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‘Thank You Lord For Abortion’

This is the sickest thing I’ve seen in ages. It’s a five-minute prayer delivered by an Iowa progressive activist named Midge Slater, in which she thanks God for abortion, and prays for more of it — as well as for more birth control, against the effects of patriarchal religion (“We pray for women who have been made afraid of their own power by their paternalistic religion”),  and for the women to celebrate their “herstories.” Behold, the Religious Left at prayer. Two Democratic candidates for Iowa governor were present at this abominable display, which took place in the Iowa State Capitol in advance of a hearing about a controversial new abortion regulation.

Though I am pro-life, I can understand why people would oppose the regulation. But to thank God for the gift of abortion? It’s utterly creepy. Know what’s creepier? The head of the Episcopal Divinity School’s infamous “Abortion Is A Blessing” speech. Not a “tragic necessity,” but a “blessing.”

about the author

Rod Dreher is a senior editor at The American Conservative. He has written and edited for the New York Post, The Dallas Morning News, National Review, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, the Washington Times, and the Baton Rouge Advocate. Rod’s commentary has been published in The Wall Street Journal, Commentary, the Weekly Standard, Beliefnet, and Real Simple, among other publications, and he has appeared on NPR, ABC News, CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, and the BBC. He lives in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, with his wife Julie and their three children. He has also written four books, The Little Way of Ruthie Leming, Crunchy Cons, How Dante Can Save Your Life, and The Benedict Option.

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