The last two posts addressed the two most controversial of the decisions of the General Assembly (divestment & Same-gender marriage). While I intend to expand on each of these, my initial concern was to clarify the facts in each of these decisions. Before we can have a discussion or debate, we need to have the facts about what was actually decided- and what wasn’t.
Which brings me to a third controversial issue: Abortion.
This one caught me by surprise. In following the debates and decisions of the General Assembly last week, I hadn’t heard a thing about abortion. That all changed in the past couple days when I started receiving emails from people with links to op-ed pieces asserting that the PCUSA doesn’t care about the fate of babies who survived botched abortions or, even more troubling, is “OK With Killing Born Babies” (or here, or here). How did I miss this story?
Because it didn’t happen.