Merriam Webster defines loophole as, “an error in the way a law, rule, or contract is written that makes it possible for some people to legally avoid obeying it.” You may associate the term with unctuous politicians attempting to evade the law by pinpointing its legal loopholes. People who search for loopholes are usually people who exploit the laws of the land for their own unscrupulous gain.
Many people treat abortion as they would a legal loophole. They denounce abortion unless it poses a threat to women’s autonomy. They wage war against the Grim Reaper of Planned Parenthood unless it poses a threat to their lifestyles. They denounce Cecile Richards unless the life of the unborn child is seen as a hindrance to social progress. Their ideology is riddled with so-called “exceptions” to the pro-life worldview. This argument is punctuated with every “unless” and “except” in the English language, so much so that it is fraying at the seams. Their worldview is coming undone, right before our very eyes.