This is from Via Media (via HotAir) and I find it appalling and disgusting that a minister of Christ could ever say this much less think this. This quote comes from the new Dean of the Episcopal Divinity School in Cambridge, Katherine Ragsdale. Read it first and I will deconstruct later.
And when a woman becomes pregnant within a loving, supportive, respectful relationship; has every option open to her; decides she does not wish to bear a child; and has access to a safe, affordable abortion – there is not a tragedy in sight — only blessing. The ability to enjoy God’s good gift of sexuality without compromising one’s education, life’s work, or ability to put to use God’s gifts and call is simply blessing.
I can assure you she does not speak for God or for her faith. At least I hope not for her faith. The fallacy, dare I say heresy, can be found in the last sentence.
“The ability to enjoy God’s good gift of sexuality without compromising one’s education, life’s work, or ability to put to use God’s gifts and call is simply blessing.”
The Lord has taught us that love is the answer to any moral question in our lives. Selfless love, not selfish love. Respect for life from conception to its natural end is central to Christ’s message. But beyond that, to even think that it is Christlike, or to claim that God would approve of putting, not just one’s self interest, but material interests ahead of the sacred life of an innocent is beyond comprehension. No person of God would ever make such an argument.
It is one thing to say that you believe abortion is a personal choice. It is quite another to lay it all at God’s table. I wish her well but I would not listen to a single thought of hers on theology. She speaks not the word of God, I can assure you.