2 Corinthians 11:13-15:
For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into apostles of Christ. And no wonder! For Satan himself transforms himself into an angel of light. Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also transform themselves into ministers of righteousness, whose end will be according to their works.
Wow. Sometimes Satan indulges in jaw-dropping capers.
I’m looking at a brochure from Six Rivers Planned Parenthood in Eureka, Calif. On it is an announcement from Humboldt County Clergy for Choice: “We are religious leaders who value all human life.” The flyer, for “40 Days of Prayer,” lists prayers such as: “Day 34: Today we give thanks for abortion escorts who guide women safely through the hostile gauntlets of protesters.” And “Day 38: Today we pray for a cloud of gentleness to surround every abortion facility.”
This is not a sick April Fools’ Day joke. The campaign continues through April 27 and includes gatherings celebrating “reproductive rights.” The prayers evidently come from a “voice for reproductive justice,” Faith Aloud, located in St. Louis. I learned about this from the legal group Liberty Counsel, which noted that “Planned Parenthood’s attempts to develop a ‘spiritual’ aspect to the pro-abortion argument can seem comparable to the religious leaders in Germany who supported Adolf Hitler and the Nazis. It was wrong then and it is wrong now.”
Imitation is flattery, I suppose, and Planned Parenthood is recognizing the effectiveness of “40 Days for Life,” where prayer and pro-life effort has led to the closing of 22 abortion clinics, according to Liberty Counsel.
Other prayers during Planned Parenthood’s 40 days: “Day 4: Today we pray for the doctors who provide quality abortion care, and pray that they may be kept safe. … Day 5: Today we pray for medical students who want to include abortion care in their practice. May they receive good training and find good mentors. … Day 40: Today we give thanks and celebrate that abortion is still safe and legal.”
Safe for whom? Humboldt Clergy for Choice does not recognize the children killed by abortion. These children have no choice.