Some questions - pro-choicers, please answer if you can:
- To be consistent with the idea that a fetus is a choice that can be aborted, shouldn't a baby born accidentally alive in the process of a botched abortion merely be put to death outside of the womb?
- Why does the fetus suddenly get rights and medical attention?
- What is it about being out of the womb that seems to change things so dramatically?
- Doesn't that mean that the woman's choice - that holiest of holy "constitutional right" - is taken away from her?
- If it's ok to keep that premature baby alive, why don't we just deliver all babies marked for abortion early and put them up for adoption?
- If the argument is that the baby will die anyway, but it is more humane to give it medical care and drugs to numb the pain before death, why don't we give babies that are about to be torn apart in a more traditional abortion some sort of anaesthetic?
This, like Partial Birth Abortion, is such a great issue for the pro-life movement because it puts pro-choicers between a rock and a hard place.
They have to choose between defending leaving babies to die in medical waste bins (and in the case of PBA, a truly barbaric abortion procedure, both of which are perfectly logical extensions of the pro-choice argument,) or backing away from their principles but not coming across as complete monsters.