What to do when someone’s religious beliefs or ideas conflict with your need and want for safer sex and pregnancy prevention.
How may we examine how we’ve benefitted from something horrific that we had nothing to do with but that allows for our existence today?
For someone choosing to hold off on sex until marriage, what to do about the fact that most other people, including potential partners, will not have made the same choice? How much should your own sexual ethics and values hinge on those of others?
People who participate in clinical trials take the enormous step of volunteering to test a product that may be useful and, sometimes, life-saving if it turns out to be effective. They play an irreplaceable role in research to prevent, treat, and sometimes cure illness – as well as to find other ways to improve people’s health and lives.
The religious pundits have claimed the moral high ground, claiming that God and History have decreed it immoral to have an abortion. This is a fiction. We have morals, and we have responsibilities. The choice not to bear a child can be a deeply moral one.
NY Times Magazine features yet another article questioning the morality of women who make their own decisions about their child-bearing.
Form-based ethics teach the Christian to ask the question “Am I allowed to do this?” Content-based ethics teach the Christian to ask “Am I truly loving the person or persons with whom I am doing this, including myself?”
Teaching about intolerance in my high school Ethics class in a small town in Oklahoma lead to a real life lesson for my students when I was forced to resign for insubordination.
Opinions about the expression of ethical obligations as part of choice discourse are highly varied in the movement. Can we not rationally discuss these opposing views, fleshing out the pros and cons?
Both Giuliani and Edwards listen to, but don’t always profess to obey, religious imperatives.