The June U.S. Supreme Court ruling that overturned Roe v. Wade and placed the abortion issue in the hands of the states was criticized by a large number of “Christians” who support abortion. Darryl Ford, pastor of Ikon Community Church in Atlanta, Georgia, called the pro-life movement “the beginning of a demonic agenda,” and William Murphy, pastor of dReam Center Church of Atlanta, said the abortion issue is “about human rights” (“Woke Churches,” Breitbart, July 11, 2022). U.S. denominations that support abortion to various degrees are the American Baptist Church, Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, Episcopal Church, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, Metropolitan Community Church, Presbyterian Church USA, United Church of Christ, United Methodist Church, and Unitarian Universalist. Pro-abortion clergy associations include the Religious Institute on Sexual Morality, the Religious Coalition on Reproductive Choice, and Planned Parenthood Federation of America Clergy Network. Prior to Roe v. Wade, the Clergy Consultation Service, a coalition of rabbis, Protestant ministers, and Catholic priests, helped 250,000 women obtain abortions. In a major prophecy on end-time apostasy, the Bible describes some of the characteristics of those who support abortion rights. “This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, … Without natural affection … incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good … heady … lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away” (2 Timothy 3:1-5). This is an accurate description of those who support the murder of unborn children. “These six things doth the Lord hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto him … hands that shed innocent blood” (Proverbs 6:16-17).
(Friday Church News Notes, August 5, 2022, www.wayoflife.org, email@example.com, 866-295-4143)