Since the historic health care bill became law, the conversation has slowly begun to change. Many people I talk to in my travels are asking a practical question: How does the health care law affect women?
The black community is the frequent testing ground for bad legislation and restrictive medical policies. But this time, according to sponsors and anti-abortionists, its purpose is to stop discrimination -- before birth.
The classes I enjoyed most during seminary were ethics courses which allowed us the luxury of debating our sense of morality without having to actually make a difficult decision. Sister of Mercy Margaret McBride was not so fortunate.
Terms like "baby killer" and "murder" are the equivalent of yelling "fire" in a crowded theater. They contribute to an environment where someone like Scott Roeder thinks he's doing God's will by gunning down an innocent man in church.