In response to:

Abortion and the Conscience of a Nation

SonofaVet Wrote: Oct 27, 2012 12:14 PM
Given the magnitude of the numbers you present, I can understand why you missed the author's perspective of "choosing" those 8,000 babies to die. Could you pick them? As a "pro-lifer" would you? I'm not entirely convinced myself - if I were posed with the same situation, I'd say "kill me instead of one of my kids". It sounds like your heart is in the same place as the author's (trying to save babies), calling him an "idiot" hurts more than helps the common cause.

Imagine for a moment that your home is invaded by thugs who will do harm to your family, or perhaps even kill them. But then one of them takes a look at your three children and offers you a sinister Faustian bargain: pick one to die and the others will be allowed to live.

Would you helplessly choose one of your own children to die so that the other two may live? Would you trust a person whose moral conscience is so far gone to even offer such a deal to live up to his end of it?