“Kate Harding complained on Salon.com that the episode features only two groups: ‘Anti-choicers, who believe fetuses’ rights trump women’s, and the pseudo-pro-choicers, who are conveniently persuaded to agree with them by the end of the episode.”
I know I’m mostly preaching to the choir here at FR, but a couple talking points in response to this:
1. There is no right to kill another living human being without cause, either in the Constitution or the moral law.
2. The “fetus” does not trump the woman’s rights: both have the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit to happiness. If anything, the woman’s own responsibility to maintain her child’s right to such is what trumps any of her alleged claims that a baby would interfere too much with her life.
3. It’s telling that Ms. Harding thinks only “pseudo-pro-choicers” could possibly be persuaded by pro-life arguments. Perhaps we have a political variant of Calvinism here: once depraved, always depraved. (Actually, come to think of it, that’s part of Calvinism too!)
Calvinism does not teach “once depraved, always depraved.” It is “once saved, always saved,” in other words, you can’t lose your salvation.
If it was “once depraved, always depraved” no one could be saved.