The Church & Abortion

Question:  Who is Katherine Hancock Ragsdale?  She is a is an American Episcopal Priest. And a lesbian. And a defender of abortion at any time or gestation:

“Well Operation Save America came, they saw, they harassed, and they annoyed; but they did not close the clinic. The clinic stayed open, no patients were turned away, and the doors never closed. We remain victorious. And that victory is a good thing – but, make no mistake, even though OSA has gone home; our work is not done.”

This excerpt is from her “abortion is a blessing” speech in Birmingham, Alabama dated July 21, 2007.

Mad yet? Here’s a bit more of that speech. But you can read the entirety here.

‘Finally, the last sign I want to identify relates to my fellow clergy. Too often even those who support us can be heard talking about abortion as a tragedy. Let’s be very clear about this:  When a woman finds herself pregnant due to violence and chooses an abortion, it is the violence that is the tragedy; the abortion is a blessing.

“When a woman finds that the fetus she is carrying has anomalies incompatible with life, that it will not live and that she requires an abortion – often a late-term abortion – to protect her life, her health, or her fertility, it is the shattering of her hopes and dreams for that pregnancy that is the tragedy; the abortion is a blessing.”

By the way, this sermon that was also on her blog was removed after 59 commenter’s told her to repent.

Read her resume here.  And she’s on Facebook.

From Source Watch: Katherine Hancock Ragsdale is an Episcopal priest and advocate who served for 17 years (8 as chair) on the national board of the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice. As chair, she led the Coalition through a mission, name and organizational change that doubled the size of both staff and budget. She also serves on the board of NARAL: Pro-Choice America, The White House Project, the Progressive Religious Partnership, as well as the bi-national advisory board of The Center for the Prevention of Sexual and Domestic Violence. She has testified before the United States Congress as well as numerous state legislatures, and is a widely sought speaker on public policy issues affecting women, professional ethics, and lesbian/gay rights. She serves as Vicar of St. David’s Church in Pepperell, MA; and is the editor of Boundary Wars: Intimacy and Distance in Healing Relationships.

She’s under the impression that abortion is in the Bible; read her speech here. The site that hosted this speech is Spiritual Youth for Reproductive Freedom. It’s quite eye opening on how someone who says she’s a Minister can lead so many young girls that are participating members of the ‘Church’, as they are shown it. How would a lesbian know anything about reproductive health when they choose to not reproduce because they choose to not know men? Interesting and odd how this ‘woman’ would have an opinion on something she knows nothing about?

It’s bad enough she’s a blatant baby hater and man hater, but doing it all in the name of my Lord and Saviour is damnable.

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