“Oh, I agree with you that abortion’s a bad thing,” the cigarette-puffing young man insisted across the Planned Parenthood fence.
“Why did you take her in there then?” I inquired. “It’s not too late. Go get her…”
“But the abortion is necessary to save her life. She has an ectopic pregnancy and the baby has zero chance of survival.”
Nothing stumps a pro-lifer quicker than this. If killing the preborn baby is necessary to save the mother’s life, it is argued, then the abortive remedy is unfortunate and regretful, but not murder.
What if it is not necessary to kill the ectopically implanted baby to save the mother’s life? What if the mother and the baby can both be saved?