Let’s Split the Baby

James Taranto:

The New York Times’s Nicholas Kristof has a “Religion and Sex Quiz” that aims to deny that sexual moralists can find support for their views in the Bible. Here’s the first question:

The Bible’s position on abortion is:

a. Never mentioned.
b. To forbid it along with all forms of artificial birth control.
c. Condemnatory, except to save the life of the mother.

The answer: “A. Abortion is never mentioned as such.”

That “as such” is a pretty big qualifier, but in a Solomonic spirit, we’d like to propose a truce: Antiabortion advocates will quit asserting the Bible backs their position, and in exchange, pro-abortion ones will drop the claim that the Constitution supports theirs.

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posted 5 / 23 / 2011
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