"War on women" rhetoric shuts progress down. Bonapartis offers: "I think it gets to a dead end because it looks at either the baby or the mother ... we need to address both. Both are loved by God both before and after abortion ... You can be against abortion ... while at the same time offering compassion and help to those suffering."
As commentators continue to voice their hopes that the next pope will follow the doctrines of sexual liberation, I am stuck on a tweet. "Be careful not to make a woman cry, for God counts her tears!" Italian Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi tweeted that Talmudic wisdom as he was leading a retreat during the final days of Pope Benedict's papacy. The next time you hear someone dismiss a pro-life position, be grateful there is someone to count the tears, and following God's lead in trying to wipe them away and prevent more.
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