The Wisdom Daily: Shame, Vulnerability and Courage

February 27, 2017

"I went to the local town hall meeting with our State Representative, Buddy Carter. The small theater at the local college overflowed with people but not by a lot. Maybe 30 people were standing while another 150 were seated. It was 10 a.m. on a Thursday morning when most people in my largely working-class city are out working. Someone asked if Mr. Carter would vote to defund Planned Parenthood. He sidestepped the question, and the crowd began chanting — yes or no? Yes or no? He paused, waited for the din to subside. As he began speaking, someone shouted out, “If you want an abortion shame on you!” To which someone else responded, “Shame on YOU!”
And then a chant filled the room. Shame. Shame. Shame. Shame. Over and over and over...."

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By Rabbi Rachael Bregman, a Rabbis Without Borders Fellow, from the Rabbis Without Borders Blog on My Jewish Learning.com