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Tuesday, 10 November 2015

"The Party of Life"?

Left asking yet again, is there such a thing?
Prominent Catholic and pro-life presidential candidate Jeb Bush told the Huffington Post that if he could go back in time to kill little baby Adolf Hitler he would. In fact, his considered moral response was "Hell yeah" and then he sat back in his best theological repose and thoughtfully added, "You gotta step up man."...
this is an extreme hypothetical and a silly conversation for a presidential candidate to have but his answer has obvious moral implications. It leaves the question of life up to a cost/benefit analysis. Would a baby do more good or evil if allowed to live? Depending on a best guess you could be snuffed out.
I know there's a lot of folks out there who would view many children born into an unfortunate situation and think the world is better off without them.
...And believe me, there's nothing in the world you can say to ingratiate yourself better with the HuffPo crowd than agreeing to kill babies. Dead babies are your invitation to the cool kids table.
When I was young there was a prominent politician who, though giving lip-service to his party's platform, when questioned in a more conversational setting said that if one of his daughters wanted an abortion of course it should be her choice!
"Who elses?" he asked rhetorically.
(No, no, we don't actually believe what we believe...)

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