Pro-life? Or pro-birth?

Sister Joan Chittister, a Benedictine nun, comments on the abortion issue:

“I do not believe that just because you are opposed to abortion, that that makes you pro-life. In fact, I think in many cases, your morality is deeply lacking if all you want is a child born but not a child fed, not a child educated, not a child housed. And why would I think that you don’t? Because you don’t want any tax money to go there. That’s not pro-life. That’s pro-birth. We need a much broader conversation on what the morality of pro-life is.”

We need to look at the whole picture of birth and our social commitments.

Thank you Sister Joan.

Barbara Cooper

Anacortes

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