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Roe v Wade, Forty Years After

lshort Wrote: Jan 14, 2013 1:42 PM
Disagreeing with you--though honestly I don't yet know if we do disagree entirely or not, as it's hard for me to tell from your dramatic hyperbole what your exact feelings about abortion truly are--doesn't make me a moral coward. Refusing to consider the issue deeply and allow my feelings to be engaged would make me a moral coward, but I haven't done that, so I'm not one. I don't lack a deeply considered opinion about abortion--my opinion is just very complex and unable to be reduced to a convenient sound byte. I'm happy to answer specific questions about if if you have any, though. :)

The number forty has great significance in the Bible.

Perhaps best known is the forty years that the Israelites were condemned to wander in the desert before being permitted entry into the Promised Land.

Maybe this mystical quantity will bear significance as we note, this month, the fortieth year since the Roe v Wade decision legalized abortion in America.

Forty years we have lived with the silent, and sometimes not so silent, holocaust in our midst as the lives of 55 million innocent and unborn children have been killed, plucked from their journey to enter this world.

Who were they? Who...