Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Planned Parenthood President: "Abortion Not Even Mentioned In Scriptures"

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Cecile Richards, president of Planned Parenthood, personifies the deception Paul wrote about and Jesus warned about in the New Testament. And her recent letter to women reveals the level of deception and dishonesty that has become the brand of Planned Parenthood.

She says, "Many people wrongly assume that all religious leaders disapprove of abortion. The truth is that abortion is not even mentioned in the Scriptures---Jewish or Christian....and there are clergy and people of faith from all denominations who support women making this complex decision"....."No one should be allowed to force their faith teachings on anyone else."

Planned Parenthood routinely forces their teachings on young women at the most vulnerable moments in their lives.

She also affirms that while abortion is a complicated decision, "We're here to support your decision."

That too is a lie.

Undercover investigation by Lilia Rose and others have clearly shown there is no support for those who want to choose life.

Celebrities Sharon Osbourne and Toni Braxton both deny Planned Parenthood's claims.

Both suffered emotionally, physically and spiritually as a result of having an abortion. Read their words.

Richard's letter, once in the public, became so toxic that she took it off the Planned Parenthood web site.

We have an archived copy of her letter.

And a "Truthful," creative response.


The following open letter to Cecile Richards is from Alliance Defending Freedom Senior Counsel Casey Mattox.

This is a link to the text of his letter and the now removed, deceptive letter to women from Richards. After clicking on this link, scroll past the text of the Mattox letter to see the text of the Richards letter.

A truthful and creative response:

Dear Ms. Richards:

I recently learned that Planned Parenthood has published a “Pastoral Letter” which tells women:

“The truth is that abortion is not even mentioned in the Scriptures—Jewish or Christian—and there are clergy and people of faith from all denominations who support women making this complex decision.”

It appears that this letter is no longer available on your website, but an archived version can be found here for your reference (page 3). While I disagree with Planned Parenthood’s exegesis of Scripture, I am not writing to debate that point. Instead, I write to express my agreement with Planned Parenthood, reflected in the publication of this pastoral letter, that for many women their religious beliefs will be very relevant to their decision about whether to have an abortion.

On that common ground, on behalf of Alliance Defending Freedom, I would like to offer Planned Parenthood one free copy of the Bible for every Planned Parenthood facility in the country. Planned Parenthood could place these Bibles in their waiting rooms and permit women the opportunity to explore for themselves what the Jewish and Christian Scriptures have to say about abortion. There is no doubt that we are on opposite sides of this theological and moral question. But as we are in apparent agreement that Scripture and its teachings (or lack thereof in your view) on abortion would be relevant to many women’s abortion decisions, making these Bibles available to those women would certainly benefit your potential customers.

To allay any concerns you might have, the Bibles Alliance Defending Freedom would provide to Planned Parenthood would be new unmarked copies. For instance, we would not highlight Psalm 127:3 (“Truly children are a gift from the Lord; the fruit of the womb is a reward”), Psalm 139:13 (“You knit me together in my mother’s womb…”), Psalm 22:10-11 (“You have been my guide since I was first formed . . . from my mother’s womb you are my God”) or Jeremiah 1:5 (“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart”).

We would not dog-ear Exodus 20:13 (“You shall not kill”). Nor would we even place a bookmark at Luke 1:41, 44 (where the “baby [John the Baptist] … leapt for joy” in his mother’s womb when the baby Jesus was nearby in Mary’s womb).

Rather, we would make these Bibles available, unedited and without emphasis of any kind, allowing those women visiting a Planned Parenthood facility to review them themselves.

We look forward to assisting you in this effort to ensure that women are empowered to decide for themselves what the Bible teaches on this important question. Please let me know at your earliest convenience the addresses to which each Bible should be sent.

Sincerely,

Casey Mattox
Senior Counsel, Alliance Defending Freedom

The Disciples, the Apostle Paul and Jesus Himself spoke to the issue of twisting Scripture and teaching false doctrines:

"For the time is coming when people will not endure sound teaching, but having itching ears they will accumulate for themselves teachers to suit their own passions" (II Timothy 4:3).

"But false prophets also arose among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you, who will bring in destructive heresies...bringing upon themselves swift destruction...And many will follow their sensuality, and because of them the way of truth will be blasphemed" (II Peter 2:1-2).

And Jesus said, "Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep's clothing but inwardly are ravenous wolves. You will recognize them by their fruits" (Matthew 7: 15,16).

Be Informed. Be Discerning. Be Vigilant. Be Prayerful. Be Bold. Be Blessed.

