Anti-Abortion Violence: A Personal View

by Sharon Mahler
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When people find out that I am a pro-life activist, very often the first thing they ask is some question about anti-abortion violence. After careful reflection and consultation with moral authorities, legal scholars, and religious leaders, I have come to the following position:

I am personally opposed to shooting abortionists. But I can't impose my morality on others! I mean, I would never shoot an abortionist myself, but I couldn't tell someone else what's right for him. My personal religious beliefs prohibit killing people, but I realize that this is America, and we can't make laws based on personal religious beliefs.

I believe that every person has the right to control his or her own body. And of course that includes his trigger finger. If someone wants to shoot an abortionist, that's a personal decision between a man and his gun dealer.

I guess I'm just pro-choice on this issue.

Oh, okay, I'm not serious about this. But the funny thing is, when Planned Parenthood and other pro-abortionists use exactly this logic -- "if you don't believe in abortion, don't have one, but don't try to impose your morality on others", etc -- they talk as if they almost expected people to take them seriously! They are just joking, aren't they?

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Posted 29 Jul 2002.

Copyright 2002 by Sharon Mahler
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