The National Abortion Federation (NAF) is moving towards appointing Episcopal priest Katherine Ragsdale as their new president and CEO. Ragsdale’s reaction to the promotion from her current interim president and CEO position to the full time job that paid her predecessor over $300k a year was to call abortion providers “personal heroes” and “modern days saints”.
Ragsdale has written publicly that she believes that abortion is a “blessing”. Obviously, her selling points do not address the perspective of the child that is having their life forcibly ended. She believes that abortions give women the “ability to enjoy God’s good gift of sexuality without compromising one’s education, life’s work, or ability
to put to use God’s gifts…”. Organizations like the NAF are known to give prepaid gas cards to women seeking an abortion so they may travel to a facility.
Critics of Ragsdale point to the pro-abortion movement’s new scheme to hide behind spirituality in order to defend the killing of the unborn because their other defenses have failed. Ragsdale and her wife, who is also an Episcopal priest, have both fought for increased access to abortions and have even tried to sell their perspective to lawmakers on Capitol Hill.
Daily Wire reported on the backlash from the religious community.
Father Frank Pavone, national director of Priests for Life and president of the National Pro-Life Religious Council, blasted Ragsdale as a “false prophet” following the NAF announcement.
“For decades, Katherine Ragsdale, a false prophet, has been trying to put religious vestments on child-killing,” Father Pavone told LifeSiteNews. “She led the ‘Religious Coalition for Abortion Rights’ (now the ‘Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice’), which actually provides rites of blessing for parents about to kill their children, and for the facilities in which the blood is shed.”
Pavone noted that NAF provides “Scripture studies that attempt to say exactly the opposite of what Scripture says about what God thinks of the shedding of innocent blood.”
“It actually reveals one of the greatest weaknesses of the abortion industry: Science is not on their side, logic is not on their side, and history is not on their side,” Pavone said of NAF’s decision on Ragsdale. “They ran out of arguments a long time ago to try to justify abortion. So now, all they have left is to disguise it in ‘spirituality.”
“They try in vain to take the stigma out of abortion — but that effort continues, and that is what this new development represents,” he added.
The pro-abortion movement wants abortion to be the only option for an unplanned pregnancy, which is why any legislation that remotely prolongs the evaluation done before killing a baby is seen as a threat to pregnant women’s rights.
Despite the gimmicks and distractions of the pro-abortion movement, many support systems and non-profits have circled around pregnant women and helped them through a pregnancy with spiritual and physical assistance to protect the innocent baby’s life. Both religious and nonreligious citizens need to unite their efforts to protect the unborn or they will continue being killed before they ever take a breath.