Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Imposing a choice

Some people say they don't want to "impose a particular choice" (as one lady put it to me recently) on a woman who is pregnant. That's what it means to be pro-choice, they say.

But these people have no trouble "imposing" a particular choice on those who would consider killing their newborn babies, or their money-sucking teenagers, or their "burdensome" grandparents.

Why? Because the choice to kill an innocent human being is wrong, and it cannot be allowed in a decent society.

The question of abortion is not a question of whether to impose a choice. It is a question of whether the living, growing thing brutally killed by abortion is a valuable human being who deserves respect and protection, like teenagers and grandparents, and you and me. It is the question of whether the unborn is one of us.