Sunday, November 9, 2014
I was watching an ad about some voting proposition that seemed to have to do with "choice." There was a medical person and a woman patient in the medical office. The ad said that these two should decide about what to do, and not let some politician tell them. I thought, "There is someone else in the room who does not seem to have a say." The fetus is the voiceless one, so I will take the side of the voiceless one, the powerless one. Now I think the fetus is human but you may not. Well, your dog is not human either, but I bet you would not get kill your dog. Why is some non-human life so precious and some not, assuming the fetus is not yet human. The dog will never be human. The fetus will, if it gets a chance. If the best we can do is abortion will be "legal, safe and rare," then I take to working on the rare. Seems people get all worked up about some elk getting killed who roams around their middle and upper class neighborhoods, but don't seem to mind abortions in the same neighborhoods. The animal was innocent, you say? The fetus is not? Some will go to the issues of rape, drunk at frat parties, too young and go for abortion on demand. These are not the overwhelming reasons that people get abortions, but for these cases, I still defend the fetus. It caused none of the reasons it got conceived, no matter how horrible and unjust the event of the conception. Finally, for now, what if the aborted fetus I am defending was the one who would grow to find the cure for the cancer that kills so many women?