Tuesday, June 15, 2004
Good point: National Review's Rich Lowry makes a good point on the partial birth abortion debate.
The San Francisco judge struck down the ban partly because she thinks it is sometimes safer to kill a fetus while it is being delivered intact rather than chopping it up inside the womb. By this standard, why shouldn't it be legal to fully deliver the baby and complete the abortion cleanly on the operating table?
Abortion absolutists can offer no good answer, which is why even as they win the debate in the courts they act very embarrassed while doing it.
I hope and pray that eventually abortions will be very rare -- used only to save the life of the mother. As medical science advances, it's very possible that that one exception will disappear too. The more the American public knows about these horrors, the less they like it, which is why the pro-abortion types depend on meaningless euphemisms to cover the evil that is actually done.