Here is it -- but get some soul bleach -- the Planned Parenthood / Humbolt County Clergy for Choice "40 Days of Prayer Supporting Women Everywhere." Some of these prayers might seem innocent, unless you know the way the abortion lobby uses language. I already covered Day 1 - Day 10 and 11 - 20. Here come Days 21 - 30.
Day 21: Today we pray for women in developing nations, that they may know the power of self-determination. May they have access to employment, education, birth control, and abortion.Of all the things they could pray for on behalf of women in developing nations, two of the four are birth control and abortion. How much do women really want birth control and abortion in parts of the world where up to ten percent of babies don't even survive for 30 days after birth?
Women in developing nations want safe childbirth, potable water, malaria control, and so on. They want to be safe from massacres and rape. They want the political and social stability that allows families to be secure. They want a lot of things. Only the rich, pampered women of the West would put abortion and birth control in the list of top four things.
Day 22: Today we pray for an end to all violence against abortion providers.As if that's such a huge problem. There are a lot more crimes committed by abortionists than against them. But that's a whole nother blog post.
Day 23: Today we give thanks for the strong women in our lives who have given us examples of good decision-making.We covered this on Day 3. Only choices that fit their ideal are "good choices." Women who embrace chastity, Christian marriage, Natural Family Planning, full-time motherhood, and nurture of children with disabilities are not giving examples of what PP considers "good decision-making."
Day 24: Today we pray for an end to the hateful language that diminishes the dignity of women.How about an end to the hateful language used against Sarah Palin, Ann Romney, Karen Santorum, and Myah Walker? Or is hateful language just fine when used against them?
Consider also that they consider opposition to paying for other women's birth control and abortion to be "hate speech." 'Nuff said.
Day 25: Today we pray for women who have been made afraid of their own power by their religion. May they learn to reject fear and live bravely.I'm not too sure what they mean by this, but given the lack of outcry among the mainstream Left about the oppression of women by radical Islam, I'd say that they're praying that women who profess Christianity learn to live like material secularists, particularly when it comes to sex, birth control, and abortion. Chaste women who reject artificial birth control and abortion don't rely on Planned Parenthood. So Day 25 is, in short, a prayer for more customers.
Day 26: Today we give thanks for the intelligence, talent, wit, and wisdom of all the women and girls in our lives.But only if they apply these blessings to promoting abortion.
Day 27: Today we give thanks for abortion providers around the nation whose concern for women is the driving force in their lives.First of all, if they mean what they're saying they're only giving thanks for the minority. A lot of abortionists are driven by money or elitism or prejudice against minorities and/or the disabled. You can't look at Steve Brigham or Alberto Hodari, or even Warren Hern, who while not a quack practices abortion because he considers human beings to be a cancer on the planet, and believe that abortionists are driven by concern for women.
Second of all, this is another PR move to paint abortionists as noble crusaders for women.
Third of all, notice the total lack of thanks for doctors who help women with high-risk pregnancies, or who provide cutting-edge care for unborn babies with health problems.
Day 28: Today we pray for the women who travel hundreds of miles to get an abortion. May their determination be rewarded with spiritual strength.This is openly revolting. First of all, it's just a public relations ploy to expand the number of places where unborn children are killed. Second of all, is determination to have your child torn limb from limb really this admirable? A better prayer would be that they be given the spiritual strength to love, rather than kill, their children.
Day 29: Today we pray that all women will know that they are created in the image and likeness of God, good and holy, moral and wise.Soul bleach! Pass me the soul bleach!
Let's start with whether they really think that all women are good and holy, moral and wise. Seriously. First of all, we know that they don't think Sarah Palin, Michelle Malkin, and Myah Walker are "good and holy, moral and wise." Here are a few more women that I think nobody would put on a list of good, holy, moral, or wise: Myra Hindley, Belle Gunness, Ilse Koch, Karla Homolka, and Elizabeth Bathory (pictured: the woman who killed virgins so she could stay young by bathing in their blood).
Okay, so we've established that they can't even believe their own words. They do not think that all women are good and holy, moral and wise. So then, what is the point of the prayer?
It's meant to assert that choosing to abort your baby is good and holy, moral and wise.
Yes, women are made in the image and likeness of God. So are their unborn children. Which is why abortion neither good nor holy nor moral nor wise, no matter what Planned Parenthood and its sycophants would say to the contrary.
Day 30: Today we pray for women to throw away their secrets and claim their histories with power and truth.This is just a rerun of Day 12 and the attempt to convince everybody that if enough women are proud of their abortions, it will make abortion be a good thing.