I very much appreciate the comments to yesterday's post. While I write primarily to share my personal feelings, I am thankful for the feedback. That said, I did not mean to hurt or misconstrue the sincere motives of those of you who work and volunteer in those kinds of services. I believe the work is valuable and applaud women of conviction acting on those convictions.
When I was taking speech courses in college, I did learn that you must speak the truth. Lying to people in order to manipulate your audience violates the code you have with them. I'm not saying I know the speaker in question lied to us, but my experience and gut tell me it's highly possible. And I stand by my belief she should have demonstrated compassion towards a woman in her midst who says she's been raped. Just as there are crisi.s pre.gnancy coun.seling cen.ters, there are services available to rape victims that deal with very serious issues. Rape is a crime in this country and I thank God we take it much more seriously here than most other countries. I think the speaker on Sunday should have paid it heed.
Naturally I'm in a position where my main readers are faithful to all Catholic Church teachings and when I challenge that or am sometimes critical, I understand I'll upset you. But, I will tell you the truth, I promise and obviously I speak from my convictions and experience. I do very much admire the work of those assisting others. I don't see myself coming completely in line with pro-life thinking. I just find my passions and convictions are better suited to other causes.