The “Christian” Left and other pro-aborts often use the “violinist” argument to justify killing unwanted children up until their first breath. It basically posits that if a famous violinist connected himself to you against your will because he needed access to your kidneys, you would be under no obligation to keep him alive. Therefore, you are also under no obligation to keep any other human being alive who is attached to you.
Like many pro-abortion arguments, it uses clever rhetoric and emotions to persuade people but it is ultimately fallaciouis. This is a thorough and accurate reply to it, but Mike Adams’ quote is a perfectly pithy reply.
The principal weakness in Thompson’s violinist analogy is that it tries to draw moral equivalency between two very unequal things: a) Unplugging yourself from an adult involved in a criminal conspiracy to violate your bodily autonomy, and b) Cutting up a child guilty of no criminal wrongdoing.
My only tweak is that it isn’t just “a” child, it is the child of the one contracting for the killing.