Isn't the practice of
abortion going to change the image of lawmakers?
Legislation and "medicalization" of abortion
signal a radical change in our conception of lawmakers and judges:
- What is worse still is that most of the legislation
liberalizing abortion transfers to the doctor the competence of a judge. We are witnessing
a new case of alienation. The lawmaker is removed from his original function: to make life
respected before making property respected.
- It follows, then, that lawmakers henceforth will be
better equipped to enforce the respect for property than to effect respect for the life of
certain categories of human beings. They are even better equipped
to protect the life of a criminal than that of an innocent person! If lawmakers are
"alienated," that is, deprived of their competence to effect respect for the
unborn infant, they will also eventually be powerless when it comes to insisting on
respect for the elderly, the incurables, those who are defined as "burdens",
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