It is ironic that Mother’s Day comes a week after a leak from the Supreme Court of a draft decision to overturn Roe V Wade. This year I don’t want cards, chocolates or flowers on Mother’s Day. I don’t want a white, evangelical, Christian man to tell me what the Bible says. I know what Jesus says. I want a woman’s right to abortion to be upheld. I want a pregnant 12 year-old girl who was raped, to not be forced to give birth. I want women to have a choice about what happens to our bodies. Giving birth does not make me or any woman a Mother. Mothering my son makes me a Mother.
“Those who take seriously the call of Jesus to love our neighbors must ask the Christians whose unyielding abortion obsession imbues our society with such division and rancor: How can you care so deeply about the unborn, yet show so little compassion and concern for the children of God who are already here?”
Excerpt From: Christians Against Christianity by Obery Hendricks Jr.
2 thoughts on “Mothering”
Completely agree! Care is needed throughout the entire life cycle at different times for different people. As a society we can’t seriously believe that once birthed it becomes survival of the fittest or richest or the one with the most friends…. We are so much better than that, I believe and hope.
You nailed it!