Much has been said in very recent weeks regarding the dastardly atrocities of Gosnell. [For those who are blissfully not addicted to news, Gosnell is the name of a partial birth abortionist who is on trial for murder. He botched some partial birth abortions, then instead of being a human being he simply snipped the necks of the viable, living, newly-born infants. In other words, he’s a monster.]
Some people have made a lot of insightful commentary on the case. One thing I want to highlight is the fact of the moral incoherence of the abortionists. It seems to be, just looking at it on face value, extraordinary that one second you’re a human being with the right to life and liberty but one second prior, it’s okay to kill you. What is the nature of this alchemical second that turns a lump of biology into a full blown human being? And why does it depend on geography? What special magic takes place when the baby crosses the liminal threshold of the vaginal tract or the stomach?
The abortionists cannot answer this question, because really, NOBODY can. Whether the partial birth abortion fails or not, there is clearly a little human being in there. And that is the truth that is disturbing many, many people in America right now.