Legislators who are against women terminating pregnancies are the same ones who cut taxes for the wealthy and want to cut funding to programs that help children born into poverty. They endeavor to cut the budgets for SNAP, food assistance, child care credits, education, and health care. They and their misogynistic supporters who obviously have little regard for women’s rights, ironically consider themselves to be righteous.
Sister Joan D. Chittister, an American Benedictine nun, theologian, author, and speaker who has served as Benedictine prioress and Benedictine federation president, president of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious, and co-chair of the Global Peace Initiative of Women, said “I do not believe that just because you are opposed to abortion, that that makes you pro-life. In fact, I think in many cases, your morality is deeply lacking if all you want is a child born but not a child fed, a child educated, a child housed. And why would I think that you don’t? Because you don’t want any tax money to go there. That’s not pro-life. That’s pro-birth. We need a much broader conversation on what the morality of pro-life is.”