I've been thinking-- with the upcoming presidential election, with certain proposed constitutional amendments, and the like-- about controversial topics and how fired up people get regarding issues involving money, marriage, and, of course, my biggie: life. What's interesting to me is how wildly intelligent, educated, well read people throw out the window all rational thought and means of reasonable and effective conversation, because passion takes over.
On this front, I am as guilty as any, but it is something on which I am really working. I realize that if we can simply remove emotion, the personal back story, our feelings from the debate forum, and focus on the facts-- the issues become crystal clear.
I recently learned of this woman's story. Even if you "feel" differently about abortion, read her arguments, and ask yourself if Rebecca Kiessling makes sense. It is sensible, logical, fair.
Rebecca Kiessling will be speaking at a Birthright-sponsored engagement in Alexandria, Minnesota on Wednesday, September 26 at 6:30 p.m. at Discovery Middle School. The event is free and open to all.