I’m struck at the wide gulf between a pro-life and a pro-choice view of Kermit Gosnell. From this late term abortionist’s trial, we are getting some of the most gruesome testimony ever to be heard.
Pro-lifers say: This is a natural outcome where your business is killing babies. Inevitably, you are going to end up killing one who makes it out alive, and it’s not going to be pretty or easy. This is the logical extension of a view that women have sole decision making power of life and death over their children.
Pro-choicers say: This would never happen were it not for restrictive laws on abortion clinics, put forward by pro-lifers. If pro-lifers weren’t out restricting early term abortions, we’d never see women with their backs against the wall forced to go to butchers like Gosnell.
The point of intersection is that both pro-lifers and pro-choicers think Gosnell is a butcher.
Pro-lifers say it is inherent in the business. Pro-choicers argue not, because they think early term deaths aren’t really deaths at all, or, alternatively, matter less because they are early term.
I don’t know why I felt inclined to write this post. I suppose I didn’t want to write the typical “Woah! This is disgusting!”
But really. I am pro-life, and this is disgusting. I challenge pro-choicers to consider the logical extension of their worldview.by