Rev. Katey Zeh is the interim director for a group called the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice — an organization that believes it is part of their religious duty to “bless” abortion clinics.
It is difficult to comprehend how this has become an acceptable practice among certain groups of Christians. Why? Because we are talking about facilities in which innumerable innocent lives are taken, for a fee, of course. These are buildings where life is snuffed out and murder is ordinary. These are places where, more often than not, execution is committed on the basis of convenience.
Zeh, however, believes that the blessing they bestow, through prayer and encouragement, is essential and “more than symbolic.”
Such blessings provide “solace and encouragement to the clinic’s clients and the health care professionals who serve them,” she writes in an article at Religion News Service.
A firm opposer of anyone who campaigns for the unborn outside abortion clinics, Katey notes that her “calling as a progressive faith leader” is “to bear witness to the pain caused in the name of faith and to respond with words and actions rooted in love, compassion and understanding.”
Tying in with language used by many on the liberal side of the abortion debate, Zeh insists that she is simply “defending reproductive health, rights and justice and honoring the reproductive decisions of those who receive abortion care.”
With the utter fallacy of the phrase “abortion care” aside, perhaps the most staggering thing written by Zeh on the issue was that she is committed to showing that “spiritual and religious people can respect and affirm the right to choose as a moral good.”
A moral good? What could be less moral than the intended destruction of a valuable member of humankind — alas, the most vulnerable of us all — the unborn child?
Of course, tenderness and compassion for both the mother and child should be a spiritual imperative for every Christian. But this — the blessing of clinics that murder innocent babies — this is abject spiritual blindness.