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Saturday, August 23, 2014

Sometimes the Mask Doesn't Just Slip

It is tossed off entirely and dances and capers:
From Pro-Choice to Pro-Abortion
All life is not equal. That’s a difficult thing for liberals like me to talk about, lest we wind up looking like death-panel-loving, kill-your-grandma-and-your-precious-baby storm troopers. Yet a fetus can be a human life without having the same rights as the woman in whose body it resides. She’s the boss. Her life and what is right for her circumstances and her health should automatically trump the rights of the non-autonomous entity inside of her. Always.
-- Mary Elizabeth Williams, “So What If Abortion Ends a Human Life?” 
There may be a reason why such sentiments make one look like "death-panel-loving, kill-your-grandma-and-your-precious-baby storm troopers."

We can only wait and see what other lives will be deemed less than equal. Lebensunwertes Leben is making its long-awaited comeback.

Added in postscript: TOF spoke too soon, we are already designating such.


  1. I remember seeing that article when it was first published. It left me pretty depressed ... until I scrolled down to the very first comment, which was like a ray of sunlight breaking through a clouded and blackened sky ... and then I didn't feel so bad. There is hope.

    1. I refer, of course, to the article by Mary Elizabeth Williams.

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  3. The more open they get, the fewer followers they'll have follow them off a cliff.

    If you keep insisting it's a little step, some folks will believe; if you are yelling hey let's all jump off the 60 foot cliff, not so much.


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