Russell Moore, president of the Ethics & Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, said it was “revolting” that some clergy members have been blessing abortion clinics.
In a blessing of an abortion clinic in Bethesda, Maryland earlier this week, the Rev. Carlton Veazey, a minister in the National Baptist Convention, prayed over the clinic.
“Keep them safe and keep them strong,” said Veazey, who is also president of the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice. “And may they always know that all they do is for Thy glory.”
According to the Washington Post, four Christian pastors and one rabbi attended the Maryland blessing.
Meanwhile, some Christian leaders, including Moore, are criticizing the blessing.
Father Frank Pavone, the National Director of Priests for Life and president of the National Pro-Life Religious Council, told LifeSiteNews: "The Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice, as we have pointed out in the book Holy Abortion?is far out of the mainstream of America and the Church.”
“Most who identify themselves as 'pro-choice' would be abhorred by what Carhart and other late term abortionists do."
Pavone was referring to LeRoy Carhart, a Nevada abortionist. In 2013, a substitute teacher from New York who was eight months pregnant died after Carhart performed a late-term abortion.
Former employees have said Carhart’s practice is unsanitary.
But Carhart says he “strongly believes” in God and he is “helping women through what is often the worst time in their lives.”
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Publication date: February 2, 2018
Amanda Casanova is a writer living in Dallas, Texas. She has covered news for ChristianHeadlines.com since 2014. She has also contributed to The Houston Chronicle, U.S. News and World Report and IBelieve.com. She blogs at The Migraine Runner.