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A Few Words About Abortion

slandreth Wrote: Jul 27, 2012 4:16 PM
Judge, you don't really believe that abortion is murder. You don't really believe that an embryo is a person. I think you believe, like I believe, that an apple seed is a seed and apple is an apple. A caterpillar is not a butterfly, yet. It is a nascent butterfly but it is not, yet, a butterfly. No one really believes that the United States and most of the western world has, for the better part of the last half century, sanctioned, as a matter of law and course, the murder of millions of people. As an African American man, I can assure you that if this country legalized the killing of black men it would be an act of war. If you really believe abortion is murder, why haven't you declared war on the country?

Last week marked the 39th anniversary of Roe vs. Wade, the U.S. Supreme Court decision that permitted abortions. Prior to that case, abortion was regulated by each state, and most of them prohibited it unless two physicians could certify that the baby growing in the mother's womb would likely result in the death of the mother. Even the states that permitted abortions when the pregnancy was caused by rape or incest, an extremely rare occurrence, did not permit it after the sixth month of pregnancy.

Roe vs. Wade changed all that. It permits abortions in all 50 states during the...

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