Wednesday, June 03, 2009

Tea (and death) for the Tiller-man

I'm sure you have all heard about the shocking murder of Dr. Tiller IN CHURCH.

The silence from the right is deafening.

There is little that I can add to the philosophical, ethical and moral debate on this question. Shall we first of all observe, however, that Dr. Tiller was practicing medicine in accordance with the law? And that he was IN CHURCH?

I had a conversation about this case with a friend of mine, a tenured history professor at a local college (I.e., no knuckle-dragging neanderthal here), and his response was stunning. He found the murder in church to be reprehensible (thank heaven for small favors) but said without a second thought that if the killer had broken into the clinic operating room and killed the doctor during a procedure, his conduct should be lauded and celebrated, not prosecuted.

THAT is what happens when people buy into the assumption that a zygote/embryo/fetus is a "human being." You cannot discuss things with these people because they are walking definitions of the "begging the question" logical fallacy (when a given argument depends on what it is trying to support) buts rotsa ruck there.

1 comment:

I'm Not Ned said...

We are one step closer to a Taliban style society.

The "pro life" (how disgusting is that?) movement is not about saving children. These people don't lift a finger for children living in squalor or foster care without permanent families.

This is about controlling women and dominating their rights to maintain them as lessor citizens.

If men could get pregnant abortions would be offered next door to every bar and ballpark.