Christian Values Shouldn't Dictate Policy

From Sonia Pressman Fuentes


I have suggested to Planned Parenthood that they comment on the substance of Jesse Biter’s comments in SRQ Daily. Mr. Biter was responding to Susan Nilon’s column, “Pro-Birth Vs. Pro-Life,” in the Oct. 31 edition of SRQ Daily.

I, however, would like to comment on Mr. Biter’s references to “Christian values,” which he states Ms. Nilon referred to. I fail to see that “Christian values,” whatever those are, have any place in this discussion of pro-birth vs. pro-life. This country is still predominately populated by Christians, although their percentage in the general population has fallen starkly. However, it is also populated by people belonging to a multitude of other faiths—or of no faith. It would be well if those who refer to “Christian values” remember that while those may be their values, they are not necessarily the values of about 30 percent of our population.

Sonia Pressman Fuentes, author of Eat First—You Don't Know What They'll Give You, The Adventures of an Immigrant Family and Their Feminist Daughter, responding to the letter "No Need to Back Planned Parenthood" in the Nov. 14 edition of SRQ Daily.

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