bill to deny state tax money for abortions in MN brings out an abortion supporting pastor who reads a poem called "No Small Thing." A legislator says he finds it "disgusting." Well I searched and had to find the audio of that meeting to hear the offending poem myself. Rep. Cornish is being kind when he calls it disgusting. It was beyond the pale; a poem about the unborn child developing in the mother's womb putting the mother's choice ahead of the child's right to live...."the mother is the source of life"...God knows....the mother knows whether she chooses life or not.......elevating choice to that level.
The article in this left leaning paper is mocking the legislator but I say he is courageous for speaking the truth.
Speaking in favor of abortion is a pastor of a denomination who is a member of Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice.
"The Rev. T. Michael Rock of Robbinsdale United Church of Christ read a poem called “No Small Thing,” which relayed the perspectives of a fetus, a woman and God in the difficult choice about whether to terminate a pregnancy. The poem spoke of a sac of limbs, referring to the fetus and the amniotic sac."
“I’ve got to count to ten before I give my comment,” Cornish angrily told the committee. To Rev. Rock, he said, “I find your testimony particularly disgusting, to invoke the Lord’s word in support of abortion. That bag of limbs and bones you describe could be found outside an abortion clinic, sucked out of a mother’s womb.”
I could tell how radical this rag was by some of the comments...the first one states:
"Dear Tony Cornish,
Jesus is an abortionist.
Yes, you read that correctly. As you may or may not know, 10-25% of pregnancies end in miscarriage–a natural abortion, if you will. If, however, you believe that your god is a protector of every life, then miscarriages raise the question of the culpability of your god in the process...."
Rep. Cornish explains how he and his wife adopted a boy from a young girl who would fit all the categories that [they] said deserved a tax payer abortion...young, unmarried, financial distress, special needs...."you would have gladly convinced her abortion was the only answer for her but she found real help" and made the choice for life and then for adoption and we were selected to raise that boy and he is now married and a father of five. Important point.... abortion not only ends that life but wipes out generations.