Solving the Abortion Conundrum
by Gene Callahan
Is there no way out of this impasse? I suggest there is, and will begin my effort to indicate the direction to head with an analogy. Imagine you are sailing your boat along at sea, minding your own business, when you hear a noise behind you. You turn around and find a bedraggled looking man climbing from out of the waves onto your craft.
“Thank God you happened by!” he says. “My ship sank, and I’ve been clinging to the mast for a day now. I had almost given up hope.”
You nod solemnly at him, walk across the deck, pick him up, and throw him back in the ocean. “You see,” you explain to an imagined audience of shocked onlookers, “he was trespassing. I came out here for some solitude, and the idea that now I’m compelled to accommodate him makes me into kind of a slave, doesn’t it?”
I like looking a difficult problems thru the lens of humor.
The current “system” is a disaster. Putting the gooferment “in charge” of anything isn’t going to “solve” any problem.
If one is “pro-life”, as I am, you must deal with all the children in the foster care system. If you are “pro-choice”, then you have to deal with the “right to life” enshrined in the Constitution. Regardless of side, I think we can all agree that the gooferment has done a terrible job of whatever the problem is?
If “no”, please explain the current mess to me.
So, we have turn down the temperature of the debate. As libertarians, the first principle is non-aggression. So no one will be forced to do anything.
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