Liam Neeson defends Richard Mourdock

[R]ather than stumbling their way through science or theology, perhaps pro-life candidates should simply refer to a scene in the 1995 film, “Rob Roy.”

Jessica Lange’s character reveals to her husband, played by Liam Neeson, that she has become pregnant after being raped by his enemy. “I could not kill it, husband,” she says, almost apologetically.

Responds Mr. Neeson, “It’s not the child that needs killing.”

In just a few words, Mr. Neeson’s character from 18th century Scotland eloquently argues for the child’s innocence. Such an answer is still bound to displease pro-choice voters, but it might at least clarify the argument.

(James Freeman in the Wall Street Journal)