Charles Camosy has a vision of a rational conversation about abortion leading to agreement and accommodation rather than gridlock and ongoing animosity.
He has argued that in the current political climate both sides benefit from keeping the argument going and growing. Take, for example the 20-week abortion ban:
The GOP has every incentive to allow the bill to fail in the Senate because, when it does, it will have a familiar pitch to offer National Right to Life, the Susan B. Anthony List, and other pro-life groups: “Please, just support our candidates against the moderate Democrats who voted against the bill for 2016, and we promise to bring it up again after we have more members in the Senate.” Pro-life groups will once again work to get Republicans elected, will once again be successful, and then party leadership will once again continue to pay only lip-service to even moderate pieces of legislation.
Likewise Democrats find in abortion one of the best “wedge issues for producing money and motivating their electoral base.”
Lost is the wrangling is the will of the average American. Camosy leads is pointing a way toward resolving the false binary of life and choice and saving countless unborn lives in the bargain.
From Charles’ bio:
Charles C. Camosy is an associate professor of theological and social ethics at Fordham University. He is the author of Beyond the Abortion Wars: A Way Forward for a New Generation and Peter Singer and Christian Ethics: Beyond Polarization.