Wednesday, March 22, 2006

March Madness Redux

Actually, I'm not talking about basketball. I'm talking about the craziness that is going on in state legislatures this March on sexual rights. Legislatures in 11 states are debating bans on abortions and in 9 states, they are debabating adoptions by gay people.

In my home state of Connecticut this week, the Public Health Committee let a bill die that would have required hospitals to offer emergency contraception to rape victims. That's right, in Connecticut, a hospital has the right to not offer medical support to women who have been raped who don't want to carry their rapist's child. What's also distressing is that following pressure from the Catholic church, the committee didn't even begin discussing the scheduled bill until 15 minutes before the deadline for reporting it out of committee. Surely we can expect more serious consideration of the lives and well being of women than that. Surely as people of faith, we must join together to speak out against this madness.

Oh, and on basketball...Go Huskies!

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