Monday, January 22, 2007

Abortion and Freedom

Fr Jim Tucker at Dappled Things has a useful post on "Abortion and Freedom" from a conservative point of view,

He writes:

"Today being the anniversary of Roe v. Wade, it would be good to renew our solidarity with all those who have been killed by abortion, as well as with those who are acting to end this barbarous practice.

If a government is good for anything, it's good for preventing aggression against individuals and their property, and this is particularly true in the case of those who are weak, vulnerable, and without a legal voice of their own. This is why we are not only morally opposed to abortion, we are also committed to having the government protect those whose lives are in danger from it.

That, in a nutshell, is the secular argument against legal abortion, a principle with which everyone ought to be in agreement."

He then gives various links to the Libertarians for Life site and an interesting collection of articles defending preborn human life from the standpoint of individual liberties.