Cal Thomas’ column “Selective values on life” attempts to highlight liberal hypocrisy in being against the death penalty and supportive of abortion rights. In doing so, Mr. Thomas assumes two things that are not true.
His first mistake is thinking that everyone believes that life begins at conception, and therefore abortion is taking a life. Liberals do not believe that life begins at conception. His second mistake is saying that being pro-choice is the same as being pro-abortion. Liberals believe in a woman’s right to choose; no one is forced to have an abortion.
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