GAINESVILLE, Ga. — Pastor Jentezen Franklin issues the following statement grieving the passage of the Reproductive Health Act (RHA) in New York:
“It was heartbreaking to see the New York State Senate cheering the fact that a child could now legally be killed right up until the moment of their birth. I can’t fathom why anyone would celebrate such an injustice. These precious children have the capability of living outside the womb.
America needs to celebrate life, not death. We need to be clear in our language and call abortion what it is. It’s the taking of innocent life. Abortion isn’t health care. It’s a death sentence. Children in the womb are not diseases to be eliminated, they are lives to be cherished.
I remain hopeful that pro-life Americans will be victorious in their cause to end this genocide. In the meantime, let’s be a movement known for our love and compassion for both mother and child — a movement that shows families a better way forward and helps to find homes for every precious child that is spared of the horror of abortion.
Pastor Jentezen Franklin is the Senior Pastor of Free Chapel, a multi-campus church. Each week his television program “Kingdom Connection” is broadcast on major networks all over the world. A New York Times best-selling author, Jentezen has written eight books including his latest, Love Like You’ve Never Been Hurt.