Sister Joan Chittister, a Benedictine Nun, sums up the GOP anti-abortion hypocrites in her new book titled “Joan Chittister: Her Journey from Certainty to Faith.”
The quote was first lifted from an interview Chittister did with Bill Moyers on PBS back in 2004. Although its over 10 years old, the message is still powerfully relevant and directly attacks the hypocrisy of anti-abortion policies as legislated from the Christian right:
I do not believe that just because you’re opposed to abortion, that that makes you pro-life. In fact, I think in many cases, your morality is deeply lacking if all you want is a child born but not a child fed, not a child educated, not a child housed. And why would I think that you don’t? Because you don’t want any tax money to go there.< That’s not pro-life. That’s pro-birth. We need a much broader conversation on what the morality of pro-life is.
You can watch her full 2004 interview with Bill Moyers here.
Joan Chittister is a foremost religious and social leader of the new millennium. She is passionate about peace, human rights, women’s issues, and church renewal. Chittister has been building a bridge to support people as they move toward the inevitable change in the Catholic Church.