If President Obama’s Office for Faith-Based Partnerships wants to address teen pregnancy and abortion, his next 10 appointments to the council should include experts on women’s health and reproductive health care.
In its purest essence, religion seeks to promote justice, dignity and compassion. These core values can be harnessed in the effort to advance sexual and reproductive health and rights.
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.
By framing sexual health and justice debates as battles between purity and perversion, or virtue and vice, traditional media misses the progressive religious voices that speak out for ethics, morality and faith with respect for the dignity and decisions of all families and all individuals.