Monday, April 21, 2014

Comparing the Comparable

In my skimming of the news I came across this story.

Police find remains of seven babies at Utah home

My reaction was something like "How in the world could she do that? WHY would she do that?" I felt disturbed and revolted.

My next thought was "but isn't this exactly the same thing I heard people advocating for--for the right to choose whether or not the babies they have live?"

I also heard a story containing an audio of someone talking with a clinic talking about late-term abortion--even after-birth abortion. (I don't want to try searching for it--the kinds of things that search will bring up is more than I ever want to learn about--but it's out there.)

What is so different between what Huntsman did and what abortion clinics do? Is the difference that she did it herself? As far as I can see, that's really the only difference.

Can I say that something is messed up? I think I can. It seems obvious from the first story (and the comments on it) that our society considers a mother killing her babies is disturbing, wrong. Why can't we see that the SAME applies to abortion? What's getting in the way?

Some comments say she is clearly mentally ill. So does it follow that all mothers who would choose to end the life of their infant for personal convenience (and the society that makes it overly acceptable--even right--to do so) are mentally ill, not seeing things correctly?

My answer is yes. What is yours?