The “myth” of individualist ideology

Laura Wolk says her blindness allows her to perceive the ‘myth’ of an individualistic ideology that also drives demand for abortion.

“[T]he individualistic conception of freedom is extraordinarily under-inclusive and shallow, because it defines out so much of what it means to be human. . . There’s something that every single person, even the most severely disabled, can teach us about what it means to be human. There’s also something prideful in assuming that the qualities possessed most readily by the majority represent the apex of flourishing and success.”

The whole article is well worth the few minutes it takes to read it:  Blind woman says disability reveals myths underlying abortion – CRUX. Give yourself a few extra minutes to ponder it prayerfully.


Author: tomwelbers

I have been a Catholic priest for nearly fifty years, most of that time serving in parish and college campus ministry. I also have professional degrees in theology and liturgy, as well as institutional management, and continue avidly to explore pastoral theology, Scripture, liturgy, ecumenical and interfaith relations, and spiritual direction. I have a passion for sharing insight into our Christian heritage through teaching, writing, and leading pilgrimages, especially to Early Christian World sites in Turkey. Now actively retired from parish ministry, I live at Nazareth House in Los Angeles.