The new CEO of the National Abortion Federation, who stands to make a salary of close to $400,000 a year, said she regards abortion doctors as “modern-day saints” for killing off unwanted human babies.
Katherine Ragsdale, a priest in the anything-goes U.S. Episcopal Church and an open lesbian, gushed that “Abortion providers are some of my personal heroes and modern-day saints. It is an honor to be able to serve and support NAF members as they provide compassionate health care amid increasing attacks and challenges.”
Ragsdale has been the group’s interim president since 2018, and is married to fellow Episcopal priest Mally Lloyd. Ragsdale’s pay for the post has yet to be announced, but the last CEO, Vicki Saporta, earned $392,018 in 2017.
Her pro-choice activism has been widely criticized among pro-life Christians, who argue Christian doctrine is clearly against abortion for both Catholics and Protestants.
“For decades, Katherine Ragsdale, a false prophet, has been trying to put religious vestments on child-killing,” Father Frank Pavone, national director of Priests for Life, told LifeSiteNews. “She led the ‘Religious Coalition for Abortion Rights,’ which actually provides rites of blessing for parents about to kill their children, and for the facilities in which the blood is shed.”
NAF’s member groups include abortion clinics across the country, Planned Parenthood affiliates, hospitals, and women’s health centers that account for “approximately half” of the annual abortions in the U.S. and Canada, according to its website.