Frozen Embryos and the Utilitarian Gotcha

Posted November 9, 2017 5:57 am by Anthony S. Layne

Frozen Embryos and the Utilitarian Gotcha

In recent news, science-fiction author Patrick S. Tomlinson has created what I call a Utilitarian Gotcha. By “gotcha”, I mean that however you answer the question, you’re supposed to lose: “If God is all-powerful, can He make a rock that He can’t lift?” You might have already heard of Tomlinson’s question as the “frozen embryos test”. The test supposedly provides abortion advocates with the long-sought Pro-Abortion Wrecking Ball, the Ultimate Argument which “eviscerates” the core pro-life argument. And from the handsprings the pro-abortion press is doing, you’d think moral dilemmas, like the 2016 presidential election cycle, were something pro-lifers have

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