July 13, 2010

Moral Relativism - Case In Point

Situation 1 - A pregnant woman is violently assaulted and a C-section is performed in an attempt to save her baby, but the baby dies.  In 38 states, the assailant could be charged with murder, manslaughter, and/or aggravated assault, depending upon his/her intent to kill the child.

Situation 2 - At the request of a pregnant woman, a doctor aborts baby. The doctor clearly has an intent to kill, but murder charges are not considered in this situation.  In fact, no charges are considered at all because the murder of the innocent baby in this case is legal by law.

This is moral relativism.  In one case, the direct or indirect death of the unborn child is considered murder, manslaughter or aggravated assault, while in the other case, the direct death of the unborn child is not even under review by the law because it protected and condoned by law. 

They can't both be right.

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