Matt Lewis

How drones and abortion both explain our ‘out-of-sight, out-mind’ psychology

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      Matt K. Lewis

      Matt K. Lewis is a senior contributor to The Daily Caller, and a contributing editor for The Week. He is a respected commentator on politics and cultural issues, and has been cited by major publications such as The Washington Post and The New York Times. Matt is from Myersville, MD and currently resides in Alexandria, VA. Follow Matt K. Lewis on Twitter <a>@mattklewis</a>.

My latest column for The Week deals with drones — more specifically, with my theory that it’s more palatable to simply kill someone than it is to capture them and extract information from them.

And then (as others have), I draw a comparison to the liberal position on abortion:

This dynamic helps explain why some other liberal policies become popular. Ignorance is bliss. It’s why many people believe that adults have more rights than the unborn (after all, we can see them, hear them complain. Likewise, an unborn baby cannot talk. The unborn can’t hire a lobby.)

Obviously, it is dangerous to compare the innocent unborn to likely terrorists. I’m not drawing a moral equivalent. But the irony is that many liberals want to dispose of them both with extreme prejudice.

Read the whole thing here.