The abortion debate is so incendiary because, at its crudest, it pits suffering babies against suffering women.
Advocates on one side implore us to care for women, to consider what it’s like to experience unplanned pregnancies, to consider the plight of rape victims, to have compassion for those who just don’t know how they’ll cope. This is a justice issue!
Advocates on the other one side implore us to care for babies, to respect their right to life, to recognise their suffering, to stand up for them since they can’t stand up for themselves. This is a justice issue!
But are you seeing what I’m seeing?
- Each side cares about justice.
- Each side makes perfect sense in isolation.
- Each justice choice has potentially unjust consequences.
So, you know what I think? I think each side needs to stop demonising the other. I think most of us would say we are both “for babies” and “for women” in our more sober moments. I think Jesus cared for both women and children in any case. So I think we need to listen more. But enough of me, what do you think?