and he isn’t even running for the Republican nomination for president:
I was for many years in sympathy with Roe’s argument: people have a right to privacy and abortion is a private decision. I now find it impossible to continue in that belief. This is painful for me not only because it seems to violate my natural libertarianism but also because a lot of the women I know and love have had abortions and it simply isn’t in my heart to condemn them — or indeed anyone — for what I know was a painful, sometimes devastating, decision.
Why? Because he is unwilling to skip the question: “is an unborn child a human being or not?” anymore nor the logical conclusions the “pro-abortion” answer leads to:
You can see pro-choicers stumble over this problem of logic when feminists, say, complain that people are aborting far more girls than boys or when gays worry that the discovery of a “gay gene” may lead to a “gay holocaust” by abortion. It ain’t a holocaust if you’re not killing people. And if unborn children aren’t human, why shouldn’t parents kill them off until they get the one they want?
I still believe it’s possible for a person of good will to make the argument that a fetus is not fully human for some small period of its development. Thomas Aquinas did — and the man was a saint. But more and more, that point of view is coming to seem to me pre-scientific. In any case, if that’s the argument pro-choicers want to have, let’s have that argument, and no other — because no other matters.
I’ve always questioned why the people said abortion should be “safe, legal and rare”. If an aborted child is nothing but a mass of cells who cares if it rare? Why is it any different from removing a hangnail?
And for those who make the financial argument in favor of abortion Klaven brings video:
Via the Virginian and one more thing to note:
I don’t know if homosexuality is genetic and neither do you but if science ever proves it we will see two things:
1. We will see the sudden influx of Gays and Lesbians into the pro-life movement
2. We will discover who really is pro-life in the pro-life movement.