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Pro life or pro birth?

Posted by on Feb. 16, 2013 at 12:32 AM
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I saw this on Pinterest of all places, but it struck me as true. Thoughts?

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canadianmom1974
by Gold Member on Feb. 16, 2013 at 12:39 AM
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If you can't read the text it says:

Sister Joan Chittister, a Benedictine nun,

"I do not believe that just because you're opposed to abortion, that that makes you pro-life. In fact, in many cases your morality is deeply lacking if all you want is a child born but not a child fed, not a child educated, not a child housed.

And why would I think that you don't?

Because you don't want any tax money to go there.

That's not pro-life.

That's pro-birth.

We need a much broader conversation on what the morality of pro-life is.

- We The People
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mandaday
by Silver Member on Feb. 16, 2013 at 12:40 AM
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She's right
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..MoonShine..
by Redwood Witch on Feb. 16, 2013 at 12:40 AM
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I think what she says make sense. Many pro-lifers that I've encountered (notice I didn't say ALL) don't think beyond the birth.

Quoting canadianmom1974:

If you can't read the text it says:

Sister Joan Chittister, a Benedictine nun,

"I do not believe that just because you're opposed to abortion, that that makes you pro-life. In fact, in many cases your morality is deeply lacking if all you want is a child born but not a child fed, not a child educated, not a child housed.

And why would I think that you don't?

Because you don't want any tax money to go there.

That's not pro-life.

That's pro-birth.

We need a much broader conversation on what the morality of pro-life is.

- We The People


KristenFowles
by Member on Feb. 16, 2013 at 12:41 AM

 oh wow, good one!

kameka
by Bronze Member on Feb. 16, 2013 at 12:41 AM
My dad often brings up this quote and I agree with it
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Sekirei
by Nari Trickster on Feb. 16, 2013 at 12:42 AM

I agree with her..

ashleyrenee24
by Ashley on Feb. 16, 2013 at 12:43 AM
Sounds about right to me.
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ms-superwoman
by Silver Member on Feb. 16, 2013 at 12:44 AM
TranquilMind
by Platinum Member on Feb. 16, 2013 at 3:12 AM
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BS.  As a Benedictine nun, she should know better (if she even said this at all).  The Church, of all places, should understand that God's economy runs on VOLUNTARY GIVING not extraction by way of taxes.   Over and over we are urged to be cheerful givers, and to give and it will be given unto us...etc etc.   Everything important is done because someone donates money or time - even in non-religious settings.  Soup kitchens, health ministries, food banks, volunteers for legal, medical, social work - this stuff happens every day.  It would happen more if people got involved and donated more. 

This is absolute Democrat baloney.   


Yes, I put my money where my mouth is.  If you (general you) don't, you have absolutely no business urging more taxes to be extracted.  Put up or shut up. 

Quoting canadianmom1974:

If you can't read the text it says:

Sister Joan Chittister, a Benedictine nun,

"I do not believe that just because you're opposed to abortion, that that makes you pro-life. In fact, in many cases your morality is deeply lacking if all you want is a child born but not a child fed, not a child educated, not a child housed.

And why would I think that you don't?

Because you don't want any tax money to go there.

That's not pro-life.

That's pro-birth.

We need a much broader conversation on what the morality of pro-life is.

- We The People

 

 

Stephanie329
by Platinum Member on Feb. 16, 2013 at 5:49 AM
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If I was poor and needed assistance, it would terrify me to depend on the kindness of strangers to help my family. From just what I've encountered here alone, there isn't much kindness.

Quoting TranquilMind:

 


BS.  As a Benedictine nun, she should know better (if she even said this at all).  The Church, of all places, should understand that God's economy runs on VOLUNTARY GIVING not extraction by way of taxes.   Over and over we are urged to be cheerful givers, and to give and it will be given unto us...etc etc.   Everything important is done because someone donates money or time - even in non-religious settings.  Soup kitchens, health ministries, food banks, volunteers for legal, medical, social work - this stuff happens every day.  It would happen more if people got involved and donated more. 


This is absolute Democrat baloney.   



Yes, I put my money where my mouth is.  If you (general you) don't, you have absolutely no business urging more taxes to be extracted.  Put up or shut up. 


Quoting canadianmom1974:


If you can't read the text it says:

Sister Joan Chittister, a Benedictine nun,

"I do not believe that just because you're opposed to abortion, that that makes you pro-life. In fact, in many cases your morality is deeply lacking if all you want is a child born but not a child fed, not a child educated, not a child housed.

And why would I think that you don't?

Because you don't want any tax money to go there.

That's not pro-life.

That's pro-birth.

We need a much broader conversation on what the morality of pro-life is.

- We The People

 


 

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