THE SERVANT GENERAL
ASSAULTS ON FAITH, FAMILY AND LIFE
PASTORS AND RABBI BLESS ABORTION CENTER
February 1, 2018
Such blasphemy, calling upon the name of God to bless child
murder. The abortion facility is indeed a church, the church
of Satan. Worship is indeed offered, the sacrifice of innocent
human life to Baal.
Pastors, rabbi ‘bless’ late-term
abortion center, declare it ‘holy’ space
BETHESDA, Maryland, January 31, 2018 (LifeSiteNews) –
Four Christian pastors and a
rabbi “blessed” a late-term abortion facility
this week, declaring it a “holy” space.
Described by the Washington Post as an “unusual
interfaith ceremony,” the “blessing” occurred
at LeRoyCarhart’s new Bethesda, Maryland abortion facility,
which is operating under the name AbortionClinics.org, Inc.
Carhart previously committed late-term abortions in Germantown,
Maryland. He is one of the most well-known late-term abortionists
in the country.
The Washington Post named Rev. Carlton Veazey, Rev.
Cari Jackson, Rev. Carl Jackson, and Rev. Barbara Gerlach
as the Christian leaders who “blessed” the abortion
center along with Rabbi Charles Feinberg.
“The Supreme Court affirmed
a woman’s right to choose an abortion. But before the
Supreme Court did it, God had already done it,
because it affirms a woman’s moral agency,” said
Veazey. He prayed that God would keep Carhart and his abortion
staff “safe” and “strong.”
“And may they always know
that all that they do is for Thy glory,”
Jackson is the Executive for Religious Leadership and Advocacy
at the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice. Veazey
also has been associated with that group, and the Post report
indicated the “blessing” was organized at least
in part by them.
“A Hindu priest who was supposed to attend from a local
temple, who has blessed an abortion clinic before, didn’t
make it,” according to the Post. “The
staff of the clinic and visitors from the Religious Coalition
for Reproductive Choice sang hymns.”
Carhart said his work aborting
babies in the 30th week of pregnancy and beyond is “religious”
and how he lives out his faith. He said many
of his patients ask him if God will forgive them as they “sit
on the table” before their abortions.
At the ceremony, “the
clergy sprinkled water in each room of the clinic and in the
parking lot” as a “symbol of sanctification.”
Father Frank Pavone, the National Director of Priests for
Life and also the President of the National Pro-Life Religious
Council (NPRC), told LifeSiteNews the clergy who “blessed”
the abortion center are way out of the mainstream.
“The Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice, as
we have pointed out in the book ‘Holy Abortion?’
(commissioned by the NPRC), is far out of the mainstream of
America and the Church,” said Pavone. “Most who
identify themselves as ‘pro-choice’ would be abhorred
by what Carhart and other late term abortionists do.”
Priests for Life has conducted a series of undercover calls
to abortion facilities – including Carhart’s –
around the country focusing on how easy it is to obtain a
“Women can call certain abortion clinics and say they
are 30 weeks pregnant, fully healthy, and carrying a healthy
baby, and still get an appointment to have that baby killed,”
said Pavone. “For clergy
to say that is OK qualifies them as false prophets.”
“It also qualifies them
as lacking the basic human decency that even most atheists
have,” he continued. “Beware of
religious doctrine that contradicts human reason and decency.
No Church authority – neither Catholic nor Baptist nor
anyone else – can give justification for even a single
abortion. Show me a church that
permits abortion and I’ll show you a false church;
show me a Bible that permits abortion and I’ll show
you a bible not worth the paper it’s written on.”
In February 2013, 29-year-old Jennifer Morbelli died after
Carhart aborted her 33-week-old baby in Maryland. In 2005,
he botched a third trimester abortion on a woman with Down
syndrome, Christin Gilbert. She died. He has been involved
in numerous botched abortions and medical malpractice cases.
The pro-life group Live Action also exposed Carhart’s
callousness in its Inhuman series. Carhart joked
about breaking up the babies he aborts with a “drill
bit” and a “pickaxe.”