Saturday, April 21, 2012

A light point about abortion

Pro-life advocates often say abortion is a modern-day Holocaust. They point to 50 million abortions since 1973 as a tragedy on par with the murder of 11 million humans at the hands of Adolf Hitler.

Let's pretend for a moment that this makes any kind of sense.

If you count the unborn as people the way the anti-abortion camp does, then WAY more than 11 million people died in the Holocaust. Pregnant Jews faced forced abortion, which not only adds to the total, but adds a layer of evil not seen in the U.S. As for gametes, well, we're talking numbers that can be expressed only with scientific notation and keyboard shortcuts. And it means Hitler killed his first million when he hit puberty.

Either way, there's only one Holocaust. And it's not even close. 

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