Conservative political commentator Michael J. Knowles recently revealed that he hasn’t always opposed abortion. Discussing Fox News contributor Tomi Lahren’s controversial comments on the overturning of Roe v. Wade, Knowles spoke of the exact moment his entire view shifted on the highly important ethical issue.
“I wasn’t always pro-life…. I didn’t always realize how awful abortion is,” he explained on “The Michael Knowles Show.”
“In fact, I remember vividly having a conversation while I was in college — I was doing a summer fellowship with some bioethicist. And I had a conversation with some female bioethicist at lunch. I said, ‘Oh I think abortion … I don’t think it’s that big of a deal. I don’t know why people are worried about it.’ And she said, ‘Why’s that Michael?’ I repeated all of the Freakonomics arguments, oh which are largely bogus anyways: ‘It lowers crime, blah, blah blah.’ And she said, ‘Oh ok, which of those arguments doesn’t also apply to killing ethnic minorities in the inner cities? Young male ethnic minorities? They commit crime. They’re disproportionately on welfare. Shouldn’t we just kill them?'”
“Oh yikes. Ok,” Knowles responded at the time. Something had just hit home.
“So I cracked the spine of a book and thought about this for more than a few seconds,” he recalled. “And I realized the moral gravity of it.”
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(H/T: The Daily Wire)