Pro-Lifers think the damndest things. They say that when a human sperm penetrates a human egg, the most amazing transformation occurs – in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye! From what had been merely a well-documented series of predictable biologic events, programmed over millions of years, suddenly out pops a full member of the human race, a unique and unrepeatable Homo sapiens sapiens. How does a pro-lifer know of this miracle for which there is no evidence? By faith, which we all agree is based on evidence not seen. Fair enough. iI’s a free country.
Here’s the problem. Here’s where pro-lifers say and do the damnest things. They insist I convert to their faith! as absolute in their certitude as a fanatic from ISIS. If I abort what for me is simply a zygote and for a pro-lifer a fellow citizen with all the rights and privileges thereto appertaining, I am guilty of murder. W-h-a-a-a-t! ISIS executes by the thousands unbelievers who will not buy into their faith which by definition is based on evidence not seen.
Faith is fundamentally an aesthetic judgment. So I have no problem with the pro-lifers faith. Tastes vary. It’s not what they believe, it’s what they do. Here’s how they think and ACT.
“If one of our believers shoots you, Dr. Kurth, a physician who has performed abortions, well, takeTHAT and THAT and THAT! But this is America, so we can’t massacre you nonbelievers by the thousands. Instead, we’ll strip you of your murder weapons. We’ll repeal Roe versus Wade. We will harass and shame and terrify any woman who wants to have an abortion. Best of all, we’ll close every abortion clinic in the country. We’ll use the law, in every state of our country, to implement our faith. By every means, we will suffer every living soul infused at the instant of conceptualization to enter the human world, for of such is the kingdom of heaven.”
As I said, pro-lifers say and do the damnedest things.