A worried woman went to her gynecologist & said, “Doctor, I’ve a serious problem & desperately need your help! My baby isn’t even one year old & I’m pregnant again. I don’t want kids so close together.” So the doctor said, “OK & what do you want me to do?” She replied, “I want you to end my pregnancy & I’m counting on your help with this.” The doctor thought for a little while & after some silence he said to the lady, “I think I’ve a better solution for your problem. It’s less dangerous for you too.” She smiled, thinking that the doctor was going to accept her request. Then he continued, “You see, in order for you not to have to take care of two babies at the same time, let’s kill the one in your arms. This way, you could rest some before the other is born. If we’re going to kill one of them, it doesn’t matter which one it is. There would be no risk to your body if you choose the one in your arms.” The lady was horrified & said, “No doctor! How terrible! It’s a crime to kill a child!” “I agree,” the doctor replied, “but you seemed to be OK with it so I thought maybe that was the best solution.” The doctor smiled, realizing that he had made his point. He convinced the Mum that there’s no difference in killing a child that’s already been born & one that’s still in the womb.
The crime is the same!