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Posted on 03/04/2013 4:56:56 PM PST by SoFloFreeper
Let me ask you a question. Are you against slavery? Do you believe that the issue of slavery is a moral position? Are laws legislating that particular moral position appropriate? What you've said is that it's appropriate to legislate certain moral issues and that you'd be in favor of that. The economic issue would actually be on the side of the South because slavery is what propped up the economic system of the South. When slaves were emancipated it gutted them of their economic force. Let's remove the economic argument.
Based solely on morality, are you willing to say that the moral issue of slavery should be enforced simply as a moral issue? This is a very important point. Many people have offered the objection that we should not force a particular morality in the issue of abortion. My questions are very pointed and leading, and they were simply to make the point that virtually everybody who makes that kind of objection actually does believe that there are cases in which morality should be legislated. We talked about the obvious issue of slavery because there is the human rights issue that is at stake.
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Perhaps some of our black co-workers can be convinced their political party of choice is just as wrong about abortion as it was about slavery. (Many, I am certain, do not realize DEMOCRATS were the pro-slavery party, just as the DEMOCRATS are the pro-infanticide party!)
Want to make a pro-abortion democrat squirm?
Ask him/her how she feels that blacks get abortions at rates 3x whites (42% vs 13%)? Is this akin to racial genocide?
Should parents be able to abort their child simply because they discovered (through a ultra sound) that they will be females? See India and China for the results.
Should parents be able to abort their child if they think it will turn out gay? Or if a “gay gene” is discovered?
Is it OK to abort a baby one day before a natural birth? One hour? One second? Coming out the birth canal?
If any answer is a “no!” to any of the above questions - then scream “It is their body!”
The world-famous former mayor of New York City, Ed Koch, was good friends with the late Cardinal John O’Connor. They collaborated on a book, “His Eminence and Hizzoner,” in 1989 in which Koch wrote: “The future of our nation depends on our ability to inculcate a strong sense of morality in our young people. That moral sense should be based on philosophical, ethical and religious teachings, which are the underpinnings of conscience. The way to oppose abortion is by challenging the conscience of those who advocate it. If the battle cannot be won at the level of conscience, it cannot be won.”