It’s taken a bit to get this pulled together, between sorting out my (Rev. Janet) personal opinions, and official church belief, and the utter rage that I personally feel over this decision.
Let’s talk about the things we say:
- We are all sacred.
- We are made of star stuff.
- You are God/You are Goddess.
- The divine is immanent – it is everywhere, in everything, even us.
Spiral Moon teaches that we are all divine. Every last one of us. And as divine beings, we do not need others to intercede with the Gods for us, nor do we owe anyone control of our bodies. With very few exceptions, every one of us should have bodily autonomy – regardless of age, gender, race, or disability. All means all.
That those pushing for any other outcome believe that taking away bodily autonomy and other rights (like privacy) are in line with their religious beliefs should be irrelevant. This is not a theocracy, and the constitution provides for the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness…and a ban on abortion doesn’t support any of those.
Decisions about your body should be between you, your Gods, and the people you choose to be involved. Not the government.
–Rev. Janet Callahan, on behalf of Spiral Moon Family Circle.