The logic for Alicia Baker seems simple enough. Jesus came so that we could have life, and life abundantly. Living without the fear of pregnancy or the fear of having children allows women to live life to the fullest. Therefore, Jesus came so that women could have easy access to “reproductive health” (birth control and abortion).
Makes sense, right?
Alicia Baker is an ordained “pastor” with the Free Methodist Church, and she drew the conclusion that Jesus came so women could have abortions at a confirmation hearing for Trump Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh. Baker claims to be a “Reproductive Choice Advocate” because she sought birth control from her insurance company and was denied free birth control pills because of the insurance company’s religious beliefs. This was reported by Senator Dianne Feinstein’s office, who invited Baker to speak.
Jesus directs us to advocate for a just society that allows people to live their lives to the fullest. Jesus directs us to advocate for a just society that allows people to live their lives to the fullest. In John 10:10, Jesus says, ‘I have come that you might have life, and have it to the full…
And this means supporting access to affordable birth control, because by permitting individuals to plan if, whether and when to become pregnant, birth control allows us to live our fullest lives.
Baker opposed the nomination of Kavanaugh because he had previously decided to allow companies like Hobby Lobby to be exempt from certain provisions of ObamaCare based upon their religious convictions. Whereas abortion is an essential human right, in Baker’s mind, the right to life and the right to conscience apparently are not.
Baker concluded, “If Judge Kavanaugh is confirmed, access to affordable birth control will be in jeopardy. This committee and the Senate must weigh the harmful impact Judge Kavanaugh would have on the health and well being of so many people.”
Apparently, babies aren’t people.
[HT Lifesite News]