Having an abortion to prevent a child from being born with Down syndrome or another disability can be a positive moral choice. Okay, now let’s go on (assuming you’re not already plotting my demise).
Over and over and over again people tell me to leave religion out of the debate over abortion. “Many Christians believe in the right to abortion, at least in cases of rape or incest,” I am often told, “So, why alienate them by bringing up religion?”
The candidacy of presidential contender Texas Governor Rick Perry highlights all the problems with the conservative, anti-sex movement and their investment in theocracy.
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.
When does a legal right become theoretical instead of real? If you want to know the answer, take a look at what’s happening to reproductive rights.
The Jewish moral imperative of pikuach nefesh – saving a life – makes safeguarding reproductive rights a vital Jewish moral value.
Abortion is morally defensible because women are the best arbiters of whether or not they are ready to bear a child, not because it is a way for society to prevent the births of babies perceived as undesirable.
Georgia’s Calvin Hill is on a crusade against sex…unless he’s making money on it.
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Contact us about the possibility of bringing this sort of presentation to your classroom in person. World Can’t Wait can provide speakers with scientific and moral clarity on the topic of women’s right to abortion, answering the hard questions, and motivating students to stand up at this crucial moment for women’s rights. Read a report from a Cleveland high school and another report from a university in North Carolina.