It is a classically disingenuous move on his part. Pro-aborts like him pretend to want to reduce abortions, but everyone who supports the Democrats is explicitly in favor of taxpayer-funded abortions that will obviously increase the number of abortions (duh). So if they really wanted to reduce them then why take the money of pro-lifers by force to increase them?
And he ignores that half of abortions occur while women are on birth control. The rate of failure is highest for teens.
Reducing the number of abortions is a cause most people of faith share but not all people of faith believe women should have access to contraception – some believe such access should be difficult or even illegal.
That is a straw-man argument. Just because we didn’t buy Sandra Fluke’s nonsense doesn’t mean we want birth control to be illegal. She’s a 31 yr. old law student managing to finance a $50,000 /yr. education and she can’t get her boyfriends to pool $10/month for birth control? It was one of the most Prozac-inducing parts of the campaign watching so many people side with her. Is it so hard to see the difference between access and forcing others to pay?
And isn’t it just possible that all the great pro-life laws (ultrasounds, informed consent, parental notification, etc.) put into place have helped reduce abortions? Remember that pro-aborts strenuously oppose all of those.
Such thinking increases the need for abortion. Groups like the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice work to promote contraception. We need more voices joining with RCRC.
The RCRC is all about abortion. ”Reproductive Choice” is a fallacious term, as all abortions kill humans who have already been reproduced.
At the same time, faith communities need to be fighting hard for quality sex education in our public schools and to be providing such education in our churches. A great resource for churches is the Our Whole Lives curriculum developed by the United Church of Christ and Unitarian Universialist Association.
I can only imagine what perversities that Chuck and the Unitarians have cooked up for these poor young people. Remember, Chuck is so eager to show how “progressive” he is that he uses his 6 yr. old daughters as props to take to gay pride parades. That’s sick, but he is a perfect picture of the “Christian” Left (Read: Wolves in sheep’s clothing).
Run, don’t walk, from false teachers like this and the denominations that support them.