I am writing this post becuase on July 5th of 2022, my alma mater, Denver Seminary, made a pubic statement saying that they support the actions of the Supreme Court in overturning Roe vs. Wade.
I realize that I have not yet made a public statement stating that I do not agree with their decision to support the Supreme Court’s actions.
Well here it is.
I wish to state publicly and in writing that I do not support Denver Seminary’s decision to support the Supreme Court in overturning Roe vs. Wade. I fundamentally believe that women have the right to bodily autonomy and should not be forced to carry out any pregnancy against their will.
It is easy to say when someone is not in the position of needing an abortion that it is wrong and should be outlawed. However, I believe that this is more about controlling people than about preserving the sanctity of life. If we genuinely cared about the well being of unborn babies, then we would have mandated paternal DNA testing to identify the father. Subsequently, there should be legal mandates that he be involved in the life of the child financially as well as mentally and emotionally. If he fails to meet these mandates, he should be charged with child abandonment and receive a prison sentence.
If we genuinely cared about the topic of abortion, then we would work to prevent the need for abortion in the first place. We would provide robust birth control for women, hormonal and non-hormonal. We would provide robust birth control for men that is easy to access, hormonal and non-hormonal. In fact, there is reliable, non-hormonal birth control for men that does not involve the use of a condom. However, we do not talk about it becuase abortion is considered a woman’s problem and a woman’s shame if she should need one. We fail to mention, somehow in spite of the obvious, that men are required for procreation just as much as women are.
If Denver Seminary has an issue with female premarital sex, then they have failed to realize that men are just as implicated and guilty as the women needing an abortion due to accidental or unwanted pregnancy.
Furthermore, I wish to go so far as to declare that I support all human rights movements such as those supporting the rights of the LGBTQIA+ community, BLM, and human rights movements seeking equality for all races and cultures.
To deny anyone human rights is an abomination. To endorse the denial of human rights is equally guilty. To remain silent about the denial of human rights is passively complicit.
It is unfortunate that it has taken me this long to write this post. However, I believe it is essential and necessary as a graduate of Denver Seminary to publicly declare that I do not agree with their support of the Supreme Court.
We have backpedaled as a society and it is a grievous error that I hope is soon rectified.
If you are a client of mine seeking care, I hope that this post can put you at ease if you are aware of the backwards ways of my alma mater.
It is my hope to uphold and respect all human rights within my practice, whether they be based on gender, sexual orientation, gender orientation, race, or culture.
It is not our place to judge one another.
To make my point, Jesus himself even said in Matthew 7:5, “You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your brother’s eye.”
All of us are in desperate need of grace. None of us are less sinful than another. There is no sin greater than another. We are equal in every way imaginable.
It is my hope that Denver Seminary will be able to repair their errors and move forward to actually communicating the unconditional love of God without bias and discrimination.