I want to thank all of you who commented on my last post. I was really scared to write about such a divisive issue on this blog because, quite frankly, I like to be liked. I don’t like to rock the boat.
In this case, I’m glad I rocked it. I think some good discussion arose from it. I agreed with so many of your comments, and even when I didn’t agree, I could understand you. That feels like a first step to me. And this is my hope: that we will not shy away from controversy and that we will begin to really discuss these huge, important issues. I hope that we will talk about reproductive justice in the context of our lives, in the context of faith, and from a historical perspective. I hope we will work to reduce the number of abortions in this country without making abortion criminal. I hope that we will begin to support women and families with real, common-sense public policies. I hope we will educate young people so that they are able to make informed decisions about their sexual lives.
Thank you for reading and thank you for your comments. Once again, I find I’m grateful that I started this blog, and I’m grateful to all of you for reading it.
I’m over at Creative Construction this week. You can check out a much lighter post there.