08/10/2005: Heaven’s Teeny Tiny Door…
“…The right insists that life begins at conception and that therefore abortion and embryonic stem-cell research constitute murder.
Yet, if this were truly the basis of its belief, fetuses should be baptized as soon as it's clear a woman is pregnant and miscarriages should be the cause for a funeral and a religious burial.
No moderate would say that destruction of a human embryo is of no moral consequence - it constitutes a potential human life - yet there's ground for suspicion that some religious conservatives are as much about punishing illicit sexual activity as they are about saving "life."
The religious right has every right to be politically assertive. So does the secular left. What's needed is for moderates to get militant and contest these extremes.”
---Mort Kondracke (Roll Call)
Courtesy of Real Clear Politics.
But I do prefer Jon Rowe's reference to [he cites in this post: Why does God kill so many babies before they are born?] a good article on this point of reasoning:
Is Heaven Populated Chiefly by the Souls of Embryos?
Karen on 08.10.05 @ 08:08 AM CST