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Friday, October 17, 2008

Response from C-FAM President Austin Ruse

Austin Ruse is president of C-FAM, the ultraconservative Catholic group sponsoring the petition I just discussed, the one that links protection for unborn children to the abortion-causing and otherwise discriminatory imposition of a certain single model of family life.

His response, and my response to that, can be found here.

There are a lot of things Ruse does not address.

A lot of "traditional family values" advocates probably don't want to face this: their ideal world leaves a lot of women with no choice but abortion, and otherwise promote and perpetuate other forms of violence and discrimination, such as LGBT phobia in all its manifestations.

I doubt these family-touting folks will ever persuade others to oppose abortion on any grand scale unless and until they sort through and get past this big implosion of a contradiction. Indeed, some people are troubled by abortion, but because prolife is linked so much to "family values," their questionings of abortion stop or even reverse their tracks.

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