When I read Bob Wakeham’s April 26 column on pro-life Frank Coleman after reading George McIsaac’s reply to it on May 15, one paragraph especially drew my eye: “Coleman … certainly can’t deny that a movement of which he is a proud and active member views pro-choice advocates — men and women — as morally bankrupt, as sinners, as dirt, as the scum of the earth.”
I do not believe that that is an accurate picture of the attitude of pro-life people toward our opponents. I do not believe Mr. Wakeham sees clearly into our minds in this matter. I do think, though, he may know his own mind and that he sees quite well that if he realized abortion to be what the pro-life say it is, he himself would deem “pro-choice advocates” to be “morally bankrupt, sinners, dirt, the scum of the earth.” That seems to me to say a lot, in and of itself, about the real nature of the offences committed daily against unborn humans.
As a defence of abortion — if it were such, rather than an attack on Frank Coleman — Mr. Wakeham’s position amounts logically to this: if the pro-life were right about abortion, they ought to deem us pro-choice to be contemptible. But we are not contemptible. Therefore the pro-life are wrong about abortion.
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