Planned Parenthood: Having an abortion 'will not change God's relationship with you'
Religious leaders who support abortion have written a pastoral letter to women contemplating terminating their pregnancy to assure them God loves them regardless of the decision they make.
The letter has been written by the Planned Parenthood Association of Utah Clergy Advisory Board and appears on the Utah chapter's website.
Members of the board insist that abortion is "morally permissible" and that women have the "right and ability to choose what is best for you".
"We believe as religious persons that no one can make a choice for or against abortion except the woman herself. No one knows the circumstances of your life as well as you know them; no one knows what is in your heart better than you," the letter reads.
"If you have thought about this decision, then you should allow yourself to be at peace and to be confident in your decision.
"We believe as religious persons that the decision to have an abortion will not change Gods relationship with you.
"We believe that God loves you, and that you can find strength, understanding and comfort in that love on days when you are in doubt or in distress."
They go on to offer women who have had an abortion free and confidential pastoral support.
"We believe as religious persons that your life needs to go on from here, and that you are deserving of support and assistance," they state.
"Our hope for you is for peace in your heart and an easier road ahead. God bless you!"