Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Pro-Life Can Only Mean Pro-Truth

A Facebook friend posted the following ...

From Robert P. George's Conscience and Its Enemies: Confronting the Dogmas of Liberal Secularism (p. 226):
"Bernie [former abortionist and abortion propagandist Bernard Nathanson, later baptized Catholic and pro-life activist] and I [George] became friends in the early 1990s, shortly after my own pro-life writings came to his attention. Once, during the Q&A after a speech he gave in Princeton, I asked him: 'When you were promoting abortion, you were willing to lie in what you regarded as a good cause. Now that you have been converted to the cause of life, would you be willing to lie to save babies? How do those who hear your speeches and read your books and articles know that you are not lying now?' It was, I confess, an impertinently phrased question, but also, I believe, an important one. He seemed a bit stunned by it, and after a moment said, very quietly, 'No, I wouldn't lie, even to save babies.' At the dinner he and I had with students afterward, he explained himself further: 'You said that I was converted to the cause of life, and that's true. But you must remember that I was converted to the cause of life only because I was converted to the cause of truth. That's why I wouldn't lie, even in a good cause.'"

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