Wednesday, October 15, 2008


Princeton Professor Robert George discusses "Obama's Abortion Extremism."

This is a withering critique of Obama's extreme stand on abortion that promises to make all Americans complicit in this slaughter by doing away with the Hyde Amendment, funding abortions with taxpayer money, and ditching parental notification laws in all the states. With Barack, even living babies will be in danger.

"Sen. Barack Obama's views on life issues ranging from abortion to embryonic stem cell research mark him as not merely a pro-choice politician, but rather as the most extreme pro-abortion candidate to have ever run on a major party ticket...."


Timothy Eckbert said...

It's about choice Richard not mandatory abortion. Abortion is not a black, white issue. It is a complicated issue that does not have one solution. I know I'm probably not writing as strong and articulate argument as you would wish to answer...

RKirk said...

Timothy, if you believe it's not a black and white issue, you shouldn't be in favor of Obama's completely unnuanced position in favor letting born-alive infants die. In a world that used to have some sense of moral proportion that policy would be called "infanticide." Even the late Democrat Senator Patrick Moynihan called partial-birth abortion a procedure that was barely distinguishable from infanticide.

You are correct that saying "It's about choice" is not an argument. An argument would consist of a set of reasons why the extreme position of Obama is superior to the position of someone who finds the dehumanizing of born-alive infants a staggeringly Naziesque precedent--though one quite in keeping with the cheapening of human life that has transpired in the era of abortion on demand.

"It's about choice" is a slogan that presumably (absent rational argument) would support letting parents kill a Down Syndrome child that was a month old--as Princeton's ethics professor and animal rights guru Peter Singer would have it.

But when people who use "arguments" like "It's about choice" are shown how weak that "argument" is, the inevitable bumper sticker response is always, "That's different."

How about thinking seriously about the issue instead of simply assuming the correctness of your unscrutinized bumper-sticker slogans that have been handed to you by the media and academics? If the issue is complex, it cannot be addressed with mindless slogans like "It's about choice."