In this vein, Reverend Mark Bigelow, a clergy advisor for Planned Parenthood, wrote a letter on November 22, 2002, to Bill O'Reilly, host of Fox News Network's "The O'Reilly Factor. "Even as a minister, said Bigelow, " I am careful what I presume Jesus would do if he were alive today, but one thing I know from the Bible is that Jesus was not against women having a choice in continuing a pregnancy. Jesus was for peace on earth, justice on earth, compassion on earth, mercy on earth, and choice on earth."
Ed Szymkowiak, national director of STOPP International, called Bigelow's comments "blasphemous." He said, "I defy either Planned Parenthood president Gloria Feldt or her clergy advisory board member, Reverend Mark Bigelow, to cite chapter and verse to support Rev. Bigelow's perverse claim that the Bible indicates 'that Jesus was not against women having a choice in continuing a pregnancy.' Planned Parenthood has publicly indicated its religion is 'choice' and its sacrament is abortion." Amazingly, Planned Parenthood receives millions of dollars in government funding, having taken from taxpayers some thirty percent of its $202.7 million income in 2001.
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