There aren’t many ways an argument between pro-lifers and pro-choicers can end. Most of the times the counterparts will firmly defend their position, without changing their mind.
Sci-fi author Patrick S. Tomlinson tried to end the debate by asking a simple life-or-death question to his 29,000 followers, a question he came up with 10 years ago and he uses to challenge the “Life begins at conception” advocates:
“You’re in a fertility clinic. Why isn’t important. The fire alarm goes off. You run for the exit. As you run down this hallway, you hear a child screaming from behind a door. You throw open the door and find a five-year-old child crying for help.
They’re in one corner of the room. In the other corner, you spot a frozen container labeled ‘1000 Viable Human Embryos’. The smoke is rising. You start to choke. You know you can grab one or the other, but not both before you succumb to smoke inhalation and die, saving no one.
Do you A) save the child, or B) save the thousand embryos?”
Scroll down to see some of the answers, and feel free to let us know your opinion in the comments.
Meet Patrick S. Tomlinson, a sci-fi author who tried to shut down the anti-abortion argument with a simple question he asked his followers on Twitter
He asked a straightforward life-or-death question, with only two possible answers
The answers, as you can imagine, started a debate
Some were pretty confused, or not totally honest with themselves
This guy’s reply wasn’t so popular among Patrick’s readers
This is the point Tomlinson wanted to demonstrate.