Why Progressive Christians Should Care About Abortion
by Rachel Held Evans
I knew what abortion was before I knew where babies came from.
Growing up in the evangelical subculture of the '80s and '90s, I was well versed in the language of the pro-life cause, as familiar with Roe vs. Wade and the silhouette of a tiny fetus as I was with Disney princesses and contemporary Christian music. My young mind grasped the essence of the pro-life argument—that all of life is valuable, no matter how small or vulnerable—but mistakenly reduced the solution to abortion to a single step—vote for a pro-life president, and abortion will go away. A Republican president meant no more dead babies. It was as simple as that.
…Until it wasn't. Read more.