Last night there was a robust debate on THIS THREAD about Todd Akin and abortion.
There were a few absolutists on the thread that were advocating NO ABORTIONS UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES. “Allowing the state to kill the completely innocent zygote, fetus or baby in the womb is an atrocity that should never be allowed, ever.” Until, of course, I point out a few instances where the state has killed a few babies and the absolutists were not at all that upset.
Take for instance Hiroshima and Nagasaki. There were untold amounts of unborn killed in an instant, as well as miscarriages for years to come due to the radiation. There were also birth defects that led to painful lives and even deaths as a result of the king of all abortionists, Harry Truman. Do I think Truman was wrong? No. But why don’t the absolutists think Truman was a monster? Because they have some spin at the ready in order to circumvent a major short circuit in their purist belief.
The explanation that intrigued me the most was that Truman was actually saving more lives in the long run by sacrificing these innocent unborn as collateral damage. A very interesting relaxation on the reins of purity. Perhaps the absolutists can chew on this and then get back to us.
We are at war with the left. We should allow abortion in the instances of rape, incest and when the mother’s life is imperiled in order to save more babies in the long run. (You’ve already set this convenient “extraordinary circumstance exclusion” precedent, I’d like to use the exclusion card at this time, thank you.) You see, by being so strident you cut off the babies nose to spite their face, or something.
If the left wins there will be drive-through abortion clinics where they will allow babies already born, in their swaddling clothes, to be put into the dumpster. (Separated by gender and race for easy recycling, after all, this is the left.)
Maybe you could put the same amount of critical thinking into a negotiation here, for the sake of the zygote, as you do when caught in a steaming pile of contradiction. I’ve read way too often that certain regions in the middle-east should be “turned into a sheet of glass,” the innocent unborn being particularly precious little figurines, to not suspect that some of this blood lust comes from the very same absolutists.
It’s time to put compassionate thinkers front and center in our tent and boot out the people who will get us all killed, not just the zygotes.
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