This is my third and final post in response to the article, Latin America lags on reproductive rights, authored by an outside source and posted on the PCUSA News Service webpage last week. The author, Purnima Mane, is president and chief executive officer of Pathfinder International, “a global leader in sexual and reproductive health.”
The purpose for posting the article on a church denomination website is not easily apparent. There is no Biblical foundation to Mane’s article and no component of ministry or Christian compassion. As I pointed out in my first post, the message is contradictory to the pervasive Biblical themes about human life: that life is precious to God, belongs to Him, and that God desires for his people to know the blessing of children. Mane’s anti-fertility message is not compatible with either Biblical themes or the Book of Confessions that affirms:
“In life and death we belong to God…We trust in God the Holy Spirit, everywhere the giver and renewer of life.” [BOC 10.1 & 10.4]
In the second post, Pediatrician Dr. Patricia Lee June, exposed the weaknesses in Mane’s many undefined terms and fallacious assumptions that presume abortion as “reproductive health” and present “safe” abortion as a remedy for high rates of maternal mortality. Dr. June outlined the risks of abortion to women and the incontrovertible truth that abortion is never safe for the baby who loses his or her life.
Read more at http://presbyterianspro-life.blogspot.com/2013/08/so-how-does-this-love-god-and-neighbor.html
Additional blogs can be found at http://presbyterianspro-life.blogspot.com/2013/08/why-is-pcusa-news-service-posting.html and http://presbyterianspro-life.blogspot.com/2013/08/pcusa-post-abounds-in-undefined-terms.html