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More Clergy Letters from abortion giant Planned Parenthood emerge

Posted in Clergy for Choice, Planned Parenthood Clergy with tags , , , , , on July 6, 2014 by saynsumthn

This blog broke the news that Planned Parenthood, the nation’s top abortion provider had published a Pastoral Letter to Patients. The outrage of the community to this heretical letter was so great that the abortion giant pulled it off the internet.

Now I have discovered a 2nd letter called “Pastoral Letter About Your Abortion Decision”.

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The letter features Planned Parenthood’s RELIGIOUS AFFAIRS COMMITTEE

Reverend Debbie Pitney, Reverend Steve Carlson, Reverend Ken Henry, Reverend Ben Dake, Reverend Melanie Oommen, Reverend Gregory Flint, Reverend Danna Drum Hastings, Reverend Dan Bryant, Reverend Zane Wilson, Reverend Jonathan Weldon, Reverend Jan Fairchild, Reverend Bruce Cameron, and Rabbi Yitzhak Husbands-Hankins.

The letter reads:

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Dear Friend,
If you are reading this letter you are probably pregnant or close to someone who is. The people who have signed this letter below come from a variety of religious communities. Our purpose in writing this letter is to support you in whatever course you choose. The presence of the “religious right” has been very strong in its refusal to accept abortion as one of the choices before a woman. We represent religious traditions which all have different opinions about abortion, but we do have some basic understandings that we would like to share with you.

We believe, as religious leaders in our faith communities, that abortion is a morally permissible choice for a woman facing a problem pregnancy. No one thinks abortion is an easy choice. If we lived in a perfect world there might be no problem pregnancies and therefore no difficult choices about abortion. We realize that there are many things that can make a pregnancy difficult. Abortion is chosen for medical, physical, emotional, economic and relational reasons. It is a choice made by women, often in consultation with partners, families and friends. We support you and your ability to choose what is best for you.

We believe, as religious leaders in our faith communities, that ultimately no one can make the choice for or against abortion except the woman herself. No one knows your life as you do. We trust that any decision you make will be made after serious thought and contemplation of the alternatives. You will make the best decision you can. We do not believe that it is appropriate for other persons or other faiths to judge you or the correctness of your decision. God gave us all the ability to think and pray and feel and choose. We are called to make the best decisions we can in our personal circumstances. If you have thoughtfully decided to have an abortion then you should be at peace with your decision.

We believe, as religious leaders in our faith communities, that the decision to have an abortion will not threaten your relationship with God. We believe that God is a participant in the struggles of human life. We believe that God is compassionate and does not expect any of us to lead perfect lives. We believe the biblical record shows us a God who loves human beings regardless of our strengths, skills and aptitudes, and loves us equally despite our failings, mistakes and choices. God is not angry with you and will not punish you for any choice you have or might make. In fact, we believe that God loves you and will be with you helping you find strength and understanding and comfort for living through days of doubt and distress.

We believe, as religious leaders in our faith communities, that your life needs to go on from here, and that you are deserving of support and assistance. We know that the decision to have an abortion is a difficult one. You may wonder from time to time if you made the right choice. You may be sorrowful, doubtful or depressed because of your choice. These are natural emotions. Experiencing this does not mean your decision was a bad one. It may mean that you are a sensitive person. Nevertheless these feelings may also mean that you could benefit from talking with someone about your decision. It is important for you to find peace. If you have bad moments, we encourage you to seek support from professionals. If you think that it would be helpful for you to talk to a minister, Planned Parenthood keeps a list of clergy who would be supportive of you and the decision you have made. They will see you for no charge and not pressure you to become part of their congregations. We want you to have a peaceful road ahead.
God Bless you!

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Putting the minds of women to rest will no dounbt bring in more money to the coffers of the blood suckers at Planned Parenthood – using God to do this is beyond disgusting.

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But….child killing with abortion is not the only sin that these heretical clergy approve of.

In another letter, called A PASTORAL LETTER A B O U T H E A L T H Y S E X U A L I T Y

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The letter appears to advocate for sexual promiscuity outside the Biblical boundaries of marriage,

Though marriage is a high and holy calling in our traditions, we affirm that unmarried persons are also sexual persons. We rejoice in our capacity to make sexual choices based on conscience and compassion, reason and responsibility,” the letter reads.

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 “The opportunity to bear children is a precious and sacred gift, yet the decision not to reproduce also has deep religious roots. A woman’s right to follow her own conscience concerning birth control and child-bearing, and a man’s obligation to protect her right, are part of what we mean by living lives which are holy.

 “Our wider obligation as religious persons may require limiting births. The well-being of the children we already have and justice in the world may mean that birth control is religious virtue.

 “Finally, the biblical affirmation that we are all created in the “image of God” means that we can accept no double standard. All have the God-given right to lead sexual lives that express love, equality, honesty, commitment, consent, and pleasure,” the alleged Planned Parenthood clergy write.

