I saw a blog recently that was an apologetic christian radio host arguing with a really dumb pro-choicer who couldn’t argue their way out of a paper bag. This was posted as I guess proof that pro-choicers are wrong or something. Anyway, it got me thinking. The pro-choicer was repeating the old line about pro-lifers caring about the fetus but not caring about it when it grows up. But she garbled this so badly that it was clear she was repeating something she heard some pundit say, but couldn’t argue it coherently. The actual argument is about consistency. Is human life sacred or isn’t it? But before we get to that, what do we mean by sacred? If something is sacred to me it means you just don’t mess with it, period. So if human life is sacred, then killing someone would be the ultimate blasphemy. But if this were true then all pro-lifers would oppose the death penalty. But a minority actually do. So sticking a needle in someone’s arm and killing them is okay, but their life is sacred?
How many pro-lifers are strict pacifists? How many are anti-war?
These are valid issues to be raised. And it is also valid to immediately dismiss the criticism of an individual if they are not a hypocrite in these areas.
I don’t mean to pick on pro-lifers, hypocrisy just annoys me.