A new anti-abortion campaign features Christian men apologizing to women for “conceding” to abortions and for the procedure even being legal, Talking Points Memo reported.
“Somebody should’ve been there to rescue you, but you do have a rescuer,” Pastor Shane Idleman says in the video. “We find hope, we find peace in Christ. You don’t have to live in shame and darkness, you can run to God’s light.”
The video, called “The Apology,” was released by Heroic Media in conjunction with what it calls “Sanctity of Life Sunday,” an event scheduled for Jan. 18. A website promoting the date encourages pastors to “bless your congregation with this grace filled video.”
Idleman, who identifies himself as the lead pastor at Westside Christian Fellowship in Lancaster, California, is one of three men featured in the video. Each of them says at the beginning that they “had” at least one abortion. Idleman also apologizes for the church “not being there” for women who have undergone an abortion.
“I’m sorry that this is available,” Daniel Phillips says toward the end. He also expresses his wish that “a generation rise up and say, ‘You know what? No more.'”
The video was originally released on Dec. 19, 2014, not long after a Missouri state lawmaker introduced a bill that would require women seeking abortions to get written and notarized permission from the prospective father, unless she could prove that she was the victim of “legitimate rape.”
Watch the video, as posted online, below.
Jake Tapper has a hard truth for Trump after Thanksgiving outburst inside the White House
CNN anchor Jake Tapper threw shade at Donald Trump on Thanksgiving after the president had a meltdown at a reporter while answering questions for the first time since President-elect Joe Biden won the 2020 presidential election.
Trump brought up why has refused to concede to Biden during a teleconference address to U.S. troops in the Middle East. The president said he was mentally unable to concede.
"I can't say that at all," Trump said.
Trump claims he is mentally unable to concede: ‘I can’t say that at all’
President Donald Trump answered questions from the media on Thanksgiving for the first time since he lost the 2020 presidential election to President-elect Joe Biden.
After returning to the White House from a day of golfing, Trump delayed a teleconference with troops in Bahrain and Kuwait for two hours while he tweeted -- it was not until after 1 a.m. local time for the troops that the event began.
The president said he would travel to Georgia on Saturday to campaign for Republican senators David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler, who are both in January runoff elections.
Fox News report determines Trump ‘cannot pardon himself’
A Fox News segment on Thursday concluded that President Donald Trump cannot grant himself a pardon before leaving office.
Following Trump's pardon of former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, Fox News host Julie Banderas spoke to Reuters correspondent Jeff Mason about the decision.
"I've heard this from a couple sources that I spoke to -- former White House officials -- yesterday, who said this president is planning more pardons," Mason reported. "Clearly this is a president who is on his way out from the White House and he's got just a little less than two months to continue to make his mark."