Jacinta Robin is the Director of the Intern Program at the Center for Bioethical Reform. She is a renowned anti-abortion activist, speaker, and State Board of Florida Right to Life member. She resides in Jacksonville, Florida.
I respect this anti-abortion activist because …
While I am decidedly Progressive, I believe in engaging, listening, and learning from everyone, irrespective of their political ideology. One never gets disrespected or shouted down on my program Politics Done Right. I believe in civil coexistence.
In these polarized times, every pole believes the opposing pole is fraught with danger. Here is the truth, the dangers lie in the leadership of one of the poles. And reality does a good job of exposing those dangerous leaders.
While I have a healthy Conservative, Right Wing, and MAGA following, I generally have to make a strong effort to get them as guests on my show. Most of them that appear on my show generally call in anonymously to disagree the best they can. It was with a degree of shock that I opened an email from someone, Jacinta Rubin, who I did not know. She had me with the first paragraph.
My name is Jacinta Robin. I am a Black Pro-Life Activist, and I want to be on your show. I work for the Center for Bio-Ethical Reform (ig: @CenterforBioethicalReform). I am currently the Director of Millennial and Young Adult Affairs on the board for Florida Right to Life. I am also a Prolife speaker.
Jacinta had to know she was requesting an appearance at one of the most Progressive programs in the country. And for that, she earned my respect for both her gumption and grit.
While I disagree with Jacinta’s position on abortion and the intentional control of someone else’s body, I found her, unlike many anti-abortion zealots, to open herself not to change her morals but understand that compassion is needed for those who do not necessarily share her religion or her version of ethics.
When I do these interviews, I do a lot of listening, especially with those who are very passionate about a position opposing mine. I always hope that I can learn something that may alter my position that can create a necessary intersectionality which is the link necessary for opposing poles to coexist. I think this interview illustrated some of this on both sides. Because she was willing to entertain my objections, one could see some sort of intersectionality building.
If we are ever able to neuter the leadership of the fascist pole, I think the humanity of those clinging to it will emerge. That is not hope. It is a commitment to work towards neutralizing that evil.