(3-7-21) Saturday the US Senate passed President Biden’s American Recovery Act. The bill includes taxpayer funding for abortions and excluding the Hyde Amendment. To the dismay of a group called Pro-Life Evangelicals For Biden –
‘We feel used and betrayed’
Below is an open letter on the issue –
It is rather surprising that the group is surprised by the result of this bill, below is a tweet from last March by Biden –
According to the group’s web page the following are a part of the movement – Richard Mouw (who signed the above letter), President emeritus of Fuller Seminary, John Huffman, Board Chair emeritus, Christianity Today, Jerushah Duford, Billy Graham’s granddaughter, Ron Sider, President emeritus, Evangelicals for Social Action, Brenda Salter McNeil, Reconciler, Professor, Pastor, Richard Foster, author of CELEBRATION OF DISCIPLINE.
The groups web site posted the following endorsing Biden for President before the elction-
Many things that good political decisions could change destroy persons created in the image of God and violate the sanctity of human life. Poverty kills millions every year. So does lack of healthcare and smoking. Racism kills. Unless we quickly make major changes, devastating climate change will kill tens of millions. Poverty, lack of accessible health care services, smoking, racism and climate change are all pro-life issues. As the National Association of Evangelicals’ official public policy document (FOR THE HEALTH OF THE NATION) insists, “Faithful evangelical civic engagement and witness must champion a biblically balanced agenda.“ Therefore we oppose “one issue” political thinking because it lacks biblical balance.
Knowing that the most common reason women give for abortion is the financial difficulty of another child, we appreciate a number of Democratic proposals that would significantly alleviate that financial burden: accessible health services for all citizens, affordable childcare, a minimum wage that lifts workers out of poverty.
For these reasons, we believe that on balance, Joe Biden’s policies are more consistent with the biblically shaped ethic of life than those of Donald Trump. Therefore, even as we continue to urge different policies on abortion, we urge evangelicals to elect Joe Biden as president.”