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Some more thoughts on 26

November 22, 2011
Steven Ertelt recently ran an editorial on Mississippi’s Amendment 26, which went down to a resounding defeat in the November elections.  He mentioned, among other things, the claim by pro-choicers that this amendment would outlaw certain forms of birth control.  The amendment’s backers put forth their own arguments to refute these claims, but these arguments might have held more water if so many pro-lifers hadn’t been condemning birth control.
Birth control has for far too long been a source of divisiveness in the pro-life movement. Those who oppose birth control tend to view those in favor of it as not being firm enough in their convictions to be pro-life, while those who favor it tend to view those who oppose it as not being sophisticated enough to be an asset to pro-life. This hasn’t been true of all pro-lifers, but it has been true of a lot of them.  One consequence of this has been that the sanctioned killing of pre-born children has gone on unabated for almost 40 years.
I recently became an admin for a group on Facebook called RealChoice.  This is in addition to the Pagans page I’ve also been admin for.  I had to ban someone from both communities because of an attitude she was showing, particularly toward someone who was pressured to have an abortion by her mom when she was a teenager. I didn’t want to do this.  A couple of months ago she wrote on my Facebook wall what she called “an overdue thank you” for my work in pro-life. It meant a lot to me; she was supportive when not all pro-lifers were.  Unfortunately she was quite mean to someone who was just as able to make that claim.

“Love can be seen as the answer, but nobody bleeds for the dancer”–Ronnie James Dio (1942-2010)


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