Finally the idea some women face legitimate difficulties and need abortions is getting some play in the Christian press.
To most anti abortion activists it’s simple, stack the Supreme Court with anti abortion judges and overturn Roe. A new angle is emerging, waiting out the Supreme Court is a fool’s errand. Abortions will go on until the end of time, legal or not. A more worthy goal is to reduce the number.
There are people who are against abortions but not obsessed with punishing woman. They want to help women who need abortions. They acknowledge women who face substantial dilemmas and see abortion as their only choice.
The woman who authored the link does not identify with protesters and their rosary beads praying out loud in front of abortion clinics. She sympathizes with the women who have to walk by them. Yet, she thinks of the fetus as a human being and is not part of women for choice. She wonders how she might enter the debate.
The Catholic Church has long preached the social gospel, helping those in need. The link author sees woman who need abortions as a group that should be helped and that helping them will reduce abortion numbers. She wants to see that discussed.
Abortion medicines, legal and illegal, are increasingly available. The doctor and abortion clinic are no longer villains.
The only villain left is the woman. The social gospel is needed now to change the conversation from punishment of women to a better tomorrow for them.