Tony from Catholic Pillow Fight has a great question that could tie secularists in knots. In discussing the sex abuse in school problem Tony asks:
If a 13 year old girl is old enough to consent to an abortion, why isn’t she old enough to consent to sex? If she is old enough to make the decision to kill the life in her young womb without her parents’ knowledge or permission, why isn’t she old enough to make the decision to engage in the act that creates that life?
That’s a really relevant question. How can we tell children it’s ok to end life but not to begin it. Really wonderful and insightful.
The question really does attack the issue from the other end and illuminates it which is what a good discussion should do.