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Episcopalian Priest Aborted Her Baby So She Could Finish Divinity School

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    Abortion advocates across the nation are trying to send the U.S. Supreme Court a message: Women need abortions to be successful.This insulting notion has been the underlying theme of dozens of stories pro-abortion women have submitted to the high court ahead of its hearing on a Texas pro-life law, which has been credited with saving more than 10,000 babies’ lives. The law is responsible for closing abortion clinics that could not guarantee they could protect the health of Texas women.

    The latest pro-abortion story to be highlighted in the mainstream media is that of the Rev. Anne Fowler, an Episcopal priest from New England, who said her abortion allowed her to finish divinity school and become a priest.

    Here is her story, according to an amicus brief submitted to the U.S. Supreme Court:

    If the Reverend Anne Fowler had not had access to an abortion when she accidentally became pregnant after enrolling in Divinity School, she would never have been able to graduate, to serve as a parish rector, or to help the enormous number of people whose lives she has touched. Unable to pursue her calling or be the mother she wanted to be for the daughter she already had, she would have been broken.
    Fowler, who is active in the pro-abortion movement and is a leader with the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice, said her husband left her when she was pregnant with her first child. She gave birth to a daughter, and soon felt called to pursue the Episcopal priesthood. In 1982, during her second year at the Episcopal Divinity School, Fowler said she “accidentally” became pregnant again.

    She believed her partner would not be a suitable parent; their relationship ended soon after the abortion. Already solely responsible for her daughter, Anne knew she could not complete Divinity School and pursue a career as a priest if she did not have an abortion. She has never regretted her decision and is grateful that she did not have to travel far, which would have caused her additional stress and financial hardship while she cared for her young daughter.
    The brief goes on to list Fowler’s accomplishments, which, she said, would never have been possible if she had not aborted her second child – though she never acknowledged that it was a “child.” Fowler currently is a chaplain for Planned Parenthood.

    She meets many pregnant women who are very young or struggling economically or emotionally. Many already have children and could not handle more. Their abortions are often life-saving. Anne believes there should be reproductive justice, which means equal access for all women without having to travel further than they would for other health care.
    Fowler submitted her story in the same brief as actress Amy Brenneman, who said she “never, not once” regretted having an abortion.

    A lot is at stake in the Texas case Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt, scheduled to be heard Wednesday by the high court. The Texas law being challenged requires abortionists to have hospital admitting privileges and abortion clinics to meet the same health and safety standards as other outpatient surgical facilities.

    Pro-life U.S. Rep. Diane Black explained the gravity of the case to LifeNews:

    Before I came to Congress, I served as a registered nurse. During my time in the emergency room, I cared for a young woman who came to my hospital after undergoing a botched abortion at a clinic that was not properly regulated. When her complications occurred, there was no answer at the after-hours number that she called and by the time she entered my care she was dying and there was nothing that the doctors or I could do to save her.

    That young woman lost her precious life; a life that could have been saved if proper regulations were in place to protect her safety and to hold the abortionist accountable. This is what is at stake at the high court.
    Black said women’s health advocates should be fighting for the law if they truly care about protecting women.

    “Life is precious – whether it is the life of the child in the womb, or that of the young mother facing an unplanned pregnancy – and it deserves to be protected,” Black said. “The deep pockets of the big abortion industry may feel ‘burdened’ by Texas’s compassionate law, but women are not – they are indeed safer as a result.”

    Source: Episcopalian Priest Aborted Her Baby So She Could Finish Divinity School | LifeNews.com

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    May God have mercy on us all to have our allowed our nation to have moved so far away from the Way of God. I'll say nothing personal against the woman who aborted her baby as I don' know her although it doesn't sound good to me. Certainly Jesus would have "wept" to see the circumstances develop which allow such things to occur in the life of a person supposedly dedicated to him.
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    • #3
      Originally posted by Amadeus View Post
      Certainly Jesus would have "wept" to see the circumstances develop which allow such things to occur in the life of a person supposedly dedicated to him.
      The operative word in your sentence, above, is supposedly. «Reverend» Anne Fowler's actions show whom her god really is. To me, The Episcopal church is as «Christian» as the Watchtower Bible & Tract Society...LOL


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      • #4
        Originally posted by PermaFrost View Post

        The operative word in your sentence, above, is supposedly. «Reverend» Anne Fowler's actions show whom her god really is. To me, The Episcopal church is as «Christian» as the Watchtower Bible & Tract Society...LOL


        PermaFrost
        As you say perhaps although even in some of the very worst of "churches" may be found some of the sincerest hearts toward God. This can be so because while we may be in the eyes of our "old man" looking only at the outer shell and manifestations, God is always looking at the heart.

        The shoe fits also on the other foot, where in some of the apparently better groups with pastors and ministers bending earnestly toward God, there are some little foxes working to spoil the vine.
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        • #5
          Originally posted by Amadeus View Post



          As you say perhaps although even in some of the very worst of "churches" may be found some of the sincerest hearts toward God...
          Of course. You're right. And this agrees with Jesus' words to the seven churches in Revelation, chapters 2 and 3. The «he who overcomes...» phrase is repeated in the messages to each church. God calls people to Him even from the worst churches.


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          • #6
            How appropriate, for the priestess to enter the priesthood that she sacrifice a baby first.
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            • #7
              Originally posted by Cornelius View Post
              How appropriate, for the priestess to enter the priesthood that she sacrifice a baby first.
              Surely the left will praise this woman for not allowing Scripture or innocent life to get in the way of her personal ambitions.
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              • #8
                And these are the kinds of "Christians" who give us a bad name, or perhaps give us a good name if you asked leftists. You're right, it's no doubt that the left with praise this woman. But that's the problem with religion, it has become far too tolerant and progressive and, therefore, has thrown its own beliefs out the window. I mean, look at the current Pope who says we should allow gay marriage and forgive women who have had abortions (whether they repent or not). It's a sad road this world is going down.
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                • #9
                  Sin!
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Finding-Faith View Post
                    And these are the kinds of "Christians" who give us a bad name, or perhaps give us a good name if you asked leftists. You're right, it's no doubt that the left with praise this woman. But that's the problem with religion, it has become far too tolerant and progressive and, therefore, has thrown its own beliefs out the window. I mean, look at the current Pope who says we should allow gay marriage and forgive women who have had abortions (whether they repent or not). It's a sad road this world is going down.
                    You spelled pope wrong.
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                    • #11
                      And that matters why?
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                      • #12
                        Out of all the reasons I've heard for getting an abortion,
                        this one is particularly disheartening.
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                        • #13
                          This breaks my heart terribly. Somehow, I can understand why women who were raped and got pregnant decide to get an abortion. And although I don't think it's the right decision, I still understand their reason at the end of the day. And then there are these women, they were raped and decide to keep the baby... I admire them so much because of their courage and the faith they have in God. But with stories like this, where there is absolutely no reason why this woman decided to abort her baby... I mean, is it really because the baby can hinder her career as a priest? If this is her decision, then does she even know and understand the teachings of God?

                          Who am I to judge... I know. But these are innocent babies we are talking about. I would rather that they give the baby up for adoption instead of having them aborted. They may be able to find a family that can love and accept them. But depriving them of life itself, it's heartbreaking and saddening. I look at my son every day and wonder how lucky I am to even have him. Sadly, they don't even had that chance because they chose to end the innocent life.

                          I just don't think this is a right example for women out there and even the members of their church. Yes, we can forgive them... But sadly, that won't bring back the life that was lost.
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