I’ll Be Watching This

By , January 31, 2012 4:17 pm

Today on The Corner, Ramesh Ponnuru writes about the move by Republicans in the House and Senate to restore religious liberties abrogated recently by the Obama Administration, which

has decided to require religious institutions that offer insurance to cover contraception, sterilization, and abortifacients, whether or not they object to covering them. Churches would be exempt but not, for example, Catholic universities or hospitals.

My Twitter feed has been alive with conversation about what the Administration has done, but I’ve paid scant attention. I’ll be more attentive from now on because this disturbs me. At one time, I was anti-abortion but pro-choice. No longer. Over the years, I’ve changed my views to anti-abortion, give-the-child-up-for-adoption-if-necessary. To me, if there is any doubt about whether that life begins at conception, then the doubt should favor the possibility of life. Moreover, if Jefferson’s wall separating church and state means anything, it means something here in the domain of all things sacred to religious folk and institutions.

One Response to “I’ll Be Watching This”

  1. Janet says:

    In light of your position on abortion, you might find this piece interesting: http://genehoyas.com/roe-v-wade-at-39/

    Interesting what he says about the question is not about when life begins because:
    “Human life comes only from pre-existing human life. Living human cells come only from other living human cells.” Interesting to find out what he thinks the real question is and how he answers it.

    Love your blog. Keep up the great work!

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