Life Begins at Birth

Here's a gorgeous refutation of all the phony arguments anti-choice zealots make against abortion.  It was put forth as a Twitter thread by SF author Patrick Tomlinson.  You can read a great account of it here

But, allow me to summarize.  One single question smashes their "arguments" to powder: If you're in a raging fire and you can save either a single five-year-old child, or a tray with one thousand frozen embryos (but not both!  Or all 1,002 of you die!), which one do you choose?

Sane and honest people know the one correct answer to this question: you save the backup tapes.  KIDDING!  Of course you save the child.  Nobody seriously places the moral or emotional equivalence of a child onto even a million fertilized eggs, never mind a thousand.  Not even the maniacs waving bad PhotoShopped posters and screaming at scared teenagers outside Planned Parenthood clinics.

Liars, one and all. Some of them just don't know it yet.

So, please DO try this at home.  See if you can get an answer.  They don't want to answer this question.  They will dodge it, or simply refuse to answer.  But hey, there's always a chance that the cognitive dissonance this will create in one or two of them cracks the facade.  That will be a big, big win.

This article was updated on May 9, 2023

David F