Abortion & the Golden Rule
June 2004By Philip Reed Moran
Philip Reed Moran, who writes from Augusta, Georgia, has been a newspaper and magazine editor and a college-level English instructor.
Bluntly: Abortion enthusiasts all actually reject the concept of abortion. Obviously, they dont realize this, or theyd have packed up their dissertations and curettes and gone home long ago.
The point is simple and clear: Not one of us human beings, if wed had a voice in the womb, would have given our mother the right to abort us. Not a one. However poorly our subsequent days may have turned out (and we wouldnt have known that in the womb), not one of us would want to have been cheated out of lifes dawn. We all want a crack at life. Death is hopeless. Wed all prefer to take a chance on life.
And when all humanity without exception comes to the same conclusion on anything, there is no foothold for argument. Accordingly, theres no basis to argue for abortion.
Likewise, given this full agreement, it is inhuman to take from an upcoming human being the life we all claim for ourselves.
For those advocating abortion, theres no pain in the premature ending of others lives. But their own? No way. Thats human nature. Universally. Not one of us, of any persuasion, would have chirped, Okay, Mama, pull the plug.
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