…is laid out for all to see in an op-ed piece in today’s Age “Abortion must always be about choice.”
How would you react to the following statement:
Those with moral objections to murder should not commit murder. Neither should they be allowed–in a free and democratic society–to impose their particular moral beliefs on others, nor have those beliefs imposed through the law.
Well, okay, that isn’t exactly how Anne O’Rourke begins her piece. What she actually says is “Those with moral objections to abortions should not have abortions…” and so on as above.
But what sort of basis is this for any system of ethics or law? Even if you don’t want to accept that there are immutable laws that have independant existence apart from those who think them (something that few people in this rights-ridden day and age would be willing to argue), surely community consensus has something to do with the matter of determining right and wrong, and surely the community has not only the duty but the right to impose these standards on all members of the community?
Sometimes I wish that pro-abortionists would just listen to their own rhetoric for a bit.