Last Sunday, I had the privilege of going on-air with a friend from St. Louis about the city’s recent ordinance to become the nation’s first “abortion sanctuary city.” Tim Jones, former Speaker of the Missouri House has a new radio show on 97.1FM St. Louis and I got to be one of his guests on a full evening of national politics, local ordinances and the soft launch announcement of Alliance of Life Advocates, Inc. (ALA), which I began several months ago.
For four years, my political work took me to St. Louis and introduced me to the world of bioethics, and the focus of my passion for life, faith and politics. It was from that focus that ALA was born. Covenant Theological Seminary offered a Bioethics degree program for just six years. It was just enough time for me to find it, graduate (with the help of a few credit hours from Trinity in Chicago) in 2008 and I haven’t shut up since. More about that later. Back to radio.
St. Louis City passed an ordinance banning employers from making employment decisions based on the reproductive choices she has made – everything from having an abortion, using birth control or opting for single-motherhood artificially. This ordinance was the city’s answer to circumventing the non-existent problem of employment, and in doing so they required organizations to hire women who live and believe in direct opposition to the organization or ministries’ purpose or faith statement. And now, several of them are suing the city while the legislature was called back in to session by Governor Greitens last week to legislatively over-ride the city. That’s a story for later… for now, enjoy the radio show segment and let me hear from you.
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