I’ve been somewhat following the ongoing battles here about whether a moral person can vote for a Democrat. As always, progressives talk about how Democrats help the poor, promote peace and care for the environment, while conservatives repeat “abortion is murder” over and over, albeit in different ways.
I’m not going to complain about that because when all is said and done, the idea that abortion is murder, while it is the only objection that can be made against abortion, it is the only one that needs to be made.
I am pro-life. But I also believe that science, logic and rational thought are gifts from God that should be used, and sometimes I have trouble reconciling my pro-life views with rational thought.
I realize it’s beyond dispute that abortion kills…something. But until a fairly late stage, the fetus does not resemble a human, cannot think, cannot feel pain. Religions disagree about when a baby becomes a human person. Even the Catholic Church held different views until fairly recently. So, is there anything, anything at all (although preferably something a non-Catholic might consider solid) behind the idea that abortion is murder? I know this has been asked before, but I’m wondering if I’ve missed something recent. Thank you for reading.