May 21, 2019

Lack of a Coherent Principle on Abortion

Timothy Birdnow

Daren Jonescu destroys the arguments being made to oppose the Alabama abortion bill.

From The View from Limbo:

A celebrity pseudo-conservative of the twentysomething cool kid set, Tomi Lahren — think of her as a right-wing version of David Hogg, I suppose — is publicly objecting to Alabama’s new law, on the following grounds:

"I will be attacked by fellow conservatives for saying this but so be it, this Alabama abortion ban is too restrictive,” Lahren wrote. "It doesn’t save life, it simply forces women into more dangerous methods, other states or countries.”

This is a perfect example of how today’s typical twentysomethings think. Making abortion illegal — that is, making it a crime to perform an abortion — simply "forces” women to abort their children in dangerous ways or in other jurisdictions. ("Dangerous” to whom, by the way? The baby is being killed anyway, so I guess it means dangerous to the person trying to kill her baby. Forgive me for not shedding a tear.)

On this same principle, we could make the following arguments:

Murder should not be outlawed, for this will simply force murderers to attempt riskier murders, such as sneaking over fences or attacking people in the dark, where they are more likely to injure themselves.

The laws against arson are simply forcing people to set fire to buildings in stealthier ways, which increases their risk of getting burned.

Making drunk driving illegal simply forces drunk drivers to drive faster and more carelessly in order to escape police detection, which means they’ll be more likely to ram their cars into telephone poles.

The Newsweek article linked above ends with this:

Lahren concluded her Twitter post with the comment that life shouldn’t be encouraged by way of "blanket government mandate.”

A "blanket government mandate” to live? What would that mean? A blanket government mandate not to kill innocent human beings is already on the books; this Alabama law is merely bringing the case of abortion into line with those general laws against killing. Which part of this principle is Lahren objecting to? Of course, she has no idea, because she is a product of today’s mindless progressive hedonism, and is therefore oblivious to the very concept of principles, not to mention the concepts of rationality and personal responsibility.

Daren demolishes this simplistic, libertarian thinking on abortion.

Read the whole article.

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