The following post is by Shelia Liaugminas on the Shelia Reports section of the MercatorNet website
Some big questions have demonstrably true answers. But when they don’t fit powerful narratives, some powerful people are making the questions irrelevant.
Or coming up with pragmatic answers, you know, whatever works at the moment to dodge the truth.
As the Planned Parenthood president just did this week, saying that when life begins is not really relevant to the abortion debate.
“It is not something that I feel is really part of this conversation,” Cecile Richards of Planned Parenthood told Fusion’s Jorge Ramos on Thursday. “I don’t know if it’s really relevant to the conversation.”
When pressed, Richards said that in her view life began for her three children when she delivered them.
She explained that the purpose of her organization is not to answer a question that “will be debated through the centuries,” but to provide options for pregnant women.