The words “pro life” have been pitted against “pro choice,” as if they are opposites. In my experience it’s a false dichotomy, and while politically difficult and messy, our truths are much more complicated.
Buried in a sweeping anti-abortion bill is a provision that would immunize a doctor who discovers that a baby will be born with a devastating condition and deliberately withholds that information from his patient. That’s right.
Presidential hopeful Rick Santorum took his single-track, anti-abortion thinking to a very dangerous level this weekend when he suggested the government should not pay for prenatal tests because they encourage abortion.
When anti-choicers celebrate choice, in their disingenuous fashion, they give outsiders an easy opportunity for sacrifice-free moral self-righteousness.
Palin has unintentionally demonstrated that there’s a way in which a pro-choice world honors the decision to carry an unplanned pregnancy more than a world without choice does.
Parents of special needs children don’t seek to force anyone to parent a disabled child. But they do want to destigmatize Down syndrome and see their children loved and welcomed.
When Sarah Palin’s youngest child was diagnosed with Down’s Syndrome, she and her family made the choice to have the baby. All we’re asking for is to have the same choice and to prayerfully consider all options in such a circumstance.