Americans have been having the same abortion debate for decades. But, the latest issue of Newsweek profiled an Evangelical minister with an unlikely position. Minister Adam Hamilton thinks abortion should be legal and available, and that it might actually be necessary in rare situations.
In his book "Seeing Gray in a World of Black and White" Hamilton explains that as a Christian minister his duty is to support people no matter what they chose. He urges passionate pro-choice and pro-life supporters to unite around common ground, and work together to decrease the number of abortions. To see how this issue affects him very personally,
According to Newsweek Hamilton labels himself as "pro-choice with a heavy heart." The article explains:
As for his heavy heart, Hamilton comes by it honestly. Seven years ago he received a letter from a parishioner describing her own teenage pregnancy in the years before Roe, the pressure from her parents to abort and her refusal to do so—in spite of the cost. That letter was from his mother.
The fact that an evangelical minister feels compelled to confront the nation's abortion narrative may indicate that many Americans have a moderate attitude toward abortion. Maybe many don't really relate to the extreme rhetoric that characterizes the public debate. Why do you think the debate has been so heated for so long? Is it distracting the polarized sides from finding effective ways to reduce abortions?