The Gospel According to "St." Sanger

By Anne Fox - 

Some (many) times it is so embarrassing to live in the Commonwealth! James Antle lll, in "Ubuntu" an article in Chronicles of American Culture, lets the cat out of the bag about abortion and the Dean of the Episcopal Divinity School (EDS) in Cambridge.

Katherine Hancock Ragsdale, another charming lady who happens to be the dean of EDS identified one apparent exception to Ubuntu: the “blessing” of abortion, whereby a woman can become a whole person by terminating her relationship with the “other” in her womb—even if it is a purely elective abortion undergone by a woman who “becomes pregnant within a loving, supportive, respectful relationship” and “has every option open to her,” but nevertheless “decides she does not wish to bear a child.”

After all, says Ragsdale, “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.” Perhaps fearing she might be misunderstood, Ragsdale continued:

“These are the two things I want you, please, to remember—abortion is a blessing and our work is not done.”  She then repeated the second part of the sentence three times to make sure no one missed out on the gospel according to "St." Margaret Sanger.

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