♪ D’Souza: The abortion debate
is really illuminated by by the Lincoln-Douglas debates.
Interestingly, Douglas argues, and this is in the context of
slavery, that each community, each state, should decide for
itself if it wants slavery. Douglas’ arguments are the
so-called “pro-choice” ones. He goes, “We have a big country.
We should agree to disagree.” Lincoln counters
by saying, “You cannot invoke the
principle of choice without regard to the
content of the choice.” In other words, you can’t
use your freedom to take away the freedom
of someone else, in that case, a slave.
The same could be said about the unborn.
You can’t invoke choice to cancel out the life choices
of another human being. I think by looking at history,
we can help understand our own peculiar situation
and learn from it. ♪