I find myself conflicted when it comes to the politics of abortion and Roe v. Wade. I’m like most Americans—I know I disagree with the extremes of both the pro-life and pro-choice sides of this debate. I know I want to protect and value every human life. I know bringing life into the world is complex and goes well beyond an individual choice because it involves a web of social supports that we often fail to provide.
So I find myself asking questions more than coming up with answers in light of the news that the court might overturn its decision in Roe v. Wade:
What is the best argument on both sides of this debate?
Who is hurting and am I willing to listen to their stories and enter into their pain?
Where is love at work?
Where is fear at work?
How can I love women who are afraid right now?
Regardless of what happens, how can I participate in actively valuing all human lives?
How can I participate in healing a society that devalues women and children and the most vulnerable?
How can I live in love?
More with Amy Julia:
- A Black Woman on the Supreme Court
- Amy Coney Barrett, Down Syndrome, and Abortion
- Texas’s Abortion Law and Down Syndrome
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