Friday, October 26, 2012

The ugly world of "choice"

From Abandoned by Monica Migliorino Miller:

Choice - that hideous choice. What kind of world can be founded on a woman's choice, codified by law, to reject her own child? Only a very ugly world. The world of the dead unborn is your world as long as you believe abortion is a right. But this world has nothing to do with real democracy or tolerance. I think it was Abraham Lincoln who said about slavery, "No law can give the right to do what is wrong. The foundation of a free people rests on the nobility of their moral action..."

This is the world espoused by the likes of Peter Singer. I recall a debate between Stephanie Gray and Professor Mark Mercer at Dalhousie University in 2011. Mercer argued that, if abortion is a woman's right, then the logical conclusion is to follow Peter Singer and claim that infanticide too is justified.

To which Stephanie replied that Dr. Mercer was correct in his logic, but "what kind of world do you want to live in?"

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