Reading the other anti-abortion threads here and on other message boards, it occurs to me that, given what pro-lifers say they believe, they don’t ever seem to do much. They shout at women in front of clinics and lobby for bills that make life shittier for women but which haven’t got a hope of actually banning abortion, but that’s about it.
Surely, if they believed what they say they believe, they’d be out killing abortionists en masse. But they’re not. Conclusion: They don’t really believe what they say they believe.
The only explanations I can think of is that either (a) they don’t really have the courage of their convictions, or (b) they’re more interested in hurting “godless harlots”.
Of course, when pushed on this matter they normally say things like “Of course we wouldn’t kill an abortionist. Killing abortionists is murder and we’re pro-life!” or something like that. But to me, that smells like bullshit. If you believe a foetus is a real person and absolutely equivalent to you, me, or anyone else, then, morally speaking, killing an abortionist is no more a ‘murder’ than killing a terrorist to prevent an attack. Not only is it morally right, but it’s the kind of thing that’s worth going to jail for even if everyone else disagrees. I mean, if you could press a button and go back in time and kill the 19 hijackers before 9/11, you’d probably do it, right? I know I would. If you really believe a foetus is the equivalent of a regular person from the moment of conception, what’s the difference?
(P.S. - For the record, by the way, I’m 100% pro-choice. In fact, it’d probably be fairer to class me as pro-abortion. I reckon many of the problems we face as a species are ultimately caused by the fact that there are too many people in the world. If I was in charge, not only would there be no restrictions on abortion at all, but I’d probably give you a tax credit for it or something. But that’s for another thread. I just wanted to make my stance on the subject perfectly clear.)