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A View from the Altar / Pro-life but…
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Pro-life but…

Now that a genuine pro-life politician has come to the front tier of GOP presidential candidates, the abortion arguments are flying hot and fast.  Radio loudmouth Todd Schnitt, for example, says he’s pro-life but doesn’t think he should impose his views on others.

However you describe it, the argument is so gossamer thin that the tiniest scratch on the paint exposes the underlying foolishness.  Why does the pro-life position have any merit at all?  There can be only one reason, namely, that what is carried in the womb is a human being.

If the unborn child is not a child, then there can be no justification for restricting abortion in any way whatsoever.  This is the view of NARAL and other pro-abort groups.  They think the fetus is not a child, not a human, not a person, and thus has no rights.  Therefore, abortion is solely a question for the woman (and don’t say “mother” when they’re listening).  There are no federal consent laws on removing a bad appendix.  Nothing restrains us from excising colon polyps, warts, or any other unwanted piece of tissue.  Just so, a fetus. It’s my body and I’ll D&C if I want to.

But if the unborn child is a child, then the government is duty bound to protect that life by criminalizing its destruction. The protection of innocent life within its precincts is the most fundamental duty of any government.  A government that violates this requirement is not a legitimate government. See Assad, Bashir.

The claim that this is about the woman’s body is only half true once she’s pregnant.  This is the unique thing about pregnancy, is it not?  Pregnancy means another life is present, so it’s now as much about the child’s life as it is the woman’s body.

If this is the case, then who can argue that the child’s life should be subordinated to any interest of the woman’s except her life?  If an abortion is necessary to save a woman’s life — exceedingly rare, but it happens — then it’s done to save one life where a term pregnancy would destroy two.  Short of that, the arguments about rape or incest are just empty, and they’re indistinguishable from those that justify the destruction of people with Down syndrome or other congenital problems.

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