5 comments:

  1. Those who wish to engage in abortion and attempt to make excuses for it, are certainly deceived.

    Regardless of what "reasons" people come up with for having an abortion, the bottom line is, it's still murder. The fetus (Lat. "offspring", "bringing forth", "bearing", etc.) The fetus in NOT a 'part of a woman's body'; the fetus in NOT an “it” like her tonsils or appendix. The fetus is NOT "just tissue".

    The fetus is "a genetically distinct human being is brought into existence at conception". "Being genetically distinct from the time of conception, the unborn possesses separate circulatory, nervous, and endocrine systems."

    So, this denial of scientific (and moral) facts is just a way for people to continue in their poor behavior and poor choices, and an excuse for murdering the young.

    There have been over 50 million abortions performed in the United States alone! I often wonder how many great and brilliant minds, scientists who may have discovered a cure for cancer, inventors, doctors, nurses, etc., have been killed in this way.

    It's really scary thinking about how Margaret Sanger, the founder of Planned Parenthood, has influenced society by wanting to create "a cleaner race". One of her goals was to eliminate Blacks in society. Following are just a few of her quotes:

    "[We should] apply a stern and rigid policy of sterilization and segregation to that grade of population whose progeny is tainted, or whose inheritance is such that objectionable traits may be transmitted to offspring."

    "Give dysgenic groups [people with "bad genes"] in our population their choice of segregation or [compulsory] sterilization."

    And this one based on her eugenic philosophy. who should be allowed to live and quality of life: "Such parents swell the pathetic ranks of the unemployed. Feeble-mindedness perpetuates itself from the ranks of those who are blandly indifferent to their racial responsibilities. And it is largely this type of humanity we are now drawing upon to populate our world for the generations to come. In this orgy of multiplying and replenishing the earth, this type is pari passu multiplying and perpetuating those direst evils in which we must, if civilization is to survive, extirpate by the very roots."

    She and her Planned Parenthood are nothing but lying deceivers, and people by the thousands have fallen for the lies. It's just downright evil.

    "And Jesus said, "Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep's clothing but inwardly are ravenous wolves. You will recognize them by their fruits".(Matthew 7: 15,16).

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  2. Those who wish to engage in abortion and attempt to make excuses for it, are certainly deceived.

    Regardless of what "reasons" people come up with for having an abortion, the bottom line is, it's still murder. The fetus (Lat. "offspring", "bringing forth", "bearing", etc.) The fetus in NOT a 'part of a woman's body'; the fetus in NOT an “it” like her tonsils or appendix. The fetus is NOT "just tissue".

    The fetus is "a genetically distinct human being is brought into existence at conception". "Being genetically distinct from the time of conception, the unborn possesses separate circulatory, nervous, and endocrine systems."

    So, this denial of scientific (and moral) facts is just a way for people to continue in their poor behavior and poor choices, and an excuse for murdering the young.

    There have been over 50 million abortions performed in the United States alone! I often wonder how many great and brilliant minds, scientists who may have discovered a cure for cancer, inventors, doctors, nurses, etc., have been killed in this way.

    It's really scary thinking about how Margaret Sanger, the founder of Planned Parenthood, has influenced society by wanting to create "a cleaner race". One of her goals was to eliminate Blacks in society. Following are just a few of her quotes:

    "[We should] apply a stern and rigid policy of sterilization and segregation to that grade of population whose progeny is tainted, or whose inheritance is such that objectionable traits may be transmitted to offspring."

    "Give dysgenic groups [people with "bad genes"] in our population their choice of segregation or [compulsory] sterilization."

    And this one based on her eugenic philosophy. who should be allowed to live and quality of life: "Such parents swell the pathetic ranks of the unemployed. Feeble-mindedness perpetuates itself from the ranks of those who are blandly indifferent to their racial responsibilities. And it is largely this type of humanity we are now drawing upon to populate our world for the generations to come. In this orgy of multiplying and replenishing the earth, this type is pari passu multiplying and perpetuating those direst evils in which we must, if civilization is to survive, extirpate by the very roots."

    She and her Planned Parenthood are nothing but lying deceivers, and people by the thousands have fallen for the lies. It's just downright evil.

    "And Jesus said, "Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep's clothing but inwardly are ravenous wolves. You will recognize them by their fruits".(Matthew 7: 15,16).

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  3. I was glad to share your views and readers comments on my Face Book page. I am in total agreement with you. Pastor Dave Nichols, Marblemount, WA

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  4. Proverbs 6:16, 17 says, "18 These six things the Lord hates, yea seven are an abomination to Him: 17 :A proud look, A lying tongue, HANDS THAT SHED INNOCENT BLOOD...I submit that there is no more innocent blood than that which is still in its mother's womb." (emphasis mine)

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  5. Excellent letter by Mr. Mattox. God bless him.

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