The Lenten season begins this week and millions of Christians around the world will embark on a 40-day period of spiritual reflection.
And the Pro-Life Action League has come up with a unique twist on its annual Lenten Prayer Challenge.
This year, the League is asking for prayer for three high-profile abortionists who recently claimed it’s their Christian faith that inspires them to perform abortions.
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It’s the irony of their faith-based justification for doing abortions that perplexes
Eric Scheidler, executive director of the Pro-Life Action League, said it’s the irony of these doctors’ faith-based justification for doing abortions that spurred his organization to ask for massive, worldwide prayer for their personal conviction and repentance.
“How can they fail to see the contradiction between taking the lives of unborn children, and claiming faith in Christ, who entered the world as a child in the womb?” Scheidler asks.
Pro-lifers who accept the 2018 Lenten Prayer Challenge will pray every day and fast from one meal each week for the true conversion of these three abortionists:
- Willie Parker, who just published the memoir, Life’s Work: A Moral Argument for Choice. He states that his Christian faith requires him to do abortions, “… And so I became morally convinced that is was not a conflict of my Christian values to provide abortion care, and in fact it became unethical to me not to do so.”
Sarah Wallett is director of medicine at Planned Parenthood Greater Memphis Region and recently addressed a session of the Republican-dominated Tennessee General Assembly on behalf of her employer. She is so outspoken about her work being inspired by faith that she once came out of a meeting of abortionists and knelt down on the sidewalk to pray beside pro-life advocates protesting the event. “I can imagine no person who is in greater need of Christlike love and excellent medical care than a woman who is faced with an untenable pregnancy, and I am grateful every day to feel thy spirit and thy guiding hand on my work,” she prayed.
Leroy Carhart, who recently held a blessing ceremony at his new late-term abortion clinic in Maryland. He sees no contradiction between religious faith and performing abortions all the way into the final weeks of pregnancy, declaring, “I think that abortion is both religious and moral… I’ve prayed with many of the patients here. We’ve had chaplains, we’ve had other clergy come to the clinic here”
Cecile Richards, the CEO of Planned Parenthood, was one of many pro-abortion activists who have given rave reviews to Dr. Parker’s new book, A Moral Argument for Choice, which she called “a beacon of hope.”
“At a moment when reproductive health and rights are under attack like never before, Dr. Parker’s book is a beacon of hope and a call to action,” Richards wrote. “In it, he transcends politics and cliché to show readers the world through the eyes of a doctor who approaches his work with humility, compassion, and defiance. This book will change lives.”
The ‘courageous’ doctor of black death
Rewire magazine called Dr. Parker “courageous” for his work in providing access to abortion to predominantly poor African-American communities across the South.
He “risks threats and harassment to provide safe abortion services and compassionate care to predominantly Black and poor client populations,” according to an April 6, 2017 article in Rewire. “A native Alabamian with a calming presence, Parker is one of a small number of physicians willing to provide abortions in the Deep South. In 2009, Parker made the decision to focus his practice solely on abortions, with a specific goal of making abortion accessible to poor women of color in areas with the least access. Parker travels to Alabama, Georgia, and Mississippi to perform abortions.”
Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger spoke openly in the 1920s about the need to “cleanse” the human race and her racism targeted blacks in particular for abortion and forced sterilization.
“We do not want word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population, and the minister is the man who can straighten out that idea if it ever occurs to any of their more rebellious members,” Sanger wrote.
Yet, Parker somehow believes he is doing the Lord’s work for the African-American community by helping to eliminate generations of black babies in accordance with Sanger’s wishes. He cloaks his butchery in spiritual terms, saying he is fulfilling his “God-given” purpose of bringing justice to God’s people.
Says Parker, “I believe that as an abortion provider I am doing God’s work. I am protecting women’s rights, their human right to decide their futures for themselves, and to live their lives as they see fit.”
Scheidler concedes that Drs. Parker, Wallett and Carhart, who rake in hundreds of thousands of dollars as abortionists, are far from sympathetic figures. Some Christians may even find it difficult to pray for them. But he cites the biblical directive to, “Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you” (Matthew 5:44), and reminds people of faith, “If we, who fear and love God, won’t pray for them to repent and seek forgiveness for the lives they’ve participated in destroying, who will?”
Pro-lifers across the country will participate in the Lenten Prayer Challenge by praying for Parker, Wallett and Carharts each day, and fasting from one meal each week for their true conversion to Christ.
Leo Hohmann is a veteran journalist and author of the 2017 book “Stealth Invasion: Muslim Conquest through Immigration and Resettlement Jihad.” If you appreciate this type of original, fact-based reporting on topics others are afraid to investigate, please consider a donation of any size to this website.