A Baptist preacher's wife in Alabama who works at a local abortion clinic hit back at her critics Monday, declaring that those who criticize women who work at abortion facilities should first address the sins in their own lives before criticizing what women do with their own bodies.
"I feel that we have all sinned. None of us are perfect. No sin is greater than any sin. I don't know why, other than that's the only decision [abortion] that a woman could make. That's her right to make that decision because that's her body," Callie Chatman, a certified medical technician who works at Reproductive Health Services, told The Christian Post in an interview Monday. Callie's husband is Louis Chatman, pastor of New Elam Baptist Church in Montgomery.
A video posted to YouTube last Thursday by David Day Sr., a Mission Service Corps missionary with the North American Mission Board reportedly shows pastor Chatman "dropping off his wife" at the facility.
"Sadly, this is a Montgomery pastor dropping off his wife who works at the abortuar (sic) here in Montgomery. We have spoken to her often and the only response we get is that God forgives and we are not to judge. Her husband is the pastor of New Elam Baptist Church. Her son works here as well as the security," wrote Day in his scathing description on the video.
"While it is sad that while babies are murdered and this issue with the pastor and his family, it shows the heart of man. Man's heart is desperately wicked. Jerimiah (sic) 17:9. What they do is normal for unrepentant sinners. The thing that always perplexes me is why did Christ die for those who twist His word, for those who murder babies? Because He does love us. We have all heard the stories of people repenting of sin who have worked in the abortion industry. Pray for the family, pray for those who work at the abortuary, pray for the parents who each week come to murder their baby," he noted.
Day was unavailable for further comment when CP reached out to MSC for comment Monday. A representative for Reproductive Services, which "provides outpatient surgical abortions," confirmed to CP that Chatman works at the clinic once a week.
"She only comes in one day a week when we have procedures [abortions]," the representative who did not reveal her identity told CP.
Chatman explained that her presence at the abortion center isn't to pass judgement.
"I'm not there to judge anybody. I'm there to let them know that God is a forgiving God and that he will forgive them of their sin. Just like he forgives us every day for sin," she said.
She explained that if anyone wants to know how her husband feels about her work "you'll have to talk to him," but was quick to declare that he has no objections to her work.
As for her critics, like Day, she said: "You know what? The activists need to get their lives together. When they become sin free then you call me back."