Monday, March 27, 2006


On Saturday March 25, I posted this entry, in which I argue that by the pro-life ideology, abortion is premeditated murder and that women who obtain them are no different from any other killer. I asked my pro-life readers (there are a few of you) to explain ("affirm" would have been a better word) your support for life imprisonment or execution for women who obtain abortions.

Not one response. Bupkes. Even after I was linked at the much-more-widely-read Suburban Guerilla.

Either you can't defend to its logical end the ideology you espouse (or pretend to espouse, as the case seems to be) or you're cowards. Maybe both.
You can't have a crime without a penalty.


Blogger SUZANNE said...

I think that there will come a time when unborn children will be acknowledged as equals, and women will be imprisoned for accessories to murder (and doctors imprisoned as murderers) for killing unborn children.

This will not happen in the near future. The reason for this is that society is not ready for this. You cannot enforce a law that people are not ready to accept in general, and this is one of them.

However, as respect for the unborn child does grow, there will come a time when people will realize that not prosecuting the killing of unborn child the same way as any other murder is discriminatory.

4:12 PM  
Blogger Brendan said...

Finally someone stands up!
I don't agree with you of course.

5:01 PM  
Blogger Phillybits said...

Would blastulae define an 'unborn child' and has Suzanne been introduced to the wingnut petri dish dilemma?

If a fire breaks out in a fertility clinic and you can only save a petri dish with five blastulae or a two-year old child, which do you save?

6:39 PM  
Blogger Brendan said...

As wrong as you and I may feel she is, the fact that she came out and said that shows she has more guts than a number of people I debate with online (most of them men), who scurry around the question like you or I would a landmine.

8:57 PM  

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