Don’t Like Abortion? Don’t Have One!
Recently, at a stop light, I was sitting behind a car with the bumper sticker, "Don't like abortion? Don't have one!" I'm sure the car's owner thought this sticker very cleaver. But cleverness is often a shallow substitute for thought. Consider these alternatives:
Don't like theft? Don't steal!
Don't like slavery? Don't own a slave!
Don't like rape? Don't commit one!
As you can see, the bumper sticker's logic can be applied to any moral issue. As with any of these, the question is not whether I like them, but rather if they're moral. Thus the question in the abortion debate is whether what is being killed is a human being. If it's not, then do with it what you will. If it is, then there is no justification for abortion. This is the question the sticker's owner should have considered before defacing his car.