So let’s keep today simple. Nice little story out of DCist today about 20 faith leaders coming together in support of a new Planned Parenthood Clinic in the NoMa neighborhood. Their message ran against the binary view that deep religious faith and a belief in women’s right to choose are incompatible.
Having been raised Catholic, I get the pro-life perspective, and I don’t like to demonize it. As I’ve grown older and more aware of the barriers women face in accessing reproductive health, I’ve begun to feel more strongly — and I’ve made my first and second donations to Planned Parenthood over the past few months. Yet I also believe very strongly that, as with so much else, we all have to start listening harder to each on even the most sensitive of issues.