Planned Parenthood wants you to PRAY FOR ABORTION

Posted in Clergy for Choice, Planned Parenthood Clergy, Planned Parenthood Prays, Religious Coalition of Reproductive Choice with tags , , , , , on March 22, 2013 by saynsumthn

Planned Parenthood wants you to PRAY FOR ABORTION (Here)

Planned Parenthood’s Six Rivers center’s Clergy for Choice is sponsoring “40 Days of Prayer and Contemplation,” asking pro-abortion members to pray for the right to kill unborn children. In a brochure of “suggested prayers” the blasphemous organizations suggests you do the following:
Day 18: Today we pray for all the staff at abortion clinics around the nation. May they be daily confirmed in the sacred care that they offer women.
Day 27: Today we give thanks for abortion providers around the nation whose concern for women is the driving force in their lives.
Day 40: Today we give thanks and celebrate that abortion is still safe and legal.

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the website states:

Join Six Rivers Planned Parenthood’s Clergy for Choice at the following gatherings:

Monday, March 25th at noon at the Gazebo in Old Town Eureka – Join The Reverend Eric Duff in a celebration of women & reproductive rights.

Tuesday, March 26th at sundown at Temple Beth El in Eureka – Hosted by Rabbi Naomi Steinberg during Passover Seder with prayer, discussion, refreshments and fellowship.
Friday, April 5th at noon at Six Rivers Planned Parenthood in Eureka – A celebration hosted by Montanna Jones and Humboldt Faith Equality.

Sunday, April 7th from 7-9 pm at the Humboldt Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in Bayside – Dances of Universal Peace (Sufi Dances) honoring the spiritual wisdom of women, past and present, Co-Hosted by Scott Sattler.

SRPP’s Clergy for Choice would like to share 40 Days Prayers created by Faith Aloud – http://www.faithaloud.org

Download a 40 Days of Prayer and Contemplation Brochure. below:

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Nancy Dye, MPH, Ph.D the Convener of Clergy for Choice, a member of St. Alban’s Episcopal Church in Bayside, and a former member of the Six Rivers Planned Parenthood board of directors wrote this is an op-ed about their events: “During the Rally for Choice that took place outside the Courthouse in Eureka on Feb. 27, I attempted to distribute a flier announcing the upcoming second annual “40 Days of Prayer and Contemplation” co-sponsored by Clergy for Choice and Six Rivers Planned Parenthood (see story at left).
Mistakenly, I’d assumed that fellow demonstrators who had read my poster (”Pro-Faith, Pro-Family, Pro-Choice”) would accept the flier from me. Instead, it appeared the words “Prayer” and “40 Days” put people off. It saddens me that a word like prayer can make someone step away and turn their back. I believe this reaction is more common than it used to be and that, oftentimes, it relates to the polarizing religious messages that so dominate the media.”

Voices of the abortion giant’s Clergy for Choice:

Planned Parenthood and Clergy for Choice Pray for Abortion

Posted in Clergy for Choice, Planned Parenthood Prays, Religion, Religious Coalition of Reproductive Choice with tags , , , , on April 11, 2012 by saynsumthn

Planned Parenthood Sets Up 40 Days of Prayer for Abortion

by Steven Ertelt | Washington, DC | LifeNews.com | 4/10/12 7:44 PM

A local Planned Parenthood abortion business in California is copycatting the 40 Days for Lifecampaign, which recently resulted in saving the lives of more than 700 unborn children from abortion. The abortion business has set up its own 40 Days of Prayer for the local abortion center.

“We trust you to decide about your sexuality, having your children, and planning your family,” says a flier promoting the Humbolt County Clergy for Choice event. “We are religious leaders who value all human life. We accept that religions differ about when life begins. We are here to help.”

“We believe that human life is holy. That’s why we believe in your right to choose to be a parent or not,” the pro-abortion religious leaders continue. “It can be helpful to talk with friends you trust, with licensed counselors, and with whatever religious person you choose. Humboldt County Clergy are available to talk with you about the spiritual aspects of choice. Find out more by calling Six Rivers Planned Parenthood.”

“Humboldt County Clergy for Choice invite you to set aside time with your family and community to support women and reproductive justice for 40 days from March 18th through April 27th,” they say.

The flyer promotes specific prayers for abortion for each day:

* “Day 1: Today we pray for women for whom pregnancy is not good news, that they know they have choices.”
* “Day 34: Today we give thanks for abortion escorts who guide women safely through hostile gauntlets of protestors.”
*”Day 36 Today we pray for the families we’ve chosen, May they know the blessing of choice.”
* “Day 38: Today we pray for a cloud of gentleness to surround every abortion facility. May everyone feel calm and loving.”
* “Day 40: Today we give thanks and celebrate that abortion is still safe and legal.”
Some of the local “churches” participating in the pro-abortion prayer event include: Temple Beth El in Eureka, Humboldt Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in Bayside, St. Francis in Fortuna, Old Town Gazebo in Eureka, and Arcata United Methodist.
http://www.lifenews.com/2012/04/10/planned-parenthood-sets-up-40-days-of-prayer-for-abortion/