And none of the Republican candidates think so.
Question, if a mother takes her six month old child to a doctor, and the doctor carries out her wish to kill that child, who should be punished for this, and what penalty should that person receive.
Answer, they are both guilty of murder. They should be sentenced to life in prison or put to death in accordance with the laws of the state in which this action occurred.
Does anyone disagree with that answer? Would any candidate answer any differently?
I’ve written before that it is ridiculous to claim that life begins at the point of birth. In fact, I’ve noted that the whole idea that life begins at a single point is wrong. And I find it very frustrating when liberals and abortion rights activists act like this is not a difficult question.
However, I’ve grown equally intolerant of the claim that abortion is murder. Even politicians courting the votes of a party that has made criminalizing abortion a top priority since the 1980’s can’t bring themselves to take that notion one step beyond a slogan. People may believe abortion is wrong. They do not believe it is murder.
Am I wrong?