Monday, September 14, 2015

American Nuns on Abortion Message to Pope Francis: "You Don't Quite Get It"

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/american-nuns-abortion-message-to-pope-francis-you-dont-quite-get-it-10483396.html
Bridget Mary's Response:
I recommend that Pope Francis drop the ban on  contraception. This would reduce abortions dramatically.  I agree that men share responsibility for a pregnancy. The sperm factor, as you point out, is missing in most papal conversations about unwanted pregnancies. Women are free moral agents. At the same time, there is another life involved. Many women  prefer to talk to a woman counselor or priest about their wrenching emotional struggles and conscience choices especially in the area of sexuality and intimacy. While Pope Francis was trying to reach out and offer a more pastoral approach, I agree with you that he does not get it. If we had women priests, married people, single parents, and  nuns in decision making positions in the Vatican, this would create a more compassionate approach. And yes, women like you do get it! Bridget Mary Meehan, ARCWP, www.arcwp.org


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