Negligence is a failure to exercise the degree of care considered prudent or reasonable. Negligence can be grounds for finding a person guilty and even going to jail. Philadelphia’s notorious later term abortionist Dr. Gosnell was quite convinced he was helping women exercise their fundamental right to choose.
The irony is that when it comes to the gruesome practice of abortion, it’s no shock that as a society, we just don’t want to hear about the reality of abortion. We don’t even want to admit there is any problem despite the grizzly drama exposed by a grand jury investigation.
These details cause us to want to bury our head in the sand. Not because we can’t know, but because we don’t want to know, because we are afraid to know. In such cases we are willfully ignorant. In addition, we might have to change our behavior, modify laws or provide better media coverage if we really sought the truth.