Philosophers have argued for centuries about how many angels can dance on the head of a pin, but materialists have known all along that it depends on whether they are jitterbugging or dancing cheek to cheek. ~ Tom RobbinsOnce again, Donald Trump's plain, if spongy-brained, speaking has trapped conservatives in their own positions. Anti-abortionists have long sought to punish women seeking abortions, going so far as compelling them to undergo simulated rape in the form unnecessary transvaginal probes. If, as they say, "abortion is murder" then seeking an abortion is attempted murder and ought to be punished.
In fact, until yesterday many anti-abortionists advocated prison for women who have abortions. National Review writer Kevin D. Williamson just two years ago argued that women who have abortions should be executed by hanging.
Anti-abortionists are now twisting themselves into knots trying to come up with a way they can make abortion illegal without calling abortion seekers murderers. Their bizarre philosophy contents that women are dimwitted simpletons manipulated by evil doctors into abortions. Once all gynecologists are imprisoned these women will all meekly submit to their only proper purpose of being vessels for God's gift of pregnancy.