It’s very important for those who care about the underpinning of what life is meant to be as a sacred enterprise, that we not get involved with polarization, that we try our very best to understand points of view from both perspectives and have the hope and trust that there is a possibility for reconciliation. What looks like a controversy on one level is not that; it’s the manifestation or symptom of something that is asking us to awaken, and is asking society to awaken in the direction of caring more, loving more and honoring the sacredness of life.
We haven’t expanded enough in our awareness of what an alternative reality would be to the dualistic dichotomy of abortion/non-abortion, and pro-life/pro-choice. We haven’t expanded enough to understand that it’s not about that. It’s about the sacredness of life. We haven’t expanded enough to understand that our social premises do not adequately provide for or support the sacredness of life in its many contexts. We’re going there, but we’re not there yet.