By Diogenes ( articles ) | Jul 01, 2006
Spiritual Youth for Reproductive Freedom maintains, desultorily, a blog called Prayerfully Pro-Choice. The prayer-dimension, it must be said, is not much in evidence. Political jargon is.
I was amazed to find out that members of the United Methodist Church helped begin the [Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice] in 1973. I was empowered and honored to work within the issue and cause that my mother fought for in her youth. Not only was the UMC a major contributor in starting the coalition, the church also affirms a women's right to choose within the Social Principles.
It's easy to understand why the other guys want to weaken religious opposition to abortion through disinformation in the name of churchmanship -- that's what Frances Kissling's letterhead lobby Catholics for a Free Choice is about. Harder to imagine is a life of prayer "recollected" around techniques of Dilation & Extraction. Teaching one's children their bedtime prayers, for the RCRC crowd, must have its awkward moments as well.
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