Former Planned Parenthood Pastor: Abortion Is A ‘Blessing’ Not A ‘Curse’

Abortion is almost universally recognized among all mainstream religions — including Islam, Christianity, traditional Buddhism, Hinduism and much of Judaism — as the deliberate murder of an innocent human life and, as such, a grave evil. For this reason, it is helpful to Planned Parenthood to have at their disposal religious persons willing to make the argument that abortion is sometimes allowed by the Creator of all life.

Former Planned Parenthood advisor Rev. Tom Davis now takes us to a level beyond that as he claims in an article at Huffington Post that abortion is not only “allowed” but is a “blessing“. Further, he believes that Planned Parenthood should be considered under the “protection of God“:

During this past spring more than half of America’s fifty state legislatures have ignored people’s economic problems and instead become obsessed with passing legislation to defund, harass, and block the work of Planned Parenthood. In Biblical terms, what is being done to this 96 year old organization is “cursing.” In scripture to curse a person or a group is to bring condemnation upon them, to put them outside the protection of God and/or the community.

Planned Parenthood Virgina Beach

Planned Parenthood Virgina Beach

This is quite a unique religious belief, that simply defunding an organization is tantamount to placing it “outside the protection of God”. We can only wonder where this novel idea has its origins since we can find no religious references supporting Davis’ assertion. “Curse” and “defund” are not equivalent terms except, perhaps, to a spoiled ten-year-old whose allowance has just been taken away. There is certainly no basis in any dogma for it.

To the contrary, in Christianity, which Rev. Davis is ostensibly representing to Huffington Post readers, it is “children” who are “blessings“, which would make abortion the opposite of “blessing” — a “curse”.

Psalm 127:3-5

Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb a reward. Like arrows in the hand of a warrior are the children of one’s youth. Blessed is the man who fills his quiver with them! He shall not be put to shame when he speaks with his enemies in the gate.

Given that more than one out of every four US abortions are performed at a Planned Parenthood facility, we could describe Planned Parenthood as being engaged in the destruction of the “fruit of the womb”.

Davis’ claim that “people’s economic problems” are “ignored” by virtue of legislation passed to defund Planned Parenthood, coupled with his praise for Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger, are a very troubling reminder that even in the religious community there remain some who believe destruction of the poor is the solution to poverty.

Planned Parenthood’s founder, Margaret Sanger, was a strong believer in eugenics. Following is just a sampling of her documented beliefs. “In this matter, the example of the inferior classes, the fertility of the feeble-minded, the mentally defective, the poverty-stricken classes, should not be held up for emulation…”[xvi] Referring to immigrants and Catholics, she wrote: “[They’re] an unceasingly spawning class of human beings who never should have been born at all.”[xvii] She also wrote, “The most merciful thing that a large family does to one of its infant members is to kill it.”[xviii] Planned Parenthood is carrying on her legacy today, centering itself on population control efforts. In a recently filed tax return, Planned Parenthood stated as part of their mission statement that they are committed to “a U.S. population of stable size in an optimum environment.”[xix]

Defunding Planned Parenthood not only saves the lives of children who are characterized as “blessings“, not “curses”, by the Scriptures Davis is ostensibly garnering his beliefs from, but also uplifts the poor by freeing up resources and moving us away from Sanger’s barbaric, racist beliefs.

Let’s love everyone: rich, poor, brown, white, woman, child. A good place for us to begin in our desire to build a society where all are loved would be to defund Planned Parenthood.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_A7FUZPVKKWIMCA3235RZEZLSUE Kate

    Wow. There are some sick people in that organization — more twisted than the usual.

  • Anonymous

    Hmmm, I wonder what scripture-quoting Rev. Davis’s exegesis of Exodus 21:22-25 would be: “If men who are fighting hit a pregnant woman and she gives birth prematurely but there is no serious injury, the offender must be fined whatever the woman’s husband demands and the court allows. But if there is serious injury, you are to take life for life, eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot, burn for burn, wound for wound, bruise for bruise.”

    Rev. Davis, did you notice how the Bible equates an unborn child with A LIFE in the above passage?

  • Slgcope

    The Rev should probably visit Isaiah 5:20 “Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for
    light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for
    bitter.”

  • Brandy

    “Jesus loves the little children,
    All the children of the world.
    Red and yellow, black and white,
    They’re all precious in his sight.
    Jesus loves the little children of the world”
    I sing this to my kids all the time…to teach them that all people are precious to God. The Bible couldnt be any clearer on that…especially about how much Jesus cares for little ones!

    • http://twitter.com/LisaGraas Lisa Graas

      haha I’ve been singing that to my kids all day, ever since I wrote this. Great song!

  • Marleijoh

    Saint Rachel weeps.

  • Jessie

    wow! 

  • Jstef_1

    Woe to this man…when he meets God on Judgment Day!!!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/penguinscanflyIcanproveit Shannon Marie Melanson

    BLESSING?! Yeah, sure, and you’re gonna need all the blessings you can get if you plan on testifying that before the throne of God on Judgement Day.

  • Cheriecrettol

    You can’t serve two masters. This guy is supporting an organization that was started by a woman who had three lovers while married to a millionaire, who put down “the marriage bed” and also was against charity and called poor people “human weeds.” Since when does God bless that? I had PP come into my class back in 1977, and they said as far as abstaining goes “We know you can’t do it.” God makes it very clear that is sin. The kind that “wages war against the soul.” How can you claim to follow God and Planned Parenthood at the same time? When was the last time he picked up a Bible? Oh, and let’s not forget how she spoke at rallies sponsored by the Ku Klux Klan-and was proud of that. I mean, this is just crazy…pardon the “cursing”….

  • http://twitter.com/gabi532 Gabi Gaenicke

    u going to pay for my unwanted kid?????  birth control & contraception prevent abortions!!!!! hello get a clue!!

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