Truth doesn’t like competition.
Truth doesn’t like competition. With an upsurge of fake news, sound bites, blogs, and tweets; we are witnessing a growing number of challenges to truth.
Most of us accept that truth is often flexible, can change over time and can differ from changing perspectives and vantage points. One consistent quality of truth is that it must be founded in fact or reality. Thanks to the Internet and the mitigated confidence of objectivity in reported news, the responsibility to confirm information based on facts, increasingly must be the work of each individual. Yes, this burden can be frustrating and time-consuming. Yet, the work is a necessity for truth to be victorious over numerous competing and often convincing messages.
As we approach the 45th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision, remember this fact:
69% of Americans say Roe v. Wade should not be “completely overturned”, marking a 6-point increase in support for that Supreme Court ruling since 2013. Just 28% want Roe “completely overturned.” Pew Research
I share this fact with you so that you will confidently strengthen your voice in support of maintaining reproductive rights. It is important to know that we are not alone in understanding the complexity of all health decisions especially all those affecting reproduction. CORCRC works hard to make it clear that people of faith TRUST WOMEN. Our job includes reinforcing that health policies are not to be determined by any specific group’s religious beliefs but by medical science. The individual must then decide which medical option is best suited for her.
2017 offers many opportunities for you to speak out. Join us at town hall meetings and educational forums. Come with us to Women and Families on Wednesdays, a weekly advocacy opportunity to visit with state legislators at the capitol. CORCRC will host on February 15. Any day is a good day to communicate with your legislator.
2017 will be a challenging year. It is our opportunity to proudly display our resilience and stand up for what we believe.
Joyce Lisbin, Ed.D.
Colorado Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice