I came across this article back in January and it has really stuck with me. The author, Jennifer Fulwiler, reflects on how she viewed sexuality, abortion, and the way society treats women in general when she was pro-choice and an atheist. She then describes how her understanding of these issues has changed since her conversion to the Catholic Church.
Fulwiler contrasts two lists: the criteria for when our society says it is acceptable for someone to have sex, and the criteria for when our society says it is acceptable for someone to have a baby.
She sums up the connection between our treatment of human sexuality and the issue of abortion with great clarity:
“As long as those two lists do not match, we will live in a culture where abortion is common and where women are at war with their own bodies.”
There’s a lot to think about in the article. Feel free to share your thoughts with us.