Andrew Haines makes basically the same point apropos of Tollefson’s essay as I did the other day.
And here’s just one more way of putting it that occurred to me this morning. I think it’s safe to say that we have a natural desire for health (and even a natural inclination to health – I noticed recently that it is sometimes forgotten that ‘desire’ and ‘inclination’ aren’t the same thing; all inclinations are desires, but not all desires are inclinations). But the fact that health is something that we desire doesn’t mean that health requires the satisfaction of all our desires. I think that confusion about this has some very bad consequences, including consequences that obstruct pro-life efforts.
(Maybe I’ll now stop flogging this issue for a while.)