Butler Shaffer asks a question:
Would you agree to the death of an innocent stranger in order to save a loved one? To avenge a loved one?
Although he is talking about the Iraq ar, it strikes me that this question also relates to issues such as abortion and stem-cell research.
Is it that we are so certain that these are not lives (or more precisely, persons) that we are willing to see them killed, or is it because they cannot complain to us, so that we may ignore them?
That is all.