The Point: Pro-Life and Puppies

Ready to adopt some puppies? For the Colson Center, I’m John Stonestreet with The Point.

Christian satire site The Babylon Bee recently ran an odd headline: “You Can’t Oppose Killing Puppies Unless You Adopt Every Dog On The Planet.”

A pro-dog-euthanization activist reportedly criticized the pro-puppy crowd for only loving the smallest, cutest dogs. If defenders of canine life aren’t ready to adopt every pooch on the planet, she said, they’re not really pro-puppy.

Of course the Babylon Bee wasn’t actually talking about dogs but parodying an argument we hear for abortion all the time: “Unless you’re willing to adopt every unwanted baby, you can’t deny women the right to choose.”

This usually comes from people who are unaware that Christians are more than twice as likely as the average American to adopt a child, according to a 2013 survey by Barna.

More importantly, you don’t have to personally take in every unwanted child to oppose killing them. Imagine someone using this excuse to justify killing unwanted toddlers! It doesn’t work, because a human life is a human life. Pro-lifers are consistent.



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