As a new conservative I am trying to adjust to not caring about others--you know, those without insurance, or immigrants, or women who need contraceptives, etc? I get part of it. After all, if you were stupid enough to be born poor or female, you kind of asked for this, right? And it isn't my fault, so why are you asking me to spend my hard-earned dollars to help you? (how is that?)
But my problem is then making that pivot back to caring about a fertilized egg. That is a hard one. After all, if I don't care about the egg's future healthcare needs, or that egg's future family's healthcare or nutritional needs, why do I care about the egg again?
I am sure there is some trick here--some way of forcing cognitive dissonance that I am missing. I hope you will advise.
PS, once I have turned off the caring about my neighbors and friends, can I ever turn it back on?