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Tuesday, September 27, 2005
VodkaPundit rates this USA Today article as required reading. Now normally my liquored friend and I see eyeball to eyeball on these things, so I of course read it. It started out great:
Alright... looking good. So far I can't agree more with what he has to say. Sadly we're only half way through at this point... and the other half is where the wretched moral equivalency rears its ugly head:
Read that again. He says "Without questioning the integrity of those who believe that life begins at conception"... and then goes on to say that anyone who tries to pass laws on abortion are equal to Osama bin Laden. If you dare second guess the morning-after pill, suddenly you're no better then al-Zarqawi. But remember, he's not questioning your integrity at all.
Then, after not questioning the integrity of abortion terrorists, he goes on to talk about female genital mutilation in Africa:
While not saying so directly, the positioning and phrasing of this particular paragraph is outrageous, because he attempts to draw a link between women who oppose abortion (denying other women their right), and women in Africa who encourage female genital mutilation. This is absolutely disgusting.
I've talked about my beliefs in abortion before. In general I'm against it, as I believe that an unborn child is a life, and has it's own inherit rights, like the right to life, as all human beings do. My only moral dilemma is where in the cycle of pregnancy that life begins. Short of knowing for sure, I normally try to stay on the safe side and say conception.
To suggest that this belief, framed in this manner, is the same as a terrorist, or a butcher of women's bodies is downright insulting. I welcome debate on abortion from those like Stephen Green who are pro-choice. Calling me a terrorist is not debating anything, it simply shows your ignorance.
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