But even if were true.... it doesn't eliminate the contradictions in your average pro-lifer's view.
I do realize there are crazed maniacs who do desire to outlaw most methods of contraception and dole out homicide charges to any woman/doctor who takes part in an abortion.... and there are a lot more than I think most realize. They ARE the consistent ones, who actually follow the rhetoric to its logical conclusions. It might behove the more mild pro-lifers to take care what rhetoric they repeat.. because most of it is all straight from the mouths of those extremists.. and by endorsing their arguments, you have lost all credibility and ability to justify your own more milder views..
A quick google search will bring up quite a lot of information from pro-life sources about the widely known chemically induced abortions that oral contraceptions (and UID's) can cause."Does the Birth Control Pill Cause Abortions?"
Here's what 11 physicians and medical professionals are saying about the book Randy Alcorn published in 1998:
1. "From medical textbooks and pharmacy references, to statements from the Pill-manufacturers themselves, this book proves, beyond any doubt, the abortion-causing action of birth control pills. This book should be read by everyone interested in knowing the truth."
~ Paul L. Hayes, M.D., Board Certified Fellow of the American College of Obstetricians/Gynecologists
2. "Does the birth control pill cause abortions? Using research results from medical literature, Randy Alcorn has convincingly shown that the answer is `yes.' He has, with care and compassion, given us the truth. The question for us as Christians is how we will respond now that we know."
~ Linda Martin, M.D., Pediatrician
3. "By carefully detailing the available medical information concerning the abortifacient effects of oral contraceptives, Randy Alcorn has developed a logical and thoughtful challenge to every prolife person. The conclusions of this study are scientifically accurate. Birth control pills usually prevent pregnancy, but sometimes they cause an abortion. Questions? Objections? Randy has addressed them in a gentle but firm way. This is the manner in which the often fiery debate over prolife subjects should be carried out- unemotionally, intelligently and quietly. The evidence is before us . . . `How should we then live?'"
kinda interesting that the site wilber offers as evidence has no disclosure about who they are and their goals or missions statement or even affiliations . . . .
As for consistency, like many virtues, no human will achieve it with perfection... but it should always be the goal. Likewise, inconsistency should be eliminated when discovered... coherence is what one needs to aim for if you place any efficacy in logic at all. If one is unknowingly inconsistent with one proposition, that person could still point out inconsistencies in other things.
If you believe the bolded portion of the quote then why is it so important to you that pro-lifers be consistant? After all no human will achieve it with perfection. In fact they won't even change their views when their inconsistancy is pointed out to them.
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