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Monday, November 21, 2011

Some more thoughts on 26

Steven Ertelt recently ran an editorial on Mississippi's Amendment 26, which went down to a resounding defeat in the November elections.  He mentioned, among other things, the claim by pro-choicers that this amendment would outlaw certain forms of birth control.  The amendment's backers put forth their own arguments to refute these claims, but these arguments might have held more water if so many pro-lifers hadn't been condemning birth control.

Birth control has for far too long been a source of divisiveness in the pro-life movement. Those who oppose birth control tend to view those in favor of it as not being firm enough in their convictions to be pro-life, while those who favor it have at times belittled those, who, for one reason or another, have chosen abstinence. This hasn't been true of all pro-lifers, but it has been true of a lot of them.  One consequence of this has been that the sanctioned killing of pre-born children has gone on unabated for almost 40 years. 

"Love can be seen as the answer, but nobody bleeds for the dancer"--Ronnie James Dio (1942-2010)