I got an e-mail today chastising me as a Minister (which I'm not really anymore) for remaining silent on the issue of health insurance abuses, particularly the abuse of "rescission."
The e-mail had the phrase "Deadly Silence" in the title.
Personally I think rescission is abhorrent. How best to stop it and how best to reform health care as a whole I am not sure.
But what strikes me is that when Ministers speak out about abortion they are told pretty much to sit down and shut up, to quit mixing politics and religion, and to beware of losing their non-profit status.
But it's OK to speak out about this issue. What is the difference? Both are justice issues. Both are political issues?