Originally Posted by BR
Do you not consider free birth control a weapon against abortions? You can't possibly claim that. Furthermore, you refuse to use it. How was that statement flawed in the least? There exists a weapon against abortions that you refuse to use. Why is that so hard to admit?
Forced sterilizations would also be a weapon against abortions. I refuse to use that one. I'll readily admit that.
And so is abstinence by those who are unable to afford birth-control and do not wish to get pregnant. And so is making the murder of in untero children.
So there are multiple "weapons" against this terrible crime, but you've singled out only one (because of your bigotry) and called it hypocrisy.
You also fail to acknowledge that many people of faith who oppose this terrible crime feel the need to approach stopping it in a morally consistent manner (i.e., not engaging in or supporting a different immoral behavior in order to stop or prevent this one.) By way of example, many people believe it's very important (even a moral obligation) to feed, clothe and house the hungry, naked and homeless. However, they know it would be wrong to steal from someone else in order to meet this moral obligation (i.e., commit or support an immoral act to stop another one.)
Some of us feel it is important to be as morally consistent as much as humanly possible in interacting with the world. That to not do this would be to walk down the path of moral relativism and "ends justify the means" thinking that has been the foundation of so much evil in this world.
I understand that trying to be morally and philosophically consistent isn't important to you but, for some of us, it is.