Tuesday, October 21, 2008

When Is It Morally Right to Vote for a "Pro-choice" Candidate?

Gerard Bradley, Professor of Law at the University of Notre Dame Law School, has an essay online today entitled When Is It Acceptable for a ''Pro-Life'' Voter to Vote for a ''Pro-Choice'' Candidate?

I commend to you his careful, insightful discussion. Professor Bradley uses the Golden Rule to think through "the three best arguments that 'pro-life' voters voting for 'pro-choice' candidates have made to justify their decision": (1) we should instead attack the root cause of abortion; (2) the pro-choice candidate is better on other issues than the pro-life candidate; (3) the laws allowing "choice" on abortion are instrumentally essential to ensuring the equality of women and men.