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Jason Jones is a senior contributor to The Stream. He is a film producer, author, activist and human rights worker. You can follow him @TGCWithJason. John Zmirak is a senior editor at The Stream, and author or co-author of ten books, including The Politically Incorrect Guide to Immigration and The Politically Incorrect Guide to Catholicism.

Jason Jones & John ZmirakDuring the crisis caused by the virus China unleashed on the world, we’ve seen some pro-lifers stumble. No doubt they’re eager to keep their vital cause relevant to current events. So they claim that there is a “pro-life” position on the lockdown.

They embrace maximum restrictions on business, to “save every life” possible. That’s exactly how pro-infanticide New York Governor Mario Cuomo talks, too. (Even as he forces nursing homes to take in virus patients, which could kill thousands of vulnerable seniors.) Such people claim that those of us who fear government tyranny, and the hunger, chaos, and suicides linked to an economic depression are being “callous” or even “anti-life.”

Now it’s possible to be callous and anti-life on the subject of the virus. Joe Biden’s chief medical advisor Ezekiel Emanuel favors passive euthanasia of the elderly, denying life-saving medicines to people over 75. Of course that’s evil, because it’s a direct, intentional attack on the innocent. Favoring that is very different from seeking to re-open the economy while minimizing threats to the vulnerable.  ….

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