(On whether natural miscarriage justifies abortion.)
Even in atheist fever swamps, the belief that the natural occurrence of an act justifies the intentional commission of an act has rarely if ever been accepted. Even Stalin (a faithful atheist) didn't justify the Holodomor by asserting 'Hey, a lot of Ukranians die naturally, so what's the problem with starving a few million of them?'. Even atheists aren't so depraved as to invoke natural death to justify intentional killing. Except, it seems, in the abortion debate.
The afterlife will bring good that justifies the bad. If we are to understand the whole of good and evil, we must consider the eternity of man's existence. If a miscarried child enjoys eternity in heaven with God, then the net effect of the miscarriage is good, not evil.
Michael Egnor, Egnorance 73 Comments
[11/7/2011 8:15:24 AM]
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