Can conservatives and liberals agree on abortion?

2366Imagine you are driving on a foggy night and you see a dark figure ahead. It could be a fallen branch. It might even be a little deer, or, God forbid, a little child. Do you keep on driving full speed and crash through it, or put on the brakes? If you think it might be a human person, either dead or alive, what should you do?

Most of us would say that even if we are uncertain, we should stop and check. We should give the benefit of the doubt to something that might be human, and, if it is, treat it with care.

But a recent article for Gatestone suggests that society has no obligation to interfere with a woman who chooses to get an abortion.

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About Gerald McDermott

Gerald R. McDermott holds the Anglican Chair of Divinity at Beeson Divinity School, and is Distinguished Senior Fellow, Baylor Institute for Studies of Religion; and Fellow, Institute for Theological Inquiry, Jerusalem, Israel. An Anglican priest, he has written, co-authored, or edited nineteen books. His most recent are Famous Stutterers and Israel Matters. You can follow him on Twitter @DrGRMcDermott