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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. A veteran of three decades of magazine and newspaper journalism, he has also written three New York Times bestsellers—Live Not By Lies, The Benedict Option, and The Little Way of Ruthie Lemingas well as Crunchy Cons and How Dante Can Save Your Life. Dreher lives in Baton Rouge, La.

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