In a shocking show of support, a Presbyterian minister has sought to publicly bless abortion giant Planned Parenthood.
The Rev. Marvin Ellison, a volunteer chaplain at the Planned Parenthood in Portland, Maine, reportedly joined with other chaplains to bless the Maine facility at a service they hosted.
“There are some who assume that if you’re a person of faith, you must stand in opposition to all that Planned Parenthood represents, but that’s far from true,” he wrote in an article for the Press Herald.
“Throughout the U.S., according to the Public Religion Research Institute, the majority of religiously affiliated people support sexual and reproductive health, rights and justice,” he added. “Promoting health care for all, including reproductive and sexual health care, is an important religious value, and that commitment is nothing new.”
Strangely, Ellison did not seem particularly unnerved that he was endorsing an organization that aborts over 300,000 babies every single year.
“After all, a vocal minority, in the name of religion, has long objected to sexuality education and family planning and resorted to punitive, shaming language and scary images to try to prevent both women and men, cisgender and transgender alike, from seeking the health care they need,” Ellison continued, completely ignoring the reality of Planned Parenthood’s abortive work and sordid business of trafficking fetal remains.
Still, Ellison continued, saying he was proud to bless the work of Planned Parenthood.
”Recently our chaplains hosted a blessing of the Planned Parenthood health center here in Portland” he said. “We believe in its mission and applaud its life-affirming values. As we said during the blessing, ‘We thank God for Planned Parenthood and for the amazing work you do, day in and day out, with passion, courage, wisdom and grace.’”
“Hear this loud and clear: In the name of all that is holy and good, Planned Parenthood your name is blessed,” he continued. “Each staff member is a blessing to this community and to those for whom you provide health care, education and advocacy. You are the blessing, and we thank God for you.”
According to the Family Research Council, the rate of abortion in 2016 was so high that Planned Parenthood effectively aborted 881 babies every single day. Just to be clear: that means that in 2016, a baby was aborted every 98 seconds at a Planned Parenthood facility in the U.S.
Is that really something we want to bless?
Back in 2013, former President Barack Obama issued a strikingly similar endorsement of Planned Parenthood.
“As long as we’ve got to fight to make sure women have access to quality, affordable health care, and as long as we’ve got to fight to protect a woman’s right to make her own choices about her own health, I want you to know that you’ve also got a president who’s going to be right there with you, fighting every step of the way,” Obama stated at one of the abortion clinic’s events, as reported by LifeNews.
“Thank you, Planned Parenthood. God bless you.”
(H/T: The Daily Wire)