fallingGood friend Josh Brahm has posted a piece, “4 reasons pro-lifers need to stop doing this.” ”This” is:

One of my colleagues at Students for Life of America recently asked me for an example of pro-lifers doing things that appear weird to our society. The first thing that came to mind was something that my brother Timothy and I call FTV: “Fetus Tunnel Vision.”

fetus tunnel vision
   1. the inability to see and/or acknowledge human rights injustices without equating or comparing them to abortion.

Josh listed four reasons, in short:

#1: You won’t persuade a lot of people to become pro-life while comparing every single instance of multiple people dying to abortion.

#2: Other human rights injustices matter too.

#3: Comparing every instance of mass killing to abortion is rude.

#4: Thoughtful pro-choice people will see that you’re begging the question.

Read Josh’s post for detailed explanations for the above four reasons. His bottom line:

What I’m arguing here is that we need to be able to see how horrible non-abortion injustices are, and respond appropriately. Doing this publicly will also have a side benefit of helping pro-choice people see that we’re normal human beings who oppose injustice. Then we can gain the opportunity to show abortion to be the injustice it is.

So, do you agree or disagree with Josh’s thesis?

[Photo by Richard Drew for the Associated Press via JoshBrahm.com]

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