Clergy defending Big Business Abortion

Planned Parenthood, which makes money from selling dead baby parts, has a Clergy Advocacy Board, which released a statement defending the abattoir.

I tried to find the names of the board members, but came up with this when I clinked their link.  HERE


I want to know who the Catholics are.

A commentator (below) found it. I dates to April 2015, but we can assume it is still accurate for the most part.

Here is a screen shot.


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  1. benedetta says:

    And it can be no surprise to anyone that this board is loaded with “clergy” from the Empire State, New York, which has the macabre distinction of being the “abortion capital of the world” presently cutting into the birth rate of African American or babies of color at a staggering half of all conceived which statistically establishes a genocide under Judeo-Christian principles which recognizes that a child in the interior of the womb is not really different under rational thought or science than a child viewed exteriorly from the womb.

    For these “clergy” and a conversion of heart of all who support the barbarism of Planned Parenthood, kyrie eleison.

  2. Alanmac says:

    This confirms to me that many religions today are little more than social or service clubs like the Kiwanis or Rotary Club (no disrespect meant for these clubs). Their members eventually wake up to this tomfoolery, look at the disintegration of the Episcopalians, and realize they’ve been conned.

  3. Elizabeth R says:

    I am glad to see that there are no Catholics.

  4. Elizabeth D says:

    Another clergy pro-abortion organization is the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice. Formerly Sister Donna Quinn, O.P. Sinsinawa was their Illinois State Coordinator, now she is on their national board. I am preparing to write to the USCCB pro-life committee and their religious life committee about this fact together with a copy of my book about the Sinsinawa Dominicans (see fathermazzuchellisociety dot org) and if anyone has any comments about Sr Donna being involved in that that you want me to consider passing on to USCCB you could click my name and use the “contact” form on my blog which sends me an email. Sister Donna has also been a speaker for a Planned Parenthood event in California, you can read about that and more if you visit the fathermazzuchellisociety website and read my lengthy biography of her.

  5. To build on Elizabeth’s comment, we can be truly grateful that there are no Catholics.

    For all that many Catholics lament about concerning the times, and the state of things in the Church, the absence of Catholic clergy here, or even a wayward religious, is a tangible evidence of something good.

    Can anyone doubt Planned Parenthood would, well, kill to have a Catholic priest or sister to trot out as needed?

  6. Massachusetts Catholic says:

    Surprised to see two clergy who self-identify as “Baptist” on board with the PP. They can’t be like the Baptists I know.

  7. Hrodgar says:

    Re: Massachusetts Catholic

    Speaking as a former Protestant, that right there is one of the biggest practical problems for most Protestant groups. What authority is there that could denounce them and definitively say they are not Baptist and do not speak for Baptists?

  8. Augustine Thompson O.P. says:

    Interesting make-up of their board. Consider the membership of denominations represented:

    1,890,000 Reform Jews
    1,866,758 Episcopalians
    1,310,505 American Baptists (formally “Northern Baptists”)
    979,239 United Church of Christ (Congregationalists)
    679,563 Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
    629,000 Unitarian-Universalist Association
    600 (Universal Sufis—Aprox? There are2 congregations in US)
    Total: 7,355,665 (2.22% of US total population of 329,461,760)

    And some of these stats are 10 years old (best I could find). Only the Unitarians have posted a gain (minor) over the last 20 years. The rest are very much in decline. PP finds its religious support among the irrelevant and the dying.

  9. Augustine Thompson O.P. says:

    P.S. I didn’t even bother about the Muslim. Who on earth does he represent? His group, “Muslim’s for Progressive Values” is an advocacy group, not a denomination in Islam. It has, as far as I can tell, only one mosque, the one in LA where this fellow is located. So, add 200 Muslims, if you want?

  10. Sid Cundiff in NC says:

    Posted on my Facebook today, with a bit of editing:

    As I look at the list and its names, I see some surprises, some shocks, some as expected, and some pleasing absences:

    1. Surprised that there are two Baptists, one of whom is not identified as what kind of Baptist, and surprised that there no Presbyterians, no Quakers, and no Lutherans (Perhaps Fr. Z can explain the last)

    2. Glad that only two are from Dixie (TX and FL) and only two from the Midwest (OH and IN)

    3. Expected that the rest are all from NY, New England, and the West Coast.

    4. Glad no Conservative Rabbi, no Orthodox Rabbi, no Catholic, no Eastern Orthodox, no Pentecostal, no Bahá’í, no predominately Black churches, no Mennonite and other Anabaptists, and no Independent churches.

    5. Very glad no United Methodists. This denomination has come along way since the 1960s, when I was a member and got nothing but Liberal teaching. Even 35 years ago, when I had contacts with a Methodist seminary in Ohio, Pentecostal and Evangelical seminarians at the place were given a hard time. When I told one student there that my parents were “pious Methodists” he she wanted to know just what a “Pious Methodist” was.

    6. Expected the Christians to be from what was once called “The Main Line”; somewhat surprised about one of them from the Disciples of Christ.

    7. Shocked that there is a Muslim, although Zonnefeld sounds like a Dutch name.

    8. Saddened to see so many Episcopal (though one can’t tell if they are High, Broad, Low, or Anglo-Catholic). I’ve always had a soft spot in my heart for the Anglo-Catholic movement and Laudian High Church. I wish an Ordinariate Church were near me.

    So the divisions among the Abrahamic religions, in this matter, are not Jew/Muslim/Protestant/Catholic/Orthodox but are in geography Northeast & West Coast/Dixie and the Midwest, and in theology Liberal/Conservative.

  11. SanSan says:

    Whew… I scanned the names my heart became light to note NO CATHOLICS on the killing board.

  12. TheDude05 says:

    Sad to see the children of Abraham on board with this, does make me wonder if their congregations know and if they do are they happy or saddened by it. With all that has been going through the news and with the videos I feel bipolar, I go from righteous anger to profound sorrow while reading this stuff.

  13. Grumpy Beggar says:

    Augustine Thompson O.P. says:

    Interesting make-up of their board. Consider the membership of denominations represented: . . .

    Total: 7,355,665 (2.22% of US total population of 329,461,760)

    And some of these stats are 10 years old (best I could find). Only the Unitarians have posted a gain (minor) over the last 20 years. The rest are very much in decline. PP finds its religious support among the irrelevant and the dying.

    Nicely done Augustine Thompson O.P. – really puts things into perspective : 2.22% of entire US population.

  14. NYer says:

    Additional information can be found in the following –
    Title: Planned Parenthood’s Clergy Advisory Board says the abortion mill “is doing God’s work”

  15. Nicolas Bellord says:

    Just to be fair to these guys I suspect they were tempted with suitable remuneration – like 30 pieces of silver. I suspect some will be kicking themselves that they did not stick out for a lot more.

  16. Subdeacon Joseph says:

    I bet if they were selling puppy fetus parts all the puppies would have names, and the lovers of the death culture would be in hysterics.

  17. WYMiriam says:

    May God have mercy on them all.

    And on all the rest of us as well.

  18. NBW says:

    Prayers for them to really see the horror of abortion.

  19. DisturbedMary says:

    On the other hand, how about this from a group of black pastors requesting that the bust of Margaret Sanger be removed from the Smithsonian:

    Just the history of her advocacy, is beyond disgusting.

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