Interesting Thought Experiment… Am I Brainwashed?
Last week, I was having a discussion with a friend of mine concerning a news story that we had seen. Think about this:
A doctor walks into a hospital. He heads to the maternity ward, where newborns are placed. As he passed each child, he pulls out a scalpel and kills each one. Infant after infant is killed remorselessly with surgical precision.
Along comes a person, who hearing what was going on, grabs a broom handle, runs into the room and hits him, killing the doctor instantly, but stopping his killing spree.
Is the person who stopped this a hero? I would say so, even though, technically, killing the doc is illegal too.
Now, replace it with an abortion doctor. The scenario is strikingly similar. Defenseless victims. Surgically killed by a doctor. Especially when it’s a late term that would be viable outside the womb. The child is just a few inches from being pulled completely out of the womb and being a newborn. They are not considered a newborn by a simple technicality.
Scott Roeder ran into that clinic and killed Doctor Tiller, stopping his killing.
Here’s the thing. I am not sure how you are thinking right now, but the first thing my mind did was say, “well they are very different. You can’t defend Scott’s actions”. Yet as I look at them, they are not.
I still can’t wrap my head around defending Scott Roeder in any way, but how is it so completely different? Why to they equate as completely different to me, morally?
I am not what I consider Pro-Life or Pro-Choice. I think that Roe vs. Wade needs to be overturned because its just bad “law”. Let the states decide on it.
As I thought about this, I realized that my moral compass has been subverted. Why can I, in my mind, praise the person who stopped the killer in one instance, but condemn them in the other? How does the term “abortion” manage to make it ok?
If the law said it was ok to kill any child who was under the age of 1 year old who the mother didn’t want, no one would accept it.
Why is this different? More importantly, why do I see them as different?