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The Daily Echo: Elder Dallin H. Oaks – A Warning to Pro-Choice LDS Members: May 23, 2021

May 23, 2021

SUBSCRIBE to my channel – Women & Priesthood – I make videos based in WORDS of LDS prophets. Here, Elder Oaks offers “pro-choice” members of the church a series of warnings, including a caution to see the “disguise” of the pro-choice movement as a departure from the “values the Savior taught.” He also asks you to consider the results of supporting pro-choice causes and its effects on the plan of salvation. ——– Also helpful “9 LDS Prophets CLARIFY Church Stance on Abortion Vs. Agency” *I encourage you to read/listen to this talk, with a heart towards listening to the spirit, so you can be discerning in your life and in the causes you support and the votes you cast. *Its important that members of the LDS church begin discussing the effects of PRO-choice (pro abortion) policy on the PLAN OF SALVATION. WHY does it ‘frustrate” the plan of salvation? The WHY is important to discuss, particularly as WOMEN. Full Speech: “Weightier Matters” DALLIN H. OAKS… “Using arguments of “choice” to try to justify altering the consequences of choice is a classic case of omitting what the Savior called “the weightier matters of the law.” Most IMPT Quotes from his talk: 1) “My young brothers and sisters, in today’s world we are not true to our teachings if we are merely pro-choice. We must stand up for the right choice. Those who persist in refusing to think beyond slogans and sound bites like pro-choice wander from the goals they pretend to espouse and wind up giving their support to results they might not support if those results were presented without disguise.” 2) “Some Latter-day Saints say they deplore abortion, but they give these exceptional circumstances as a basis for their pro-choice position that the law should allow abortion on demand in all circumstances. Such persons should face the reality that the circumstances described in these three exceptions are extremely rare. For example, conception by incest or rape—the circumstance most commonly cited by those who use exceptions to argue for abortion on demand—are involved in only a tiny minority of abortions. More than 95 percent of the millions of abortions performed each year extinguish the life of a fetus conceived by consensual relations. Thus the effect in over 95 percent of abortions is not to vindicate choice but to avoid its consequences” 3) “If we say we are anti-abortion in our personal life but pro-choice in public policy, we are saying that we will not use our influence to establish public policies that encourage righteous choices on matters God’s servants have defined as serious sins. I urge Latter-day Saints who have taken that position to ask themselves which other grievous sins should be decriminalized or smiled on by the law on this theory that persons should not be hampered in their choices. Should we decriminalize or lighten the legal consequences of child abuse? of cruelty to animals? of pollution? of fraud? of fathers who choose to abandon their families for greater freedom or convenience?”

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