LearningIsFun brings up a couple of interesting statements from the last post.
Didn't you notice that your original post is entirely an appeal to possible hypocrisy? Wasn't that whole point? You wanted to get people to see the inconsistency between their feelings on abortion and their feelings about the thought experiment?
I don't think it's the same thing. I'm appealing to consistency of position, and illustrating it by removing the age-ist bias, which you display as well. You are a bigot.
I, personally, feel differently about the two scenarios because my moral sense doesn't equate the life of a fetus with that of an adult.
Who cares what you feel, though? How about an argument why they're different? You know, evidence?
I'm genuinely surprised that you would not save the innocent people by killing the person systematically murdering them
It would be murder on God's Law, yes, as murder is defined as the unjustified taking of human life. But it wouldn't be murder on the law of the land, and I as an individual don't have the authority given to me by God to just overturn that law whenever I want towards others. It's the same reason I don't kill aborticians or blow up their abortuaries - that's not my role and I don't have authority to do it.
(As an aside, if someone told me they were the one who killed an abortician, I'm not at all confident I'd turn them in. I'd lean towards keeping mum and plausible deniability, and would have to be persuaded to turn the person in. Same if I witnessed him setting fire to the abortuary.)
You'd probably only have to kill about a dozen doctors to make the rest too scared to continue.
That's true, and it's tempting, and I mean that. But like I said, I don't have the authority to dole out death as I see fit; only in self-defense, just war, or as part of a legitimate gov't capital punishment would I have the God-given authority and permission to do so.
By the way, I'm not advocating violence. I'm advocating that pro-lifers stop equating abortion with murder,
I understood what you were getting at, but I appreciate the clarification.