Almost every day I witness or hear of the compassion of ordinary Americans – like the thousands who helped people displaced by the wildfires in California and floods in Louisiana; like the two men in Seattle who gave their lives trying to protect a young Muslim woman from a hate-filled assault; like the coach who lost his life in Parkland, Florida, trying to shield students from a gunman; like the teenagers who are demanding that Florida legislators take action on guns.
But when it comes to people going to abortion clinics and offering women a real life-saving alternative to killing their babies, you sic the police on us and have us arrested. I guess your idea of morality has certain places where it simply does not go.
The challenge is to turn all this into a new public spiritedness extending to the highest reaches in the land – a public morality that strengthens our democracy, makes our economy work for everyone, and revives trust in the major institutions of America.
Don’t talk to me about morality when you have abortion, infanticide, and euthanasia on your table as options you defend