Over 25 Black Pastors Urge Raphael Warnock to Rethink His Stance on Abortion

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A coalition of over 25 black Christian pastors from Georgia and other states sent a letter to Democratic Senate candidate Rev. Raphael Warnock urging him to reconsider his pro-abortion stance.

“I’m a pro-choice pastor, and I believe that a hospital room is way too small for a woman, her doctor, and the United States government,” tweeted Warnock on Nov. 18 ahead of the Jan. 5 runoff elections to unseat Sen. Kelly Loeffler (R-GA).

The pastors criticized in the letter that the pro-abortion movement is linked to racism and “white supremacy since its inception.”

They also wrote, “Couching abortion in the language of ‘reproductive justice’ may be savvy marketing, but killing an innocent human life has nothing to do either with reproduction or with justice. Do American adults really need another public voice urging them to put their short-term desires ahead of the needs of their children?”

The pastors noted in some cities across the country, more black children are aborted every year than are born alive.

“Unborn black, brown and white lives are so much more than clumps of cells, burdensome inconveniences, or health problems,” the pastors concluded to Warnock. “They are sacred human persons endowed by God with inalienable dignity and worth. We implore you to uphold the Biblical defense of life and to fight against the systemic racism of abortion.”

The letter commended Warnock for his work to share Christ, and offer political solutions “to our most pressing problems today,” the pastors said. “But precisely because we share so much in common with you, we feel compelled to confront your most recent statements concerning abortion.”

-Corine Gatti-Santillo

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