Thursday, October 16, 2008

The Third Rail of American Politics

Jim Wallis has some encouraging comments about abortion on his God's Politics blog. I'll quote just one section:

Abortion reduction is the clear common ground that could unite the pro-choice and pro-life polarities and bring us together to find some real solutions and finally see some results. John McCain and Barack Obama last evening opened up the possibility of finding some new common ground in reducing abortions, reflecting the 2008 Democratic and Republican platforms. There is also now some movement in the Congress with pro-life and pro-choice members looking for common ground solutions for reducing the number of abortions that are proven to work. New and compelling studies make the clear connection between abortion and poverty, with fully three-fourths of the women who have abortions saying that they just couldn’t afford to have the child. It will be a great day when both poverty reduction and abortion reduction become non-partisan issues and bipartisan causes.

Life is precious. John McCain believes that, Barack Obama believes that, Sarah Palin believes that, and so does Joe Biden. In fact, I’m not sure I have ever met a person who believes otherwise.

Freedom is fundamental. John McCain believes that, Barack Obama believes that, Sarah Palin believes that, and so does Joe Biden. Again, I’m not sure I have ever met a person who believes otherwise.

3 comments:

Mike said...

Progress is still progress. Yes.

steve and randel hambrick said...

please dont tell me you believe 3/4 of abortions are because kids are too expensive. if that were the case, then adoption would be the choice.
i know about 5 people who have had abortions, and not one of them had one because kids are too expensive..

Travis Greene said...

I'm saying it's not enough to just outlaw abortion without providing support for people stuck in a terrible situation. And no offense, but I doubt the people you know are in the social class in which the majority of abortions happen.