Memphis pro-lifers say local churches cooperating with abortion clinics

Friday, September 27, 2013
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Charlie Butts (OneNewsNow.com)

Pro-lifers in Tennessee say they are prepared to challenge local pro-abortion churches and their leaders. 

John Brindley, with the Abolitionist Society of Memphis, says pro-life groups learned that the CEO of Planned Parenthood attends Idlewild Presbyterian Church in Memphis, where she serves as a deaconess. 

The pastor of the church is one of Planned Parenthood’s donors, Brindley also claims.

The pro-life activist also notes there is a second Memphis abortion clinic called Choices, which has a list of donors on its website.

“I think they've pulled it down, but one of the donors on their site is Shady Grove Presbyterian Church,” Brindley tells OneNewsNow.

Both churches are Presbyterian Church USA. 

Shady Grove sponsors an annual 5k called “Race for Grace,” and Choices is one of the non-profits that will benefit from the event.  Part of the proceeds will finance a pre-natal care unit at the clinic but that frees other funds to use for abortion.

On its website, Choices encourages people to register for the 5k if they support the clinic’s “philosophy of comprehensive, integrated, reproductive healthcare services,” which, of course, includes aborting babies.

Brindley says he is friends with a pastor at Shady Grove, who is “justified in his mind that it is somehow OK,” says the pro-life activist.

It has not fully worked yet in Memphis, but Brindley's group is considering taking large signs with pictures of aborted babies to both churches on a future Sunday to acquaint church members with what abortion really is. 

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