Extreme anti-abortion bills have passed in state legislatures across the United States. It is essential that progressive religious people take the time to learn how to speak thoughtfully and deeply about abortion as a spiritual, religious, and ethical issue.
Sometimes, prayer is the spiritual practice of letting your heart grow big enough to contain all the “and”s. Not just the “and”s of the plethora of things always in need of attention and compassion and action, but the “and”s of contradiction, complexity, and nuance. Because the answer to the question “Where does it hurt?” is indeed “everywhere/ everywhere/ everywhere.”