Meet the new dean of the Episcopal Divinity School in Cambridge, Dr. Katherine Ragsdale.
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 think honest people can have a discussion of both sides of the issue on this from the secular perspective - but from a Christian point of view, especially a leader, well - you're on thin scriptual ground to say the least if you pronounce abortion a blessing.
These are the two things I want you, please, to remember - abortion is a blessing and our work is not done. Let me hear you say it: abortion is a blessing and our work is not done. Abortion is a blessing and our work is not done. Abortion is a blessing and our work is not done.
I want to thank all of you who protect this blessing - who do this work every day: the health care providers, doctors, nurses, technicians, receptionists, who put your lives on the line to care for others (you are heroes -- in my eyes, you are saints); the escorts and the activists; the lobbyists and the clinic defenders; all of you. You're engaged in holy work.
Oh, and for those who think there might be a trend line here - she is an out and about lesbian as well. Again, in a secular perspective - I don't care. But from a point of view of Scripture ..... well ..... I will leave the lesbian thing alone as I look at the pile of the score or more of my sins .... but the abortion thing and blessing .... ummmmmmmm ..... someone need to be prayed for.