This is a frightening argument because a 5-month old infant is also incapable of surviving apart from the sustenance another provides (as is an 8-month old, a 1-year old, or even a 2-year old for that matter). Should we therefore be free to dispose of our 2-year old sons and daughters if the responsibility of sustaining them becomes too great?
Of course there are those who argue that we should, and that’s because the culture of death has swallowed their minds and now permeates their every inclination.
And that is why these are fair questions. For we must deal with the fact that we’ve tossed logic out the door in a bid to justify our deviousness. As a consequence, we are literally chasing death.
We should all bemoan the fact that we’ve arrived at a place in our culture where death is viewed as a solution, for this indicates how far we’re willing to go in order to dodge the consequences of choices made poorly.
Liberty requires responsibility. Our pursuit of death is an attempt to exchange responsibility for faux-freedom, which is no freedom at all.
Dead people aren’t free.
Alan Sears, a former federal prosecutor in the Reagan Administration, is president and CEO of the Alliance Defending Freedom, a legal alliance employing a unique combination of strategy, training, funding, and litigation to protect and preserve religious liberty, the sanctity of life, marriage, and the family.