I agree with Jim Wallis that the truth has become a casualty in this war–because both Jim and the Catholic Bishops have twisted it. And if Jim Wallis and his conservative allies have their way, women will become another casualty.
Faith groups now want to expand the Hyde Amendment so that everyone is denied coverage for abortion care even with private insurance, while the same groups are ignoring the exclusion of undocumented workers.
It’s not about reducing abortion. The advocates for a new common ground correctly note the correlation between poverty and abortion rates. But they fail to mention how poverty first contributes to unintended pregnancies.
Progressive Catholic electoral activity is yet another example of the dangers of mixing politics and faith.
All Jim Wallis needs to know about you is that you have a womb that’s got a zygote in it, and the “right” decision — to carry your pregnancy to term — is made.
Rev. Jim Wallis may be spoiling for a fight on reducing abortion, but he’s picking on the wrong side of the political spectrum.