Abortion activists are attacking pro-life efforts in every way possible, including by twisting Christian teachings to claim that it’s acceptable to kill a unique, living unborn baby who is created in the image of God.
The Rev. Dr. Serene Jones, president of Union Theological Seminary in New York City, is one of them.
In a column at Salon, she slammed the Texas heartbeat law as “un-Christian” and claimed it’s pro-lifers who are distorting the Bible for “their political goals.”
“There is nothing godly about outlawing abortion — and Texas’ law is particularly un-Christian,” Jones began. “As a Christian biblical scholar, I see how conservatives are distorting our sacred text for their political goals.”
The Texas law, which prohibits abortions once an unborn baby’s heartbeat is detectable, has saved thousands of babies’ lives since it went into effect Sept. 1. But Jones completely ignored this, never mentioning how every abortion involves two lives, not just one.
The closest she came to mentioning it was when she attacked the “notion that life begins at conception [as] a very conservative, Christian idea.” Earlier, she also claimed that the “war on a woman’s right to choose” is not based in science.
“The government cannot legally impose this interpretation upon others, especially since other faiths directly contradict this belief,” Jones said.
She continued: “… many Republicans say that their Christian faith requires them to ban abortion. But it is clear to me that the Christian faith requires protecting the lives and well-being of women by allowing them reproductive freedom, not taking steps to eliminate it. In the Bible, God consistently tells us that all humans are moral agents, fully capable of making their own decisions.”
However, it is Jones’ argument for abortion that is not based in science or Christianity. The pro-life position is. Christianity always has taught that human beings are valuable because they are created in the image of God, that some “decisions” are sin and murdering innocent human beings is one of them.
By Micaiah Bilger