Monday, August 03, 2015
If slavery were only one part of an organization's purpose, should taxpayers have to fund it?
Maybe killing babies is only wrong in the eyes of progressives when capitalism is involved.
I have now heard one particular argument in defense of Planned Parenthood several times. It goes like this: "Abortion is only one part of Planned Parenthood's services and it is hardly a sufficient cause to de-fund their entire operation."
Okay. Fine. If killing babies is just one part of your business, your still legitimate if you do other, less horrific things.
So let's just replace the word "abortion" in this argument with another word and ask what we would think if anyone ever actually uttered it in defense of any organization: "Slavery is only one part of [Insert Organization Name Here]'s services and it is hardly a sufficient cause to de-fund their entire operation."