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With One Question, Sci-Fi Writer Silences Abortion Critics: Would You Save One Child In Fire Or 1,000 Embryos?

In a series of tweets on Monday, Science fiction author Patrick S. Tomlinson left hard-line conservatives speechless when he posted one simple question that shut down opponents of abortion rights: whether 1,000 embryos are more important than the life of a single child.

This scenario has repeatedly stumped so-called pro-life activists who are unable answer whether it makes more sense to save one child from a burning building or a vial of 1,000 embryos, Tomlinson says.

“They will never answer honestly, because we all instinctively understand the right answer is “A.” A human child is worth more than a thousand embryos. Or ten thousand. Or a million, he wrote on Twitter. “Because they are not the same, not morally, not ethically, not biologically,” he wrote. “This question absolutely eviscerates their arguments, and their refusal to answer confirms that they know it to be true.”

“No one, anywhere, actually believes an embryo is equivalent to a child. That person does not exist. They are lying to you,” he added.

On Tuesday, Tomlinson said that he woke up to a “thousand” of new followers.

“Holy crap. I literally wake up and there’s another thousand of you,” he wrote. “Welcome new followers. I write books and yell at the alt-right on social media.”

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