Sunday, October 14, 2012
Te pro life position should have support across the left right spectrum. I congratulate Mehdi Hasan for this article. He is already being denounced by his leftist friends. Being Pro-Life Doesn't Make Me Any Less Of A Lefty> Listening to fellow pundits on the left react with rage and disbelief to the support by the Health Secretary, Jeremy Hunt, for halving the abortion time limit to 12 weeks, I was reminded of the late Christopher Hitchens. "[A]nyone who has ever seen a sonogram or has spent even an hour with a textbook on embryology knows that emotions are not the deciding factor [in abortions]," wrote the Hitch in his column for the Nation magazine in April 1989. "In order to terminate a pregnancy, you have to still a heartbeat, switch off a developing brain . . . break some bones and rupture some organs."