12/17/2017 5:07:04 PM PST by Luircin
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To: Morgana
They make it seem as if Black women do not make our own decisions, that we are simply pawns in America’s racist society.

No, they make it "seem as if" black women are making decisions deliberately to kill their own black children, and pointing out that they wouldn't exist if their own mothers had "chosen" abortion.

Cognitive dissonance much, ma'am?

8 posted on 12/17/2017 5:08:08 PM PST by Tax-chick ("The world is a dangerous place, and it's more dangerous if you have something worth stealing."~KW)
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To: Morgana

SMH, how can anyone think that is a Christian thing to do.


9 posted on 12/17/2017 5:08:17 PM PST by muggs
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To: Morgana

Enjoy your millstone...


10 posted on 12/17/2017 5:09:29 PM PST by gov_bean_ counter (I would rather be deplorable than detestable.)
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To: Morgana

Guess she has never read about moloch.


11 posted on 12/17/2017 5:10:23 PM PST by just me (God bless President Trump and the USA)
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To: Morgana

Evil knows no boundaries.


12 posted on 12/17/2017 5:13:05 PM PST by jacknhoo (Luke 12:51; Think ye, that I am come to give peace on earth? I tell you, no; but separation.)
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Methodist Minister: I Help Women Get Abortions at Planned Parenthood Because I’m a Christian

Ah, nope. Not buying it.

13 posted on 12/17/2017 5:13:20 PM PST by Mark17 (Genesis chapter 1 verse 1. In the beginning GOD....And the rest, as they say, is HIS-story)
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To: Morgana

I have gotten totally tired of seeing abortion referred to as “health care” - a completely leftist distortion of what really happens.


14 posted on 12/17/2017 5:13:22 PM PST by utford
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To: Morgana

So,by giving someone a choice to kill a child & who has already made bad choices in life is a Christian thing to do? Wow,that’s a tough one to understand.


15 posted on 12/17/2017 5:13:38 PM PST by oldtech
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To: Tax-chick; Chode; sport; Steely Tom

“Cognitive dissonance much, ma’am? “

Now you know why I listen to Tommy Sotomayor like I do!!!


16 posted on 12/17/2017 5:14:14 PM PST by Morgana ( Always a bit of truth in dark humor.)
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To: just me

“claiming that she wants to end violence against women”

By killing nearly 30 million girls in the womb? Yeah, makes sense to me.


17 posted on 12/17/2017 5:14:18 PM PST by Arkansas Toothpick
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To: Morgana
Planned Barrenhood has a level of success in killing blacks that the Klan never even dreamed of achieving!
18 posted on 12/17/2017 5:15:09 PM PST by Gay State Conservative (Remember: All Cultures Are Equal!)
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To: montag813
Most female “pastors” are.
19 posted on 12/17/2017 5:15:37 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: montag813

MURDERER


20 posted on 12/17/2017 5:16:13 PM PST by onedoug
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