By Christina Coffman, Rocky Mountain Regional Coordinator
When I heard that Iliff Theological Seminary would be hosting a talk called Women, Religion and Choice featuring the two radical abortion supporters Dr. Monique Moultrie and Dr. Rebecca Todd Peters, I knew that I had to do something. Within minutes of finding out, I sent out emails and texts to rally students and Denver Pro-Life Future.
Fourteen of us attended the talk with the game plan to take over the Q and A session. We spread ourselves throughout the room, appearing to be regular attendees. I have learned from past events that your questions will be avoided if the speaker thinks you oppose them. Our strategy worked – we successfully dominated the conversation after the talk.
Dr. Monique Moultrie and Dr. Rebecca Todd Peters put the focus of their talk on “trusting women.” Dr. Peters admitted that this is the new strategy for the narrative they want to tell. I guess “trusting women” sounds better than the reality of the fact that abortion ends over 900,000 lives every year.
They both openly celebrated their support for abortion for any reason, including gendercide and racism.
Dr. Peters’ only advice for engaging in conversation with pro-life people is to change the topic. How pitiful is that? Is that the mentality of the “open-minded” side? But sure enough, it was exactly what she did when we challenged her position during Q and A. I guess that’s what you do when your side has a losing argument.
In the same presentation these women voiced support for gendercide, they had the nerve to share this tidbit: “You are committed to the product of feminism by being present in this space so that means you care about all women. Being committed to feminism means that you care for all women.” If choosing to abort because the fetus is female is “caring for all women,” count us out of the feminism crowd.
This part was also pretty fascinating:
“As women of faith, we must uphold the morality of sexual agency for every person. If we believe in a God that manifest himself for us, we must also believe in moral agency. To deny this moral agency or privilege for only a few I think actually diminishes the God we claim to worship. […] People of faith should be open and active in our support for those that are trusting women.”
Not supporting abortion diminishes God?
Religious people should be pro-abortion activists?
It is beyond unacceptable for anyone to pretend that abortion is Christian. These events are like stepping into an alternate reality where everything is flipped backwards. I am so happy I was able to find out about this event in time to get a good group of pro-life youth there and show these women who the Pro-Life Generation (and real feminists) really are.