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07/04/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Why the Right Shoots Abortion Doctors Not Child Traffickers.

A question about the murder of "abortion doctor" George Tiller: If abortion opponents are so concerned about children, how come they don't murder child-traffickers instead of "abortion doctors"?

Why do they care more about the concept of children rather than actual children?
According to the U.S. Department of Justice, there are hundreds of thousands of girls and boys being bought, sold or kidnapped and then forced to have sex with grown men all over the world. They are children born into poverty and sold for sex. So, where are the picket signs and the Promise Keepers? Why are they bombing abortion clinics instead of child traffic operations?

The reverence for life in the right-to-life crowd stops when the breathing starts. It's not just the nutbags on the right, either. Even the decent, principled, spiritual people who oppose abortion on moral grounds don't seem to notice that almost all their energy goes to the not-yet-born at the expense of the born.

Here's why: Many in the anti-choice groups aren't anti-abortion. They're anti-sex. They don't want to regulate abortion; they want to regulate the activity that precedes it. They're trying to regulate sex. That's why they force us to spend hundreds of millions of dollars on abstinence programs that don't work. That's why they keep us from introducing sensible sex education programs. That's why they prevent us from educating people about condoms and distributing them freely.

Everybody knows that the best way to solve a problem is to prevent it in the first place. So why is there almost a universal opposition to prevention programs on the right?

Investigators and researchers estimate the average predator in the U.S. can make more than $200,000 a year off one young girl. Why is her life worth more to child traffickers than to abortion opponents?

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