The gentle enemy
I recently read a post that takes the opposing position to my position on abortion rights. I mention this for several reasons.
- I believe it is important to be aware of positions different from our own to better understand the issue.
- While being clearly anti-abortion, she presented her case by redefining the problem to something that could garner more agreement. The reason for abortion is unwanted pregnancy and she presented a way to reduce the number of unwanted pregnancies. While I disagree with her solution and I think she over simplified the causes to make her case, her solution could be viable for some people. She advocated wide scale vasectomies that could be reversed when conception is desired.
- The most important reason, to me, for mentioning this is she calmly presented her case without inflammatory, and polarizing language. This is something the world needs more of to help heal some of the wounds of the past few years.
I truly hope there is more low-key, meaningful debate on all the issues. Maybe we can make some progress towards putting some of these issues behind us. Don’t you agree?