Thank you for your show- the phrases pro choice and pro life are limiting the conversation to stereotypes.
We need to come to common ground and that is that no one wants to have an abortion or have to be the one performing it- so why do they happen? If we are all on the same side- its easier to save lives.
I propose a converstation start from the perspective of social justice and compassion.
Under Bush the rate of abortions increased if you add in the morning after pill. Talk does nothing and saves no lives.
Obama has been a member of a congregation that meets the needs of communities- not bangs them over the head with rightious condemnation. The community and religious communities need to solve the issues- not the legislature- abortions are as old as time and the Supreme Court will not stop them.
start from more common sense issues- why do we deny health coverage for birth control and allow a huge group to have no access to health care? Why not help create jobs and a better economy instead of sending money overseas- invest in us so those more inclined to raise a child will have more options. The groups who counsel and help women through pregancy have saved more lives than those protesting on the streets. The Bible study groups that get into people's lives and build community, helpiing each other - save lives. I never recall Jesus participating in the government as a solution for moral issues or protesting against abortion.
I do not mean to pick out one faith - its just what I personally have seen - I suspect those faiths and communities with similar values of helping each other save lives too.
Palin is someone who has children with options- so her daughter was more inclined to make the right choice- will we help create a society that gives others the same options?If Palin had kicked her kid out - would she have made the same choice? We need compassion in our legislation to give all the opportunity she has
Compassion and social justice
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