I wish I could take credit for this thought, but I can’t. It originated with John Crane from The Daily Detour. It is a deep thought, and one worthy of consideration by everyone on each side of the abortion debate.
Why is it that when an outside party causes the death of unborn children, it is considered murder whereas if the mother causes the death of the unborn child it is considered a choice?
Here’s the situation: a pregnant teller was shot during a bank robbery. She was pregnant with twins and she lost both babies. The shooter is no longer considered a bank robber–he is now a murderer. He rightfully should be! He caused the death of two innocent children.
But what if the mother had decided to terminate the pregnancy? Well, that wouldn’t be murder for some reason in the eyes of the law. It would be considered a choice.
The children have the same rights as a full-blown human in the first scenario. They have no rights–they are simply fetuses in the second scenario.