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Rachel Held Evans Breathes New Life into the Abortion Debate

Posted on the 17 January 2014 by Alanbean @FOJ_TX

'Ultrasound 1' photo (c) 2013, Martin Cathrae - license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/

Rachel Held Evans finds herself stuck in the messy middle between the pro choice and pro life constituencies.  She understands the arguments being made on both sides of the debate, and finds many of them persuasive.  And that’s the problem.  When both sides of the argument are making valid arguments there is a strong possibility that we need to broaden the terms of the discussion.  I find her comments incredibly helpful and hope you do too.  Rachel is speaking here for many who rarely hear our position voiced in a public forum.  This quick quote will give you the gist of her argument but I encourage you to read the entire post and share your reaction.

It seems to me that Christians who are more conservative and Christians who are more liberal, Christians who are politically pro-life and Christians who are politically pro-choice,  should be able to come together on this and advocate for life in a way that takes seriously the complexities involved and that honors both women and their unborn children.


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