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    • Holden Bloom
    • 30.06.12 | 10:48 (IDT)

    By citing the tenets of her faith in her floor speech, Brown is doing exactly what you are suggesting, however, she is using her Judaism to reflect all religion in a legislative discussion. The conservative legislators in the Michigan legislature, and virtually all legislatures, state and federal, continually cite their religious beliefs as justification for their policy positions. Brown points to her belief in order to state that just because it is *her belief*, it should not be grounds for making a decision that affects many others that don't share that belief, which is exactly what the Christian members of the legislature were doing. Brown is exactly right in saying that she doesn't try to force others to adhere to her beliefs by legislating them, so why is it acceptable for others to do the same to her (her being anyone that doesn't share the beliefs of the majority) just because they are part of that majority?

    from the article: Leave Judaism out of abortion, Lisa Brown
    First published 08:16 30.06.12 | Last updated 08:16 30.06.12
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