I go on Goodreads fairly often, and if I comment on a book review I get updates on the ongoing conversation there. One reviewer wrote a long review bashing “The Book Thief”, one of my favorite books. Of course, I had to defend it. I left the thread a while ago after making my case, but the updates still show up. Recently this chilling comment, by the creator of the original review, came up in my feed (this was a short section of a larger comment):
I’m pro-choice, but I understand and find myself agreeing with the pro-lifers. I agree that life begins at conception and that abortion seems pretty damn barbaric and I’ll never have one; but pro-lifers will never change my change my pro-choice stance because I don’t believe the government should tell you what you can and can’t do with your body.
This is the absolute worst type of pro-choicer: The one who knows you’re killing a human child and knows that abortion is barbaric (“Seems?”), but decides that their right to kill their own children, forced to depend on them for nourishment, is worth the life of an utterly defenseless, completely innocent human being.