The point, however, is that if opposition to abortion is a purely religious issue, then support for abortion cannot be a purely civil issue. As a matter of consistency and of common sense, if opposition to abortion is a religious issue, then support for abortion is also a religious issue. Any form of support for abortion by government at any level would necessarily be a violation of the 1st Amendment as it would, in effect, establish a State religion.
Wednesday, December 30, 2009
"Intuitively Obvious to the Casual Observer" - by why is it missed?
From Michael Greaney, Personhood and the Ontology of Personalism, Just Third Way blog: