Monday, October 22, 2012

Life Links 10/22/12

This is maybe the weirdest story ever regarding an attempt to raise funds for prolife commercials.  Michael Gardner was sentenced to 13 years in Australia after authorities found that he was using acres of land to grow marijuana.  According to Gardner (who think he should have been sentenced to 20 years and appealed for a longer sentence), he was hoping to use the profits for "a national anti-abortion campaign."  The crop of cannabis was worth nearly $70 million dollars.

Pro-abortion philosopher Peter Singer doesn't have an issue with killing infants but he dislikes Roe v. Wade
Singer further surprised me—and showed his meta-commitment to democracy and reason–when he said that he, like Mitt Romney and his running mate Paul Ryan, disliked Roe V. Wade. That 1973 Supreme Court decision, Singer felt, provides a flimsy rationale for abortion and has corrupted the process whereby Supreme Court Justices are chosen. Ideally, Singer said, voters rather than unelected judges should determine the legal status of abortion. Singer nonetheless acknowledged that if Roe V. Wade is overturned, some states might outlaw or severely restrict abortion. "I'm torn," he admitted.

I don't believe I've ever read a stupider argument for why abortion is moral than this:
What struck me most was the simple and direct statement made by Dr. Nozer Sheriar, an obstetrician-gynecologist from India, who explained why he supports women who have abortions: "anything 46 million women do every year can't be immoral."

So lying is moral?  Surely, 46 million women a year lie.  Ergo, it can't be immoral.  Pro-abortion logic fail. 

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