Professor: Jesus wants 'abundant life' so abortion is OK

Friday, August 10, 2018
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pregnancy ultrasoundA religious studies professor at a North Carolina university is under fire after claiming Christians should support abortion.

In an op-ed posted on the school's website, Elon University Professor Rebecca Todd Peters says she doubts there is a dominance of Christians opposed to abortion and that abortion is a moral act.

Elon University is a private liberal arts college of 6,800 students located in the city of Elon. 

Tami Fitzgerald of the North Carolina Family Values Coalition couldn't disagree more.

"She calls it a profoundly moral act," responds Fitzgerald, "and it is the most immoral act in the history of the world I would think."

Peters goes on to state there is nothing Christian about requiring women to "justify" their reasons for an abortion and includes the statistic that three-fourths of abortions are not performed after rape or incest, a prenatal problem with the fetus, or to save the mother's life. 

Peters also states that the abundant life that Jesus talks about can only be fully realized if Christians support the decisions women make in choosing to have an abortion, according to Campus Reform.

Fitzgerald says parents need to think twice before sending their children to Elon.

"As a parent," she tells OneNewsNow, "I would be very cautious about Elon University if they have professors like Todd Peters, who are willing to write articles that would attempt to justify abortion on moral grounds and actually use the words of Jesus out of context."

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