Wednesday, May 16, 2012

How poor-choicers discuss abortion

David Warren:

When discussion becomes inevitable, they shift attention away from abortion itself to related issues. We find ourselves instead discussing “women’s rights” and the conceit that the “fetus” is part of the woman’s body, on the analogy of a cyst or tumour, is then asserted with considerable stridency.

I note that in discussing Motion M-312, the politicians who oppose it do not put forward their opinion on whether the fetus is a human being.

Which is what the motion is about.

And no journalist presses them about it.

All they want to talk about is the woman, yadda yadda yadda.

If they don't think the fetus is a human being, why not say so?

This motion is non-sense. There is absolutely no basis for believing the fetus is a human being. Case closed.

That would be the end of it.

They wouldn't have to talk about abortion.

But they don't want to examine the evidence, because the evidence points to the fetus being a human being.

But nobody presses them on this.

We need to press the MP's to answer the simple question: is the fetus a human being?

Not whether they're for or against abortion.

Whether they think a fetus is a human being. That's it.

If they don't want to answer the question, they're cowards.