Tuesday, September 27, 2011

The Right Of The Unborn To Self Defense

An interesting thing to consider here. If the unborn could defend themselves, what impact that would have on the number of abortions in America and the world?
“Suppose, in the encounter between doctor and child [in an abortion], the child won half of the time, and killed the doctor in self-defense—something he would have every right to do.

“Very few doctors would perform abortions.

“They perform them now only because of their absolute power over a small, fragile, helpless victim.”

—Stephen D. Schwarz, The Moral Question of Abortion (Chicago: Loyola University Press, 1990), 143.

Cited in Francis J. Beckwith, Defending Life, p. 228

HT: Justin Taylor