Female preacher claims abortion “a blessing”, according to an article in Daily Telegraph blogs, 2 April 2009. Katherine Hancock Ragsdale, the new Dean of the Episcopal Divinity School in Cambridge, Massachusetts, claims that “abortion is a blessing” and those who work in abortion clinics are doing “holy work”. In a recent sermon at Birmingham, Alabama she said: “when a woman becomes pregnant within a loving, supportive, respectful relationship; has every option open to her; decides she does not wish to bear a child; and has access to a safe, affordable abortion – there is not a tragedy in sight – only blessing.” She went on to say: “I want to thank all of you who protect this blessing – who do this work every day: the health care providers, doctors, nurses, technicians, receptionists, who put your lives on the line to care for others (you are heroes – in my eyes, you are saints); the escorts and the activists; the lobbyists and the clinic defenders; all of you. You’re engaged in holy work.”

Damian Thompson, who posted the article, commented: “Do not, please, make the mistake of assuming that she is an unrepresentative extremist: liberal Anglicans in America are among the most fervent supporters of abortion in the world, outstripping even atheists in their enthusiasm for this gruesome procedure.”

Daily Telegraph

Editorial Comment: This theologian has no understanding of the sanctity of human life, no fear of the real Creator God, and therefore no wisdom. To destroy an unborn baby because its presence is an inconvenience to its mother is a human sacrifice to the god of self, and an abomination in the face of the Creator Christ who made man in His own image.

The fact that someone who believes taking an innocent human life is a blessing can get to a position of authority in a mainstream church denomination is an indictment of how corrupt the church can get when it ceases to fear the God of Creation. It seems the wolves don’t even have to put on sheep’s clothing to get into the church these days, and is a reminder of God’s remorse over a similar situation which had occurred in Isaiah’s day where the Lord sadly reflected that “As for my people, children are their oppressors, and women rule over them. O my people, they which lead thee cause thee to err…” Isaiah 3:12 (Ref. apostasy, feminism, humanity)

Evidence News 27 May 2009