The Journal now reporting "thousands despite the horrible weather". When the excuses come this early in the evening the turnout must have been dismal.
It doesn't really matter whether your reasons are solely logical or rational (I would argue that we can't resolve moral dilemmas solely on the basis of logic/rationality anyway - we are not robots), the fact is that it is your moral judgment that when it comes to a conflict or a competition for life between a born person and an unborn human life, the morally right thing to do is to give preference to the born person's life. And incidentally we don't have to say that this is because the foetus is of less worth, we could base this on the life of the foetus being more uncertain - the foetus(es) mightn't make it anyway, which would be a reason for giving preference to the life of the person that has made it through the birth stage.But, as I have said, since we are dealing with two viable human lives I cannot provide you with a logical, rational, objective reason for my adopting that position, it is an emotional response. And being a purely emotional response it does not provide us with any guidance that would enable the formulation of any general principle, not does it say anything about the relative worth of any two human lives. In other words, it does not establish that the unborn are of lesser value than the born.
I agree with this moral judgment obviously and I think that this is in fact what almost everyone feels (although many on the pro-life side would refuse to admit this, preferring to avoid questions).
So clearly the pro-life claim that the foetus is entitled to the same right to life as a born human being fails - virtually no-one really thinks this. At the least, this claim needs to be revised to "the foetus has a right to life with the qualification that where there is a conflict between the right to life of a foetus and a born person, the right of the latter is greater".
Would you agree with this, before we go any further? (I don't think Tonic would disagree with this btw).
National Maternity Strategy
That tells us all we need to know about "FFA".... and about your attempt at spin.