Planned Parenthood — the largest abortion provider in the U.S. — announced Wednesday it has added a group of faith leaders to its advisory board.
Alexis McGill Johnson, president and CEO of Planned Parenthood Federation of America, told the Religion News Service that access to abortion “is supported by people of all faiths” and the business’ new Clergy Advocacy Board “is a crucial part of our mission at Planned Parenthood to promote, protect, and expand access to health care for all.”
Among those added to the board is the Rev. Katey Zeh of North Carolina, who said she has a “call to ministry within Planned Parenthood” and felt it “was a no-brainer” to join the board.
She was an “abortion doula” at a Planned Parenthood clinic while she was in seminary.
“There are so few of us who are people of faith who are willing to be bold and audacious about supporting reproductive freedom because of our faith,” Zeh told the outlet.
Her position on the Planned Parenthood board was celebrated by the Reproductive Rights Coalition, which said, “We need more proudly pro-choice pastors!”
Zeh said she’s “honored” to be part of the Clergy Advocacy Board.
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