Original post at http://stephenrankin.com/america-magazine-on-the-hyde-amendment/
Here is an example of a reasoned, measured, thoughtful pro-life perspective from a Catholic publication. Without doing any research, it sounds to me a lot like the United Methodist position on this most sensitive issue. A friend recommended it to me. Some of you may take issue with particular claims or parts of the argument. You may know the weaknesses. I’m OK with that. I just want us to look at the measured, rational way the article proceeds.
Would that United Methodists find a way to talk about this matter with the carefulness and Christian concern expressed in this article. We do disagree on substantive matters. Let’s drop the appeals to emotion and the politicized rhetoric. Let’s leave our touchiness aside and have a good discussion. About abortion. About sexuality. About anything.