Wednesday, September 28, 2011

What If An Abortion Doctor Was Killed In The Act?

Justin Taylor posted this provocative quote on Monday:
“Suppose, in the encounter between doctor and child [in an abortion], the child won half of the time, and killed the doctor in self-defense—something he would have every right to do.
“Very few doctors would perform abortions.
“They perform them now only because of their absolute power over a small, fragile, helpless victim.”
—Stephen D. Schwarz, The Moral Question of Abortion (Chicago: Loyola University Press, 1990), 143.
Cited in Francis J. Beckwith, Defending Life, p. 228
In case you've never seen it, he also posted it with this picture:  

* Just to be clear: the title of this post and the quote above should not be taken to imply that killing a doctor who performs abortions is morally justifiable for a Christian citizen. It is not. We condemn the bombing of abortion clinics and the murder of abortion doctors along with condemning the practice of abortion.

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