Here is New Yorker columnist Adam Gopnik on the shootings in Connecticut.
Twenty dead children—babies, really—in a kindergarten in a prosperous town in Connecticut. And a mother screaming. And twenty families told that their grade-schooler had died. After the Aurora killings, I did a few debates with advocates for the child-killing lobby—sorry, the gun lobby—and, without exception and with a mad vehemence, they told the same old lies…
Here is the same columnist on abortion.
[L]ife has no neat on and off, that while life may in some sense begin at conception, the moment when the formed consciousness that distinguishes human life from bean life arises is a very different question, not reducible to a dogma or a simple claim. A bean isn’t a baby; a baby was once a bean, and between those two truths it is, or ought to be, every woman for herself.
What is unquestionable is that the kind of fully conscious life that everyone claims to prize already belongs to the woman who happens to be pregnant, and it should be her individual moral conscience that, in a society devoted to the individual, ought to rule. One reason we prize life is because it makes minds. And women, who have them, should be free to make up their own.
Is there anyone in the “gun lobby” who advocates killing a children with firearms? Of course not. Every gun owner that I know advocates protecting children from gun violence.
Is there there anyone in the abortion lobby who supports the killing of a significant percentage of unborn children? Yes, all of them including Adam Gopnik. In fact, in the above passages, the only member of a real, honest child killing lobby is Gopnik.Share