…And she’s ready to fulfill her sacred duty.
Melaney Linton, who will now oversee Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast, is determined to further the Life-ending work of Planned Parenthood:
“I am honored and humbled to be entrusted with such a sacred duty…I pledge to do everything in my power to fight back against the ideological attacks on Planned Parenthood and women, so that no teen will ever say she didn’t know how she got pregnant, no one will ever be denied basic reproductive health care, and no woman will ever be forced to bear children she cannot adequately support.” (full article)
There’s so much wrong with Ms. Linton’s statement, it’s hard to know where to start, so I’ll just focus on her “sacred duty.” I wonder which of these definitions she’s referencing.
adjective1. devoted or dedicated to a deity or to some religious purpose; consecrated.2. entitled to veneration or religious respect by association with divinity or divine things; holy.3. pertaining to or connected with religion ( opposed to secular or profane): sacred music; sacred books.4. reverently dedicated to some person, purpose, or object: a morning hour sacred to study.5. regarded with reverence: the sacred memory of a dead hero.
One would hope that the people involved in providing abortions regard it as a necessary evil, but it appears that Ms. Linton regards it as a sacrament, in which case she is truly a High Priestess in the Church of Abortion.