Pro-Choicer: Embrace the destruction of abortion

Author Camille S. Williams quotes pro-choice writer Maggi Cage saying that women should embrace the destruction of abortion as part of the “sacred act of creating.”

Williams says:

“The sacred act of creating has to do not only with creating, but with destroying as well.” [Cage] commends cultures in which “abortion is viewed as one way of completing the sacred cycle that begins with sexuality,” condemning the squeamish “white Western culture” in which we “don’t want to accept responsibility for our destructive acts or our negative side, so we deny their existence.” She warns that fear of our own “negative side” turns into shame and guilt. Unless “we embrace the totality of life by accepting both creation and destruction as natural parts of the flow of life, we will continue to turn away from our power and be at the mercy of those who will use shame and guilt to control us.”

Maggi Cage in Woman of Power, quoted in Camille S. Williams “Abortion and the Actualized Self” First Things November 1991

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Sarah Terzo is a freelance writer and journalist who works for Live Action. She is a member of the board of The Pro-life Alliance of Gays and Lesbians and Consistent Life.
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