Salon contributor Mary Elizabeth Williams is honest enough to acknowledge the biological fact that life begins at conception.

She concludes, though, that the unborn child’s life is “a life worth sacrificing”:

[W]e make choices about life all the time in our country. We make them about men and women in other countries. We make them about prisoners in our penal system. We make them about patients with terminal illnesses and accident victims. We still have passionate debates about the justifications of our actions as a society, but we don’t have to do it while being bullied around by the vague idea that if you say we’re talking about human life, then the jig is up, rights-wise.

So: Because we go to war, execute convicted murderers, and remove brain-dead accident victims from life support, snuffing out innocent human life is OK.

Can anyone still doubt that Rush Limbaugh was right?


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